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Otterbein offers the perfect location

Otterbein offers the perfect location


Otterbein University and Westerville, Ohio have gone hand-in-hand for over 160 years, but being just minutes away from the country’s 15th largest city definitely has its appeal, too. As a new Cardinal, you can take advantage of both.

Otterbein’s picture-perfect campus with tree-lined paths, smiling faces and Towers Hall chimes is located in the heart of Westerville. Ranked as the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes (2012), you’re just a quick four minute walk from the Uptown district, full of shops, restaurants and plenty of community welcoming spirit. The connection between the town and university are everywhere. Westerville is also centrally located for many short weekend excursions to cities like Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and many others thanks to buses and Port Columbus International Airport just 12 miles from campus. Westerville is a great place to call home.

Speaking of big cities, downtown Columbus is only 20 minutes away. There’s so much to do and see in Central Ohio that you’ll have a hard time fitting it all in before graduation. Columbus was voted number seven on the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Millennial College Students” by U.S.A. Today (2015). Ohio’s capital city is home to countless opportunities for internships with some of the nation’s largest companies, including Nationwide Insurance and OhioHealth. But it’s not just about work. There’s fantastic shopping less than 10 miles from Otterbein at Easton and Polaris, professional sports with the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team and Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer, and eight concert venues and six Broadway level theatres. Whatever you’re looking to do, Columbus has it.

There’s so much that Otterbein’s perfect location has to offer. Check-out the New Cardinals website and see just what life in Central Ohio really has to offer.