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Otterbein, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 140-acre campus is located in Westerville, 12 miles north of Columbus.

Website: www.otterbein.edu

Private
Co-ed
2,501
Undergraduate
Students
(61.4%) 1,535 Women
(38.6%) 966 Men
352
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,697 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,144
Tuition and Fees
$33,074
Room and Board
$11,768
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$22,413
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
169
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Westerville Population
37,073
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cardinal
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
28% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.3% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
0.2%
First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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