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About Ottawa University

For over 148 years, Ottawa University has been providing a high quality liberal arts education in a caring, Christ-centered community of grace. Ottawa University serves traditional-age college students and adult learners. As one of the pioneers in adult education, OU opened its first adult campus in Kansas City in 1974. Additional campuses focusing on the needs of working adults are located in Arizona, Wisconsin and Indiana. In 2008, Ottawa University launched OU-Online.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Middle 50% ACT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

The average ACT composite score for incoming freshmen is 22.

English 0 - 0
Mathematics 0 - 0
Reading 0 - 0
Science 0 - 0

The ACT has four tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), each scored on a range of 1-36, and an optional writing test (scores are not reported here...check with the institution). In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 20192017 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class


Women 45%
Men 55%

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What Students Pay

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Thinking About Life After College

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About Our Faculty

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Life on Campus

Living in one of our three residence halls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Take advantage of every opportunity to make new friends and learn as much as you can. You will meet people from all over the US and around the world, giving you the chance to learn and share ideas.

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