Studying in the United States can provide you with a lifetime advantage.
At Ohio University, we believe that the university experience should deliver more than a diploma—we offer experiences that will stay with you for life. With a 200+ year tradition of academic excellence, a classic American residential college campus, and award-winning career advising, OHIO offers a complete university experience.
Vibrant and welcoming community
Ranked the "Best College Town in Ohio” by Far & Wide in 2021, Athens is home to Ohio University’s main campus. Athens is a small and vibrant city located among rolling hills, flowing rivers, a national forest and more where students learn just as much in the community as they do in the classroom.
OHIO celebrates all members of the University community by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences and perspectives. OHIO’s thriving and welcoming international community is supported by the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, which help advance OHIO’s goal of becoming the nation’s best transformative learning community.
Each spring, the streets of Uptown Athens become a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds and smells during the International Student Union's International Week, a weeklong celebration of OHIO's global community. The week culminates in the popular International Street Fair featuring food, music, dancing and art, enhancing the relationship between the University and Athens community.
Professors who are both teachers and mentors
From spending extra time after class discussing concepts to answering emails over the weekend, OHIO's professors are approachable, accessible and committed to your success. With small class sizes and personable faculty members, students receive individualized attention. Faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and creative work, leading The Carnegie Foundation to designate OHIO as a very high research activity institution—joining the highest level of research institutions in the country.
Visit OHIO virtually
Even if you can’t visit Athens in person, you can explore Ohio University through a virtual visit or our virtual tour. Take a virtual walk across campus and learn more about everything from the academic buildings to the College Green. You can even get a look inside our residence halls! Visit ohio.edu/virtual-visits to get started.