Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

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

Ohio University is the place that fits your educational needs, whether you are transferring to the Athens campus for a classic residential college experience, or if you are completing your degree online or at a regional campus.

The University has been recognized as one of the top transfer-friendly schools in the nation for four consecutive years by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the development and support of pathways created for the success of transfer students.

Transfer your credits
You’ve already started your college career, and we look forward to helping you complete your bachelor’s degree using your previous work. Ohio University accepts several different kinds of transfer credit, including credit by examination and coursework from other institutions. For more information on how your credits will transfer to OHIO, visit ohio.edu/transfer.

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. 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 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
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! Schedule a visit, or take a virtual tour of our Athens Campus at ohio.edu/visit

You can also connect with an advisor to learn more or ask any questions you may have: Request an advisor appointment at admissions.ohio.edu/register/MyOHIOAdvisor. Interested in studying online? Learn more about program offerings and schedule a time to meet 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.



Ranked the #1 "Best Value School" in Ohio | U.S. News & World Report


Among the nation's top transfer-friendly universities for 2023 | Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll


Named the "Best College Town in Ohio"  | Far & Wide

Ohio University Fast Facts

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: Nearly 200 buildings on more than 1,500 acres

Number of Students: More than 20,000 students on the Athens campus, including more than 14,000 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: 849 full-time faculty members

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Nine academic colleges and one center serving undergraduate students; graduate college and the Heritage College of Osteopath Medicine serving grad students

Geographic Diversity: Student body representing 49 states, Puerto Rico, and 99 countries around the world

Transfer Student Services: On the Athens campus, transfer students can participate in a learning community specifically designed 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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