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The [True] Story

DISCOVER [YOUR] TRUE NORTH. Arts & Sciences Business Administration Engineering Pharmacy Law

THEN Three years ago, these students had just finished their first year at Ohio Northern University. Like you, they stressed over where to go to college and what to study. They worried if they would fit in. They were curious and excited about campus life. They came to ONU, worked hard, made new friends and were happy. Here they are as freshmen in 2008...

College of Arts & Sciences Lydia Bottoni Nick Hoopes Bethany Schreck Eric Schultz

College of Business Administration Kendra Hearn Patrick Maginnity

College of Engineering Austin Moyer Montana Tolle

College of Pharmacy Samantha Grabo Michael Schultz



NOW Some have graduated. Some are finishing up their senior year. Some are working on graduate degrees (pharmacy). There is 100 percent retention among their group. See what they’ve done in four years: how they’ve changed and matured, how they’ve succeeded, and how they’ve Discovered [Their] True North!

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, ar e y an m sh e fr y m of nd e e th t A e ik nd lo K om fr l ai m e an ot g I himself to join the polar bear team. I was like, awesome! Social butterfly? Try social bumblebee. During the past four years, Bethany Schreck was everywhere on campus, including the cozy confines of a certain polar bear costume. “I have friends who go to big state universities, and they ask, ‘How in the world are you your school’s mascot?’ I say, ‘At Northern, I get a chance to be my school’s mascot.’” At Northern, Schreck specialized in clubs and activities. “My hobby is socializing. I just love meeting people and getting to know them. Northern really encourages this confidence: being able to greet people and talk about who you are and what you love doing.” Schreck also became heavily involved with President’s Club, a group of students who assist the University president and the Office of Alumni Affairs with events that involve friends and alumni of the University. It was established to help create strong relationships between ONU’s best and brightest students and the dedicated alumni who continuously support ONU’s endeavors. “President’s Club was a blast. I got to drive John Glenn in a golf cart! Who gets to do that? I did!”

Bethany Schreck, BFA ’11 Bethel Park, Pa. Majors: Advertising design and organizational communication The next chapter: A job in advertising



About the Getty College of Arts & Sciences • Accredited programs and more than 50 majors • Award-winning student scholarship • Faculty-fostered research opportunities and professional mentoring

• Master classes • Global study and international and domestic internships • Top-notch lab facilities, modern classrooms and rehearsal/ performance spaces



h c t i w s o t d e e n o n d I“ schhaools just becausers.” o j a m d e h c t i w Is Eric Schultz, BS ’11

Sometimes, it only takes one conversation, a single encounter, to change an entire outlook. Eric Schultz enrolled at Ohio Northern University with his eyes on a career as a veterinarian. But then a single lecture changed these lifelong plans – for the better. “I always thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but now I’m studying plant biology.” It sounds funny, but it’s true. Because even the longest held plans can be changed in an instant. As part of his pre-veterinary medicine program, Schultz was required to take a course in botany. This seemingly innocuous mandatory class became a turning point. “I remember one class with professor Robert Verb very clearly. After that lecture, everything I thought that I wanted just didn’t matter anymore. It was about gymnosperms and cycads. Something about those two just clicked. I felt a switch turn, and I was on a new path. The new path was plant biology.”



Fort Wayne, Ind. Major: Biology The next chapter: Graduate school at the University of Florida

About the Getty College of Arts & Sciences

Academic areas with a 100 percent placement rate for jobs and graduate school: chemistry, communications, modern languages, nursing, physics, psychology/sociology, technology.



I’ve been successful here at ONU because of my drive to get involved and put myself out there. Kendra Hearn, BSBA ’11 Warren, Ohio Majors: Pharmaceutical business and management The next chapter: A position with Cardinal Health To say that Kendra Hearn merely “got involved” is definitely an understatement. She was captain of ONU’s varsity cheerleaders, secretary of multicultural affairs in Student Senate, and president of the Zeta Phi Chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon. She was a member of the Gospel Ensemble, the Black Student Union, the Muslim Student Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, President’s Club, Ultimate Faith Outreach, the Society for the Advancement of Management, Alpha Lambda Delta, Habitat for Humanity, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She even served as a student representative on the Presidential Selection Committee. It was all part of her plan to make the most of her college years. “You get in, you get involved, you join organizations, and you keep yourself open. Ohio Northern makes it really easy to meet new people and be involved and stay involved.” With so many activities and obligations, Hearn needed to develop a system to keep things straight. “Being involved in a lot of organizations can be taxing at times. My planner helped me out a lot!”



