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Ottawa University, founded in 1865, is a church-affiliated university. Its 64-acre campus is located in Ottawa, 50 miles west of Kansas City.

Website: www.ottawa.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,418
Undergraduate
Students
(54.0%) 1,306 Women
(46.0%) 1,112 Men
1,177
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
26% of 1,168 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.06
SAT Math
514 average
SAT EBRW
516 average
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,550
Tuition and Fees
$31,580
Room and Board
$11,200
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
26
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Ottawa Population
12,482
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Braves
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
13.4% Black/African-American
17.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.7% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students
2.0% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
44.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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