New Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report rankings list Ohio Northern University as a top college for providing an exceptional and affordable education. ONU is ranked No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges Midwest list for 2024, making it No. 1 in Ohio, and places highly in other key categories, including 3rd (first in Ohio) in regional Best Value Schools. The WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranks ONU No. 33 in the nation and No. 1 in Ohio for “salary impact.”
Earning your degree is likely one of the biggest and most rewarding investments you’ll make during your lifetime. Think you can’t afford an Ohio Northern education? Think again. Attending ONU is comparable to a public university for many students once you figure in our generous financial aid package. ONU is committed to helping you with straightforward information and personalized assistance with the financial aid process.
ONU leads in student engagement – internships, research, jobs and grad school.
Graduates enjoy superior outcomes when it comes to success and satisfaction. You can land a dream job, attend first-rate graduate schools, command excellent salaries and become entrepreneurs and leaders. A 2018 national student engagement survey shows that ONU students exceed the national average of senior students who participated in high-impact practices (HIP): learning communities, service-learning, research with faculty, internship or field experiences, study abroad, and culminating senior experiences.
National and regional recognition.
Ohio Northern is well-known regionally and nationally for its excellent and rigorous academic programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked ONU No. 3 among Midwest regional colleges in Best Colleges 2021 and also ranked ONU fourth in the Midwest for “Best Value Schools” and among the “A+ Schools for B Students.” The Wall Street Journal named ONU one of the top-12 small colleges in the Midwest. The Princeton Review featured ONU as one of the nation’s top schools in The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition.
By the numbers
There are lots of things we want you to know about Ohio Northern, but here are a few to get you started.
Average class size
Yearly volunteer and service hours by our students
We did it! Forward Together Campaign raises record-breaking $112.7 million
Thanks to the generosity of the ONU community, our Forward Together Campaign blew past our $100 million goal to raise a record-breaking $112.7 million to support our students, attract world-class faculty, upgrade facilities and more. Thank you to all who contributed!
Small university, huge impact.
ONU has a rich history of academic excellence, and we’re always evolving to meet society’s ever-changing needs. We’ve most recently been recognized for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service and, most impressively, providing a high return on investment for our graduates.