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Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Ohio Northern, founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated university. Its 260-acre campus is located in Ada, in northwestern Ohio.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,259
   Women 998 (44.2%)
   Men 1,261 (55.8%)
Graduate Students 979
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 3,108 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 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 $42,670
  Tuition and Fees $29,820
  Room and Board $11,050
Average Percent of Need Met 23%
Average Freshman Award $27,557
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 211
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Ada Population 5,804
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 68% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Polar Bear
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
0.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.4% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students 5.8% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported