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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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Being a Bobcat

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    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.

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    Student Life


    Discover new interests and build your personal Bobcat network. OHIO is committed to your health and safety, scholarship, student development, citizenship and diversity — right where you live.

Freshman Resources

 

Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2022 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 12-42% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 22-27*
  • Average combined SAT score of 1100-1260 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)*
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.64 (on a 4.0 scale)


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

99%
Freshmen who receive financial aid
$0
Tuition increase over four years
8
OHIO Fulbrights (2022)
81.3%
Freshman retention rate

Important Dates

  • Move-In Days for New Bobcats

    August 22-23, 2024

    Residence halls open for first-year students August 22-23. Plan to arrive according to move-in schedule.

  • OHIO Showcase

    July 27, 2024

    High school juniors and seniors are invited to visit campus with their families for this fun one-day event to learn more about life at OHIO!

  • Prepare for Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO)

    Summer 2024

    Complete pre-BSO activities including online modules and placement tests to prepare for orientation.

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