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The OHIO Freshman Experience

At Ohio University, you will join a 216-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.


    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 from more than 650 student organizations.

Freshman Resources


Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2019 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 12-38% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 21-26
  • Average combined SAT score of 1060-1240 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.55 (on a 4.0 scale)


Freshmen who receive financial aid


Tuition increase over four years

Educator of the Year

Entrepreneurship (2018)

Top 10

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Important Dates

  • Bobcat Student Orientation

    July 29-August 19, 2021

    Incoming students who have not attended orientation should sign up for a newly opened July/August date.

  • Common App Opens Soon

    August 2021

    The Common App will open soon for fall 2022 applications to Ohio University.

  • Move-In Days for New Bobcats

    August 19-22, 2021

    Residence halls open for new students August 19-22. Plan to arrive according to move-in schedule.

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