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Ohio Northern University (ONU) is a friendly and forward-thinking institution based in Ada, Ohio. Since its founding in 1871, ONU has nurtured creative, passionate, and ambitious graduates.
ONU’s five colleges combine to offer over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. Pharmacy, mechanical engineering, biology, and nursing and just some of the most in-demand majors.
ONU’s 342-acre campus features impressive teaching and research facilities, 19 residence halls, and several sports venues.
The University’s campus is full of leisure and volunteering opportunities too. With more than 200 clubs in everything from gaming to gospel choirs, you’ll never be short of things to do. The ONU Polar Bears battle it out in NCAA Division III. They compete in sports including baseball, basketball, tennis, and soccer.
An 11:1 student-staff ratio and average class size of 19 ensures you receive personalized teaching and support
99.6% of ONU students receive financial support, with an average grant of $18,000
90% of freshmen rated their ONU experience as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
ONU boasts a 96% job placement rate
Ranked as one of the nation’s top schools (The Princeton Review, 2021)
The University’s outstanding international services are committed to making your study abroad experience as smooth and enriching as possible.
After touching down in the US, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly driver and transported to campus. This ONU shuttle service runs to and from the nearby Dayton, Columbus, and Detroit airports.
You’ll also benefit from one-to-one tutoring and writing support, free healthcare advice, regular trips to local attractions, and an array of on-campus job opportunities.
All international students are invited to participate in a peer-based mentoring program known as Polar Pals. You’ll be matched with a more senior ONU student who can answer your questions, show you around town, and introduce you to new friends.
Ohio Northern University (ONU) is located in one of the safest places in the United States. International students do not need cars to get around town because everything is within walking distance of campus.
All of our students live on campus, which makes life on campus a really great experience for our international students. Additionally, we have over 200 different student clubs and organizations for students to get involved while attending classes at ONU.
With top-ranked programs and opportunities outside the classroom, any path you choose at Ohio Northern will be grounded in concrete applications for the future. But the best part is that you never really have to choose. Our campus is an open frontier where engineers can be artists and artists can be entrepreneurs. At ONU, we embrace the overlap in every field.
Ohio Northern University (ONU) is set in one of the safest places in the United States, the rural village of Ada. It’s a small town, but we still do plenty of big things. ONU is at the center of it all.
Without the distractions of a big city, we hone in on exploring what excites us, solving what puzzles us, and building strong relationships with our community. International Student Services cares about your success and happiness while you are living in the USA.
We want you to make friends, explore new places and find success in the classroom. From tutoring to health care, social outings to campus jobs, we offer many campus resources for international students.
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Requirements: GPA 3.5 or higher
Requirements: GPA 3.0 - 3.49
Requirements: GPA 2.5 - 2.99
Requirements: GPA 2.49 or lower
Requirements: Available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who choose a major in the Studio Arts, Graphic Design, Music (majors and non-majors), Musical Theatre, Theatre or English. Also, students who minor in dance or participate in any of the auditioned ensembles can qualify for a talent award. Talent award consideration in these programs requires an audition, portfolio review or interview.
Ohio Northern University
525 S Main St, Ada, OH 45810, United States
Ada offers students a close-knit community, beautiful scenery, and all the amenities they'll need. For those that want to travel, the four ‘big Cs’ of Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Chicago are all within easy reach.
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step in your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements