Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB
Otterbein University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division III (with football)
Ohio Athletic Conference
Otterbein University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies36 Graduates
Early Childhood Education30 Graduates
Public Relations21 Graduates
Business Administration and Management20 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management17 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
After Otterbein University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
- Very Good221
Otterbein is a small community with a large heart. You will know most of everyone including professors not in your major if you are involved in anything outside of your classes. The campus is like its own little bubble but surrounded by so much - Uptown Westerville, Polaris, Easton and Downtown Columbus. If you want to have a close college experience while it not being too close Otterbein is perfect for that!
- 17 days ago
Otterbein University is unique from other liberal arts colleges, because students tend to help one another to succeed academically, rather than being competitive over achievement. The culture here is very supportive, and there are many resources that can be easily used by students, such as the center for career development, the center for student success, and free student counseling sessions. I have formed mentoring relationships with faculty and older students that have taught me valuable lessons for my career field personal life. I have also been inspired to be an engaged member of my community. Servant leadership is something that is often exemplified and talked about here. The campus is very active in the community and every year students complete many hours of volunteer work.
- College Junior
- 6 months ago
Living on campus is the best way to get "the college experience." It gives you a chance to live on your own, meet new people you would never associate yourself with, and create live-long bonds. Otterbein's housing is great because it gets better and better each year and there a many options. The first-year style dorms are just "okay"; some are small, such as Davis Hall, but others are spacious and nice, such as Mayne Hall for honors students. Though, when you become a sophomore, there is the opportunity to live in a suit style, which is very nice and includes a bathroom that four residents share. That means no more community bathrooms! However, the suite style do cost more per semester, which is the only downfall, and students reside in first year dorms because of the more expensive cost. Because campus isn't very big, it is not a big hike to class, though dorms are in all areas of campus. There are residence halls closer to academic buildings than many others, but then others are closer to the recreational center, which is another big factor for some to be near. I loved my first year residence hall (Davis Hall). I became great friends with my residence hall assistant and both of my roommates, and I was very sad to let go my big room (it was a triple instead of a double). My best memories from my first year of college happened in Davis and I would not change it for anything.
- College Freshman
- May 14 2015