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Prospective Students For Graduate Study

We have attempted to organize a few resources to assist prospective students in deciding whether our graduate program and Ohio University is the right choice for them.  If you are considering to enter a graduate program in our department, please read the following resources.

Airport Pickup

The closest major airport to Athens is in Columbus, Ohio. It is called Port Columbus (airport code CMH), and it is about 80 miles northwest of Athens.  Some on-campus international organizations and offices arrange airport pickups for students and faculty. 

Housing Information - Athens, Ohio

Graduate students at Ohio University typically do not live in campus housing. Instead, they rent apartments or houses in town. Most apartments and houses are only a few minutes of driving away from campus if not within walking distance. Many of the Chemical Engineering graduate students live in Athens Garden Apartments or Carriage Hill Apartments or Riverpark Towers.

Please check out rental ads in our local newspapers

Here are links to some local apartment complexes in Athens

Sometimes, you can contact someone to share a house or apartment through student organizations. Try

Life at Ohio University

Ohio University is located in Athens, which is about 75 miles southeast of Columbus, the state capital. The city has a permanent (non-student) population of about 20,000, with restaurants, stores, and other services within easy walking distance of the campus. Athens combines the relative safety of a small town with the cosmopolitan opportunities of a large university. Situated in the heart of scenic southeastern Ohio on the edge of the Wayne National Forest, Athens is a short distance by car from many state parks with facilities for swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, and camping.

Ohio University was established in 1804 and was the first institution of higher education in the old Northwest Territory. The total enrollment on the Athens campus is approximately 19,000. Almost 100 foreign countries are represented in the student population, and the ratio of men to women is about one to one. A wide range of academic disciplines is represented in Ohio University's colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, Honors Tutorial, and Osteopathic Medicine.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio University is one of five engineering departments located in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. All engineering departments are housed in Stocker Center. The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has additional specialized research space for biomedical engineering, corrosion and multiphase flow, and air quality research outside Stocker Center. The chemical engineering graduate student body is a diverse mix of 40 - 50 American and international students, and about 25% of the students are female. The Department promotes a comfortable environment where one-on-one interactions between faculty and students are highly encouraged.


Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
171 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Tel: 740.593.1492
Fax: 740.593.0873
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