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Ohio Northern University
Ohio Northern University 525 S. Main St Ada, OH 45810 Phone: (419) 772-2000
  • General Information
    About Ohio Northern University

    Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern is a selective, private, comprehensive university, comprising five colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law) with nationally ranked arts, sciences and professional programs. ONU champions the pursuit of True North. Talented students enter motivated, engage in abundant opportunities, and leave prepared with an education with one of the highest returns on investment in the state. Evidence of Excellence Ohio Northern’s reputation for excellence continues to grow. In just the last few months, ONU has received recognition for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service and, most impressively, providing a high return on investment (ROI) to its graduates. Location Our scenic, safe and modern campus rests on nearly 342 acres in the village of Ada, Ohio (population 5,582). Our location provides a quaint small town atmosphere that compliments the friendly environment found on campus, while still offering some of the finest restaurants, shopping and culture the mid west has to offer just a short drive away. Located in northwest Ohio, Ada is 69 miles from Toledo, Ohio, to the north, 80 miles from Columbus, Ohio, to the south and 15 miles to Lima, Ohio to the west. Research Don't wait for graduate school to get involved with cutting-edge research. At ONU, undergraduate research is a pillar upon which future success is built. Our students partner with faculty on research that expands the horizons of human understanding, and our annual Student Research Colloquium is a showcase that attracts researchers from across the country.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,896
    Percent Admitted 89%
    Men Admitted 88%
    Women Admitted 90%
    Full Time Retention Rate 82%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 500 620
      Math 630 650
      Writing 500 630
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 28
      English 22 29
      Math 23 29
      Writing 21 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,022
    Native American 14
    Asian 81
    African American 142
    Hispanic 52
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,288
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 944

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