Study abroad at Ohio Northern University
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 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.
Why study at ONU?
- Tailored learning experience
An 11:1 student-staff ratio and average class size of 19 ensures you receive personalized teaching and support
- Generous financial aid
99.6% of ONU students receive financial support, with an average grant of $18,000
- Student satisfaction
90% of freshmen rated their ONU experience as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
- Graduate prospects
ONU boasts a 96% job placement rate
- Recognized for excellence
Ranked as one of the nation’s top schools (The Princeton Review, 2021)
Life as an international student
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.
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Fees and funding
- Arts & Sciences - US$33,470 per year
- Business Administration - US$33,470 per year
- Engineering - US$38,320 per year
- Pharmacy - US$39,570 per year
- First-year Law (L-1) (includes January term) - US$30,130
Dean's Global Scholarship - US$18,000
Requirements: GPA 3.5 or higher
Dean's Distinction Scholarship - US$16,000
Requirements: GPA 3.0 - 3.49
International Award: - US$14,000
Requirements: GPA 2.5 - 2.99
ONU Award - US$12,000
Requirements: GPA 2.49 or lower
Talent Award (Competitive Scholarship) - US$4,000
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.
Visa requirements for Ohio Northern University
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