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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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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 500+ student organizations.


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 2021 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 12-44% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 22-27*
  • Average combined SAT score of 1090-1280 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)*
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.59 (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

  • Multicultural Connections

    February 11, 2023 and March 20, 2023

    The multicultural student experience at OHIO is about being visible, valued and heard. Join us on February 11 or March 20 to see it for yourself.

  • Housing Contract Open

    Beginning December 1, 2022

    Submission of the housing contract and deposit confirms your intent to enroll at OHIO in fall 2023.

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Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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