You deserve a great
university experience. You’ll find it here.
Nestled in the rolling hills of scenic southeastern Ohio, the University’s classic residential Athens campus is among the nation’s most picturesque. The charm of tree-lined brick walkways on the University’s College Green makes you feel as if you are at a small college rather than a large university. You can walk between most campus buildings within about 10 minutes.
TYPE OF SCHOOL: Public comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate, and intensive English programs; established in 1804 as Ohio’s first university and the nation’s ninth public university
SIZE OF CAMPUS: 215 buildings on nearly 1,800 acres
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: More than 24,000 students on the Athens campus, including more than 18,000 undergraduates
NUMBER OF FACULTY: 1,074 full-time faculty members
COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: Nine academic colleges and one center serve undergraduate students. The University also contains a Graduate College and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: The student body represents all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus 108 countries from around the world.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: The Office of International Student and Faculty Services offers support services for arrival, advising, housing, and financing an Ohio University education. The Ohio Program of Intensive English, offering English preparation, is one of the leading English-language programs in the United States and the oldest of its kind in Ohio.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: The 2018–2019 amount required to demonstrate availability of funds for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility was $40,415.
FINANCIAL AID: Some merit-based awards are available to international students who begin studies in the fall semester.
TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: SAT or ACT scores are only required for freshman scholarship consideration and must be submitted directly from the testing agency. Ohio University considers Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing scores from the new SAT format or combined Math and Critical Reading scores from the old SAT format. The TOEFL and IELTS are only necessary if available. Students with low English scores or no scores can still be conditionally admitted to the University but will be required to participate in the Ohio Program of Intensive English.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: Information about application fees and deadlines can be found at ohio.edu/admissions/apply.
You deserve a great university experience. You’ll find it here.
More than 250 paths to career success
Interested in journalism, engineering, teaching, nursing, musicperformance, or chemistry? Howabout studying International Business, researching ways to improve health care, or solving environmental problems?
No matter what you want to do—from learning to produce a film tostudying the biology of dinosaurs—OHIO has a major to match yourinterests. You can even design yourown major through our Bachelor ofSpecialized Studies program.
Ohio University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by recognized professional accrediting associations. Ranked inthe top half of public universitiesnationwide by U.S. News & World Report, OHIO boasts a 93% rate of graduates who are employed or ingraduate/professional school within 12 months of graduation.
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, thecherry 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 welcoming campus
Located among beautifully wooded hills, OHIO is known for more than its beauty—it’s a welcoming place and a peaceful, safe environmentwhere new friends are waiting tomeet you. At OHIO, you will be partof a community. New friendshipsin the residence halls are just thebeginning. OHIO offers opportunities for the complete collegiate experience, from honors programming, undergraduate research, and student organizations to NCAA Division I athletics, recreational activities, and a great variety of arts-related events.
Dedicated and helpful professors
From spending extra time after class to discuss concepts to answering questions over email on a weekend, our professors are approachable, accessible, and committed to your success. With small class sizes and accessible faculty members, OHIO students receive individualized attention. Faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and creative work, leading the CarnegieFoundation to rate OHIO a high-activity research institution. Faculty members are also equally dedicated to the success of their students. In addition, OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College is the only degree-granting college of its kind in the nation and offers high-achieving students the option of an instructional approach modeled after the tutorial system practiced for centuries at Cambridge and Oxford Universities in Great Britain.
OHIO welcomed our first international student in 1895, and the tradition of international commitmentcontinues today. Ohio University prides itself on its diversity of cultures and international student–friendly environment. An essential part of OHIO’s identity, international students are valued in the classroom and on campus. Many internationallyfocused academic conferences, guest lectures, and social events take place annually.
For students who require instruction in English as a Second Language, the University’s Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) has been providing students with quality languageinstruction since 1967. The curriculum focuses on academic study and research skills. All OPIE instructors are professionally trained and experienced in the teaching of English as a Second Language.
Scholarships and our fixed-rate guarantee
Incoming freshmen who take the SAT or ACT and begin studies in the fall semester are eligible for merit-based scholarship consideration. Merit scholarships are available to transfer students in limited quantity, and 2,000 graduate appointments are available for master’s and PhD candidates. Appointments are awarded competitively by schools or departments.
Ohio University offers The OHIOGuarantee®, which enables students(Ohio residents and non-residentsalike) to pay a single fixed rate fortuition, room and meal plan, and feesfor four years. The OHIO Guaranteetakes the guesswork out of planningand financing a college education.
Visit us in person or take a look online
In person visits are always best! Butif you can’t make it to Athens, youcan explore Ohio University online through our e-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! You can schedule a visitor take a virtual tour of our Athens campus at ohio.edu/tour.
An extraordinary university experience awaits
We look forward to celebrating your achievements as both a student and
a future graduate. Visit ohio.edu/admissions to learn more.