Ohio Valley University

89 reviews
  1. Vienna, WV
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Ohio Valley University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Restorationist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
#1 Campus View Drive
Vienna, WV 26105
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
815-1045
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,851/ 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
    $13,629/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,628/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,818/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,975/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,560/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
375Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
58%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.4 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.7 responses
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After Ohio Valley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses

Reviews

89 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    37
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    4
Very conservative Christian and therefore a toxic environment for a gay person. Professors are influenced heavily by the conservative Christian donors that the school relies on, so topics on homosexuality and evolution are biased. The school is incredibly close knit. It functions a lot like a small town in itself. People compare it a lot to a family, which is accurate if your family is over-controlling and bigoted. If you happen to be like everyone else there (Church of Christ christian, straight, conservative) or can at least keep quiet, then you're golden. If you don't fit in to this tight mold, you don't belong there.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
At Ohio Valley University, what welcomes student to this school is possibly the teachers; with their constant availability to the student to help them with their studies! The professors here will help student no matter what time of the day to help them succeed in their academic endeavors. Class proportions are small therefore it allows student and teacher one on one time, which is advantageous to the student.
  • College Freshman
  • May 21 2011
We have the best campus ever! I have attended two other colleges and OVU is the best! It's a small campus, making it easy to get around. The OVU campus has great buildings with many lounges, computer labs, and classrooms.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 8 2014