About The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders. Ethical. Entrepreneurial. Engaged.

New in 2012!

• Reputation for excellence in teaching • Staff member who oversees the required internship • Student-centered curriculum emphasizing program entrepreneurial spirit • Mentoring program for incoming freshmen • Opportunities for applied research and technological The Master of Professional Practice proficiency in Accounting (MPPA). Add a fifth year to your • Beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with SMART classrooms, a computer lab and real-time stock quotes through Reuters accounting degree with a multidisciplinary fusion BridgeStation of accounting and law!



Once I got involved with campus organizations, I found out who I was as a person, and definitely as a leader.” Austin Moyer, BSME ’11 New Washington, Ohio Major: Mechanical engineering The next chapter: A position with Polaris Industries Most people try to avoid bumps in the road, but for Austin Moyer, rough terrain was just what he needed to land his dream job. Moyer credits his four years with ONU’s highly successful Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team for his new position at Polaris Industries, a company that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets vehicles such as snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles. “Baja is the reason I got my job. Four years of design, teamwork and leadership – that’s what Polaris wants to see from students,” he says. “If I didn’t do Baja, there is no way I would have ever been given this opportunity.” The Baja SAE competition strives to simulate real-world engineering design projects by challenging teams to build off-road vehicles that can withstand rough terrain or water. Moyer’s participation in ONU’s Baja SAE team began his freshman year, and it soon became an important part of his college life. By his second year on the team, Moyer found himself in charge of the suspension steering design – something that may never have happened at another school. “At most schools, it’s not until the junior or senior year that students get to actually work on the Baja car,” he says. “That’s something unique about Northern: you have the opportunity to get involved right away.”



About the T.J. Smull College of Engineering • Reputation for excellence with four consecutive years as one of the nation’s top 50 undergraduate engineering schools in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges (2010). • Solid commitment to undergraduate education, coupled with personalized instruction and outstanding facilities

• Experiential learning competitions: ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, Baja SAE, AIAA Design Build Fly, SAE Aero Design Competition, ASME Design Competition and MATE Underwater Robot Competition • Opportunities for valuable work experience through the co-op and internship programs and historically high job placement rates

New in 2011!

The BS in engineering education. Consider an engineering and teaching degree. Inspire younger students toward a future in engineering, and teach math to middle or high school students.



Northern gave me the opportunity to grow and learn about myself in a safe and close-knit environment. Michael Schultz New Berlin, Wis. Major: Pharmacy The next chapter: One year of pharmacy classes followed by a final year of pharmacy rotations

Michael Schultz knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life, and he knew exactly which university could set his plans in motion. “I knew I wanted to go into pharmacy, and I really liked ONU’s 0-6 program, so that narrowed it down to a fairly limited number of schools in the country. I also knew that I wanted to be a part of a swim team and to be a part of Division III athletics, so Ohio Northern was pretty much set for me right from the get go.” The only remaining question was affordability. “School in general is expensive; it doesn’t matter where you go. I knew I had to apply for grants and scholarships. I spent the weekends of my junior and senior years in high school filling out all the applications.” “It worked out pretty well for me because I ended up getting quite a few scholarships. I got through four years of school here without having to take out any student loans. My parents love that!”



About the Raabe College of Pharmacy • Nationally ranked 0-6 direct-entry program culminates in the doctor of pharmacy degree • Outstanding faculty • Offers professional pharmacy courses from day one of the program, giving students six years of exposure to the profession • Research opportunities

• Cutting-edge clinical facilities include the Pharmacy Skills Center, which features six compound/counseling pods with portable OTC simulation stations • Domestic and international pharmacy practice experiences • Historically high placement rate for graduates



[Truly] Successful Outcomes After six months, Ohio Northern University’s graduates have an overall 93 percent placement rate. Here are a few of those successful outcomes for the Class of 2011:

Patricia Hofacker, BA (communication arts and theatre), is in company management at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y. Megan Pierce, BA (theatre and music), has taken a company management position at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Maggie Allen, PharmD, works as a staff pharmacist for Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow, Ariz.

