About Wittenberg University

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg University. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,960 full time undergraduate students, and 28 full time graduate students.

The Wittenberg University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 117 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wittenberg University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 48% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

0%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
49%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
46%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
19%
“They keep regular office hours”
81%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
71%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
53%
“We only party on weekends”
28%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
49%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
46%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
19%
“They keep regular office hours”
81%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
71%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
15%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
53%
“We only party on weekends”
28%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    56 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    57 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    58 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    58 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    58 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    58 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    58 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

Wittenberg University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Wittenberg University?

36 Students rated Wittenberg University

Witt - 01/05/2021

Witt can either be the place you grow into yourself academically or the place where you waste your college years partying away. As an academically-inclined student, I found Wittenberg's professors and curriculum challenging & on-par with that of my friends who attended more "elite" institutions. You have to work hard for an "A." The profs here know their stuff. They are well-published in their respective fields & will make time for serious students. I graduated near the top of my class with multiple extracurricular, leadership, volunteer, & internship experiences & ended up with a prestigious national fellowship because of the opportunities Wittenberg provided me. However, the social scene here is *very* uncomfortable for more introverted/academic/quirky types of people (like me) due to the culture of social exclusion. Not-so-secret societies (which are basically private, invitation-only drinking clubs) haze hard. Students vie to make connections with the "right" kinds of people to be invited to join these clubs when they start "tapping" during the second semester of sophomore year. It is considered the top of the Witt totem pole to be in a secret society. Some faculty are a part of the societies. Even the clubs claiming to have more noble/humanitarian aims (shifters) have some scary initiation rites that seem to defeat the purpose of their aims. Additionally, the sports teams all haze too, as well as some Greek orgs (especially frats). I heard the hazing happening at night many times and it was honestly disturbing. This school has so much untapped potential that isn't being put to use because the administration cares more about promoting the sports and social aspects over promoting academics or career preparation like internships. The "cream of the crop" are choosing other schools, while many of the students Witt is admitting end up dropping out after a couple of semesters. If Witt continues down this path, then there will not be a strong alumni base to keep this school running. You can easily fix dorms or serve better food or beautify the campus, but reputation is a more difficult attribute to sustain.

Zadia - 06/24/2020

Wittenberg is very expensive. The housing and food services could use some work but over all the people are great and the classes are the perfect size so you can get to know your classmates and professors and they can get to know you. There are many ways to get involved such as clubs, sports, and greek life.

Davieonna - 05/06/2020

My overall opinion of Wittenberg university is that the university does a wonderful job in educating its visitors/ future students on what to expect when attending their university. Wittenberg university creates a wonderful image of what an liberal arts college should be.

Aniya - 04/06/2020

I love how Accepting and generous Wittenberg University is.

Wittenberg University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wittenberg University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wittenberg University is 78%. 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. Describe the students at your school.

    Coming from unique, rich backgrounds, all Wittenberg students have common values that are the foundation of what makes our traditionally warm campus such a close-knit family.

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

    It has definitely made me step out of my comfort zone. In high school all I did was run track and field and participate in a few clubs. At college, its made me want to try all the new things that it offers and it has taught me how to balance school, work, clubs, and a social life. Before college I thought I would just focus on school and maybe a job...and NEVER join a sorority. Now, I'm in a sorority, have a job, am in Cave Club and Habitat for Humanity, and I'm still able to do great in school. I've taken classes I never thought I'd take and I've enjoyed them. Goin to college has really opened my eyes up to all the great things life has to offer and it has opened my eyes up to how much potential i have.

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

    Small class size and accessbility to professors.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Everyone here talks about the "Witt Light" and the "Witt Family," and while these sound really corny to prospectives, you learn within the first weeks and months what these really mean. You learn to embrace and pass on your light and that the people you're spending these four years with will always ask how high if you say to jump. Wittenberg is my home away from home.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    Witt's a small, liberal arts college, and it definitely has that feel. I've been on a first name basis with countless professors, many of them will invite full classes over for dinner at the end of a semester, and you really do get cell phone numbers on many of the syllabi. Professors will go out of their way to make sure you're understanding the material, and will generally be available outside of office hours-even just to say hi. The resources, such as the Oral Communication Center, the Foreign Language lab, the Math Workshop, and the Writing Center, are priceless.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There's so much to do at Witt. Nobody's ever bored. Somebody always wants to do something, and there's always somebody else to do it with. While we do sometimes tend to stay "in the bubble" of campus, leaving campus can provide some fun and memorable adventures. Intramurals are so much fun, and so competitive, and the championship shirt is definitely worth it. There's definitely stuff to do on campus other than drink, even if some people say that's all there is at Witt!

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  8. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    A stereotype about Wittenberg students is that we are all play and no work. But this is not the case! Wittenberg students exhibit the perfect balance between playing hard and working harder. We enjoy having fun and social experiences while at college, but are also very good at factoring in school work, academic commitments, and extracurriculars.

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  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    A lot of kids are from Ohio, yes, and we do have a lot of student athletes, but SO many of the students wouldn't be able to be here if it weren't for some sort of aid. There's a good racial mix. Witt has a lot to do once you stop hitting the books, other than drinking, if you know where to look.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Not many people like a small school for various reasons so a person attending Wittenberg needs to enjoy a small campus. Also, the person needs to be open to trying new things and meeting people outside of where they normally would. The people at Wittenberg challenge themselves and try as many new things as possible. A person isn't just an athlete or just a science major. People do community service, play sports, have a job, are on the cabinet, are in many of the different clubs. A person going to Witt needs to try new things.

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

    The kind of friendly where it is almost creepy.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Sciences and east asian studies are among the best in the country

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is how small it is. The biggest classes on campus are the science classes, and even those only have a maximum of about 100 people.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about our professors because they are the absoulte best! They always provide the class with their personal numbers and often have the class over for dinner a few times a semester. They are really flexible with their time and are willing to work around your schedule to make sure you are provided with the attention you need and deserve.

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

    That I was not allowed to bring a rice cooker in my dorm.

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

    Nothing really

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

    The worst thing about my school would have to be the lack of on campus diversity. Our students aren't opposed to it, but the town around us is pretty ethnically, religiously, and politically bland, so differnt people stick out in a good way. But I'm used to a city with much more character and diversity, so it feels like I'm around the same kinds of people all the time. They are good people, but they all seem the same after a while.

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  18. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Wittenberg University has a diverse student body; however, most students are deemed "preppy" and engage in drinking throughout the week. Therefore, students who do not relate to this stereotype or engage in such activies may not feel a part of the campus crowd.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,960

Total Undergrad Enrollment

28

Total Grad Students

27%

Out-Of-State

73%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

125

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

81%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
77%

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 Wittenberg University receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 93% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,090

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$10,126

Room and Board

49,816

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,020
$30 - $48K
$20,893
$48 - $75K
$21,804
$75 - $110K
$24,065
$110K & UP
$26,815

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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