University Honors and Awards:
- U.S. News & World Report's "Guide to America’s Best Colleges" - Ranked 14th in the 2012 guide; named a top 10 “Up and Comer” in 2011 by its peers in the Regional Universities (Midwest); consistently ranks high among peers for over a decade
- G.I. Jobs magazine - Recognized as a Military Friendly School
Community Service Awards
- President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll - Winner of President's Award for General Community Service for 2007; Finalist for President's Award for General Community Service for 2006 and 2010; Honor Roll Member with Distinction since 2006
- Washington Monthly - Recognized as a Top 50 School for Contributions to the Public Good
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Classified as a “community-engaged university”
- Ohio House of Representatives - Received commendation for dedication to community service in 2008
- Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) EMERALDS Award - Winner in the environmental education category in 2011
- Otterbein student William Nicholson-Burley spoke at the Ohio Foundation of Independent College's (OFIC) Evening of Excellence on April 10, 2013.
- The Cardinal Colloquium showcases the research and creative work of our talented students
- Senior art exhibits highlight the work of graduating art students.
- Theatre majors travel to Los Angeles and New York City to audition for casting directors and agents. Learn more.
Learn about our distinguished faculty here.
/ Fast Facts
Location / Westerville, OH
President / Dr. Kathy Krendl
Mascot / Cardy the Cardinal
Colors / Tan and Cardinal
Founded / 1847
Students / approx. 3,000
Students to faculty / 11:1
Majors / 73
Minors / 44
Graduate Programs / 8 - learn more