Just the Facts
Facts and Figures Name
Ohio Northern University
Daniel A. DiBiasio
Faculty and Staff
Mission Ohio Northern University, a United Methodist-related institution of higher learning, seeks to educate and graduate students accomplished in scholastic achievement, prepared for a useful life and meaningful career, and inspired with a desire to contribute to the good of human kind consistent with Judeo-Christian Ideals.
NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)
Eleven menâ€™s and ten womenâ€™s teams.
The mascot is the polar bear, and the school colors are orange and black.
12:1 (Fall 2012)
Average undergraduate class size: 19
A small-town atmosphere complements the friendly environment found on campus. Population: 5,947
Students choose from a variety of campus activities, including nearly 200 student organizations; four national sororities and six national fraternities; intercollegiate, intramural and club sports; and music and theatrical events.
Our scenic, safe and modern campus rests on nearly 342 acres in the village of Ada, Ohio. Our location provides a small-town atmosphere, yet some of the finest restaurants, shopping and culture the Midwest has to offer are just a short drive away.
ONU is firmly committed to sustainability and environmental awareness on campus. Our on-campus housing derives 30 percent of its heating and cooling from geothermal technology, and three 400-kilowatt wind turbines are expected to provide between 5 and 10 percent of our electricity needs.
Our fleet of hybrid and electric campus vehicles reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, and our many environmentally themed student organizations always find new ways to make ONU a greener place to live, learn and work.
The Inn at Ohio Northern University
Adaâ€™s world-class hotel offers more than 70 deluxe guest rooms, luxurious amenities and more than 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting spaces. Guests of The Inn enjoy everything that the ONU campus has to offer: athletics, performing arts, and so much more.
Tuition AND Fees (2012â€“13) Arts & Sciences
*Total is based on tuition, double-occupancy room, air-conditioned residence hall, carte-blanche meal plan and a technology fee of $240 per year. Certain mandatory fees are in addition.
President Daniel A. DiBiasio
Getty College of Arts & Sciences Catherine Albrecht
VICE PRESIDENT and PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS David C. Crago
The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration James W. Fenton Jr. Thomas J. Smull College of Engineering Eric T. Baumgartner
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Julie Hurtig, BSEE ’91 Vice President/ Dean of Enrollment Larry Lesick Vice President for Financial Affairs William H. Ballard Vice President for Student Affairs Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw Vice President for University Advancement Kenneth Block Executive Assistant to the President William L. Robinson, BSEd ’61, ACIT ’71, ACIT ’89, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05
Pettit College of Law Stephen Veltri (Interim Dean) Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy Jon E. Sprague
Accreditation University The Higher Learning Commission Member of the North Central Association
Colleges • AACSB International– The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business • Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education • American Bar Association • American Chemical Society • Association of American Law Schools • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
Evidence of Excellence (2012) Named the Private University of the Year by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Programs. Ranked No. 2 among Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report in America’s Best Colleges 2013. Listed in Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges 2013 Edition. Ranked No. 61 nationally (2012) by Washington Monthly. Forbes magazine’s list of best colleges (2012) puts Ohio Northern in the top 100 colleges in the Midwest and No. 1 in NW Ohio. Named in Colleges of Distinction (2013), a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities. Ohio Northern University has been ranked 44th among Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation in the new 2012 Top Choice College Rankings by Parchment Inc. This is the first broad-based college rankings list that is based not on which college is “best,” as many other lists do, but instead on actual students’ preferences for which school is the “best fit” for them. Among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson’s Competitive College Guide (2011).
Listed as one of About.com’s Top Ten Ohio Colleges.
• National Council for Accreditation
Listed in Peterson’s Cool Colleges 101 guide.
• National Association of Schools
of Teacher Education • Ohio Board of Nursing • Ohio Department of Education
Alumni Factor ranks Ohio Northern as a top school.
Admissions High School Performance/Class Rank
Average High School GPA: 3.7 Percent in Top 10th of High School Graduating Class
Percent in Top Quarter of High School Graduating Class
Percent in Top Half of High School Graduating Class
Note: Percents are based on those who submitted high school rank information
% of Students Taking Entrance Exams
Note: Some students take both the ACT and SAT
Entrance Exam Performance Exam
Enrollment (Fall 2012).................................3,557
Part Time 11%
Full Time 89%
Graduate and Professional 26%
Enrollment by College
29 Special Programs
Arts & Sciences
International Students Ohio Northern currently hosts degree-seeking and exchange students from more than 20 different countries. More than 150 of our students are enrolled under a student visa. English language programs are offered for those students who are just beginning to learn English and for those who are more advanced.
Enrollment (Fall 2012).................................3,557
Race/Ethnicity American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian 57 Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino 52 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island Nonresident Alien (International) Two or More Races
2 186 88
White 3,022 Unknown 25 Total
Enrollment BY GENDER
1,817 Men 51%
Student Engagement 2012 NSSE BENCHMARK COMPARISONS* Level of Academic Challenge
Enriching Educational Experiences
40 NSSE 2012
* Benchmark scores are based on responses provided by 300 ONU students on the 2012 NSSE survey compared with those of 88 schools with similar Carnegie Classification as well as all nationally participating institutions in NSSE 2012. ONU senior students scored significantly higher on StudentFaculty Interaction, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment than those at the comparison schools.
Graduation Rates* for Bachelor’s and PROFESSIONAL DEGREES Bachelor’s
* six-year graduation rate for Bachelor’s (2006 cohort), 7-year rate for Pharm D (2005 cohort), five-year rate for Law (2007 cohort).
FIRST-YEAR RETENTION RATES OF FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
Staffing (Fall 2012) .........709 (Full- and Part-Time) Race/Ethnicity American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian 11 Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino 4 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island
Two or More Races
Unknown 9 Total
Staffing by Gender
Staffing by Status
CONTACT Information: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY 525 S. Main Street Ada, OH 45810 419-772-2000 www.onu.edu
Primary Source: Office of Institutional Research 419-772-2009 www.onu.edu/ir