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Photo of a speaker at OFIC

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

Sustainability Awards

  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) EMERALDS Award - Winner in the environmental education category in 2011

Student Achievements

  • 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.

Faculty Achievements

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 / 12:1
Majors / 74
Minors / 44
Graduate Programs / MBA, MAT, MAE, MSN, DNP, MSAH, MAEM