Otterbein University


Otterbein University

WE ARE different. Here is why.
Intentional, Integrative, Experiential Education
Studying a major is important. Experiencing your education is transformational.

Serving the Public Good
We believe it is our shared responsibility to harness knowledge and experience to serve the public good.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are at our best when every member of our community feels they belong and knows they are valued for their individual identity.

We are affordable. A college education is a right that belongs to every students who wants to learn. 99% of Otterbein first-year students receive some form of merit and/or need-based aid.

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Otterbein University proudly stands as one of the most innovative and inclusive universities in the country.

Since its founding in 1847, Otterbein has been recognized for its pace-setting ideals—for its nationally ground-breaking integrative studies curriculum; its standing among the country’s first co-education institutions; and its commitment to serve a greater good.

WE ARE 21st Century Excellence with a bold history for innovation. The Point, the new home to an accelerated incubator of innovation, is designed to bring industry, education and community together in one space to grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will take product and process from ideation to the marketplace.

Otterbein’s perfect location in picturesque Westerville—just minutes away from downtown Columbus and the airport—makes internships and networking worldwide a reality for undergraduate and graduate students.

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How you learn is as important as what you learn. Only Otterbein gives you a smarter way to learn — right from the start.

“Otterbein wants to be a part the solution to the unsustainable rising cost of tuition. A college education should not be out of reach for the average American. That’s why Otterbein is a national leader when it comes to innovative programs and models that promote true access and affordability.”

Dr. John Comerford, President, Otterbein University

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School location

1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081-2006, United States of America

Phone number

(614) 823-1500