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Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

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Otterbein University

Private 4 Year

About Otterbein University

Otterbein University is a private liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio. It offers 74 majors and 44 minors as well as eight graduate programs. The university was founded in 1847 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and named for United Brethren founder the Rev. Philip William Otterbein. As a result of a division and two mergers involving the church, it has been associated since 1968 with the United Methodist Church. In 2010, its name was changed back from Otterbein College to Otterbein University because of an increasing number of graduate and undergraduate programs.It is primarily an undergraduate institution with approximately 2,300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students on the campus. Otterbein has over 100 student organizations and a popular Greek presence. The school's mascot is Cardy the Cardinal and the school is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference in Division III athletics.


Located in Westerville, Ohio.

1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH, 43081, Franklin County

Otterbein University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2023 Best Colleges in America

#515 of 6828

2023 Best Colleges in Ohio

#23 of 313

Best Nursing administration Colleges & Universities in America

#2 of 28

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Otterbein University is Medical followed by Business Management, Education, Visual/Performing Arts and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Otterbein University within four or six years.

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