Ohio Northern University

525 S. Main St, Ada, OH 45810-1599
Tel: (419)772-2000
Private not-for-profit | 3,557 students
Ohio Northern University, a United Methodist-related institution of higher learning, seeks to educate and graduate students accomplished in scholastic achievement, prepared for a useful life and meaningful career, and inspired with a desire to contribute to the good of humankind consistent with Judeo-Christian ideals.

School Overview:

Ohio Northern University
CountyHardin 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)
253 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment3,557 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,151 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
406 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,629 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
928 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 Admitted81%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-620450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)540-660460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)505-630440-570
ACT English (25-75%)22-2919-25
ACT Math (25-75%)23-2918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Ohio Northern’s purpose is to help develop students into self-reliant mature men and women open to dealing with the contemporary world, actively involved in their learning, capable of clear and logical thinking and sensitive to the higher values of beauty, truth and goodness.
  • Ohio Northern University is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist affiliated, liberal arts university. ONU is known for its solid educational programs and excellent networking connections with employers. Its 3,500 students study for graduate and undergraduate degrees in five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Pharmacy, and Law.
  • The Office of Academic Affairs, in accordance with the mission of the University, strives to provide the leadership, support services and distribution of resources necessary to achieve maximum student learning.
  • Ohio Northern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Related School Videos
Ohio Northern University 6:35

Ohio Northern University
5 months ago

View more school videos

Nearby Schools:

Bluffton University
9.9 mi. away
Urbana University
45.7 mi. away
Defiance College
46.1 mi. away

View all schools in: Ohio, Hardin , Ada, Zip 45810

Recent Articles:

Evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college
Published January 22, 2013
This article discusses important factors to consider when evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college.

Why choose a liberal arts college?
This article explores the many reasons to choose a liberal arts college over a public university or technical college.

History of a Liberal Arts Education
This is a short history of a liberal arts education from ancient antiquity to modern day liberal arts colleges.

  • More articles: About Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Most Popular Articles: