Ohio University

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

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  • 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.

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  • Getting Involved

    From club sports to community service, you can choose your own way to get involved from more than 500 student organizations.

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Top 20

Fastest growing colleges


Pulitzer prizes


OHIO students who won Fulbright Awards last year

$53 million

OHIO's annual research expenditures

  • 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.

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  • Athens, Ohio

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

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  • Athletics at OHIO

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

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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 Research website.

  • A four-year public institution located in Athens, Ohio
  • 17,900+ undergraduate students on the Athens campus
  • More than 250 academic programs
  • More than 1,000 full-time faculty members (Athens campus)
  • 17:1 student faculty ratio
  • 33-student average class size
  • Average freshman total gift aid: $5,907

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