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The OHIO Freshman Experience

At Ohio University, you will join a 214-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 more than 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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  • 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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Freshman Resources

Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2017 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 14-44% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 22-26
  • Average combined SAT score of 1090-1240 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.54 (on a 4.0 scale)


Freshman who receive financial aid


Tuition and fee increase over four years


Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

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Important Dates

  • OHIO Showcase

    July 12 and 19

    Prospective first-year students and their families can register now for these fun one-day events and get the scoop on life at OHIO.

  • Bobcat Student Orientation

    June 2019

    Register now for BSO, which is required for incoming first-year and transfer students.

  • Ensure Final Transcripts Are Sent to OHIO

    June 30, 2019

    Request that your final transcripts be sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

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