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Ohio Northern University

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ADDRESS: 525 S. Main Street City Ada
State OHZip 45810


Ohio Northern University

Ada, Ohio

4-year, Regionally accredited

Affiliation: United Methodist

Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

When beginning our research on Ohio Northern University we hesitated when we saw their sticker price for first year fulltime students on campus of $44,700 (posted on the U.S. Department of Education website, College Navigator).  We were relieved when, on that same government site, we saw that the average net cost to attend was actually $23,400 because of generous financial aid (100% receive some aid and 98% are awarded institutional grants and scholarships).  This was near the top of our Best Value range, but we continued to investigate this university; we were glad we did.

With about 3,200 students, including over 800 graduate students, Ohio Northern is located in a small town (Ada, Ohio) about a half hour south of Findlay and an hour south of Toledo.  Almost all classes are taught in classrooms as there is very little distance education offered.  Mostly from Ohio and almost all (97%) under the age of 25, Ohio Northern’s students are enrolled in various health care programs, including the BSN and doctor of pharmacy specialties.  There is also a significant level of enrollment in the doctoral program in law, the master’s program in accounting and bachelor’s programs in biology, engineering, fitness, and visual/performing arts.  This university, in our opinion, is a very good value, and that assessment is borne out as Ohio Northern University has the lowest student loan default rate of all our 2017 Best Value School awardee institutions.  This means graduates get jobs, are responsible, and contribute to the economy and their communities.  Be sure and give Ohio Northern a close look.


What our Students are Saying...

"I absolutely loved the experience I had at Northern. The education I received was amazing. The Professors really care about their students and even after graduation, they've given me invaluable advice to help me further my career. I can't thank Northern enough."

"Ohio Northern is not just a university it is a life changing experience and provides life-long valuable lessons and memories. I will encourage both of my sons to choose ONU as their college of choice."

"Ohio Northern is a small school in an even smaller town where you can have personal relationships with your professors. The professors are all highly regarded and very willing to assist you in both academics and outside issues. Overall a great school to help you get a meaningful degree and a Job you want."