Ohio University (OHIO) is a national, public research university located in Athens, Ohio. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ohio University in the top 60 public national universities. It is ranked fourth in the nation by the Forbes ranking for its return on investment in research dollars.
The acclaimed faculty members of Ohio University include at least 10 Fulbright Scholars, and many other award winners.
Ohio University offers more than 250 undergraduate majors, and a range of majors at the master's and doctoral levels. Top ranking academic programs at Ohio University include ceramics, printmaking, speech and language pathology, audiology, physical therapy, fine arts, clinical psychology, social work, physics, English, and biological sciences.
Ohio University has many "firsts" to its credit, including the first university-based business incubator in the state, which helped develop nine spin-off companies and created more than 1,000 jobs.
The Ohio University was established in 1804 by an act passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Ohio University opened in 1803 with three students enrolled, and one professor. In 1828, Ohio University conferred a degree on its first black graduate, the third in the United States. In 1873, the University conferred a degree on its first female graduate.
In the fall of 2012, Ohio University will transition from a quarter-format academic calendar, to a semester format.
Colleges and Schools
Ohio University has 11 colleges, including:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Health Sciences and Professions
- Honors Tutorial College
- Patton College of Education and Human Services
- Russ College of Engineering and Technology
- Scripps College of Communication
- University College
- Graduate College
- Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio University also has three Centers of Excellence:
- Energy and the Environment
- Health and Wellness
- Scripps College of Communication
Students attending Ohio University can take advantage of the more than 350 student clubs and organizations available for involvement. Interest areas that are represented include the arts, politics, professions, religion, sports and health, the arts, and more. Student club resources include a Campus Involvement Fair and a Handbook for Student Organizations.
There is a Campus Life newsletter that keeps students and their families informed of campus events and activities. Greek Life is thriving at Ohio University, with 33 active local chapters of national fraternities and sororities.
The Ohio University school colors are green and white, with gold as an accent color. Fans of the university's teams traditionally join the "Green and White Club."
The bobcat is the Ohio University mascot, and the athletic teams at OHIO are nicknamed the "Bobcats."
The OHIO "Bobcats" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross County
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
Athens University has its main campus in Athens, Ohio. It has five regional campuses and two centers located throughout Ohio:
- Chillicothe Campus
- Eastern Campus
- Lancaster Campus
- Pickerington Center
- Southern Campus
- Proctorville Campus
- Zanesville Campus
Ohio University forges partnerships in the community. It has partnered with high schools in SE Ohio to offer hands-on training to teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. It created an online virtual museum for Latino culture and art in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Ohio University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Ohio University is about 29,000. The student body is made up of 81% undergraduate students and 15% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $20,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State Tuition: $11,000-$13,000
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $20,000-$24,050
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $530-$630 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $970-$1,200 per credit unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$5,483|
|Receiving Student Loans||66%||$7,760|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Ohio University may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of Ohio University is around 67%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||48%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Dance Program
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theatre Program
Ohio University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-American Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-American Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-American Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Mid-American Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ohio University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ohio University.
- Ohio University - Lancaster Campus in Lancaster, OH (39 miles away)
- Ohio University - Zanesville Campus in Zanesville, OH (44 miles away)
- Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus in Chillicothe, OH (48 miles away)
- Ohio State University - Newark Campus in Newark, OH (55 miles away)
- Ohio University - Southern Campus in Ironton, OH (63 miles away)
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