Ohio Dominican University: Narrative Description

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1216 Sunbury Rd.
Columbus, OH 43219-2099
Tel: (614)253-2741
Free: 800-854-2670
Admissions: (614)251-4588
Fax: (614)252-0776
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ohiodominican.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 62-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3658 per student. Total enrollment: 2,844. Faculty: 192 (64 full-time, 128 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,580 applied, 85% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,694 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 851 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 11 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 24% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; computer/information sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Higher Education Council of Columbus. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,250 includes full-time tuition ($18,000), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($6200). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $370 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, honors program, College Choir, Black Student Union, American-International Membership. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 800 college housing spaces available; 681 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Spangler Library with 105,722 books, 9,816 microform titles, 583 serials, 4,181 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $716,154. 198 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Ohio State University Columbus Campus.

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