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Are you looking for a college that’s right for you?
Here’s what our students tell us helps them stand out. They know students at other schools aren’t getting the same level of attention or opportunity — having multiple internships or doing research with faculty from year one — let alone getting published and presenting at national conferences. At ǿմý, you’ll be in contention for major internship opportunities and adding experiences to your resume that students at other schools simply don’t get until later. ǿմý specializes in preparing you for all that comes next in life.

EXPLORE ǿմý.

Are you ready to learn more about ǿմý University and explore if this could be the perfect fit for your college home? Talk with an admission counselor about everything we have to offer you. Make time to explore ǿմý’s scholarship opportunities and learn more about how we keep college affordable for most families. Finally, let us help you plan your perfect customized campus visit so you can see this place for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you!

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We have a wide range of options available for you to visit ǿմý. Connect with students, faculty, and our admission counselors to find out about everything our campus and the cities of Westerville and Columbus have to offer.

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Check out the #Travel section of our Visit ǿմý page for information on how to get to campus, where to park, places to stay, and more!

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This is a big decision, but you’re not alone. We know that ǿմý is the perfect place to take all your talent and build a great career and life with it. We’ll be here for you every step of the way.

UNDERGRADUATE

TRANSFER

COLUMBUS STATE DUAL ADMISSION

GRADUATE SCHOOL

ADULT ADMISSION

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

I am currently in high school or am 22 years old or younger and have never attended college before.

First-year, first-time students use the to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Undergraduate Admission page.

I have taken college level courses before and am looking to switch to ǿմý.

Transfer students use our to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Transfer to ǿմý page.

I am a current Columbus State student and part of the Dual Admission program.

CSCC Dual Admission students use the apply to ǿմý through our partnership with CSCC. Visit our Columbus State Dual Admission page for details and instructions.

I have an undergraduate degree and am looking to advance my education with a higher-level degree program.

Visit our Graduate School page for information about graduate programs at ǿմý or open our Graduate Admissions page for details and instructions.

I am 23 years or older and looking to come to college for the first time.

Adult students use our to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Adult Student Programs page.

I am an international student outside of the U.S. or currently in the U.S. with a non-resident visa status.

First year International students attending college for the first time use our to apply for admission. Students who want to transfer credits from another institution can also use this application to do so. For more information, visit our International Admissions page.

I am a current high school student wanting to take college courses while enrolled in high school through the College Credit Plus or ǿմý Collegiate Institute programs.

Visit our College Credit Plus page to learn more about the opportunity to take college courses at ǿմý while in high school.

UNDERGRADUATE

I am currently in high school or am 22 years old or younger and have never attended college before.

First-year, first-time students use the to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Undergraduate Admission page.

TRANSFER

I have taken college level courses before and am looking to switch to ǿմý.

Transfer students use the to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Transfer to ǿմý page.

CSCC

I am a current Columbus State student and part of the Dual Admission program.

CSCC Dual Admission students use the apply to ǿմý through our partnership with CSCC. Visit our Columbus State Dual Admission page for details and instructions.

GRADUATE

I have an undergraduate degree and am looking to advance my education with a higher-level degree program.

Visit our Graduate School page for information about graduate programs at ǿմý or open our Graduate Admissions page for details and instructions.

ADULT

I am 23 years or older and looking to come to college for the first time.

Adult students use the to apply for admission at ǿմý. For additional materials and instructions, visit our Adult Student Programs page.

HUMANITIES

I am an international student outside of the U.S. or currently in the U.S. with a non-resident visa status.

First year International students attending college for the first time use the to apply for admission. Students who want to transfer credits from another institution use the to apply. For additional materials and instructions, visit our International Admissions page.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

I am a current high school student wanting to take college courses while enrolled in high school through the College Credit Plus or ǿմý Collegiate Institute programs.

Visit our College Credit Plus page to learn more about the opportunity to take college courses at ǿմý while in high school.

Admission to ǿմý is based on a student’s overall potential for academic success. ǿմý places more emphasis on the academic transcript, as we believe it is one of the best indicators of student success and college preparation. Students are also considered for the unique talents and contributions they will offer the ǿմý community.

APPLY for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

At ǿմý, we are committed to opportunity. If you want a college education, ǿմý wants to make sure you can afford it. The information below will let you explore the wide range of opportunities we have to offer as you complete your application to the university.

Explore our Commitment to Affordability

100%

of traditional first-year students receive merit and/or need-based aid.

FAMILY INCOME AVG. NET TUITION & FEES (AFTER AID) FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN ELIGIBILITY
OCOG recipient (<$50,000) $0 $5,500
Pell recipient (<$60,000 $6,773 $5,500
< $100,000, no Pell $10,195 $5,500
> $100,000 $11,761 $5,500
Did not file FAFSA $15,854 N / A

Aid includes all ǿմý merit, talent, and need-based aid, plus state and federal need-based aid.

ǿմý awards more than

$35 million

in academic MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
and GRANTS every year as part of our
commitment to making a 21st century
education affordable.

You can learn more about what your merit scholarship and financial aid package might be by using .

– ǿմý’s FAFSA Code is 003110
– FAFSA applications are available online at : December, 2023
– FAFSA priority filing date for May 1 decision: January 31, 2024

NEXT steps…

Follow these suggestions to stay connected and on track. We can’t wait to have you join the ǿմý family!

Contact ǿմý Admissions

uotterb@otterbein.edu
614-823-1500
Clippinger Hall
1 South Grove St.
Westerville, OH 43081

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