Ohio University

Athens, OH

Ohio University

Athens, OH

Called to lead

More than 250 programs that prepare you for the career you want
Interested in Journalism, Teaching, Video Production, Graphic Design, Engineering, or Astronomy? 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 fly a plane 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.

Love at first sight
That’s what 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, brick pathways, classic architecture, cherry blossom trees in the 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
OHIO is known for more than its beauty—it’s a welcoming place where new friends are waiting to meet you. It’s a University that fits who you are—and who you want to be. More than 90% of our first-year students choose to participate in learning communities, which group a small number of students with common academic interests into a cluster of courses. These students often form friendships that last a lifetime. 

Professors who are both teachers and mentors
From spending extra time after class discussing concepts to answering questions over email on the weekend, our professors are approachable, accessible, and committed to your success. In addition, OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College offers high-achieving students the option of a one-on-one instructional approach modeled after the system practiced for centuries at Cambridge University and Oxford University in Great Britain. 

Adventures beyond the classroom
Whether you’re interested in studying the plays of Shakespeare in London or retail merchandising in China, OHIO students can choose study abroad opportunities around the world. Early on, you can also participate in meaningful research, internships, and community service or get involved in more than 500 student organizations. The University-wide OHIO Honors Program allows students to challenge themselves with cocurricular research and leadership opportunities. We believe experiences outside the classroom are an important part of your success. 

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/admissions to learn more. You can also schedule a visit or take a virtual tour of our Athens campus at ohio.edu/tour

ACCOLADES

 

Ranked #1 for "student satisfaction"

 

Ranked a "Best Value College" | U.S. News & World Report

 

Ranked #1 for "Best College Small Town"

The Patton College of Education

The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners, and human service professionals to be leaders. The Patton College has more than 100 faculty members serving over 1,500 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Housed in McCracken Hall, we have a proud history spanning over 125 years.

If you’re looking for information on demographics, enrollment data, or completion timelines, please check out our interactive college dashboard. You can also find information about our accreditation and evidence of teacher quality in our teacher candidates throughout our website. The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in five academic departments: Counseling & Higher Education, Human & Consumer Sciences, Educational Studies, Recreation & Sports Pedagogy, and Teacher Education.

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