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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We welcomed residential students back to our Athens campus in January 2021. We have both face-to-face and hybrid course offerings. We are moving more of our undergraduate courses that remain online to synchronous delivery to meet the needs of our students. Any students who prefer to continue learning remotely will have the option to do so. Learn More

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
From Ohio University

Ohio University doesn’t simply deliver a degree. It offers an experience that will become part of who you are and what you’ll be, forever. Your OHIO experiences will teach you everything you truly need to know—how to learn and lead, how to forge a fulfilling career path that can withstand unexpected turns, how to make an impact on people and communities, and much, much more. Discover your place at this top-100 public university (U.S. News & World Report), which is also ranked a best-value university (U.S. News, Forbes)—on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation (Expedia). Apply today!

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Ohio University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,521 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,903 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 201 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 230 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 230 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,046 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,263
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 178 responses
  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    66%
  • A combination of all three of the above options.
    17%
  • A little of all of the above; a variety.
    8%
  • Active
    3%
  • Friendly and turnt
    3%
  • Bro
    2%
  • Foolish
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 304 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 355 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 186 responses
  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    54%
  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.
    13%
  • Great campus, great people, home away from home!
    10%
  • The greatest years of my life.
    5%
  • Beautiful campus. Amazing people. Perfection.
    4%
  • Lets drink
    4%
  • Beautiful campus
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 162 responses

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