I chose Otterbein University mainly because of its small size and location. I dont want to go to a larger school because I feel more comfortable in a smaller environment and I feel it fits my way of learning. I also would like to stay in Ohio.
To get into Otterbein University you have to have taken the ACT or SAT. The average score of the student body for the ACT is 18-29 and the average for the SAT is 500-600. They use the common application but the electronic application is available. No interview is required, but for some freshman an essay or at least 1 letter of recommendation is required. To them you rigor of secondary school classes is very important along with recommendations. Some more things they look at are GPA, class rank, standardized tests, extracurricular activities and volunteer work
At Otterbein University you are expected to live in campus housing until your senior year, unless you chose to live at home with a 30 mile radius of the school. There are 5 main residence halls for first year students: Davis Hall, Dunlap King Hall, Engle, Mayne Hall, Hanby Hall. Then there also houses that upperclassman normally are in such as Clements Hall, and West home street. Then there is an apartment option for juniors and seniors on Home and Park Street.