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Ohio Northern University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Ohio Northern University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Ohio Northern University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ohio Northern University was awarded 39 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

ONU is ranked #158 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

ONU also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

See all of the rankings for Ohio Northern University.

Is It Hard to Get Into ONU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Ohio Northern University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to ONU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio Northern University  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Ohio Northern University  ( 580 to 680 )
ONU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio Northern University  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about Ohio Northern University admissions.

Ohio Northern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at ONU it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ohio Northern University is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio Northern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Ohio Northern University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At ONU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ohio Northern University.

Average Overall Diversity at ONU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,312 undergraduates at ONU with 2,092 being full-time and 220 being part-time.

ONU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

ONU scored 42.01 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio Northern University Cost?

The overall average net price of ONU is $23,100. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ONU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,360 $18,619 $21,326 $24,091 $27,349

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of ONU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ONU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $13,652 a year. That adds up to $54,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ONU is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do ONU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from ONU make around $63,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for ONU students since it is 56% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Ohio Northern University make the most money.

Location of Ohio Northern University

Located in Ada, Ohio, Ohio Northern University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Ada is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Ohio Northern University

Contact details for ONU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 S. Main St, Ada, OH 45810-1599
Phone: 419-772-2000

Ohio Northern University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 47 majors graduated from Ohio Northern University. Of these students, 439 received undergraduate degrees and 255 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 48 $66,700
Nursing 41 $59,200
Civil Engineering 23 $62,800
Health & Physical Education 18 $18,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Ohio Northern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ONU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 36 students took at least one online class at Ohio Northern University. This is a decrease from the 121 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 36 0
2016-2017 121 0
2015-2016 101 0
2014-2015 135 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Ohio Northern University.

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