Our Promise to You
Private legal education at a public university cost
In October of 2013, ONU decided to take a step that would help define the future of legal education. We chose to be the first private law school in the country to reduce its tuition. We believe our extraordinary outcomes – No. 1 in Ohio for job placement and bar passage, among others – should be accessible to every future law student. Our twenty-five percent tuition reduction to $24,800 afforded us the recognition of being 1 of only 6 private law colleges in the nation named to the 2014 “Best Value Law Schools” list. We could not be prouder of the accomplishments of our students, and believe this tuition reduction provides every one of our students a more financially secure future.
25 percent reduction in tuition rates
Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, Ohio Northern University will reduce its tuition by 25% percent of its 2013-14 tuition rates across all colleges and academic majors.
For the College of Law, the 2014-15 tuition rate will be $24,800.
During these economic times, this will help ensure that a legal education remains within reach for students and families across the country.
Impact of the Tuition Reduction
Less borrowing now means greater long-term financial strength for every student. It is projected that with our reduction in tuition, the median debt for ONU Law students will decrease to $79,499, a roughly $26,500 reduction from existing median debt projections. A nearly $9,000 tuition cut is the largest known tuition cut of any private law school in the U.S. at this time, and we are are proud to be taking the lead in affordability and true value.
Projected median debt will reduce by nearly $26,500
ONU Law will award more than two (2) million dollars in scholarships to all three class years for the 2015-16 school year. Sixty-seven (67%) percent of the 2014 incoming class received aid in the form of scholarships and/or grants. Our average scholarship award was $12,500.
Average scholarship for 2014 was $12,500 | Range 5k - 24k
Everything else about ONU Law remains the same
While our tuition reduction helps make a legal education more affordable, everything else about our program will remain the same.
As an ONU Law student, you will continue to have accessible faculty who inspire and support you, small class sizes that offer individual instruction, a diverse international network of students and alumni, and an innovative curriculum that melds theory with real-world experience to graduate practice-ready lawyers.
Further, our emphasis on exceptional outcomes remains evident
Named a "Best Value Law School" by the National Jurist in 2014
No. 1 in Ohio for overall bar passage on the Feb. 2014 exam
No. 1 in Ohio rating for full-time bar-required job placement, Class of 2013
11:1 student-to-faculty ratio – one of the lowest in the country
Innovative legal education with the lowest private law school tuition in the Midwest
Top in the nation for practical experience and experiential learning - preLaw Magazine, 2014
45-year track record of providing high-impact, guaranteed clinical placements – almost 20 years before any other law school