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Capital University
Columbus, OH
Capital, founded in 1830, is a church-affiliated university. Its 48-acre campus is in a suburban area three miles from downtown Columbus.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,718
   Women 1,647 (60.6%)
   Men 1,071 (39.4%)
Graduate Students 649
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 4,287 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.52
SAT Math 541 average
470-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 551 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $47,140
  Tuition and Fees $33,492
  Room and Board $9,790
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $29,723
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 159
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Columbus Population 809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Crusader
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
4.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.2% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported