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Ohio University
Athens, OH
Ohio University, founded in 1804, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its Honors Tutorial College allows high-ability students to benefit from one-on-one tutorials and individualized curricula. Its Center for Community Service provides a variety of volunteer opportunities, some of which are combined with course curricula for academic credit. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, Honors Tutorial, and University College. The main buildings on campus are of 19th century Georgian-style architecture, one of which has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The 1,700-acre campus is located in Athens, 75 miles southeast of Columbus.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 23,788
   Women 14,299 (60.1%)
   Men 9,489 (39.9%)
Graduate Students 5,924
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 75% of 20,623 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math 552 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 551 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,656
Out-of-state: $36,120
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,744
Out-of-state: $21,208
  Room and Board $11,176
Average Percent of Need Met 52%
Average Freshman Award $10,034
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 939
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Athens Population 23,755
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bobcat
Sororities 11% of women participate
Fraternities 11% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
2.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.4% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%