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
20,765
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 600
SAT Math
490 - 600
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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
1,326
with Terminal Degree
830

736
Men
590
Women
170
Minority
66
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
Actuarial Science
African Studies
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Aviation
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Business Education
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
Economics
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Experimental Psychology
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Home Economics
Human Development
Human Resources Management
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Psychology
Information Technology
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Music History
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nutrition
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Photojournalism
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Communication
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Radio and Television
Russian
Sculpture
Social Work
Sociology
Southeast Asia Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Sport and Leisure Studies
Sports Management
Theatre
Urban Studies
Voice
Zoology

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,380

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,941

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,004

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,928

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,002

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
$916

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$4,996

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

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

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.” Most work hard enough to get by but rarely harder; 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
23,505
Out of State
14%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
113

Demographics

4.92%
African-American
2.51%
Hispanic
87.08%
Caucasian
1.52%
Unknown
4.66%
International

60% female
40% male
14% are out of state
71% are full time
29% 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 ninetyminute drive from the OHIO campus.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
73

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
480
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
26

8% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

29% 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

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: 1 hour

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

20,765
Applicants
23,505
Size
73%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists