Ohio University

3,139 reviews
  1. Athens, OH
  2. 4 Year
A-
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
    B+
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.201 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.205 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.205 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 157 responses
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  • Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
    68%
  • A combination of all three of the above options.
    18%
  • A little of all of the above; a variety.
    3%
  • Friendly and turnt
    3%
  • Active
    3%
  • Bro
    2%
  • Stoned/drunk
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.279 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.330 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 161 responses
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  • A beautiful campus, my second home.
    57%
  • Close enough to home, far enough to explore.
    14%
  • Great campus, great people, home away from home!
    8%
  • The greatest years of my life.
    6%
  • Lets drink
    4%
  • Beautiful campus. Amazing people. Perfection.
    3%
  • I only attend through eCampus
    3%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.162 responses

Reviews

3,139 reviews
  • Excellent
    623
  • Very Good
    1192
  • Average
    1100
  • Poor
    161
  • Terrible
    63
I had just finished a ADN nursing program and began applying for jobs. Despite my other qualifications that reportedly would have the job offers pouring in--Spanish-speaking and male--I haven't been successful with my recent application. I have hold two degrees--an Associates and Bachelor's in another field. But I didn't hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which, much to my dismay, is becoming the minimum educational requirement for application to a magnet hospital, which is all the major urban center hospitals across the country. Enter Ohio University's RN-BSN program which will allow me to earn a BSN in less than two years. I just registered for my first class, but the whole application and transcript evaluation process has been very prompt and professional. Advisers will return emails the next day! I'm looking to forward to earning my BSN from Ohio University and it appears I will have fun in the process.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 5 2015
Ohio University offers plenty of housing for students on and off campus. On campus housing consists of dorms for two students and a meal plan. Off campus housing is either one bedroom apartments or large houses for 3-6 roommates. I looked into housing options and found that living off campus is much easier on the wallet, especially if you don't have your parents paying for everything. Buying food from the grocery store is much cheaper than a meal plan as well. If you don't want to live close to the weekend parties or if you have a significant other who would be waiting for you at home, there are other housing options not affiliated with the university that are affordable as well! They offer single bedroom apartments and even 2-3 bedroom houses at a reasonable cost!
  • College Student
  • 3 months ago
After going to Freshmen Orientation I am more than happy with my decision to attend Ohio University. The most amazing and unique thing about OU is that their alumni continuously boast about how amazing Ohio University is. Current students rave about how great OU is as well. From seeing with my own eyes Ohio University's Teachers, Safety, Students, Campus, Curriculum, Culinary options, Organisations and programs, and Athletics are top notch! I am excited because OU also has a Christian sorority which most other public university's don't offer and OU also offers a way for students in the University College to make their own major. I believe that Ohio University is the Best, most diverse, and most dedicated University in the World. I am so proud and will forever be proud to call myself a Bobcat!
  • College Freshman
  • June 29 2015