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The OHIO Freshman Experience

At Ohio University, you will join a 215-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.

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  • 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.

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  • Getting Involved

    From club sports to community service, you can choose your own way to get involved from more than 500 student organizations.

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Freshman Resources

Freshman Class Profile

The following items indicate the average ranges of the middle 50 percent of our fall 2018 freshman class in a variety of academic areas:

  • Top 15-45% of their graduating high school classes
  • Average composite ACT score of 21-26
  • Average combined SAT score of 1080-1250 (math + evidence-based reading and writing)
  • Average high school grade point average of 3.54 (on a 4.0 scale)


Freshman who receive financial aid


Tuition increase over four years


Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

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Important Dates

  • College Experience Days

    October-November, 2019

    These one-day events allow students to explore business or health, medicine, and wellness.

  • Funding Your Education Chats

    October 23, 2019

    Chat with advisors about your financial aid questions at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.

  • Freshman Early Action Deadline

    November 15, 2019

    Early action gives fall 2020 applicants priority consideration for direct entry to academic programs, merit scholarship programs, and honors experiences.

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