Sarah Bachwitz, BSBA (international business and economics), will work for HSBC Bank.

Valerie Cooper, PharmD, will work in ambulatory care for Indian Health Services in Warm Springs, Ore.

Jordan Counts, PharmD, works in hospital administration for Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Michael Krak, BSME is pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University after receiving a graduate school fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

Amy Murray, BSEE, is working as a field P&C engineer with American Electric Power in Charleston, W.Va.


Jonathan Syrigos, BS (chemistry), and Joshua Szekely, BS (chemistry and mathematics), are both headed to Northwestern University for graduate school.

Cynthia Nguyen, PharmD, was chosen as one of fewer than 20 to receive a fellowship with HoffmanLaRoche/Rutgers in Nutley, N.J. Nicholas Waggamon, PharmD, will work as a Willow (Epic) application coordinator for Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mark Nicolas, BS (biochemistry ACS certified), has been accepted into the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine.


Kristen Smith, BSBA (accounting), interned at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was hired full time.

Bob Peterson, BSME ’83 Academy Award-winning director and animator, Pixar Animation Studios, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Up, Toy Story

Ohio Northern has more than 28,000 living alumni, many of whom are engaged in the life of their alma mater today. They mentor, coach, teach, donate and reunite to renew friendships and reconnect with the University community. Since the founding of the University in 1871, ONU alumni have gone on to make names for themselves across all disciplines. Kenley Shea Monson, BFA ’08 Professional actress, singer, dancer, model Col. Mark E. Butler, BSPh ’79 Pharmacy consultant to the surgeon general Associate chief for pharmacy Biomedical Science Corps, U.S. Air Force John Bishop, BSBA ’72 President and CEO Motorist Insurance Group Robert Cupp, ACIT ’71, BA ’73, JD ’76, Hon. D. ’11 Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Floyd Keith, BSEd ’70, H of F ’03, ACIT ’08 Executive director of the Black Coaches Association 30-year football coach



The Hanyang University International Summer Program in Seoul, South Korea Fellowships are selected from a pool of applicants from each college and awarded to two students from each ONU undergraduate college. The program includes five weeks of study: four weeks in Seoul, South Korea, and one week in China. There are a wide variety of academic courses to choose from (business, international relations, engineering, science, humanities, arts, literature, etc.). Courses are conducted in English, and courses in the Korean Language and Cultural Studies also are available. 16


Northern Without Borders What began as a routine medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic is now a campus-wide movement to connect ONU students with service opportunities around the globe. This new student organization, Northern Without Borders, adds a distinctly international feel to Northern’s nearly 200 other student organizations. This year, the group returns to the Dominican Republic to organize medical clinics, engineering projects, education projects and much more.

[Truly] Global Opportunities Teaching abroad

Four ONU teacher education majors, four area teachers and six professors spent four weeks as participants in a Fulbright-Hays Group Area Study in South Africa during July and August 2010. The goal of the experience was to study democratization in an emerging democracy so as to better understand our own democracy. Participants created units and modules of curriculum for use and dissemination in the U.S.


Kelly Morman, BA ’11 Political science Monroeville, Ohio Internship in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) During her time in D.C., Morman worked with the education policy office, which exclusively addresses education issues.

Offsite research and classroom study

Metzger Nature Center/Tidwell Farm ONU’s Metzger Nature Center in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, serves as a field station for the biological sciences, offering the opportunity for longterm research, several days of classes or in-depth observations. Classes that have used the Metzger Nature Center: • Natural history • Ichthyology • Ornithology • Animal behavior • Entomology • Science education • Specialized weekend classes in various social science areas

Morman will train in Cleveland, Miss., to become a corps member of Teach For America. Following this five-week experience, she will begin a two-year commitment to teach Spanish at a secondary school in Arkansas or Mississippi. Cherryl Zekeng Fifth-year pharmacy student Accra, Ghana Internship with the World Health Organization in Ghana Zekeng plans to follow up her pharmacy degree with further study in health economics or public health. Her internship allowed her to explore five areas: non-communicable diseases and WHO’s role in preventing them; immunization and children; malaria and the new WHO “Roll Back Malaria” program; essential medicine; and sanitation and poverty.


