Ohio Northern University is a private institution first founded in 1871. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in the village of Ada, in the State’s rural northwest.
In terms of academia, the university arranged its programmes into three separate schools, namely the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law, College of Pharmacy, College of Business and the College of Engineering. The diverse nature of these colleges is reflective of ONU’s eclectic mix of academic programmes. Altogether, the university offers more than 80 different programmes of study, and has a wide range of minors available in addition. The university also offers a Master’s of Science in Accounting, as well as law qualifications via the Claude W. Pettit School of Law.
The university competes in a variety of different sporting events via their athletics team, known as the Polar Bears. The sports in which they compete include, but are not limited to, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, lacrosse and wrestling. In order to accommodate these teams, the university maintains a number of different sports facilities, including a football stadium, tennis courts, softball and baseball arenas, and a dedicated sports centre featuring pools, gyms and an indoor running track.
The university’s main campus provides a range of different housing options, as well as seven-day all-you-can-eat dining. In terms of recreation, the university supports over 200 different student societies covering a huge range of interests.
Some famous alumni of ONU include Iams Pet Food founder Clay Mathile and NFL player Jason Trusnik.