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Ohio Dominican University

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The institution​

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is a small, private university located in Columbus, the largest city and state capital of Ohio. At ODU you will have a very personalised education experience – class sizes are small (on average you will have 18 -20 students in a class) meaning that you can get the attention that you need from the university professors.

It was founded in 1911 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. It proudly continues to embody a Catholic ethos but don’t worry if you are not a Roman Catholic – student of all religions are welcome here!



Despite its small size, Columbus offers 39 market-driven majors at Bachelor degree so you have plenty of choice. Popular fields of study include Business, Computer Science, Finance, Pre-Medical and Psychology but be sure to check the full list of available majors on the university website by clicking here.

For budding engineers, the university has partnered with the University of Dayton, Ohio to offer a streamlined 3+2 route to a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Bio, Chemical, Chemistry Materials, or Computer Science Engineering, saving you one year of time and money!

The institution is a great option for students who have already started university studies in their home country as they make the process of transferring credits as simple as possible. Rather than having to undergo a credential evaluation through an organization such as WES, the university will do an in-house evaluation that will quickly give you a good idea of the number of transferable credits you have.

This institution offers a much smaller range of Master’s programs but its MBA program is extremely affordable and offers 7 different concentrations according to your personal requirements – Healthcare Administration, Data Analytics, Finance, Risk Management, Accounting, Leadership and Sports Management.



Like many private universities in the USA, ODU’s tuition fees at bachelor degree level look high at first, but the university offers a range of generous scholarships and it is possible to combine several different awards to really minimise your expenses.

Merit scholarships of $13,000 – $15,000 per year are guaranteed to all students with a GPA of 2.5 or above and there are a number of smaller awards potentially available. Overall, the average award is $17,000 – $18,000 per year, making the University surprisingly affordable.

Graduate students are not able to benefit from any scholarships but, as you can see, their tuition fees are already highly competitive.


ODU is located in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio on a 75-acre campus. Columbus is a city of approximately 900,000 inhabitants, making it the 14th most populous city in the USA. And, as you may have guessed already, it is named after Christopher Columbus, the 15th century explorer who ‘discovered’ the continent.

Columbus is home to six Fortune 500 companies and 20 fortune 1000 companies, and ODU makes it a priority to create relationships with many of them. The University hosts one of the most popular college job fairs in the area each year and many of it’s students are able to gain real-world experience prior to graduation as well as to seek work opportunities through OPT after graduating

The city regularly ranks very highly for job opportunities for newly graduate students; recent accolades include #5 Best City for New Graduates (OnlineDegrees,com, 2018), Top 5 City to Start a Career (USA Today, 2017) and #1 City for Tech Workers (Smartassed.com, 2017).

If you’re a keen sports fan, you might decide to become a fan of Columbus Crew, the city’s Major League Soccer team, or Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

Campus Life at Ohio Dominican University

There’s plenty to keep you entertained on campus when you have finished studying for the day. 

Sporty types can make use of the fitness center, tennis courts, sand volleyball or one of the extensive playing fields. The Alum Creek Trail, part of the extensive Central Ohio Greenways Trails system, runs through campus and provides great access to nature for bikers, runners, and hikers. Or perhaps try out for one of the Campus Panthers sports teams (football/soccer and basketball are among the sports in which the university competes against other student teams)?

Find your passion at this great institution outside the classroom as well as inside. Join one or more of the many student-run clubs and organizations! You’ll find clubs related to music, sports, academics, science fiction and much much more and, of course, there is also the Black Student Union and the World Student Club, which aims at bringing students from all different backgrounds together.


International Students at Ohio Dominican

Making the decision to go study in a different part of the globe takes an unique kind of student. At this campus, you’ll find the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world. Seed Educational Consulting will help you get more information on this University .The University has a history of inviting both Graduate and Undergraduate students from other nations to it’s close-knit, coed campus community.


Financial Aid Available at Ohio dominican University

A degree from Ohio Dominican  is your very first step to living a life with purpose as well as an interesting one. So let’s make this happen, cost effectively. Let’s collaborate so you can make the most effective investment in yourself and also your future. You deserve it.

