Ottawa University Kansas Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

By SAGE Scholars — April 21, 2022

Ottawa University Kansas, which offers a remarkable number of varsity sports teams — 33 — to serve a student body of 650 undergraduates, has become the 11th Kansas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

88% of OU Kansas students are athletes, including numerous unexpected possibilities: beach volleyball, bowling, competitive cheer and dance, Esports, lacrosse, men’s and women’s powerlifting, women’s wrestling. The women’s flag football team won the inaugural NAIA WFLAG national championship in 2021, outscoring opponents 586-to-107 en route to the title.

Located in the Kansas City metro region, OU was founded in 1865 by Baptist missionaries as a boarding school for the local Ottawa Tribe. The University has grown from a single building into a comprehensive educational institution serving over 4,000 students on six campuses and online.

The Kansas campus offers an array of possibilities outside the classroom — campus ministries (9 options), performing arts (10 options), fraternities, sororities as well as numerous student organizations. The most popular majors include Biology, Business, Kinesiology / Exercise Science and Psychology. An 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures small classes. Financial aid is generous; a planner works with each admitted applicant.

Ottawa is the 8th SAGE member college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.

Ottawa University

Founded in 1865, Ottawa University prepares you for a lifetime of personal significance, vocational fulfillment and service to God and humanity as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry. We strive to develop the whole person by providing an education that is student-centered, value-priced, technology-enabled, and rooted firmly in teaching excellence.

Our dedicated faculty and staff will provide guidance every step of the way, from the moment you first arrive on campus to the day you walk across the stage for graduation. With great pride in, and commitment to our students, OU provides a transformative experience that meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go.

Our residential Kansas campus, located 50 miles from downtown Kansas City, offers undergraduates enormous possibilities outside the classroom — campus ministries, performing arts, fraternities, sororities and a wide variety of student organizations. OU offers 33 varsity athletic teams, including numerous unexpected possibilities — beach volleyball, bowling, competitive cheer and dance, esports, women’s flag football (National Champions), lacrosse, men’s and women’s powerlifting, men’s volleyball, and women’s wrestling.

Overall, Ottawa University also offers three campus locations for adult learners, a second residential campus, as well as robust online instruction. The University is affiliated with the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma and the American Baptist Churches USA.

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