525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810-1599
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ONU at a Glance
Ohio Northern University
Founded in 1871
Ohio Northern University is a competitive, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
ONU is one of the few private universities to offer a unique blend of quality liberal-arts and professional programs.
3,557 students total
3,269 - Undergraduate students in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy
288 - Law students
12:1 student to faculty ratio
Average freshman class size: 19
Valedictorians and salutatorians - 360
Average GPA of entering class - 3.7
38 percent of students in the entering class were in the top 10th percentile of their class (of those reporting)
207 full-time faculty members bring extensive academic, work, travel and life experience to their classrooms.
84 percent have Ph.D. or terminal degrees
Students choose from a variety of campus activities held or sponsored by one of our over 200 student organizations. These organizations include four national sororities and four national fraternities, intercollegiate, intramural and club sports, music and theatrical groups, and much more!
The Polar Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.
There are 21 varsity sports (11 for men and 10 for women) and nearly as many club and intramural sports.
The safe, scenic, modern campus coversover 340 acres in a town of 6,000 residents.
Ada provides a small-town atmosphere that compliments the friendly environment found on campus.