Otterbein University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for its focus on academics, service and student success.
Among the Ohio schools in the Regional Universities–Midwest category of the 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Otterbein boasts the third highest peer review score and third highest percentage of classes with less than 20 students. It also has the second lowest student to faculty ratio and second highest percentage of full-time faculty among its Ohio peers. Otterbein is ranked 16th overall among 149 peers in its category.
Washington Monthly recognized Otterbein as a top school for contributions to the public good as measured by social mobility, research and service. Otterbein was ranked 10th in overall community service and 52nd overall among 682 schools across the nation. Within the service category, Otterbein ranked seventh in community service participation by students.
Otterbein’s own students agree with the recognition from the national media outlets. Their responses to NSSE placed Otterbein in the top 10 percent of schools in the country for its “Level of Academic Challenge” and for its “Supportive Campus” environment.
Otterbein has also been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013. This list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.