At Ohio University, you can be yourself—and become your best self.
Ohio University Fast Facts
OHIO’s nationally accredited academic programs make us a perfect choice for those seeking a comfortable midsize campus with the amenities and resources of a larger school. Our goal is to offer students the nation’s best transformative learning experience.
• Nearly 24,000 students enrolled on the Athens campus and more than 10,000 on 10 regional campuses and centers
• 81.5% freshman retention rate
• More than 95% of freshmen receive financial aid
• 98.5% of first-year students enrolled in 222 learning communities
• Freshman class ACT middle 50% range: 21–26
• Carnegie Foundation classification: Doctoral University—High Research Activity
More than 250 programs that prepare you for the career you want
Interested in journalism, teaching, video production, graphic design, engineering, or astronomy? How about studying international business, researching ways to improve health care, or solving environmental problems? No matter what you want to do—from learning to fly a plane to studying the biology of dinosaurs—you’ll find your right fit here. You can even design your own major through our Bachelor of Specialized Studies program.
Love at first sight
That’s what many people feel when they first step onto Ohio University’s College Green. What makes OHIO one of the nation’s most picturesque campuses? Visitors talk about the welcoming vibe, the smiling faces, the brick pathways, the classic architecture, the cherry blossom trees in the spring, or the squirrels jumping about the leaves in the fall. Students and parents visiting for the first time often tell us, “This is what a college campus should look like!”
A home away from home
OHIO is known for more than its beauty—it’s a welcoming place where new friends are waiting to meet you. It’s the university that fits who you are—and who you want to be. More than 90% of our first-year students choose to participate in learning communities, which group a small number of students with common academic interests into a cluster of courses. These students often form friendships that can last a lifetime.
Professors who are both teachers and mentors
From spending extra time after class discussing concepts to answering questions over email on a weekend, our professors are approachable, accessible, and committed to your success. In addition, OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College offers high-achieving students the option of a one-on-one instructional approach modeled after the system practiced for centuries at Cambridge and Oxford Universities in Great Britain.
Adventures beyond the classroom
Whether you’re interested in studying the plays of Shakespeare in London or retail merchandising in China, OHIO students can choose study abroad opportunities around the world. Early on, you can also participate in meaningful research, internships, and community service, or get involved in more than 500 student organizations. The university-wide OHIO Honors Program allows students to challenge themselves with co-curricular research and leadership opportunities. We believe experiences outside the classroom are an important part of your success.
The path to your future is here
We look forward to celebrating your achievements—as both a student and a future graduate. Visit ohio.edu/admissions to learn more. You can also schedule a visit or take a virtual tour of our Athens campus at ohio.edu/tour.