Capital University

E Main St & College Ave, Columbus, United States
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Overview of Capital University

About this school

Capital, founded in 1830, is a church-affiliated university. Its 48-acre campus is in a suburban area three miles from downtown Columbus.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,699
    • Men:1,049 (38.9%)
    • Women:1,650 (61.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Capital University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 College and Main
City, State, Zip
Columbus, OH  43209-2394
Phone
(614) 236-6101
Fax
(614) 236-6820
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 30
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for Conservatory of Music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,208 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 2,384 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,824 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
707 (24%) of 2,889 admitted students enrolled
Women
408 (24%) of 1,734 admitted students enrolled
Men
299 (26%) of 1,155 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |535-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
594 average |540-635 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,466 (70.48932702627499%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,842 (21.54867432523751%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (3.180029415272091%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,406 (4.781969233215407%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Capital University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003023
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
582 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
517 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
517 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
170 (32.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$30,669
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 504 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,304
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 392 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,600
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 517 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
96 (15.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,863

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,150 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,955 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,954 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
577 (29.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$28,438
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,851 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,427
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,531 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,268
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,861 (95.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
494 (20.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,185

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,515
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


163

Part-Time Faculty


246

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


30%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 64% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
457
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Capital University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


50.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Taxation, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Taxation

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


809,798

Nearest Metropolitan Area


48 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Columbus

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


59% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusader
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Capital University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus crusade for christ, student government, university programming, college republicans, american marketing association

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,493

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,699
Women
1,650
Men
1,049

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 10.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.8% White
  • 3.5% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 22 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


685

Student Resources

Study resources