OU

Ohio University

120 Chubb Hall, Athens, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,153
  • Class Notes
    806
  • Textbook Notes
    108
  • Study Guides
    239
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,949
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,049

Overview of Ohio University (OU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:23,323
    • Men:9,385 Men (40.2%)
    • Women:13,938 Women (59.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (OU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ohio University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone
(740) 593-4100
Fax
(740) 593-4229
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music and dance and portfolio, advising for visual communications, interview for Honors Tutorial College recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 26,263 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 14,355 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 11,908 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,077 (26%) of 19,416 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,670 (24%) of 10,948 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,407 (28%) of 8,468 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,896|Out-of-state: $21,360 (43.83%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,498 (42.36%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,034 (3.81%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,714 (10.0%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ohio University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003100
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,299 (82.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,489 (75.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,489 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,011 (40.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,672
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,242 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,847
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,053 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,380
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 288 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
287 (7.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,017

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,550 (71.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,100 (80.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,100 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,630 (35.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$8,870
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,847 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,200
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,617 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,105
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,579 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,583 (9.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,432

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,993
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,839

Academics & Instruction (OU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


997

Part-Time Faculty


373

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


58%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,513,390
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ohio University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors (OU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (118)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Customer Service Management
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (115)


  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • African Studies
  • Applied Economics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Economics
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydrogeology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Campus Life (OU)

Location & Geography

Population


23,755

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,800 acres

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
83 mile(s) from campus in Huntington, W.V.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Hunter green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ohio University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, student alumni board, international student union, university program council, black student cultural programming board

Sororities


16% of women participate

Fraternities


12% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,802

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
23,323
Women
13,938
Men
9,385

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 5.7% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.7% White
  • 1.6% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 72 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


6,202

Student Resources (OU)