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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
About Ohio University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
120 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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
74%
    SAT Range
    1080-1260
    ACT Range
    22-26
    Application Fee
    $50
    SAT/ACT
    Required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    Cost

    Net Price
    $21,607/ 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
    $6,291/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    94%

    Academics

    Professors
    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
    58%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
    55%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    17,695Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    5,472
    Undergrads Over 25
    6%
    Pell Grant
    28%
    Varsity Athletes
    2%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 167 responses
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    • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
      66%
    • A combination of all three of the above options.
      18%
    • A little of all of the above; a variety.
      5%
    • Active
      3%
    • Friendly and turnt
      3%
    • Bro
      2%
    • Foolish
      2%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    64%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.292 responses
    Poll
    48%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.343 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 174 responses
    Report
    • A beautiful campus, my second home.
      56%
    • 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%
    • Beautiful campus
      3%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $40,500/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      64%
      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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      Ohio University Reviews

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      Ohio University is worth the college experience and money. The environment is similar to what you always dreamed a "college scene" would be as a child. The sand volleyball and outdoor activities as you start your semester, along with the friendly atmosphere makes you feel warm and welcomed. The fall season changes to the most magnificent colors. The teachers are willing to work with you, as long as you communicate. Diversity is big here at Ohio University. Be respectful to people of different backgrounds and sexuality. The party part of Ou is what you make out of it, if you like going out then you will enjoy your time out!
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      Ohio University is a beautiful campus that has plenty of opportunities and people to meet. The University is open to all walks of life and is continuing to grow in order to cater to all individuals. There are plenty of activities for visitors,staff, and students. OU's academics have assisted me in pursuing my career goals as well as introducing me to new topics that I never would have thought I would be interested in! The University will challenge you in various ways to help you grow as an individual.
      The best part of Ohio University is the small class sizes compared to other larger schools close by, such as Ohio State University. I've heard from many OSU students that there was virtually no contact with professors, only TAs. That is why OU worked for me as any class it was very easy to reach out and discuss any question you have with the professor. Even if you just wanted to grab lunch! Being in a small town type of area with nothing surrounding it was great too. Everywhere you looked you would see only college students that you have been spending the past four years with! Class selection was great along with the fact that OU had a substantial amount of students with jobs prior to graduating! All in all, I'm so glad to have picked Ohio University.