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/Medical Preparatory Programs36Graduates
- Early Childhood Education30Graduates
- Public Relations21Graduates
- Business Administration and Management20Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management17Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology14Graduates
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
- Very Good219
The academics at Otterbein are great! The professors are almost always professionals in their fields, so they offer practical/real-life advice and teach their respective subjects well. They are all very knowledgeable and approachable (most encourage students to attend office hours and/or ask questions through email, etc.). The curriculum is set up so that all students, regardless of major, must take integrative studies courses (6) and Freshman Year Studies (1) and Senior Year Experience (1) courses (general education). All majors also have support courses and major courses. Most majors require students to have practical experience (observations of professionals) and an internship. The registration process is fairly easy and almost all students get into the classes they want. The workload is manageable. There is free tutoring available on campus as well as support teams (writing center, math center, etc.). The most popular study ares are in the library.
- College Junior
- Aug 16 2014
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
I'm an Allied Health major at Otterbein University. I chose Otterbein over other colleges because Otterbein offers a liberal arts education to ensure graduates are well-rounded and learn skills that will not only help them with future careers, but in all aspects of life. I like that Otterbein education expands my mind and makes me think and learn about things outside my specific major. I really enjoy my major-specific courses as well! The workload is manageable and enjoyable. The professors are always available and Otterbein recognizes students individually for their academic excellence!
- College Sophomore
- June 5 2013