Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
1,177
total students
Tuition Cost $30,500 | $30,500
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $12,467
Rolling
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
560
sat math
536
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

Connect Passion with a Purpose at ODU

Ohio Dominican University is Central Ohio's Catholic university. Founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition, ODU is committed to developing the whole person. ODU's in-demand majors, graduate programs and an outstanding liberal arts foundation will prepare students to succeed in today's ever-changing global marketplace. At ODU, students will connect their passion with a purpose.

In-Demand Majors and Graduate Programs

At Ohio Dominican, students can choose to study one of 40 majors and nine master's programs - each designed to prepare one for a career in a rapidly expanding field, such as education, science, government, business, technology, and health care. Ohio Dominican has a degree that matches any student's passion.

Approximately 92 percent of ODU's classes have fewer than 30 students, so students have an opportunity to develop close relationships with their professors that last long after graduation. ODU's 75-acre tree-lined campus is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, giving students easy access to internships and other opportunities to gain hands-on experience. ODU's outstanding Honors Program is designed for high-achieving students who seek to engage in independent scholarly, scientific, and artistic endeavors.

Ohio Dominican also offers a variety of degrees in convenient evening and online formats, making it possible for working adults to complete their degree around their busy schedules.

Pre-Professional and Early Acceptance Programs

Interested in pursuing pre-professional programs? Ohio Dominican has a wide range of options, including Pre-Health Professional, Pre-Law, and Pre-Nursing. 

ODU also has partnered with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer the Med School Early Assurance Program. This program gives high-achieving high school students an opportunity to be automatically accepted into med school upon the completion of their undergraduate requirements at ODU. Students in the program do not need to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and can earn both their bachelor's degree and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in as few as seven years. ODU also offers an early acceptance program into its Physician Assistant Studies master's program.

Financial Aid

Approximately 99 percent of first-time freshmen at Ohio Dominican receive some type of financial assistance. When considering the actual out-of-pocket expense, the cost to attend ODU for many students compares favorably with some public universities in the region. There are also work-study opportunities for those who qualify.

Students can get a better idea of their cost to attend ODU by using the Net Price Calculator at ohiodominican.edu/finaid.

Life as an ODU Panther

Ohio Dominican's beautiful campus is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Columbus. With ready access to abundant internship opportunities, ODU students have convenient access to some of the top entertainment, shopping and dining venues in the region.

ODU's campus is also diverse. In fact, Ohio Dominican's 1,900 students come from dozens of states and countries, which help to enrich the academic experience.

Ohio Dominican is home to more than 40 student organizations, including service organizations, music groups, religious clubs, and honorary societies. If one wants to start their own organization, it's easy to do. These clubs give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills, meet lifelong friends, and make a real difference on campus and in the community. 

ODU is the only NCAA Division II athletic program in Central Ohio, offering 16 men's and women's teams. Students can also choose to participate in numerous intramural sports.

Columbus - A Perfect Place to Study, Live and Work

Columbus - the 14th largest city in the United States - is a great college city that is full of fun and opportunities. Columbus regularly ranks at or near the top of polls conducted by national publications, including Forbes and Business Insider.

Columbus is also the perfect place to get hands-on experience. Central Ohio is home to 20 Fortune 1000 Companies, five Fortune 500 Companies, the big four accounting firms, four nationally recognized health care systems and four professional sports franchises.

Simply put - students not only love studying in Columbus, many stay in Columbus after graduation to launch successful careers in fields they love.

Recognized as a Top University

ODU ranks consistently among the top Midwestern colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Victory Media has also ranked ODU a Military Friendly School for eight consecutive years. The organization also ranked ODU in the top five Military Friendly schools in the U.S. and best university in Ohio in 2017.

Take the Next Step

Experience what it's like to be a Panther. Schedule a campus visit soon by visiting ohiodominican.edu/Visit or calling ODU's admissions office at 614.251.4500 or 800-955-OHIO. While here, students can take a tour of campus, meet with a professor in their field of interest, and even attend a class!


Location & Contact

1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219-2099
USA

Mr.Michael Halligan

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 614-251-4500
Fax: 614-251-0156
Email: admissions@ohiodominican.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Insurance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biopsychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,238
    • Accepted956
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled1,177
    • Female Applicants695
    • Females Accepted546
    • Female Acceptance Rate78%
    • Male Applicants543
    • Males Accepted410
    • Male Acceptance Rate75%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.3
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.33
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 536 400 600
    • SAT Math 560 510 610
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,500
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$580
    • Room and board *$10,948
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$12,467
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$12,467
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$2,000
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 92%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,177
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.54%
    • Black or African American22.2%
    • White or Caucasian55.97%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.28%
    • Asian1.21%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races4.57%
    • Unknown or International Student10.45%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.77% representing 20 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 43%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Panther Activities Council, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Black Student Union, World Student Club, Panther Players
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty169
    • Full-time Percentage36%
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 1,209 students to 88 faculty


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