Goldwater Scholars Two Ohio Northern University students, Mitchell Thayer, a senior chemistry and physics major (with minors in astronomy and applied mathematics) from Painesville, Ohio, and Nathaniel Mabe, a third-year pharmacy and German major from Ashville, Ohio, were selected as Goldwater Scholars by the trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Ohio Northern students have received this honor, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

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Co-curricular groups at ONU that make regular use of the property: • The ONU Archaeology Field School, which conducts archaeological “digs” during May and June • The Outdoors Club • Joint Engineering Council • Biological and allied health sciences faculty • Student Senate • Student affairs staff • Members of the University chapel groups The property serves as an active arboretum because of the variety and the maturity of the trees. The western Appalachian location of the center provides vegetation and topography that are a dramatic contrast to the glaciated region near the University’s main campus. In addition, the University’s Wetlands Restoration Project is located 12 miles from campus. The project’s nearly 300 acres are being returned to their original habitat (muckland, wetlands, fields and woodlots), which provides long-term study areas in the till plains of glaciated northwest Ohio.



The [True] Experience

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ONU Sports NCAA Division III Athletics At Northern, athletics and academics go hand in hand – excellence is the standard for both. Varsity athletes compete as members of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). This year, 32 individuals earned Academic All-OAC honors.

Intramural and Club Sports 70 percent of ONU students participate in intramural and club sports.

Teams: Baseball, Basketball*, Cross Country*, Football, Golf*, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field*, Soccer*, Softball, Swimming and Diving*, Tennis*, Volleyball, Wrestling

Club Sports: rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, fencing, softball, men’s volleyball and lacrosse

*Denotes men’s and women’s teams

ONU also has an 18-hole disc golf course.

Athletes Luke Miller, BSCE ’11, and Chelsea Albert, BSBA ’11, received the prestigious 2010-11 Clyde Lamb Award. Criteria for the award include at least two years participation in an Ohio Athletic Conferencesponsored sport, senior status, a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and sportsmanlike conduct in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete and his/her institution. Miller, a wrestler, was a three-time All-American, won the 2010 national title at 157 pounds, and finished in third place with a 4-1 record in the 165-pound weight class at the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships. He was named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association three times in his career. Albert, a midfielder on the ONU women’s soccer team, was named Third Team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America this year. She is the first All-American in Ohio Northern women’s soccer history. She also was selected First Team All-OAC, Academic All-OAC, ESPN Academic All-District IV and NSCAA First Team All-Great Lakes region.



Intramural Sports: flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, softball and volleyball

For an unprecedented four consecutive years, ONU’s men’s and women’s teams won the OAC All-Sports trophies. The men’s teams have won five out of the past six years, and the women have won four out of the past five years.

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Evidence of Value FACT.

Ohio Northern invests in the success of its students by offering more than $53 million in gift assistance annually.

Our professional financial aid staff works with each and every family to make a Northern education possible. We offer an individualized approach to families of the most motivated and talented students: a combination of merit scholarship, grants and other aid.

Scan to meet the Creager family – Hear why all five of their children have gone to ONU. What about debt load? There are three important FACTS about ONU graduates:

1. They are extremely employable. After six months, graduates have an overall placement

rate of 93 percent (2010).

2. The student loan cohort default rate of ONU graduates is very low: 0.7 percent

compared to the national average of about 7 percent.

3. ONU students reap the benefits of an education with one of the highest returns

on investment in the nation.

What is the return on investment (ROI)? ROI is a function of two things: how much students spend to earn a degree, and how much graduates earn. A recent PayScale study released by Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Ohio Northern University among the top four colleges in the state of Ohio for its return on college investment. Nationally, ONU placed in the top 17 percentile. Even in the best of economies, the cost of higher education can be intimidating. During the search process, parents and their students can be so focused on a college’s sticker price, they don’t even bother to find out that it could be more affordable than they realize.

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Calculate the cost of your ONU education ONU.EDU


Scholarships and Awards

All scholarship amounts listed below are annual, renewable awards.

