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Experience academic excellence

Academic Excellence

You want a university that will challenge you academically and help you grow personally

At OHIO, our students come first. Our 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll enjoy focused, individualized attention. Our faculty are more than professors—they’re mentors who care about your future. You’ll have a direct line to the opportunities that come from working with leaders in their fields. The OHIO faculty is made up of top researchers tackling complex global issues. And they’re ready to pass on that unrivaled experience and spirit of discovery to you.

Portrait of Ashley Chong, a forensic chemistry major at Ohio University

“I’ve always wanted to do research, even before I came to OHIO. I’ve been lucky enough to have professors who taught me everything about research when I knew nothing about it.”

Ashley Chong, forensic chemistry major

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A renowned research hub

OHIO is rated a High Research Activity Institution by the Carnegie Foundation. In fact, OHIO researchers hold more than 250 patents worldwide. OHIO provides faculty and facilities on the forefront of science and technology along with the nurturing environment you’ll need to succeed.

Solving real-world problems

The Edison Biotechnology Institute develops new ways to diagnose and treat illness, while the Academic & Research Center allows departments to collaborate on innovative solutions. Students, research scientists, clinicians, educators, and health administrators all lend their expertise to the award-winning Diabetes Institute.

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An Ohio University student adjusting an experimental research apparatus

Leader in competitive awards

OHIO is listed among the top producers in the country of Fulbright Award-winning students by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Currently, Ohio University ranks among the top in the state of Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students.

Trailblazers from the start

Undergraduates have many opportunities to get involved in research and creative activity. Awards such as those offered through the Russ Vision Fund support nationally competitive student teams. In addition, hundreds of students present their work—from musical instruments to robots—at the research and creativity expo every year.

Two students demonstrate a robotics project at the Ohio University Creativity and Research Expo