Ohio Northern University Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern University is a competitive, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist church. ONU is one of the few private universities to offer a unique blend of quality liberal arts and professional programs in its five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.
3,721 students (fall 2008)
3,401 - Undergraduates
320 - Law
Undergraduate student profile (2008)
Undergraduates come from 47 states and 16 countries
Valedictorians and salutatorians - 403 overall, 83 in the entering class
Average GPA of entering class - 3.64/4.00
Average ACT composite - 25.4
Average SAT without writing - 1160
48 percent of students in the entering class were in the top 10 percentile of their class (of those reporting)
Ethnic Diversity: 8 percent (non-Caucasian)
More than 90 percent of undergraduate students receive financial help in the form of aid, grants and scholarship
207 full-time faculty members bring extensive academic, work, travel, and life experience to their classrooms
83 percent have Ph.D., or terminal degrees (80 percent in undergraduate programs and 82 percent in the law college)
13:1 student/faculty ratio
Average freshman class size: 23
Students choose from a variety of campus activities including: 150 student organizations; four national sororities and six national fraternities; intercollegiate, intramural and club sports; music and theatrical events.
A Wired Campus
There are 1,653 University-owned computers networked on campus, with an additional 533 in academic computer labs. There is Internet access throughout campus and in each residence hall room, with wireless access available in most areas as well.
The Polar Bears compete in the NCAA Division III-Ohio Athletic Conference. There are 21 varsity sports (eleven for men and ten for women), and nearly as many club and intramural sports.
Scenic, beautiful, modern campus on nearly 300 acres with 31 major buildings. ONU is a safe, scenic, modern campus that covers nearly 300 acres in a town of 5,000 residents. The town of Ada provides a small town atmosphere that compliments the friendly environment found on campus. Services include restaurants such as McDonald's, Subway, Taco Bell, and Northern on Main Café, pizzerias, Rite Aid pharmacy, grocery, banks and a 15-mile drive to Lima malls, shopping and other cultural opportunities. Larger metropolitan cities (Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Ft. Wayne, IN) are within easy driving distance