Ohio Northern University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Ada, OH


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About Ohio Northern University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Ohio Northern University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Ada, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,817, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 65%. The university offers 93 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 76%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $33,470.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

65% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1100-1320

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-28

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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Students Enrolled


Online Student Enrollment


Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn









Two or more races


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American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $33,470 $33,470
Graduate $29,250 $29,250

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,800
On-campus room and board $12,400
On-campus other expenses $2,235
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,207
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,235
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,759

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $49,905 $49,905
Off-campus without family $46,712 $46,712
Off-campus with family $42,029 $42,029

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,581
State Grant Aid $3,403
Institution Grant Aid $21,279
Pell Grant Aid $4,268

Financial Outlook


Average salary 6 years after starting school


Average student debt after graduation


Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.