Ohio University welcomes more than 4,000 incoming freshmen to our Athens campus each year. And with more than 250 academic programs available, you can find the major that's right for you at OHIO.
Check out the sections below for more information on how to prepare for admission to Ohio University.
The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2016 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:
* This score refers to the old SAT format for tests taken prior to March 2016. For fall 2016 applicants, new SAT scores will be considered for admission or scholarships on an individual basis. Beginning with spring 2017 applicants, Undergraduate Admissions will consider both old SAT and new SAT scores. While we will continue to superscore (combine subscores from multiple test dates) across the same version of the SAT, we will not superscore between the new SAT and old SAT. Additional information about new SAT scores coming soon.
Undergraduate Admissions looks for evidence of academic preparation in a strong college-preparatory curriculum when reviewing applications for admission. We consider the following criteria:
Some of our programs have more selective criteria above and beyond general admission guidelines.
Ohio University strongly recommends that all applicants complete the following college-preparatory high school coursework:
In addition to your application and $50 fee, you must have an official high school transcript submitted by your high school counselor and official SAT or ACT scores submitted directly from the testing agency or from your high school. These items can be submitted electronically or mailed to:
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University
Athens OH 45701
You can send optional application materials, such as essays, letters of recommendation, and/or lists of extra-curricular interests and activities to the same address or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio University welcomes applications for admission from students who have a home school background. Our home school review process is designed to recognize the unique experience of a home education while ensuring preparation for academic success at OHIO.
Ready to apply? Ohio University is a member of The Common Application. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the Common App, which opens annually in August. For freshman applicants who do not want to use the Common App, please print and mail the alternative PDF application or visit our alternative online application .
Your application materials must include an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores sent directly from the testing agency or from your high school.