A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Ohio University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$21,899/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,565/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,259/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,905/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,769/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,919/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.201 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.209 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,392Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 158 responses
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  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    68%
  • A combination of all three of the above options.
    19%
  • A little of all of the above; a variety.
    4%
  • Friendly and turnt
    3%
  • Active
    3%
  • Bro
    2%
  • Foolish
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.283 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.334 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 165 responses
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  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    58%
  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.
    13%
  • Great campus, great people, home away from home!
    8%
  • The greatest years of my life.
    5%
  • Beautiful campus. Amazing people. Perfection.
    4%
  • Lets drink
    4%
  • I only attend through eCampus
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.162 responses
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The first thing I noticed about Ohio University is how charming the campus was! It had a balance of the "little-town" life and city life. Ohio University is so up-to-date and allows new generations to have an environment that reaches to their views and ways of thinking. One of the most important features of OU is that they are huge environmentalists and they want to promote it in any way they can. Also, you never have to worry about not being able to attend parties because of your busy schedule; OU has a lot of parties every weekend. There are also many cops trying to take good care of the campus and students. As for clubs, there are hundreds of them that cater to different individuals! They also encourage you to create organizations! Study abroad trips are highly encouraged as well, which is great because they have more offerings for classes on different trips!
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I am a freshman studying within the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism here at Ohio University. So far, I absolutely love it! From the brick streets to Hocking Hills, the campus is gorgeous, especially in the fall. Secondly, everyone here from the professors to other students are so kind and welcoming- the friendly Bobcat attitude truly does exist. Lastly, the amount of opportunities both professionally and academically are immense here at OU; everyone really wants to see you succeed. Overall, I highly recommend this school and am looking forward to the next three years.
I absolutely love Ohio University. The campus is beautiful with all the hills and greenery. I lived in the new dorms and had a wonderful experience. All of the dorms have their advantages, though! The dining halls have a good selection of both healthy items and items to splurge on and I like that there are 3 different dining halls to choose from. Jefferson Market has just opened which is awesome! It has sushi, fresh-squeezed juices and a deli to name a few things. The classes are a good size and most of the professors are interesting and helpful! There are so many clubs/activities to get involved in depending on what your interests are. There are always social activities going on - free sporting events, fests throughout the year, and a lively bar scene. The students all seem friendly to one another and I have been able to make many new friends this year!