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Study at Otterbein College

Otterbein College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Westerville, Ohio, United States. It was established in the year 1847 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The college is named after Rev. Philip William Otterbein, founder of United Brethren. The campus spreads across an area of 150 acres. Otterbein College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Otterbein's athletics department sponsors more than seven men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. They compete in the NCAA Division III, as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. They participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and softball.

Profile of Otterbein College

Otterbein College is in Westerville, OH. Westerville is a large suburb. The school is classified as a United Methodist college. Otterbein College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Otterbein College tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at the school include music, media, art studies, and drama and performing arts.

Otterbein College Selectivity

Not all applicants to Otterbein College are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 590 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 480 to 590 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Otterbein College are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 3, 107 students study at the school .

Student Life

Otterbein College makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Ohio Athletic Conference athletics.

Otterbein College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management157business management, accounting, human resources, actuarial science, MIS, business communications
Education and Teaching91early childhood education, middle school teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, curriculum and instruction
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85nursing administration, nurse practitioner, adult health nursing, registered nursing
Liberal Arts79English, history, sociology, political science, Spanish language, international relations, economics, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Media59public relations, radio and television, journalism, communication studies
Science34biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, molecular biology, physical sciences
Therapy and Counselling32psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, health and fitness
Drama and Performing Arts26drama
Music25music, music performance
Art Studies22art studies
Animal Science and Care11equestrian studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy3religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Otterbein College

Otterbein College

One Otterbein College

Westerville, OH 43081

General Phone: (614) 890-3000


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