Ohio Valley University

1 Campus View Dr, Vienna, United States
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Overview of Ohio Valley University

About this school

Ohio Valley, founded in 1960, is a private, liberal arts college with religious affiliation. Its 270-acre campus is located in Vienna, 90 miles from Charleston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:403
    • Men:209 Men (51.9%)
    • Women:194 Women (48.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ohio Valley University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Campus View Drive
City, State, Zip
Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Phone
(304) 865-6200
Fax
(304) 865-6001
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
64% of 845 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 474 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 371 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
157 (29%) of 537 admitted students enrolled
Women
71 (21%) of 333 admitted students enrolled
Men
86 (42%) of 204 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.17
375 And Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
65%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,100 (66.35%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,700 (24.21%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (3.14%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,000 (6.29%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ohio Valley University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003819
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
109 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
100 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
95 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$13,511
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 90 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,381
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 81 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,088
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 12 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
26 (23.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,978

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
535 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
376 (70.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
322 (85.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$15,748
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 316 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,900
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 261 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,809
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 50 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
69 (12.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,617

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

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


20

Part-Time Faculty


59

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


16%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
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 Valley University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


45.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


26.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


30.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (14)


  • Accounting
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,633

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


299 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Parkersburg
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


51% 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


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Fighting Scot
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ohio Valley University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, social clubs, intramural sports, theatre production, a cappella choir, ambassadors

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


390

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
403
Women
194
Men
209

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 12.6% Black/African-American
  • 6.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 66.0% White
  • 9.8% Unknown

International Students


11.7%

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


30

Student Resources

Study resources