About Capital University
On Campus Housing
Capital University, which is located in Columbus, OH is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Capital University occupies a total area of about 53 acres. Capital University was founded in the year 1830. Purple, gray and white are the official colors of the Capital University. The total enrolment stands at 3,367 (fall 2018) students at Capital University. Around 2,504 and 722 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 159 full-time, 245 part-time faculty. Around 92% of the students are 24 and under at Capital University. At CU around 76% are white, 9% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to two or more races. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 63% of the students are females and 37% are males. In its 190 years of existence, CU has produced several known personalities like Ron Amstutz, Deborah Pryce, Jim Jordan, and Jennifer Brunner. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 206 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AALS (Association of American Law Schools), ABA (American Bar Association), ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), and ACS American Chemical Society. Capital University has around $106 million (2019) in endowment.
The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Capital University at the 584th position among other national universities.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $53,548. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($36,872), books and supplies ($1,600), room and boarding ($11,264), and budget for other expenses ($3,764). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$64,246 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At CU, $11,264 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at CU costs around $5,500 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 37% male and 63% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Capital University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,150, whereas the financial aid is $24,404. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,604, while the institutional aid is $24,404. At CU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $55,289,535 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $2,691,672.