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Campus & Student Life at Capital University

Home to about 2,282 undergraduates in 2020, Capital is a small, private university located in Columbus, Ohio. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Capital offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Capital can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Capital Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Capital University is Affiliated With the Evangelical Lutheran Church Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Evangelical Lutheran Church Colleges and Universities.

Capital Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Capital Disability Services.

Capital for the Military

While not a "service academy", Capital does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Capital Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Capital for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Capital University

Capital offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Capital University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Capital University

Capital has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,282 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,152 (94.3%). Part-time attendance was 130 (5.7%).


Capital University is Ranked #1,816 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Capital is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Capital #1816 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Capital University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Capital by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Capital Diversity Guide.

Capital University Competes in the NCAA

Capital has a total of 368 student athletes, 228 men and 140 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,244,698
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,244,698

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Capital University Athletics

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