Ohio University Fast Facts
Ohio University is the oldest public university in the state of Ohio. Our total enrollment is over 28,000 students across the state and online. About 20,000 of those students are undergraduates studying at our residential campus in Athens—our quintessential college town that’s nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of beautiful Southeast Ohio. No matter what you’re passionate about, we have something for everyone. You can have it all here. Browse through more facts about OHIO below, grouped by topic.
Athens was named the Best College Town in Ohio. As a scenic town with a vibrant local food, music and arts culture, it’s easy to see why.
Among the first in the nation to be designated a Collegiate Purple Star campus for supporting military personnel.
Awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award — for five consecutive years.
On-campus galleries on the Athens Campus, displaying historic portraits and avant-garde murals to architectural installations and galleries.
Countries represented at OHIO by students and staff, from China to India, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
Miles of bike path running through campus and Athens County. Disappear into the serene woods for a few miles and make a few foodie stops along the way.