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The OHIO Freshman Experience

At Ohio University, you will join a 218-year tradition of academic excellence. You will also find a close-knit college community and a wide array of opportunities to get involved. Discover who you can be at OHIO!

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Life at OHIO


    Focus on Academics

    In our 250+ academic programs, you can expect challenging coursework, exciting research and creative activity, strong support services 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.

Freshman Resources


Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2021 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 12-44% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 22-27*
  • Average combined SAT score of 1090-1280 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)*
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.59 (on a 4.0 scale)

*Beginning with the 2021 class, test score values only reflect scores that were used in admissions decisions.

Freshmen who receive financial aid
Tuition increase over four years
OHIO Fulbrights (2022)
Freshman retention rate

Important Dates

  • OHIO Discovery Day

    Fall 2022

    Registration is open for OHIO Discovery Day, an in-person event for prospective first-year students.

  • OHIO Experience Days

    September 30 - November 9, 2022

    Join us for an OHIO Experience Day to get an in-depth look at one of our academic colleges.

  • FAFSA Opens October 1

    October 1, 2022

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1, 2022, for students enrolling fall 2023 and beyond.

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