We at Seed Educational aim to match students with the academic programs– scholarships, grants/or loans– that aid you the most.

99% of the full time, undergraduate students at ODUgot some form of financial support in 2021-2022. This is such a high number.
More than $32 million was granted to ODU students by university, government, state as well as exclusive resources.

All first time freshmen are taken into consideration for ODU Merit Scholarships

It’s 4-year Merit scholarships range from $48,000 to $76,000; with Honors scholarships ranging from an additional $1000 per year up to the full cost of tuition!

Kinds Of Financial Aid Available

ODU offers many sorts of financial aid to it’s students. Some, such as loans and grants, are based upon monetary demand. Others are based upon past academic performance, also referred to as “merit.”

Grants at Ohio Dominican

Grants are financial gifts that do not have to be repaid.

Student loans

Student loans consist of those funded by the federal government and also those from outside sources.

Work-Study at Ohio Dominican

The Federal Work-Study Program offers part-time jobs on and off campus for certified ODU students.

There are a variety of part-time tasks on and off school readily available to certified ODU students.

The Federal Work-Study Program gives part-time work for undergraduate students that prove a need for financial support enabling them to make money to help pay for academic costs.

Federal Work-Study salaries will certainly go to least the current minimum wage, yet might be higher according to the sort of job you do and the skills called for.
Work-study payments are not grants that are directly applied to one’s tuition costs. Rather, work-study earnings are paid biweekly based on the variety of hours worked.
Revenue gained through the

Work-Study Program is not exempt from federal or state taxes. For that reason each pupil should complete the appropriate documents before taking up any work.
Only students that have been awarded work-study as part of their financial assistance are qualified to make an application for work-study placements.

Housing at Ohio Dominican

ODU offers four different on-campus residences. Typically, these are arranged into four-person, two bedroom suites, common room and bathroom, though more senior students do have additional options available. Students attending a Bachelor program at the university (whether Freshmen or Transfer students) will get the first year of on-campus housing free. There is also a $2,000 discount for each subsequent year that an undergraduate student decides to live on-campus, making it a very affordable housing option.

The campus offers a number of different restaurants for students and there are several different meal plans available. First year students are required to take a 280 or 320 meal/semester plan but, after the first year, students have greater flexibility as to the meal plan they can choose.

Further information about campus housing and meal plans can be found at https://www.ohiodominican.edu/current-students/student-life/housing-dining/residence-life/residence-halls


What comes next?

Upon completion of your Bachelor or Master’s program at the Campus, you will be eligible for OPT (Optional Practical Training). OPT is an opportunity to work off-campus in an area related to your study for up to 12 months (or 36-months if you have chosen a STEM major): you will gain valuable work experience and, at the same time, you will be paid! 

85% of students complete an internship during their degree program and this is a great way to boost your professional network and enhance your skills, making it easier to benefit from OPT after graduating. Remember that you are not restricted to the Columbus area for your OPT – recent ODU students have pursued employment both in Ohio and throughout the United States.

If you have studied a Bachelor at the campus, you may also wish to stay for your Master’s. Just remember that you do have the right to choose OPT both after your Bachelor and again after your Master’s if you so desire.


Seed loves Ohio Dominican UNIVERSITY because...

Attractive Bachelor degree scholarships for international students

Free campus housing at Bachelor degree level for first year!

Excellent credit transfer options for transfer students

Quick Navigation through Ohio dominican

Key information:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Type of Institution:
4-year University

Suitable for:
High school leavers                       Transfer students                           Graduate students

39 Bachelor programs (including Business, Computer Science, Finance, Engineering and Pre-Med) and 7 Master’s programs (including an MBA)

Annual tuition:
Bachelor: up to $32,300               Master’s: $11,250

Estimated annual expenses:
Bachelor: $30,000 – 49,000     Master’s: $27,670

Number of students:

Campus housing?

Nearest airport:
John Glenn Columbus Int’l (CMH)


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