About Ottawa University-Ottawa

Founded in 1865, Ottawa University-Ottawa. is a college. Located in Kansas, which is a city setting in Kansas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 643 full time undergraduate students, and 42 full time graduate students.

The Ottawa University-Ottawa Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 25 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ottawa University-Ottawa include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at OU are considered Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Ottawa University-Ottawa.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
57%
“Sometimes, but not often”
29%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
86%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
86%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
43%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
29%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
57%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
14%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
57%
“Sometimes, but not often”
29%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
86%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
86%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
43%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
29%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
29%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
57%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    10 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    15 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    17 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    17 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    17 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    17 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    17 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

Ottawa University-Ottawa REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Ottawa University-Ottawa?

11 Students rated Ottawa University-Ottawa

BRENDA - 01/23/2021

I love it so far. I am a new student to the campus. My classmates are all students and athletes. I am currently on the women's golf team. And received an athletic scholarship that partially covers the cost of my education. The coach has been very clear that while golf is important that studies are the top priority. I am very thankful for thr opportunity to study at Ottawa University

kai - 05/15/2020

Ottawa university is a fantastic school really work with students to make sure they have everything they need to start school in the fall. Definitely help you in the whole process of enrolling and making sure you understand what is going on. I would definitely recommend this school to others

Tia - 03/03/2020

Its overall not to bad, has a good campus cultural and there always some type of events going. Like I don't think you get the chance at any other school to ride a camel or good at Topgolf for free. so since it's a small town they always hold things to keep us occupied it could be free movie night at the local theater or just a simple ping pong tournament in one of the lounges there's always something to do. Since class sizes are small you always know your professor your professor will always know your name as well so you will always have access to them regardless if they're busy because most of them are on campus for the majority of the day anyways. The residence halls are not that bad even though they drastically range and prices the cheapest one it just a regular dormitory but it's just been recently renovated so we have a brand new bathrooms and showers and everything so the living is pretty nice compared to even big universities. At the same time this school is one of those schools wear if you come here is that there's no transferring after your sophomore year because some of the credits are not transferable since it is a private institution so that's something you should also keep in mind.

Jacqueline - 02/26/2020

It is amazing, i have been many times and have been accepted. I am attending Ottawa to further my education and I couldn't be happier. I feel welcome because of how nice everyone is. It is a safe environment for you to grow not just in education, but as a person.

Ottawa University-Ottawa FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Ottawa University-Ottawa?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ottawa University-Ottawa is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Take each day one step at a time. Don't stress out about things that are due at the end of the semester, and remember to not get so stressed out. Take advantage of everything you can, you're only in college for 4 years (or 5, in some cases). Get involved in as much as you can, and take the opportunity to help the community you're inl it's most likely very different than the one you grew up with. Most importantly, make decisions for yourself. When you look back on your college career as you're walking across that stage to receive your diploma, look at all of the people who are proud of what you've done. All those late nights doing homework, all those stressful tests and quizzes, and all of the things you got involved with will help you from here on out. Your family and friends know that, too. Take those steps, smile at those people who gave you the opportunity, and don't forget about all of the memories you'll have. Remember what you want to be remembered for, and let it make you smile.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Ottawa University has currently placed a big emphasis on the student-athlete; in the future they hope to bring in more students who are involved in music and art.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    background and foundation

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I think Ottawa University has placed a great emphasis on students being able to have a lot of hands on experience. While attending this university, I got to do a lot of things I couldn't imagine doing at a bigger school. While it may be stressful at times, I'd like to think it's prepared me for a career once I graduate.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I would have to say the cafeteria food. It is not the best food I have ever had. This year it has been stepped up and the lady that they hired for food services is doing a really great job listening to the needs of the students. We have a steak night every month and that is pretty cool.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    They actually allowed me to finish my English degree completely online.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    if i had to say one thing. its the size of the school. i am glad that i am at a small school but every now and then you hear someone complain how small this school is. but its nice to have a small population. you get to know your teachers better and they can personally help you if you have a problem.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    No very large.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    that the tuition would incease every year

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who likes small classes sizes and whats to continue their career in sports or futher their education in a variety of majors

    Read all  1 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone looking to party all the time. Professors are strongly pushing students to finish studies in a reasonable time frame so there is little chance for partying.

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Student Body

Students

39%

female

61%

male

643

Total Undergrad Enrollment

42

Total Grad Students

43%

Out-Of-State

55%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

75%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Ottawa University-Ottawa receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 92% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,096

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$9,250

Room and Board

37,446

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,895
$30 - $48K
$17,788
$48 - $75K
$18,994
$75 - $110K
$21,833
$110K & UP
$24,328

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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