Otterbein University

1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Tel: (614)890-3000
Private not-for-profit | 2,984 students
The Otterbein College educates the whole person in a context that fosters the development of humane values. Otterbein College is a private, church-related, coeducational college that sponsors traditional and continuing education programs of liberal arts and professional education at Baccalaureate and Master's levels.

School Overview:

Otterbein University
CountyFranklin County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
220 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,984 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,435 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
549 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,537 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
447 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted76%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)485-615450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)490-600460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)465-600440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Otterbein College is a private, coed, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1847 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. We are located in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Otterbein enrolls approximately 3,100 students, including adult students in the Continuing Studies and Graduate programs. Otterbein has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and offers 56 majors and 41 minors, as well as individualized fields of study. Master's degree programs are offered in education (MAE & MAT), nursing (MSN) and business administration (MBA).
  • Otterbein offers a choice of 56 majors and 37 minors in the context of a rich history of a liberal arts education. Our distinctive core - Integrative Studies - brings the College community together to connect diverse aspects of life, culture, and experience through cross-study in the arts, sciences, and philosophy while emphasizing critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills.
  • The 140-acre campus houses 28 buildings, a 270,000 volume library, learning resource center with access to OhioLINK, television studio, 3 art galleries and one museum, fine arts center, a theatre, a two sports and recreation centers, planetarium and observatory, campus radio station, equine facility, student center, and more.
  • The Otterbein tradition offers dialogue with other faiths and philosophies, intellectual stimulation, openness to the day's issues, and incentive to new understanding. Thus, Otterbein College seeks students, faculty and staff who represent societal diversity.
  • U.S. News and World Report's 2004 Guide to America's Best Colleges ranks Otterbein eighth among the Midwest's Comprehensive Colleges. The rankings are based on 15 measures of academic excellence in such categories as peer assessment, retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and graduation levels.
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