Choose more than a college. Choose #Capfam. | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • While our campus looks lovely in photos, our real beauty is not in the buildings. It's in the hearts of our people and the unique bond they share. It's in the joy they bring to each other, the hope they see in the world, and the belief they have in you.

    It's something we call CapFam, and there's nothing quite like it.   
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    Campus Life

    Any attempt to describe CapFam falls short. The beauty of Capital is in our people and the bonds we share. Our campuses in Bexley and downtown Columbus put us at the heart of Ohio's capital city and connects our students with the fastest growing city in the Midwest – and the opportunities within. Living on campus is the best way to immerse yourself in the Capital experience. If you’ve only seen our campus through photos on our website or direct mail, don’t underestimate the impact of a brick-and-mortar visit. It's the best way to experience CapFam for yourself.

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    Be part of something bigger than yourself without losing yourself. At Capital, you'll find meaningful ways to use your gifts. We believe education should prepare you for purpose in work and life. And because learning happens everywhere - in class, in the community, in a student organization, in the lab, or on the field - your learning and impact begin immediately. All of these experiences work together to shape who you are, what you know, and what you will do in the world.

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    Financial Aid

    We are with you, even when it comes to paying for college. Capital invests more than $50 million annually in providing scholarships and grants to help families afford the Capital education. We believe in you - and it - that much. You're investing in more than a piece of paper. You're investing in you. And we're investing in you. Together, there's nothing we can't do. 

    Good Guarantee InsetWe consider more than GPA and test scores when awarding scholarships. Our holistic approach shows we see more in you. We see your potential. Your academic talent is impressive, but we see so much more in you. Your job. Your care for others. Your involvement in the community. Capital is interested in all of you - everything you bring to our community.

    Our merit awards start at $10,000 for the average B student and go all the way up to $23,000 for the academic rock star (and everything in between). We invite people to compete for a limited number of full-tuition scholarships, and we also offer financial awards for students who enrich the diversity of our university, including students of color, Lutheran students, music majors and students whose family members are Cap grads.

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