Capital University

809 reviews
  1. Columbus, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 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 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Average
    6%
  • Hipster
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    31%
  • Exciting
    31%
  • Overbearing
    15%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Feels like home
    8%
  • Small
    8%

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%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

809 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    278
  • Average
    326
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    21
The Campus is gorgeous. The only part I really don't like too much is the atmosphere on the weekends. Lots of students go home so there is no one here. Also, there are a lot of cliques and making friends at first was hard.
  • Sophomore
  • 7 hours ago
Everyone at school is like a big family, we all care about each other and are very tightly knit. Everyone is always wonderful to everyone else, and there's a mutual understanding that everyone can be whoever they want and there isn't any judgement.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Even though the freshman dorm was super hot all the time, we had problems with meal swipes, and the parking situation is't all that great, I would choose my school all over again. The teachers are very personable, knowledgeable, sometimes a tad eccentric, and helpful. If there was anything I was struggling with, they'd gladly setup a meeting time so we could meet, and they were very attentive. They made sure I understood everything before I left their class or office. The students are equally friendly as they are willing to bond over what we perceive as the flaws of our school. There are no such things as lonely Friday nights because you'll either be exploring the town with them, or playing board games with a group of friends. Capital is my home away from home, and I'm so glad I go there.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago