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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
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At Ohio University, our faculty never settle, and neither should you. OHIO strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students move their ideas into action in more than 250 different academic programs. Here, you can create the change you seek and experience undeniable outcomes. Make change for a better future. Let's get started. Apply to Ohio University today!

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.224 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.224 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 173 responses
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  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    65%
  • A combination of all three of the above options.
    17%
  • A little of all of the above; a variety.
    7%
  • 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.298 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.349 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 180 responses
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  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    55%
  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.
    13%
  • Great campus, great people, home away from home!
    9%
  • 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

    3,508 reviews
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    Overall, my first year here at Ohio University has been exceptional! I've made new friends through my residence hall and through the clubs provided by the school. Though there was somewhat of a difficult transition in adulthood in moving here, it was very quickly remedied. Something I recommend to anyone who plans to attend Ohio University or any college, based on what I've learned in my time here, is that when the classes can be a little taxing, speak to the teachers, attend Supplemental Instruction, and work outside of class to better your understanding.
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    I absolutely am in love with OHio University. At first, as a freshman, college was scary and overwhelming, but OU put me in a learning community so I met the people in my classes and made so many friends through it. The campus is nothing short of amazing, the factuality is outstanding, and the energy at Ohio University is definitely rare. I feel so comfortable and safe here in Athens and I recommend OU first to anyone looking at colleges in Ohio, or even colleges in general!
    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!