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120 CHUBB HALL, 1 OHIO UNIVERSITY DRIVE
ATHENS, OH 45701

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  • Common App Accepted
  • Public
  • SAT/ACT Optional
  • Some Online Degrees

Athletic Division

NCAA Division I-FBS

Athletic Conference

Mid-American Conference

From Ohio University

At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with you for the rest of your life.

Without question, we take academics seriously. In fact, we are home to one of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation and several highly-ranked academic programs. And, we have a laser focus on career success through internship and job placement programs as well as lifelong assistance from the most loyal and supportive alumni group on the planet. Apply today at ohio.edu/apply

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Sept17

    OHIO Overview: Pittsburgh

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    During OHIO Overview, we bring Ohio University to YOU! Join us this fall for a reception that will connect you with the OHIO community. Wherever you are in your college search, you (and your family) can meet other Bobcats, learn important information about your next steps to becoming a Bobcat, and mingle with helpful representatives from campus resources.

    During OHIO Overview, we bring Ohio University to YOU! Join us this fall for a reception that will connect you with the OHIO community. Wherever you are in your college search, you (and your family) can meet other Bobcats, learn important information about your next steps to becoming a Bobcat, and mingle with helpful representatives from campus resources.

  2. Sept21

    OHIO Overview: Columbus

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    During OHIO Overview, we bring Ohio University to YOU! Join us this fall for a reception that will connect you with the OHIO community. Wherever you are in your college search, you (and your family) can meet other Bobcats, learn important information about your next steps to becoming a Bobcat, and mingle with helpful representatives from campus resources.

    During OHIO Overview, we bring Ohio University to YOU! Join us this fall for a reception that will connect you with the OHIO community. Wherever you are in your college search, you (and your family) can meet other Bobcats, learn important information about your next steps to becoming a Bobcat, and mingle with helpful representatives from campus resources.

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  3. Sept23

    OHIO Discovery Day

    Athens, OH

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    OHIO Discovery Day is an open house designed for prospective first-year students. This one-day event is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get a first look at the classic Athens campus, including academics, residence life and campus organizations. The program includes a campus tour, an academic session and a resource fair.

    OHIO Discovery Day is an open house designed for prospective first-year students. This one-day event is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get a first look at the classic Athens campus, including academics, residence life and campus organizations. The program includes a campus tour, an academic session and a resource fair.

  4. Sept28

    OHIO Honors & Scholars Day

    Athens, OH

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    OHIO Honors and Scholars Day gives students of high academic caliber (like you) an exclusive opportunity to learn about our scholarship opportunities, discover campus resources and take part in an in-depth academic session in their intended areas of study.

    OHIO Honors and Scholars Day gives students of high academic caliber (like you) an exclusive opportunity to learn about our scholarship opportunities, discover campus resources and take part in an in-depth academic session in their intended areas of study.

Branch Campuses

Branch Campuses of Ohio University

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  • gradeC+Ohio University - Eastern2 Year SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OH Rating 3.46 out of 5 39 reviews
  • gradeC+Ohio University - Lancaster2 Year LANCASTER, OH Rating 3.79 out of 5 127 reviews
  • gradeC+Ohio University - Zanesville2 Year ZANESVILLE, OH Rating 3.69 out of 5 90 reviews
  • gradeCOhio University - Chillicothe2 Year CHILLICOTHE, OH Rating 3.85 out of 5 131 reviews
  • gradeCOhio University - Southern2 Year IRONTON, OH Rating 4.2 out of 5 64 reviews
  • gradeunavailableOhio University Online4 Year ATHENS, OH

Ohio University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

February 1

Acceptance Rate

87%

SAT Range

1050-1250

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

$23,307/ 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

$7,134/ year

National

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$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

95%

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Academics

Professors

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Student Faculty Ratio

13:1

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.235 responses

54%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.235 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Nursing

    2,355 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    583 Graduates

  • Business

    332 Graduates

  • Communications

    304 Graduates

  • Marketing

    252 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Information Systems

    223 Graduates

  • Psychology

    205 Graduates

  • Zoology and Entomology

    179 Graduates

  • Finance

    174 Graduates

  • Engineering

    166 Graduates

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College of Health Sciences and Professions

At Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, we’re one of the nation’s largest health-focused colleges. But more importantly, our innovative approach to addressing health – what affects it, who provides it, and how to improve it – is big. Our experiential and interdisciplinary philosophy means CHSP students learn to treat and optimize health through many lenses.

Online

Online Programs Offered

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

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5

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

1

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

4

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  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    74%

  • On Campus

    21%

  • Online

    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

13,896Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

833

Undergrads Over 25

3%

Pell Grant

25%

Varsity Athletes

3%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

182 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%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

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Poll

65%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.309 responses

Poll

47%

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of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.360 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

191 responses

  • A beautiful campus, my second home.

    53%

  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.

    13%

  • Great campus, great people, home away from home!

    11%

  • The greatest years of my life.

    5%

  • Beautiful campus. Amazing people. Perfection.

    4%

  • Beautiful campus

    4%

  • Lets drink

    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,500/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

66%

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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FAQs

What is Ohio University best known for? ›

OHIO is recognized as a leader in research and innovation and received a Designated Doctoral University - very High Research Activity classification from the Carnegie Foundation.

Is Ohio University a good college? ›

OHIO tied for 91st among public schools nationally in the Best National Universities category and ranked in a tie for 182nd among all universities nationally.

What is the acceptance rate at Ohio University? ›

What is major exploration? ›

Once greater self awareness occurs, students enter the Major Exploration phase and begin to connect their self knowledge to academic options. At this point in the journey, the Exploratory advisors will point out emerging themes and translate this information into a list of possible majors.

