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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 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

  • OHIO Discovery Day

    Fall 2023

    Visit with academic college reps, learn about applying and explore our beautiful campus. Registration is open for OHIO Discovery Day!

  • FAFSA Opens in December

    December 2023

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open in December for students enrolling fall 2024 and beyond.

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