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We’re sure you have many questions about the admissions process, financial aid, life at ODU and more.

If your question isn't answered below, please contact an Admission Counselor.

First-Year Freshmen

  • What is the Application Deadline?
    ODU operates on a rolling admission policy, which means the sooner we receive your application, high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores, the sooner we can inform you of your admission decision. 

    For Fall 2016

    We encourage students to apply by our priority deadline of December 4, 2015. Students who apply by this date will have a decision mailed to them by the new year.

    Our final application deadline is February 12, 2016.

    View Undergraduate Admissions
  • How Do I Visit Campus?
    There are many options to visit campus throughout the year.

    We offer Individual Visits Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Saturday Group Visits from 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

    We also have Open Houses scheduled throughout the year.

    View Visit ODU
  • What Does it Cost to Attend Ohio Dominican?
    Full-time undergraduate tuition is $14,450 per semester. 

    For part-time and transfer students, the cost per credit hour is $585.

    Room and board for on-campus residents can range between $4,808 to $6,084 per semester.

    View Tuition & Fees
  • How Do I Apply for Scholarships?
    Your application for admission to Ohio Dominican is also your application for all our scholarship opportunities. We will notify you if you qualify for merit-based aid upon acceptance to the University.

    We also encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 003035.

    View Scholarships
  • What Percentage of Students Receive Financial Aid?
    96% of Ohio Dominican students received some form of financial assistance. We offer competitive financial aid packages and work hard to ensure you are receiving the maximum amount of aid available from federal, state and University resources.

    View Financial Aid
  • What Majors & Degrees are Offered at ODU
    Ohio Dominican offer 45 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate programs to students from Ohio, other states and countries around the world.

    Undergraduate majors include biology and chemistry, English and philosophy, computer science and math, business and political science, and everything in between.

    We also offer pre-professional programs such as pre-nursing, pre-physician assistant, pre-law and pre-med.

    Through our 4+1 programs, in business administration and sport management, you can earn your bachelor and masters in five years.

    View Majors & Programs
  • How Does ODU Handle AP Coursework?
    We encourage students to continue to challenge themselves by taking full advantage of Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities at their high school.

    To receive college credit, complete the AP exam offered at the end of each AP class. Official score reports can be sent to Ohio Dominican University (College Board code: 1131). 

    Our Registrar’s Office will be notified you of the credit or placement awarded.

    View AP Credit Policy
  • Are there Health & Fitness Facilities on Campus?
    Yes, Ohio Dominican has a Wellness Center with services provided by a physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse.

    View Wellness Center

    We also have a great Fitness Center with cardio equipment, free weights, flat screen TVs and an audio system.

    View Fitness Center
  • Does ODU Offer a Study Abroad Program?
    Yes, we do!

    Our Study Abroad programs are available in a variety of forms: full semester, May term, Summer term, and work-and-teach programs.

    Our recent Education Abroad Programs took students, faculty and staff to several counties, including Guatemala, Itlay, Costa Rica and Spain.

    View Study Abroad
  • What Does Columbus Have to Offer?
    There are ample opportunities for spectator sports (minor league baseball, and major league soccer, hockey and lacrosse), recreation, shopping, and various cultural opportunities, including a vibrant dining and arts scene. 

    View Stay, Shop & Eat
  • What Varsity Sports Does ODU Offer?
    We are a member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference (GLIAC). We offer 16 teams across 9 sports.

    Women Men
    Basketball Basketball
    Softball Baseball
    Cross country Cross country
    Golf Golf 
    Soccer Soccer
    Track & Field Track & Field
    Volleyball Football
    View Athletics
  • Are Freshman Required To Live On Campus?
    All students under 56 credit hours are required to live on campus. Students can seek an exemption from this residency requirement if they live within 40 miles of ODU with a parent or guardian.

    Student-athletes receiving athletic aid are required to live on campus regardless of age. Housing requirement policies are detailed in the ODU student handbook and online.

    View Residence Life
  • Are There Internship Opportunities In Columbus?
    Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States. It is the center of government for the state of Ohio and is home to six Fortune 500 companies and 15 Fortune 1000 companies. 

    ODU's Career Development Center encourages students to look at ODU JobLine for information on internships, and part-time and full-time positions within the Central Ohio area. 

    View Career Development Center

    We also encourage students to review local and national employers’ websites and www.ColumbusInternships.com for additional opportunities.

Transfer Students