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  • ABOUT US

    For more than 100 years, Ohio Dominican University has given its students a high-quality liberal arts education in a Catholic environment that nurtures ethical values and community service.

    Our goal is to give all students a transformative educational experience and to inspire them to make a difference in the world. Known for a student-centered approach rooted in the reflective Catholic and Dominican traditions, Ohio Dominican University offers a broad-ranging curriculum led by a talented, experienced faculty. We provide well-rounded undergraduate, graduate, and adult and continuing education programs that encourage intellectual development.

    At ODU, the classroom experience is just the beginning. Meaningful extracurricular activities, helpful guidance from our student and career development offices, and dialogue about faith and ethics are just a few ways we help grow intellectually curious, compassionate and well-rounded graduates. 

    ODU is a very inclusive environment. All points of view are welcomed.

    Meaningful Academic Programs

    Whether you’re here for a full-time, undergraduate degree in one of more than 40 majors, enrolled in one of our graduate programs or participating in an evening-only degree completion program, you’ll leave ODU with a high-quality education. Our faculty-to-student ratio is enviably low (approximately 16 students in an average class), which fosters dialogue, guidance and a strong sense of purpose.

    Rewarding Experiences

    The University experience doesn’t end in the class, lab or library. Whether you choose to join our student government, participate in athletics, audition for a play or volunteer with a local nonprofit, your education will be enriched by activities beyond your academic course load.

    Helpful Staff & Administration

    We’ll help you discover just how fulfilling (and fun!) the ODU experience can be. Our motivated staff coordinates career-development programs, education abroad opportunities, multicultural events, wellness and fitness programs, and much more. All so you can make the very most of your time here.

    The Perfect Campus Environment

    Embrace the natural beauty of our University setting or enjoy the cultural and entertainment offerings of the surrounding urban state capital. Ohio Dominican sits on more than 75 lush, scenic acres — a perfect environment for learning. When you need a break, stroll the local arts district, catch a movie or take in an NHL or minor league baseball game. Downtown Columbus, the nation’s 15th largest city, and Easton Town Center are just minutes away from ODU's main campus.

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