Academic Scholarships Academic scholarships are awarded automatically to those who have applied and been accepted for admission to the University as a full-time student. Most academic merit-based scholarships fall into one of the three categories listed immediately below. Other merit-based awards may be available based on demonstrated talent, leadership or other criteria. (See below.) Presidential Scholarship $20,000 - $22,000

Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 30 or SAT ≥ 1330 and GPA ≥ 3.5 College of Pharmacy eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 31 or SAT ≥ 1360 and GPA ≥ 3.8

Talent Award Starting at $4,000

Talent awards are available to students who major in advertising design, art education, graphic design, international theatre production, musical theatre, studio arts, theatre and dance (offered as a minor), or students who are accepted as a major in the Departments of English or Music. An audition, portfolio review and/or interview is required for talent award consideration in all these programs. Talent awards are coordinated with other University grants and scholarships. Orchestral scholarships for non-music majors also are available. Business Leadership Scholarship Starting at $3,000

Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 27 or SAT ≥ 1210 and GPA ≥ 3.5 College of Pharmacy eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 29 or SAT ≥ 1290 and GPA ≥ 3.7

This award is designed to recognize and financially assist students admitted to the College of Business Administration who exhibit exemplary leadership experience. To be considered, the accepted student should have (at minimum): 23 ACT (1050 SAT), 3.0 GPA, and demonstrated exemplary leadership. The Business Leadership Scholarship may be combined with other academic merit-based scholarships for those who qualify.

Academic Achievement Award $14,000 - $16,000

Alumni Award Starting at $3,000

Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 24 or SAT ≥ 1090 and GPA ≥ 3.3 College of Pharmacy eligibility criteria: ACT ≥ 27 or SAT ≥ 1210 and GPA ≥ 3.5

A gift award available to the dependent sons and daughters of ONU graduates.

Trustee Scholarship $17,000 - $19,000

Other Merit-Based Awards Mathile Scholarship $32,000

Accepted students who qualify for the Presidential Scholarship will be considered for these special leadership awards. A selection committee will determine the finalists who will be invited for an on-campus evaluation. Based on the on-campus evaluations, the Mathile Family Foundation will support two $32,000 renewable scholarships. The Mathile Scholarship will replace all other ONU scholarships.

Out-of-State Recognition Award Starting at $2,000

All accepted new students who reside outside of Ohio are automatically considered for this award. It has been designed to recognize and financially assist students who contribute to Ohio Northern’s goal of a national student body.

Dimension Award Starting at $5,000

Ohio Northern University has a mission and commitment to recruit and retain students from all segments of society. The Dimension Award is designed to help enhance and assist students from underrepresented racial, ethnic or cultural backgrounds on ONU’s campus. People of color and individuals with diverse heritages or experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Only admitted students will be considered. 24


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How to Begin Your Own [True] Story BECOMING A POLAR BEAR IS EASY (The Four-step plan) No. 1. Visit campus. You’ll discover that Northern has exactly what you’re looking for. During your visit, you’ll be able to: • Tour the campus with a current student • Visit with a faculty member in your area of study • Meet with an admissions staff member • Meet with a financial aid staff member* • Meet with an athletic coach*

• Attend a class* • Stay overnight* • Meet with the director of the Honors Program*

* Available upon request

A campus visit is highly encouraged for admission consideration. To schedule one, call 419-772-2260 or 888-408-4ONU (4668) or go to

No. 2. Select your preferred admission process and take note of the application deadline. • Pharmacy/Early Action – Nov. 1 (all first-time freshman pharmacy applicants) • Early Action 2 – Dec. 1 (first-time freshman applicants to any program but pharmacy) • Regular Decision – Feb. 1 (first-time freshman applicants to any program but pharmacy)

No. 3. Apply. You can do this one of three ways: • Apply online at • Complete the enclosed “Application for Undergraduate Admission” and return to ONU’s Office of Admissions • Complete the Common Application online at

Your application will be considered complete once we have received: • Application for Undergraduate Admission • $30 application fee or fee waiver (fee waived if you visit campus before you apply) • Official high school transcript(s), including GPA and class rank. (Your high school counselor must send notice with your transcript if your high school does not rank.) • ACT and/or SAT score(s) • High school teacher/counselor recommendation form or letter (required for first-time freshmen only) • Personal statement (minimum of 250 words)

Provide all required, supporting application materials to: Office of Admissions 525 South Main Street Ada, OH 45810

No. 4. Investigate all possibilities for financial aid. An Ohio Northern University education is closer than you think; it’s within reach. In fact, approximately 90 percent of our students receive financial aid from need- or merit-based sources. There are grants and awards available for siblings of ONU students and dependents of ONU graduates. Other scholarships reward musical, artistic and scholastic talents. Plus, a number of need- and non-need-based grants and awards also are available. To learn more, visit

That’s it. Four easy steps. ONU.EDU


[True] Value Ohio Northern is a private, comprehensive University, comprising five colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law) that blend nationally ranked arts, sciences and professional programs. ONU champions the pursuit of True North for talented students who enter motivated, engage in abundant opportunities, and leave with an education with one of the highest returns on investment in the nation.

