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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


    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.


    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.


Podcasts and Playlists

Get a real feel for OHIO through the Bobcat Beats playlist (songs for Bobcats by Bobcats) and Why OHIO? An Official Ohio University Podcast!

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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.

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

Important Dates

  • Submit Housing Contract

    May 15, 2024

    Submit your housing contract and deposit by May 15 to confirm your intent to enroll at OHIO in fall 2024.

  • Rufus Road Trip Events

    Spring 2024

    We're headed to a city near you to celebrate your admission into the proud OHIO tradition. Meet other new Bobcats, mingle with staff and current students, learn about your next steps and get answers to all of your questions.

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Take a virtual tour of Ohio University to learn more about our campus, residences, athletic facilities and more.

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