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Tuition & Fees

$11,548

$20,512

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,548
Declined + 5,386
Total Received 20,934
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Journalism
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School Facts

Ohio University, founded in 1804, is a public, comprehensive institution. The 1,774-acre campus is located in Athens, OH, 75 miles southeast of Columbus.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,217
Established in 1804
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Codes

SAT 1593
ACT 3314

Social Networks

Public

23,571

undergraduate students

5,646

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
48%
12-17
0
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Fun Facts

  • The first students at Ohio University paid $8 each school year in fees, which went toward paying for firewood.

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Athens, OH

1,774-acre campus in Athens (population: 24,122), 75 miles southeast of Columbus. Major airport serves Columbus; other airport serves Parkersburg (50 miles); train serves Huntington (83 miles). Public transportation serves campus. Branch campuses in Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster, St. Clairsville, and Zanesville.

Ohio University
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
20 fraternities 9% of male students
 
12 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
48%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,548
Declined + 5,386
Total Received 20,934

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Candace Boeninger
Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Mgmt & Director of Admissions
P: 740 593-4100
F: 740 593-0560
admissions@ohio.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,844,698
State $3,222,955
Institutional $29,458,820
Other external $2,834,719
Total $59,361,192

Non-need-based

Federal $53,353
State $167,107
Institutional $3,225,203
Other external $450,784
Total $3,896,447

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference (Division I, Football I FBS)
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
hunter green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescent/Young Adult Education
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Health Sciences/Wellness
Art
Arts/Humanities
Athletic Administration
Athletic Training
Audiology
Aviation
Aviation Flight Technology
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business/Pre-Law
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Child Development
Child/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classics/World Religions
College Student Personnel
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication/Development Studies
Computer Education/Technology
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Cultural Studies in Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Educational Administration
Educational Research/Evaluation
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Energy Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology/Management
English
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Plant Biology
Exercise Physiology
Film
Finance
Financial Economics
General Business
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health Administration
Higher Education
History
Human/Consumer Sciences Education
Individualized Studies
Industrial/Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Information/Telecommunication Systems
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Arts
International Affairs
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Management Systems
Management/Strategic Leadership
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts Studies
Media Arts/Studies
Middle Childhood Education
Modern Languages
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Hygiene/Safety
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Practice
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health
Reading Education
Recreation/Sport Pedagogy
Science
Secondary Education
Social Criminology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Social/Public Health
Sociology
Special Education
Specialized Studies
Speech Language Pathology
Sports Administration
Technical Operations Management
Theatre
Translational Biomedical Sciences
Visual Communications
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

81%

23,571
students

Female
60%
14,099

Male
40%
9,472

Graduate

19%

5,646
students

Female
51%
2,866

Male
49%
2,780

undergraduateFull-time

72%

17,019
students

Female
52%
8,849

Male
48%
8,170

undergraduatePart-time

28%

6,552
students

Female
81%
5,250

Male
19%
1,302

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

89%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Betsy Morley
740 593-4100
admissions.international@ohio.edu

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