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Ottawa University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 567, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 64 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ottawa University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 56. Its tuition and fees are $23,000 (2012-13).
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The services provided by the Adawe LifePlan Center sets Ottawa University apart from other colleges and universities. The Center's mission is to provide a holistic experience for all students through resources, programs, and services that foster lives of liberated inquiry, enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal significance. Among the resources and services, the Adawe LifePlan Center offers collaborative academic advising, career exploration and development, experiential and service learning opportunities and peer tutoring. Each new Ottawa University student is assigned an Adawe advisor who guides and supports that student from initial enrollment through graduation. Through collaboration with other faculty and staff at the College, the Adawe advisors are able to provide the scaffolding and resources necessary to assist new students with the transition to college and the navigation of the college environment. The Adawe LifePlan Center's work is based upon student development theory and is focused upon collaborative academic advising, resource referral, life coaching, and mentoring in order to provide meaningful student experiences. This goal is accomplished through a number of unique tools and practices. One unique tool used in the Adawe LifePlan Center is the LifePlan Narrative. The LifePlan Narrative is an individualized plan developed by each student in collaboration with his or her Adawe advisor. This holistic plan encompasses all areas of students' lives including academics, identity, relationships, health and wellness, career and lifestyle, and enlightened faith. Through ongoing thought and meaningful dialogue with the Adawe advisor, the student crafts a personal plan that serves as a guide throughout college, and in future careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||American Baptist|
When applying to Ottawa University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Ottawa University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 94.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||94.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Ottawa University is 12:1, and the school has 74.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ottawa University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.8 percent.
Ottawa University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 567, with a gender distribution of 52.9 percent male students and 47.1 percent female students. At this school, 66.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34.0 percent of students live off campus. Ottawa University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Ottawa University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ottawa University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ottawa University, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Ottawa University.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$23,000 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,486 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data