Capital, founded in 1830, is a church-affiliated university. Its 48-acre campus is in a suburban area three miles from downtown Columbus.

Website: www.capital.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,699
Undergraduate
Students
(61.1%) 1,650 Women
(38.9%) 1,049 Men
685
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,208 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
535-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
594 average
540-635 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,056
Tuition and Fees
$35,466
Room and Board
$10,584
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$31,106
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,496
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
163
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusader
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 College and Main
City, State, Zip
Columbus, OH 43209-2394
Phone
(614) 236-6101
Fax
(614) 236-6820
E-mail
admission@capital.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 30
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for Conservatory of Music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,208 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 2,384 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,824 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
707 (24%) of 2,889 admitted students enrolled
Women
408 (24%) of 1,734 admitted students enrolled
Men
299 (26%) of 1,155 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.57
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
535-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
594 average
540-635 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$50,056
Tuition and Fees
$35,466
Room and Board
$10,584
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$2,406
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003023
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
567 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
526 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
526 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
120 (32.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$31,106
Need-Based Gift
Received by 519 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,339
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 439 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,680
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 526 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
69 (15.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,431

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,156 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,964 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,963 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
446 (29.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$28,630
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,843 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,535
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,606 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,279
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,833 (95.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
466 (20.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,185

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,496
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
163
Part-Time Faculty
246
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 64% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
457
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Taxation, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Law
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Law

Location and Setting


Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Campus Size
48 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
41%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusader
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus crusade for christ, student government, university programming, college republicans, american marketing association
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,699
Women
1,650 (61.1%)
Men
1,049 (38.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,493
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 22 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
685

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."