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About OHIO

Students come to Ohio University for an excellent education. And that's only the beginning. Here they become scholars, leaders, researchers and engaged citizens. They study abroad, volunteer and form friendships that last a lifetime. You can, too.

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    Focus on Academics

    In our 250+ academic programs, you can expect challenging coursework, exciting research and creative activity, and real-world experience to help realize your potential.


    Living on Campus

    At OHIO, your residence hall is a place to live, learn and grow. We're committed to your health and safety, scholarship, student development, citizenship and diversity — right where you live.


    Getting Involved

    From club sports to community service, you can choose your own way to get involved in one of OHIO's 500+ student organizations.

Ohio's first public university
Pulitzer Prizes
U.S. student Fulbrights
Student to faculty ratio

    History and Tradition

    Ohio University is the oldest university in the U.S. established by federal legislation, i.e. the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, prior to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1790.


    Athens, Ohio

    A welcoming community, thriving music, art and restaurant scene, and beautiful natural surroundings — that’s Athens, Ohio.


    Athletics at OHIO

    You can find Bobcats on NCAA Division 1 teams, rowing crew as part of our 30+ club sports, conquering the 30-foot climbing wall at the Ping Recreation Center or enjoying a hike in a nearby state park.


University Profile

Below are some of our most commonly requested statistics. Graduation and transfer-out rates as reported to the federal government, along with other important facts and figures, are available on our Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics website.

  • A four-year public institution located in Athens, Ohio
  • Around 15,000 undergraduate students on the Athens campus
  • More than 250 academic programs
  • 1,000+ full-time faculty members (Athens campus)
  • 17:1 student faculty ratio
  • 26-student average class size
  • Average freshman total gift aid: $8,182
  • Accreditation

    Ohio University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as by a number of professional accrediting agencies.

  • Title IX and Notice of Non-Discrimination

    Ohio University is committed to promoting and supporting a workplace and educational environment where healthy and respectful conduct is the cultural norm. Contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information.

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