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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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-
Ohio University is a highly rated public university located in Athens, Ohio. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,866 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ohio University acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 64% of students, Ohio University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Ohio University...
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

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
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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.214 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,866Undergrads
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 163 responses
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  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    67%
  • 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
    1%

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.288 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.339 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 170 responses
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  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    57%
  • 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
$39,900/ 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 contains the most qualified and kind-hearted professors. They are always willing to answer your questions and go out of their way to help you. I feel that I am getting a supreme quality education. There is so much diversity on campus. I have acquired friends from all over the globe! I feel very safe on campus, and it fosters a very tight-knit community. My only complaint would have to be the dining hall food. I'd like to see better quality vegetables and fruits as well as more diverse culinary options.
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Ohio University is more than just the four years you are here. It's about the lasting memories you make and knowledge you gain. While it is a bit taunting to go out and enjoy the social and bar scenes around campus, OU is all about time management. It's very hard to get caught up in the fun of things and forget about academics. But it is most certainly not impossible. If students take their time here, and use the networking and resources that are available it is absolutely amazing the places you can go. The oppritunities are so beyond contrary belief.

College has been the best time of my life, Ohio University has already opened so many doors for so many and it just keeps growing and getting better. Come check it out!
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!