Ohio Dominican University

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1216 Sunbury Road

Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: (614) 253-2741
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Ohio Dominican University is a private institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,127, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 93 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ohio Dominican University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 92. Its tuition and fees are $28,104 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Ohio Dominican University is a Catholic liberal arts University with a Dominican tradition, guided in its educational mission by the Dominican motto: to contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation. Ohio Dominican University offers students a high quality, career-oriented liberal arts education in an intimate, attractive setting that is conducive to intellectual exchange, personal growth, and the development of enduring values. It is a place where diversity is embraced and individualism is celebrated. Here, you will find an environment that is inspiring on many levels. Our intimate atmosphere provides a level of comfort and belonging not commonly found at other universities. Faculty members know their students by name, and every student knows they are a top priority. Ours is a complete learning experience that leaves graduates well prepared to accomplish more than they thought possible. Throughout the experience, we provide the tools necessary for success. At the base of all we do lie the Dominican principles of caring, learning and truth. This is an environment where students can benefit from moral guidance, spirituality and contemporary thinking. Each individual leaves Ohio Dominican confident and instilled with a passion for life that cannot be dampened.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1911
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $23,222,980


When applying to Ohio Dominican University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Ohio Dominican University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Ohio Dominican University is 12:1, and the school has 54.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ohio Dominican University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 41%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4%
Elementary Education and Teaching 4%
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 4%
Psychology, General 4%

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Student Life

Ohio Dominican University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,127, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. Ohio Dominican University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,663
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Ohio Dominican University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Ohio Dominican University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ohio Dominican University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ohio Dominican University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $28,104 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,584 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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