This fall, an impressive group of students will be taking their seats in classrooms across campus. The statistics for the approximately 600 freshmen and more than 70 transfer students tell the story.
The average G.P.A. of the incoming class is 3.5 and the average ACT composite is 24. Students will come to Otterbein from 25 states and 68 out of 88 Ohio counties. Students of color comprise 13 percent of the class. More than 170 students in the incoming class are legacies, with relatives who previously attended Otterbein.
The most popular majors for the incoming class are: nursing, health and sport sciences, biology, education and business.
New Majors and Minors Fill Educational Needs
The world is changing, careers are changing and Otterbein’s major offerings are changing, too. As students plan for future careers in rising fields, Otterbein has added majors to prepare them to land their dream jobs. This fall, classes will start for 20 students accepted into the new Zoo and Conservation Science major. The major is offered in partnership with the Columbus Zoo and the Ohio Wildlife Center. It is one of few programs in the country to prepare students for careers in zoo and wildlife management. For more information, visit www.otterbein.edu/zooandconservationscience.
Other majors new to Otterbein include Health Communication and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. New minors include Health Communication, Nutrition, Sports Communication and Women’s Studies. For a complete list of our majors and minors, visit www.otterbein.edu/majors.