Otterbein is a private university nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies.

Otterbein blends liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is recognized by Colleges of Distinction, with additional Field of Study recognition in business, education, engineering and nursing. Otterbein stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein has 2,900 students enrolled in its more than 70 undergraduate majors.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Westerville, Ohio
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Community college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 90%
  • Average ACT score: 21-27
  • Average SAT score: 1050-1290
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $43,678


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Equestrian, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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