Through its liberal arts core, Otterbein is committed to educating the whole student and preparing students for successful careers upon graduation. Otterbein offers 73 majors, 44 minors and five graduate degrees. At the core of Otterbein's curriculum is the Integrative Studies program. Through this unique and creative program students take a variety of courses that broaden their view of the world and prepare them for the future. The program has been honored by the Ohio Board of Regents and by the Association of American Colleges & Universities for its quality and innovation.
As employees, Otterbein students will contribute:
- Communication skills. Our core curriculum stresses writing and presentation skills for all students.
- Analytical and problem solving abilities. Our liberal arts focus emphasizes reading, research, evaluation and reasoning.
- Leadership skills. Our students have developed leadership skills while serving as officers in student-run organizations, participating in the governance system or in peer advisor roles.
- Commitment to community. The majority of Otterbein students have participated in some form of community service.
In the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," Otterbein University earned the 14th highest overall score in the Universities-Master's (Midwest) among its 146 peers. Details.
Otterbein also premiered at number seven on U.S. News & World Report’s “Up-and-Comers” list, which recognizes institutions that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities, as determined by their peer institutions. Details.