Ohio Northern University
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Tel 419/772-2260
Fax 419/772-2313

1,225 men/1,287 women
39 men/29 women
218 men/121 women

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$900 approx.

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Over the past ten years ONU has experienced strong growth. Additions to the physical plant include the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, renovation of the King-Horn Sports Center and addition of the fieldhouse, additions to the College of Pharmacy and College of Engineering, and the Taggart Law Library.

Prominent alumni:
Clayton Mathile
CEO/Owner, Iams Pet Food
Michael DeWine
U.S. Senator
Robert Cupp
State Senator

Most popular majors:
Pharmacy, Sports Medicine, Communication Arts, Education, Sciences

Life after ONU:
12% of graduates go on to graduate school; 88% of graduates are employed.

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Ohio Northern University
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810

Ohio Northern University
The Freed Center for the Performing Arts annually hosts popular entertainers and cultural events.

College Description
Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern University offers a dynamic learning residential environment, with its four undergraduate colleges, the College of Law, and a combination of professional and liberal arts programs. The University is related to the United Methodist Church and is committed to promoting spiritual as well as intellectual values. With a student population of more than 2,900, ONU is small enough to provide a personalized atmosphere but large enough to attract students with many different educational goals. Surrounding the campus is the town of Ada, a small, quiet, friendly community of 5,000 residents. Located in northwestern Ohio, Ohio Northern and Ada are easily accessible by major highways. Students have convenient access to Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo while enjoying the hospitality and comfort of Ada's hometown atmosphere. The University is situated on a beautiful 260-acre campus with well-kept and modern facilities.

Academic Life
Ohio Northern has four undergraduate colleges on the quarter system: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, and the College of Pharmacy. The College of Law is on the semester system. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the first two years of study are usually devoted to a program of general education. Work in a major is usually taken at the advanced level during the junior and senior years. Over 40 majors are available and dual majors or minors are a possibility. The College of Business Administration offers three majors: accounting, management, and international business and economics. The first two years of study are also devoted to general education courses plus introductory courses in several of the business disciplines. Students in all three majors are encouraged to participate in an internship program in either the junior or senior year. The College of Engineering offers degrees in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. An optional five-year co-op program is available for students in each engineering program provided they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Options in environmental studies and business administration are also available to engineering students. The College of Pharmacy has a diverse curriculum that includes a range of courses in the social sciences, the physical sciences, and the humanities. Students may choose from the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, which is a five-year degree program; the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, which is a six-calendar-year plus two summers program; and the joint pharmacy/law degree program, which is a seven-year curriculum. Opportunities are available to students who not only want to study abroad, but want to work in a co-op or internship experience abroad. To further receive an international experience, students may also participate in study tours with academic departments such as Art, Communication Arts, and Foreign Languages, including a London theater tour. Students have completed co-ops and internships at such places as Bank of Korea, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Kobe Steel in Japan, and Volkswagen in Germany. The University has cooperative exchange agreements with University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; Plekhanov Economic Academy, Moscow, Russia; and Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, Scotland, to name a few.

Campus Life
A beautiful, scenic campus quickly becomes home for the student body of 2,600 undergraduates. ONU puts the emphasis on personal attention and developing the entire student mentally, socially, and spiritually. McIntosh Student Center is home to the University bookstore, dining hall, bowling alleys and gameroom. A variety of services are available to the students, including a student health center, peer counseling, personal counseling, a communication skills center, and health insurance. Students can enhance his or her college experience through participation in the over 150 clubs and organizations, including Student Senate and World Student Organization on campus. Eight fraternities and four sororities also add to the college experience, with 25 percent of the student body being active in the Greek life. Coed, male, and female residence halls house the students, and college life is made more enjoyable by including kitchenettes on each floor, laundry facilities, TV lounges, and computer labs. All residence hall rooms are wired for individual computer hook-ups with access to e-mail and the Internet.

Facilities and Resources
Heterick Memorial Library and the Taggart Law Library provide information resources and services to support course offerings and foster independent study. The library houses microforms, CD-ROM services, state and federal documents, records, audiotapes, videocassette tapes, films, filmstrips, and slides. Students also have access to the University's computer network. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts features a 550-seat theater/concert hall, a 120-seat studio theater, and television and radio production facilities. The state-of-the-art facility is the home of WONB-FM, the commercial-free 3,000-watt voice of Ohio Northern University and ONU's own Cable Channel 3. Ten residence halls await incoming and returning students. There are three all-male halls and three all-female halls. The other four halls are coed by floor. Students are expected to live on campus through the junior year unless commuting.

ONU is a member of the NCAA, Division III. The varsity sports are housed in the King-Horn Sports Center, which includes volleyball and basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimmimg pool, wellness lab, and fieldhouse with indoor track and tennis facilities. Men's varsity sports include: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming/diving, and wrestling. Women's varsity sports include: basketball, cross country, fast-pitch softball, golf, indoor/outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming/diving, and volleyball. Both men's and women's varsity teams compete in the very competitive Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). Intramural and club sports are also available for both men and women.

Financial Aid
Ohio Northern University makes every effort to ensure that no qualified applicant is denied admission because of inability to pay. More than 90 percent of the student body receive some type of financial assistance. To be considered for financial assistance, the student should submit the FAFSA and the ONU financial aid application to the University along with the admission application. Both merit- and need-based aid are available to students. Students wishing to compete in ONU Scholarship Competition Days (by invitation only) should apply by December 15 of the senior year.

Admission Requirements
High school students applying for admission to the University should present an official transcript indicating at least 16 total units, including work in the academic areas indicated by each college as follows: College of Arts and Sciences-12 units: 4 English, 2 mathematics (algebra and geometry), and 6 history, social studies, language, or natural science or any combination thereof College of Business Administration-13 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics (including algebra and geometry), and 6 in history, social studies, language, or natural sciences. College of Engineering-10 units: 4 English, 4 mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry, and at least 1/2 unit in trigonometry or its equivalent), and 2 science (1 physics and preferably 1 in chemistry) College of Pharmacy-11 units: 4 English, 4 mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, or precalculus), and 3 science (biology, chemistry, physics) Applicants are also required to submit scores on the ACT of American College Testing. (Scores on the SAT I of the College Board may be substituted for the ACT.) An interview on campus is recommended. ONU has a rolling admission policy and students are encouraged to apply at the end of the junior year or early in the senior year.

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