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Become a Bobcat, for life.

Join a community that is focused on your success – today, tomorrow, and forever.

Welcome to your new home away from home

Our residential campus in Athens is nestled among the Southeast Ohio foothills. Two-thirds of more than 30,000 students study here, with thousands more at regional campuses and centers, and online. A vibrant Uptown scene (never call it "downtown"), and scenic, historic campus combine to make Athens a top-ranked college town.

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Athens Campus Freshman Deadline Extension

The deadline for freshman applicants to the Athens campus has been extended to March 1. Apply now to get one step closer to your college experience and be eligible for the OHIO Admission Promise.

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New OHIO Admission Promise

Our promise for qualifying Fall 2021 freshman applicants: If you earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, you’re in–and you’ll receive a minimum $2,000 OHIO Admission Promise Award when you complete the FAFSA on time.

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250+ majors, minors, and certificate programs

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Many Locations
(And Anywhere)

Ohio University offers a world-class education on our residential campus in Athens, our five regional campuses, through extension campuses and centers that serve our professional programs and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and online.

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Ohio University delivers far more than a diploma.

Every Bobcat knows this simple truth: the experiences you have at Ohio University will stay with you for life. This community will champion your ambition, equipping you for your career and beyond, actively supporting you every step of the way, forever.

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#1 Best Value Public University in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report) $0tuition/fee increase over your 4 years with the OHIO Guarantee 95%of first-year students receive financial aid 16:1student-to-faculty ratio 30k+students enrolled in all campuses and online
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6continents where OHIO students study, learn, and volunteer each year 650+student organizations for diverse career paths, identities, and interests 49Pulitzer Prize winners among our alumni 16NCAA Division I sports teams
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The Ohio University experience stays with you for life.

Passionate and Proud

Our alumni are proud to tell us how their OHIO education – and the network they built during their time with us – have contributed to their success. We captured some of their enthusiasm in our 2020 livecast series featuring successful alumni.

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