Ohio University

3,087 reviews
  1. Athens, OH
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Ohio University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Website

Ohio University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,613/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,201/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,617/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,877/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,237/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,724/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.114 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    68%
  • A combination of all three of the above options.
    22%
  • Bro
    4%
  • Foolish
    3%
  • Stoned/drunk
    3%
  • Active
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.248 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    66%
  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.
    15%
  • The greatest years of my life.
    9%
  • Lets drink
    6%
  • First home
    1%
  • I only attend through eCampus
    1%
  • Too loose for me
    1%

After Ohio University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses

Reviews

3,087 reviews
  • Excellent
    602
  • Very Good
    1168
  • Average
    1086
  • Poor
    160
  • Terrible
    59
Ohio University is life-changing, in the best way possible. There's something going on for every interest to ensure you never feel left out. The students and staff are always welcoming with open arms. We truly are one big family!
  • Junior
  • 17 days ago
I LOVE Ohio University. Ohio University has to be the only school that I actually missed being at during breaks. I hate coming home because OU is my home. OU is a great school and the people there are even greater. We protect each other like family and the opportunities there are endless. OU OH YEAH!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago
The campus, the town, the teachers, and the students all play a part in why Ohio University is so great. It's a friendly environment where learning and experiences new things is readily encouraged. Everyone seems to have a place within the university where they belong. My experience thus far has been nothing but positive.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago