Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

International Profile

An OHIO education 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 2022, 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 our virtual tour or OHIO's episode of The College 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/visit to get started.



#1 Best Value public school in Ohio | U.S. News & World Report


Top 100 public university | U.S. News & World Report


Best College Town in Ohio | Far & Wide


Ranked among the Best Undergraduate Business Schools, 2022 | Poets and Quants


Among 2022-2023 Best Global Universities | U.S. News & World Report


Our location sets us apart, creating the ideal place to be a student. The state of Ohio serves as a manufacturing and retail hub and home to 20+ Fortune 500 companies. At the same time, Athens has been named the best college town in the state of Ohio and is surrounded by natural beauty.

Fast Facts

Type of School: Public, 4-year research institution

Number of Students: 14,000+ undergraduate students, 20,000+ total Athens campus enrollment 

Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Ccolleges, Programs, and Degrees: 250+ programs of study

Geographic Diversity: Students and faculty from 99 countries, Puerto Rico, and 49 states.

Tuition & Fees: 
Tuition & Fees: $24,114
Living Expenses: $16,584
Health Insurance: $2,259
Total for Form I-20: $42,597

Admission Requirements: Proof of English proficiency required

Application Deadlines & Fees: 
Early action deadline, November 15; Rolling admission deadline, February 1
Application fee: $70

Academics and Experience
With more than 250+ majors, minors and certificate programs, OHIO can offer you the experience you need no matter where your path leads. Learn more about how OHIO students gain real-world skills and experience by visiting ohio.edu/experience-ohio.

Points of Pride
• The Russ College of Engineering is the host of the $500,000 Russ Prize, which is among the most highly regarded bioengineering honors.

• 250+ active patents worldwide

• 200+ Fulbright US student recipients

• 50+ Pulitzer Prizes awarded to Scripps College of Communication students, faculty and alumni

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “When I arrived here from Trinidad and Tobago, I found there to be such a great network and community here at OHIO that I felt at home in no time. It’s someplace you can really feel safe, comfortable and welcome.”

    • Aleah Cumberbatch, ’21
  • “Growing up in Kenya, I always wanted to be a change-maker, and OHIO has given me the chance to begin exploring that desire within the university community. The university has provided me with endless support to have a real impact.”

    • Laura Ndoigo, ’22
  • “The Ohio University experience has really given me a better understanding of myself and the entire world around me, which is something that I’ll definitely take with me after I graduate.”

    • Essa Alamiri, ’22