Students Say

“Academically, OHIO has something for everyone, from astrophysics to the history of rock and roll,” students at this large state-run university boast. And students have an equally wide range of choices when it comes to committing themselves to academics; “You can take advantage of the vast amount of knowledge and resources directly available, or you can forget studies and party,” students tell us.

Overview

Applicants
20,934
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.43

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

“Academically, OHIO has something for everyone, from astrophysics to the history of rock and roll,” students at this large state-run university boast. And students have an equally wide range of choices when it comes to committing themselves to academics; “You can take advantage of the vast amount of knowledge and resources directly available, or you can forget studies and party,” students tell us. Those seeking a challenge will have no trouble finding it here, however; OHIO boasts “a strong engineering faculty,” a noteworthy aviation program offered within the university’s demanding college of engineering and technology, an “excellent and very selective early childhood education program,” and “one of the best journalism schools in the country”—the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism—which offers “frequent opportunities to learn and grow outside the classroom with guest speakers and special events.” The Scripps College houses “a great communications school” offering great hands-on experience; one student informs us that “Southeast Ohio depends on our college television and radio station for their news, weather, and high school sports.” As at any large university, unassertive students are in danger of getting lost in the crowd, but those who make the effort to seek out faculty and administrators assure us that “the school is very supportive of the students. I have close relationships with multiple professors, and I think that they generally take a strong interest in the students.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,301
with Terminal Degree
840

726
Men
575
Women
176
Minority
74
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Customer Service Management
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Environmental Health
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


George Voinovich
US Senator (Ohio)

Roger Ailes
CEO, Fox News

Mike Schmidt
Member, Baseball Hall of Fame

Matt Lauer
Today Show Host

Nancy Cartwright
Actress

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Nobel Prize Winner

Piper Parabo
Actress

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,234

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,184

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,661

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,645

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,234

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,602
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,566
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$990

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$5,396

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

The OHIO student body “is pretty homogenous,” with a large contingent of undergrads who are “white, middleto upper-class, and from Ohio.” “We have a small minority population, especially in the undergraduate programs,” one student concedes, “but it’s easy to interact with other cultures if you seek them out.” Students here “try to get involved in community service, especially those involved in Greek life,” and they are “generally friendly.” One student observes that “students totally devoted to their schoolwork are atypical here.” Yet, it should be noted that OHIO students have succeeded in claiming a number of nationally competitive academic awards in recent years, with The Chronicle of Higher Education having recognized Ohio University as being among the nation’s top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,571
Out of State
15%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
117

Demographics

5.07%
African-American
2.65%
Hispanic
86.50%
Caucasian
1.46%
Unknown
4.16%
International

60% female
40% male
15% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Ohio University has a beautiful campus with lots of character, both in academia and nightlife,” students here report. Greek organizations play a major role in the life of the campus, providing service to the community and serving as a social catalyst. Some undergraduates assure us that the school “truly lives up to its reputation as a party school. It is never hard to find a party on any given night, whether in the dorms or off campus.” One undergrad writes, “A nationwide reputation as a party school is not something I’m proud of,” but most accept things as they are, noting that “Ohio University is a school where everyone can find a group of people doing whatever they’re particularly interested in,” which is to say that partying is hardly the only option here. College athletics are a big draw (especially football, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball), as are such annual events as Homecoming and the school is host to literally hundreds of student clubs and organizations serving interests of every variety. Hometown Athens is a typical small college town with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. The closest cities of note— Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia—are each about a ninety-minute drive from the OHIO campus.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Carey Busch

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluations

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
446
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
21

9% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

32% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bobcats)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Bobcats)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.ohio.edu/lgbt/

Minority Support Groups: www.ohio.edu/dae/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Ohio University in Athens is a big school with a lot of swagger when it comes to greening its campus. A grant totaling $1 million tripled the size of the campus' in-vessel composting system, making it the largest at any college or university in the nation. The new system will have the capacity to accept up to four tons of waste per day. The OHIO Ecohouse demonstrates affordable green technology and sustainable living to inform, engage, and inspire campus and community members and features an organic garden and solar panels. The campus community garden will offer a tithe of the produce to local food pantries. There are dozens of faculty members whose research interests touch on sustainability issues, and many work with students. Students are busy leading their own sustainability projects through involvement in student groups like Sierra Student Coalition, Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (SOUL), and Eco Reps. To-go ware in all university dining facilities are made of compostable materials. Students are also in the process of designing and implementing a landscaping plan around the Walter International Education Center, which is currently pursuing LEED certification.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
242

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP,Lenovo,Apple, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kevin L. Witham
Sr Assoc., Dir., for On Campus Programs

Address
Undergraduate Admissions
120 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Phone
740-593-4100

Email
admissions@ohio.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Charles J. Ping Recreation Center
Kennedy Museum of Art
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium
Convocation Center
Alden Library
6. Baker University Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Stuart's Opera House-Nelsonville
Dairy Barn - Cultural Arts Center
Donkey Coffee
Athens County Historical Society and Museum
Hocking Hills Recreation Area

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
By Appointment
740-593-4100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday - Saturday, Times vary

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Undergraduate Admissions does not coordinate overnight stays.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus is 75 miles (a 2-hour drive) from campus. Rental cars are available at the airport. The Ohio University Airport, which is 12 miles from campus, has a 4,200-foot lighted runway and is open to the public. Ground transportation from the airport to Athens should be arranged in advance. Bus service to and from Athens is available by calling Lakefront Trailways at 1-800-638-6338 ext. 162 or All Points Transportation at 740-927-9778.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From US-33 or US-50 (which merge near Athens), take Exit 17, for OH-682N. There is a traffic circle (roundabout) at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right & take the first exit, onto Richland Ave; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus.

Local Accommodations
For convenience, you cannot beat the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center (331 Richland Ave.; 740-593-6661), adjacent to the campus (about a 15-minute walk to the admissions office). The prices are in the moderate range.
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Key Stats

20,934
Applicants
23,571
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists