Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

At Ohio University, you can be yourself—and become your best self.

More than 250 programs that prepare you for the career you want
Interested in Journalism, Engineering, Teaching, Nursing, Music Performance, or Chemistry? 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 produce a film 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 or elect to pursue one of OHIO’s seven online bachelor’s-completion programs.

The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by other professional accrediting associations. Ranked #88 among the "Top Public Universities Nationwide" by U.S. News & World Report, OHIO boasts a 93% rate of graduates who are employed or in graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

Transfer your credit
You’ve already started your college career, and we look forward to helping you complete your bachelor’s degree using your previous work. Credits you’ve earned from regionally accredited institutions for courses with a C- or better will most likely transfer to Ohio University. Students are also awarded credit for certain scores on examinations such as AP, IB, and CLEP, as well as courses taken while enlisted in the armed forces. For more information on how your credits will transfer to OHIO, visit ohio.edu/admissions/transfer.

Love at first sight
That’s how many students 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, smiling faces and brick pathways, classic architecture, flowers in spring, or 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
Located among beautifully wooded hills, OHIO is known for more than its beauty—it’s a welcoming place and a peaceful, safe environment where new friends are waiting to meet you. It’s a University that fits who you are—and who you want to be. At OHIO, you'll be part of a community. Through new friendships, participation in student organizations, undergraduate research, NCAA Division I athletics, recreational activities, a lively arts community, and honors programming, you'll find your place here. At OHIO’s Athens campus, you can even participate in a learning community designed specifically to help transfer students make connections and succeed academically.

Professors who are both teachers and mentors
From spending extra time after class discussing concepts to answering questions over email on the weekend, OHIO's professors are approachable, accessible, and committed to your success. With small class sizes and accessible faculty members, students receive individualized attention. Faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and creative work, leading The Carnegie Foundation to rate OHIO a very high research activity institution—joining the highest level of research institutions in the country. Faculty members are equally dedicated to the success of their students.

Visit OHIO
Even if you can’t visit Athens in person for a one-on-one session with an admission advisor, you can explore Ohio University through our etour. 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! Schedule a visit or take a virtual tour of our Athens Campus at ohio.edu/tour. Interested in studying online? Learn more about program offerings and schedule a time for a phone call with an advisor at ohio.edu/admissions/online.

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/transfer to learn more.



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Ohio University Fast Facts

Type of University: 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: 210 buildings on nearly 1,800 acres

Number of Students: Nearly 24,000 students on the Athens Campus, including approximately 17,000 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: 948 full time faculty

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: Student body
representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 113 countries from around the world

Transfer Student Services: On the Athens campus, transfer students can participate in a learning community designed specifically to help them make connections and succeed academically. All transfer students—whether on-campus or in online programs—have access to advisors who will assist in transferring credit and planning for graduation. 

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