Evidence of Excellence Ranked No. 24 nationwide among baccalaureate colleges in Washington Monthly’s College Rankings.

At a Glance

For eight consecutive years, Ohio Northern has been ranked among the top five baccalaureate schools in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

Type of Institution: Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern is a private, selective, comprehensive, student-centered University offering more than 70 majors within its five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.

Named in Colleges of Distinction (2011), a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities. Listed as one of’s Top Ten Ohio Colleges. Among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson’s Competitive College Guide (2011). Listed in Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges 2012 Edition. ONU is listed as one of the top 200 programs in the nation for creative students in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers. Students in the sciences have been honored for seven consecutive years by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Campus: Situated on nearly 342 acres in the small town of Ada in northwest Ohio, ONU is located within 90 minutes of several major cities. ONU’s safe, friendly, beautiful campus offers modern classroom buildings and residences for students. There is a vibrant campus life with nearly 200 student clubs and organizations. Number of Students: 3,570 representing 42 states and 17 countries (2010-11) Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Six-month placement rate (overall): 93 percent (2010) Athletics: ONU’s 11 men’s and 10 women’s varsity teams participate in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. For an unprecedented four consecutive years (20062010), ONU won the men’s and women’s OAC All-Sports trophies. Mascot: The Polar Bear School Colors: Orange and Black

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Areas of study

A perfect blend of liberal arts and professional studies

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Advertising Design* Applied Mathematics Art Education•* Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology• Chemistry• Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Studies Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education• Electronic Media and Broadcasting Environmental and Field Biology


Exercise Physiology Clinical/Research Corporate Fitness/ Personal Training Forensic Biology French• German• Graphic Design* Health Education• History International Theatre Production† Journalism Language Arts Education• Literature Manufacturing Technology Applied Robotics Manufacturing Management Mathematics• Mathematical Statistics

Middle Childhood Education• Molecular Biology Music~ Music History and Literature Music Theory and Composition Applied Studies Music Education•~ Musical Theatre~ Nursing Performance~ Philosophy Physical Education• Physics• Physics Applied Physics Astronomy Political Science American Politics International Politics

Professional Writing Psychology General Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience Clinical and Counseling Psychology Public Relations Religion Eastern Western Social Studies• Sociology Spanish• Sport Management Studio Arts* 2D 3D Technology Education• Theatre Youth Ministry



Accounting Pharmaceutical Business Finance Economics International Business Human Resources and Economics Management Management Manufacturing Management Marketing Marketing

Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Engineering Education• Mechanical Engineering




0-6, direct admittance program Doctor of Pharmacy



Applied Statistics Arts Administration Asian Studies Astronomy Biomedical Sciences Business Administration Dance Entrepreneurship Geography-Area Studies

Geography-Geographic Information Systems Psychology and Sociology Public Health Public History and Museum Studies Technology Systems


Majors •Teacher Licensure Program available ~Audition required *Portfolio required †Interview required


Predentistry Prelaw Premedicine Preoccupational Therapy Preoptometry Prephysical Therapy Prephysician Assistant Preseminary Preveterinary Medicine


American Chemical Society Certification Criminal Justice (Forensic) Forensic Accounting Forensic Science Preart Therapy

The programs of Ohio Northern University are open to all without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. ONU.EDU


This is the [TRUE] story of Ohio Northern University. There is a special place, where talented, highly motivated students, taught by smart, caring professors, fused by a love of learning and a love of life, create an environment that includes outstanding academics, personalized attention, abundant opportunities, lasting friendships and happy endings!

Locate and contact your very own (helpful, friendly), Admissions Counselor at What is the ONU campus like? Beautiful – summer, fall, winter, spring! Discover more campus photos at Get connected through our Facebook community at Go to YouTube to see all ONU videos.

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2011-12 Ohio Northern University Viewbook  
2011-12 Ohio Northern University Viewbook  

The official recruiting magazine for Ohio Northern University.