U.S. News & World Report Ranks ODU as a Top Tier Midwestern University



Columbus, OH – For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ohio Dominican University (ODU) in the top tier of colleges and universities in the Midwest in its 2014 “Best Colleges” list. 

U.S. News & World Report analyzes a number of factors in determining its annual list, including average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate and student-to-faculty ratio. 

“We are proud that U.S. News & World Report has again selected Ohio Dominican University as one of the premier universities in the Midwest,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. “This distinction reaffirms the excellent academic experience offered at ODU, and is a testament to our high-achieving students, faculty and alumni. ODU is experiencing immense positive momentum, and this designation by one of the most widely recognized resources for students and parents is evidence that our efforts are being noticed.” 

This fall, ODU launched several new programs in high-demand fields, including undergraduate programs in Biopsychology and Educational Studies, and graduate programs in Exercise Science, Sport Management and Medical Practice Management (MPM). The MPM program is currently pending final accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, ODU and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine recently announced the “ODU-to-OU Med School Early Acceptance Program,” which will offer a select number of outstanding high school students guaranteed admission into medical school upon completion of their undergraduate requirements at ODU. Students interested in this program must apply and be accepted into ODU by Nov. 15, 2013. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.