Office of Admission, One Otterbein College, Westerville, OH 43081 614-823-1500
About Otterbein College
  • Year of Foundation 1847
  • Size of Campus 140 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 2,724
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 10% out-of-state
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $26,319
  • Room and Board $7,461
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. N/A
Inclusive. Innovative. Progressive. It's the best way to describe Otterbein's history, present and future. Otterbein, being a liberal arts college, prides itself on its integrative studies program. It is a requirement for all four years, and demands students take a variety of classes that stray far from their selected major, as the college believes that the fields of study are related to each other, and believes that it helps students "become a whole person and to participate in the magic of the human experience in all of its dimensions.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Jewish Cultural Club, Otterbein Christian Fellowship, Religion and Philosophy Club, Religious Life Council;
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of sororities 6
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Number of frats 7
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Affirmative Action Committee, African American Student Union, Asian Student Interest Association, International Programs Subcommittee, International Students Association, Sisters United;
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Omicron, Lambda Pi ETA, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi ETA Sigma, Pi Kappa Delta, Torch and Key;
  • Percent students who are frat members 19%
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations 14%
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbus, OH (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbus, OH (CMH) (13), Cincinnati, OH (CVG) (135)
  • Distance to nearest train Crestline, OH (54)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (24%), women's dorms (30%), men's dorms (16%), sorority housing (5%), fraternity housing (5%), apartment for single students (15%), special housing for disabled students, other housing options (5%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 69%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 7%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 15%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 38%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 14%
  • Number of students using college housing 50%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 30
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 10
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 19,702
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 259,290
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 100
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 11,943
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Microforms 394,561
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Museums Lillian Frank Art Museum
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 7,369
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 5
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 13%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 69%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Ohio State University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 86%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Ohio State University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Nationwide Insurance, Cardinal Health, Worthington Industries
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Ohio State University)
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 758
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