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The OHIO Freshman Experience

At Ohio University, you will join a 217-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 650+ student organizations.

Freshman Resources


Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2020 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 13-45% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 21-26
  • Average combined SAT score of 1050-1230 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.58 (on a 4.0 scale)


Freshmen who receive financial aid


Tuition increase over four years


OHIO Fulbrights (2021)

Top 10

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Important Dates

  • OHIO Discovery Day

    September 25, 2021

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

  • FAFSA Opens October 1

    October 1, 2021

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open October 1, 2021, for students enrolling fall 2022 and beyond.

  • OHIO Experience Days

    October 11 - November 8, 2021

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

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