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
Report
  • 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
  • 7 months ago
I came from a small high school and I wanted to attend a smaller school. Capital University the perfect example of a small school. I am so glad i made the choice I did. Capital is located in Bexley, a small town, but only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the big city--Columbus. Being at a small school, I know most of the students in all of my classes and all of my professors. Campus is friendly and most students are very involved in on-campus events. Some people think that going to a small college keeps you from really experiencing college, but that's not true. College is a crazy ride with lots of ups and downs and you will experience that at any school you attend. By being a small school Capital provides you with support through it all.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month 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
  • 5 months ago