Capital University

803 reviews
  1. Columbus, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Capital University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209

Capital University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,044/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,928/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,712/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,406/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,444/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly
    58%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Hipster
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Exciting
    18%
  • Dedicated
    15%
  • Feels like home
    15%
  • Family-oriented
    9%
  • Overbearing
    6%
  • Boring
    3%

After Capital University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

803 reviews
  • Excellent
    126
  • Very Good
    281
  • Average
    326
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    21
Capital University has an excellent Conservatory of Music and that is why I chose to attend that school. All of the music ensembles are advanced, talented groups, and every single one of the Professors is an expert in their field and they are dedicated to ensuring the success of each and every musician that passes through their walls. That being said, Capital is not exactly what I wanted in my dream school, mainly because of its small size and the lack of enthusiasm about sports on the campus overall. If I could pick up the Conservatory and drop it on a campus such as the University of Cincinnati, then I would. But, overall, Capital is helping me achieve my goals, and for that I am grateful!
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
Capital is in a small neighborhood outside of downtown Columbus, Oh. This is perfect for a lot of students who want to attend a school that is small and quiet but still have the option to go out every once in a while without the trouble of traveling too far. Bexley is a &quot;cozy&quot; and cute town that has a lot of shopping and dining options (especially if you have a car). Ohio State University isn't too far either and often Cap students head to their parties and events. There is also the Crew Stadium and the Columbus Blue Jackets for soccer and hockey fans in downtown Columbus. Capital sits on a major bus line and being from Columbus I have taken a few friends that I have met around town on the bus and they loved it! The only down side is the local neighborhood that surrounds campus..Its not the most friendly or safe but Capital works very hard to make sure every student feels safe and protected!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 5 2013
I do not live off-campus, but from what I have heard from my friends it is not hard to do at all! Our campus is small so even living off-campus you won't have more than a 15min. drive to campus. There are many different options around our campus from apartment buildings to houses. Most of them are already used by students, so when the year ends a lot of them open up for next year. There are parking lots for the apartment buildings and each house/condo has a driveway with plenty of parking. There is also street parking available.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 31 2014