What GPA is required for Ohio University? ›

An overall GPA of 3.0 or better on high school coursework. Solid performance on a strong college preparatory curriculum.

Can I get into Ohio University with a 2.5 GPA? ›

Schoonover Center 360, 1 Ohio University Drive, Athens OH 45701 Email: mcclure@ohio.edu Applicants must have completed at least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for direct admission.

What is the #1 college in Ohio? ›

University of Cincinnati tops OSU as No. 1 college location in Ohio.

What is the largest University in the US? ›

University of Central Florida

Is Ohio University a prestigious school? ›

Ohio University is ranked #182 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Is it harder to get into Ohio State or Ohio University? ›

Admission
AdmissionOhio StateOhio University
Acceptance Rate68.5%87.5%
Enrolled %25.8%15.9%
Avg High School GPA3.763.58
Typical High School GradesA-B+
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Is it difficult to get into Ohio University? ›

The acceptance rate at Ohio University is 78.3%.

For every 100 applicants, 78 are admitted. This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission.

Is OHIO hard to get into? ›

OHIO admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 87%. Students that get into OHIO have an average SAT score between 1050-1250 or an average ACT score of 21-26. The regular admissions application deadline for OHIO is February 1.

How many majors does the University of Utah offer? ›

University of Utah offers 107 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 86 majors within 25 broad fields of study.

What is the US average GPA? ›

What is the average GPA? The average GPA across all U.S. high schools is 3.0 while the average GPA across all U.S. colleges is 3.1. These numbers will vary significantly between school districts and colleges.

What SAT score is required for Ohio University? ›

Academic Profile

Average combined SAT score of 1090-1280 (math and evidence-based reading and writing)* Average high school grade point average of 3.59 (on a 4.0 scale)

What SAT score is required for Ohio State? ›

Half the applicants admitted to Ohio State have an SAT score between 1250 and 1440 or an ACT score of 26 and 32. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is Feb.

Which school has the lowest acceptance rate? ›

10 Colleges With the Lowest Acceptance Rates
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 4%
  • Princeton University: 4%
  • Stanford University: 4%
  • Yale University: 5%
  • Brown University: 6%
  • Dartmouth College: 6%
  • Duke University: 6%
  • University of Chicago: 6%
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How much is Ohio University tuition a year? ›

What is the minimum required GPA for all graduate students Ohio University? ›

Graduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) includes all graduate courses taken. Conferral of a graduate degree requires at least a 3.0 GPA. No course with grade below C (2.0) may be used to satisfy any graduate degree or certificate requirement.

What makes Ohio University special? ›

As the first university in the state to offer level-rate tuition, housing, dining and fees locked in for 12 consecutive semesters, we also include graduation plans that ensure on-time graduation, and offer access to alumni-only scholarships for continuing education—as well as career counseling for life.

What is Ohio State known for academically? ›

The university is renowned for its academic medical centre and cancer hospital and research centre.

Why should I study in Ohio University? ›

OHIO is noted internationally for research and scholarship in areas including avionics, biotechnology, communications, education, environmental studies, history, pipeline corrosion, physics, and psychology; and has world-class fine arts programs that include ceramics, film, and printmaking.

Is Ohio University a Division 1 school? ›

The Ohio Bobcats are the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio, United States.

Is Ohio good place to live? ›

If you'd like to live in a state with a lot of friendly people, where the cost of living is low and home affordability rate is high, moving to Ohio is right for you. Ohio is a moderately tax-friendly state, and guarantees access to reputable healthcare facilities making it a great place to raise a family.

What is the difference between Ohio state University and Ohio University? ›

The Ohio University-Main Campus (OU) campus is located in Athens, OH and is characterized as Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area). The OSU campus is located in Columbus, OH and is characterized as City: Large (population of 250,000 or more).

What kind of school is Ohio University? ›

Ohio University is a public institution that was founded in 1804. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,031 (fall 2021), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,800 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

What is the biggest public university in the US? ›

University of Central Florida

Is Ohio University a prestigious school? ›

Ohio University is ranked #182 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Is Ohio State a hard school to get into? ›

The Ohio State University admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 57% and an early acceptance rate of 64.5%. Half the applicants admitted to Ohio State have an SAT score between 1250 and 1440 or an ACT score of 26 and 32.

Why Ohio is the best state for international students? ›

International students studying and living in Ohio can enjoy a productive and active lifestyle while actually saving some money, unlike their peers in more popularly traveled states. In fact, Ohio's cost of living is nearly 23% less than the nearby state of Massachusetts, and 35% less than the state of California!

How many students live on campus at Ohio University? ›

With more than 6,000 students living on campus, we're committed to your health and safety, scholarship, student development, citizenship and diversity — where you live.

What can I study in Ohio University? ›

Majors
ProgramCollege
Business StudiesCollege of Business
Chemical EngineeringRuss College of Engineering and Technology
ChemistryCollege of Arts and Sciences
ChemistryHonors Tutorial College
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How many D1 colleges are there in Ohio? ›

There are 43 D1 schools in this region and the average cost and school size are $26,000 and 11,000 respectfully. The largest school is Ohio State University with 48,000 students.

Is the University of Cincinnati a good school? ›

UC boasts many top-ranked programs, and is the No. 1 public university for co-op (No. 3 overall). We've been named among the world's 100 most-innovative universities and our campus is listed among the world's most beautiful.

What is the acceptance rate for University of Cincinnati? ›

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