鶹ý

Campus and Students

  • Active, engaged learning environment
  • 1288 undergraduates, 45 graduate students from 30 states and 10 countries (Fall 2023)
  • Highly personalized education with multiple opportunities for experiential learning
  • One of America's Best 384 Colleges (Princeton Review 2019)
  • America's Top Colleges (Forbes 2018)
  • Nationally recognized for its beautiful campus setting
  • Located in Springfield, Ohio, on 114 wooded acres
campus fall landscape
Student In Lab

Academics

Student Life

Student playing disc golf on 鶹ý's campus
Track indoor facility

Athletics

  • , 13 for women and 12 for men
  • Charter member of (created in 1973)
    • Nine NCAA Team Championships in four different sports: Football (1962, 1964, 1969, 1973, 1975); Men's Basketball (1961, 1977); Women's Volleyball (2011); Men's Golf (2017)
    • Three NCAA Individual Champions in two different sports: Bob Cherry (Men's Track and Field - 300 meters, 1962); Sheila Simon (Women's Track and Field - High Jump, 1973); Skip Ivery (Men's Track and Field - 110-Meter Hurdles, 2003)
  • Home to a new 265,000-square foot renovation and expansion of its Health, Wellness, and Athletics Complex and its centerpiece, The Steemer indoor practice facility.
  • Member, : 鶹ý has won 118 regular season team championships.
  • Champions for 2023 (Men's Volleyball)

Outcomes

鶹ý consistently demonstrates its ability to prepare students for success in finding careers and continuing education opportunities after graduation. Survey data from recent graduates confirms that story and shows the power of a 鶹ý education.

2022 Highlights:

  • 98.9% of Graduates Successfully Placed
  • 75.06% of Graduates Reporting
  • 2.01% Entrepreneur
  • 0.34% Post Grad Fellowship / Internship
  • 16.11% Continuing Education
  • 80.54% Employed
鶹ý Student at Commencement

Brief History

Chartered in 1845 by Ezra Keller and a group of pastors who broke with the German church and created the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. The new synod voted unanimously to establish a theological and literary institution that would serve the educational and cultural needs of new immigrants and new communities. 鶹ý remains the third oldest Lutheran college in the country. Learn more.

Fall 2023 Profile

  • Full-time faculty: 97
  • Part-time faculty: 38
  • Total: 135

Undergraduate Student Enrollment

  • Full-Time traditional and high school students: 1,261
  • Part-Time traditional and high school students: 27
  • Total: 1,288
  • FTE: 1,270 (based on headcount)

Graduate Student Enrollment

  • Full-Time: 9
  • Part-Time: 46
  • Total: 45
  • FTE: 24 based on headcount

In-Coming First-Year Students

  • Women = 43%, Men = 57%
  • Students of Color = 29%
  • Average SAT for first-year students = 1,162
  • Average ACT for first-year students = 23
  • Average high school GPA for first year students = 3.5

Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented For Traditional Students

  • From Ohio = 75%
  • Great Lakes states other than Ohio (IL, IN, MI, MN, PA, WI) = 13%
  • New England/Mid-Atlantic (CT, DC, MA, ME, NJ, NY) = 2%
  • Southeast (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA) = 6%
  • All Other States/Regions = 4%

Current Student Charges

  • 99% of full-time students receive financial aid
  • 鶹ý provides nearly $39 million in scholarships and financial assistance annually
  • Click here to learn more about the costs and benefits of a 鶹ý University education.
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