Ohio Dominican University in Columbus

Columbus, OH

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Ohio Dominican University offers 210-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 47%. The most popular test is SAT - 9% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 38.7% are women, and 61.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Ohio Dominican University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ohio Dominican University is 20750$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $34543 and $43008 per year. 42% of full-time Ohio Dominican University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Ohio Dominican University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ohio Dominican University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,361
$30,001 - $48,000$18,366
$48,001 - $75,000$20,480
$75,001 - $110,000$22,087

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5216

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1222 of Ohio Dominican University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 66 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ohio Dominican University number 43 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Ohio Dominican University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Ohio Dominican University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Ohio Dominican University graduation rate is below the national average.

42% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ohio Dominican University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Ohio Dominican University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 26%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Ohio Dominican University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 24%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Ohio Dominican University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Ohio Dominican University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1270 - 1680

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 580
Math: 450 - 570
Writing: 420 - 530

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Ohio Dominican University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 24
Math: 19 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Ohio Dominican University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Ohio Dominican University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ohio Dominican University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Ohio.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1216 Sunbury Rd address in Columbus, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Ohio Dominican University with 0.71% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Ohio Dominican University offers 210 programs in total: 141 are for Bachelor's degree, 39 - for Master's degree, 18 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Franklin county. Ohio Dominican University is one of the few institutions in Franklin that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 18 distance learning programs that are offered in the Ohio Dominican University: 12 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Ohio Dominican University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1402 students with 42067 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 619 with 14846 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ohio Dominican University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

super expensive

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Poor service! I cannot explain the frustration myself and family endured while earning a degree I BARELY had a chance to use. This is one of the most disrespectful, greediest schools I have ever been to! The parking costs for students is outrageous. Staff in all parts of the university are lazy, some were not friendly, disrespected other cultures of people, and then some. I was lied to by multiple professors that I had to only purchase books from their book store and not Amazon. Amazon saved me tons of money for the same book! One time, I got water on one of my text books and that bookstore charged me $184 to replace the book!!!! Not to mention their clothing is overpriced! The material is just sweatshirts! Get real!!A lot of mean students attend school here. I noticed students bully other races of students, throw items at each other, teachers bully students and talk to them as if they are nothing! I am sorry, but that school costs too much to deal with BS (Not the degree either).The tutoring labs are the worst! They are not friendly, racist and do not seem to care if you have a paper due. Also, they provide those players with free tuition, but refuse to help families whose kids have straight A's. I am not talking about "wealthy" families either. That Business office needs to be shut down. That Gwendolyn or whatever her name is terrible! She has spoken to people like dogs and never smiles.I have seen those Business Professors snap at students. Terrible and unprofessional!! I hope someone snaps at your college kids as well and you will see/understand the feeling! I still owe this school money after years of graduating. Oh, but wait! Other schools helped me find work and I barely owe anything! We spent thousands of dollars for a fuc....you know the rest degree that provided no access to jobs over $40,000 and they did not help us find work. Oh, but wait! You can mail us letters asking to donate money to the school and those players.No worries! Life is still great and we eventually made better money! This school is not worth it! Do not be fooled!

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Overall Rating:

Lazy academic advisors that don’t like their jobs.

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Overall Rating:

With easy access to the bike path and Alum Creek, Ohio Dominican offers great opportunities to experience nature in an urban area.

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Overall Rating:

I visited this campus to see how it looked, and gauge distance and ease of getting to and from. The campus is GORGEOUS. I was really impressed! Only reason for the four-star rating is they don't offer anything for potential students in terms of distance learning, but I remain hopeful that that will one day change.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1216 Sunbury Road


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6142532741

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: ohiodominican.edu

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