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About Walsh University

Walsh University is a 4-year, private, Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1960. It is located in North Canton, about a half hour south of Akron, Ohio. In its 2013 rankings, US News & World Report listed Walsh University as the 66th 'best regional university in the Midwest.'


Walsh University offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through the following academic divisions and schools: the Division of Education, the Division of Math and Science, the Division of Humanities, the Division of Theology, the Division of Language and Letters, the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the DeVille School of Business and the School of Nursing. The university offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate majors, as well as a healthcare management certificate, a teaching endorsement and a teaching licensure program. Some of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in 2010-2011 were nursing, business administration, biology, early childhood education, psychology, accounting and marketing.

Students can take advantage of service learning opportunities, such as internships, practicums and volunteer positions. The university currently offers study abroad programs in Uganda, Tanzania and Rome; students may also study abroad through the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad consortium, of which Walsh University is a member. The Walsh University Honors Program provides qualified students with a more rigorous course of study, additional academic opportunities and a yearly scholarship.


Applicants must submit an application (online or by mail), a $25 application fee, ACT or SAT scores and official transcripts from high school and from any colleges previously attended. Submitting an essay is recommended, but not required.

Walsh University received 1,650 undergraduate applications in fall 2011 and accepted 77% of applicants, 40% of whom chose to enroll. With a female-to-male gender ratio of three to two, students at Walsh University represent 15 states and 22 countries; 94% of students are from the state of Ohio, and the student body is 79% Caucasian.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Full-time undergraduate tuition at Walsh University is $23,550 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Part-time students pay $785 per credit hour. Room costs range from $4,730 to $8,470 per year, depending on selected accommodations. A full meal is $4,210 per year, while a partial meal plan costs $2,710 per year. Books cost about $1,062 per year. Students are also responsible for a variety of fees, some of which include a general fee, a registration fee and a parking fee. According to NCES, the total estimated expenses of an on-campus undergraduate in 2011-2012 were $35,453.

Walsh University grants are typically merit-based. In 2010-2011, 100% of incoming, full-time undergraduates received aid directly from the university; the average award was $11,958. A special $1,000 grant is available for graduates of Catholic high schools. Need-based aid is available through federal, state and local grants and scholarships. In 2010-2011, 85% of all undergraduates held federal student loans, with an average loan amount of $6,722.

School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorates*
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic**
Academic Calendar Semesters, with a summer session available*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 2,982 undergraduates and graduate students in fall 2011*
Student Housing All full-time students must live on-campus unless otherwise approved*
Schools and Programs Two schools and six academic divisions offering over 50 undergraduate and graduate majors*
Student-Faculty Ratio 12 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Business administration and management (1)
Bachelor's: Registered nursing (97)
Master's: Business administration, management and operations (58)
Doctorate: Physical therapy (20)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates Students who started fall 2005: 49% in four years, 60% in six years**
Admission Rate 77% in fall 2011**
Entering Class Size 512 in fall 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 75% (full-time students) from fall 2010 to fall 2011**
Average ACT Score of Admitted Students 22.2 in fall 2011*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Decision Notification Date Immediately after application is received*
Tuition $23,550 per year in 2012-2013 (excluding fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For incoming, full-time undergraduates in 2010-2011: Federal grants (47%), state or local grants/scholarships (29%), institutional grants/scholarships (100%), federal student loans (87%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 100% of incoming, full-time undergraduates in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Walsh University; **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics; ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Walsh University, 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44720
  • Phone: (330) 490-7090 or (800) 362-9846
  • Website: www.walsh.edu

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