Ottawa University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kansas


Founded in 1865, Ottawa University is a private institution affiliated with the Baptist Church. The main residential campus is located in Ottawa, Kansas, about 45 minutes south of Lawrence and an hour southwest of Kansas City. The university also has been expanding its online offerings in recent years, and the school also has campuses for working adults in Phoenix, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Jeffersonville (Indiana). Among the traditional undergraduates at the Ottawa campus, business is the most popular area of study. On the student life front, the university offers more than 20 student organizations and 16 varsity athletic teams. The Ottawa Braves compete in the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 553
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 553
Faculty: 26

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 56%
Percent Female: 44%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1001 South Cedar
Ottawa Kansas 66067


Main Email:

Main Phone: 785-242-5200

Additional Campuses:
Phoenix Campus
10020 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Chandler Campus
1850 East Northrop Blvd. Suite 130
Chandler, AZ 85286

Communiversity at Surprise
15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

Indiana Campus
287 Quarter Master Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Kansas City
4370 West 109th Street Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211

Wisconsin Campus
245 S Executive Drive Suite 110
Brookfield, WI 53005

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Your academic earned-to-attempted percentage is considered.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Semester credit hours are given for all passing grades, including D's. Although accepted in transfer, not all courses with D's fulfill specific degree requirements.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Although not required, students are encouraged to submit scores for either the American College Testing program (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
An essay on "Sense of Purpose at Ottawa University" is required.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 24
English 17 23
Math 17 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 420 530
Math 430 520
Writing 380 500

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 95%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -95%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1050

Other Expenses: 3130

Room and Board: 7134

Tuition and Fees: 21680

Total Cost: 32994

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The types of financial aid available vary by student and location. Consideration that is fair and equitable can only be given after the student has submitted the proper application materials to determine eligibility.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6404

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 85%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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