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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures


Established as Ohio's first University


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Average GPA for incoming freshmen

OHIO's Facts

The place where you live, learn, and grow is important. Students come to OHIO 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.

Freshman Class Profile

Fall 2016 middle 50 percent range
  • High school class rank: Top 16-46%
  • Composite ACT: 21-26
  • Combined SAT (Math + Critical Reading): 1010-1190*
  • Average GPA:  3.48 (4.0 Scale)

* This score refers to the old SAT format for tests taken prior to March 2016.

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  web site.

  • A four-year public institution located in Athens, Ohio
  • 18,000+ undergraduate students on the Athens campus
  • More than 250 academic programs
  • More than 1,000 full-time faculty members (Athens campus)
  • 18:1 student faculty ratio
  • 33-student average class size
  • 41 residence halls housing more than 8,000 students
  • 525 registered student organizations
  • 36 fraternities and sororities
  • 16 NCAA Division I teams in the Mid-American Conference
  • Average freshman total gift aid: $5,869


Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation also has recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country. Currently, Ohio University ranks among the top in the state of Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students.


Ohio University is fully accredited by the  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as by a number of professional accrediting agencies.


Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.