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The OHIO Experience

About OHIO

Ohio's first public university
Pulitzer Prizes
U.S. student Fulbrights
Best Value Public University in Ohio 4 years in a row

    History & Tradition

    Ohio University is the oldest university in the U.S. established by federal legislation, i.e. the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, prior to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1790.


    Athens, Ohio

    A welcoming community, thriving music, art and restaurant scene, and beautiful natural surroundings — that’s Athens, Ohio.


    Athletics at OHIO

    You can find Bobcats on NCAA Division 1 teams, rowing crew as part of our 30+ club sports, conquering the 30-foot climbing wall at the Ping Recreation Center or enjoying a hike in a nearby state park.


    Diversity & Inclusion

    At Ohio University, our vision for Diversity and Inclusion is to celebrate all members of our University community and to broaden our collective understanding by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences and perspectives.


OHIO at a Glance

Here some fast facts about Ohio University and commonly requested statistics from fall 2022. Graduation and transfer-out rates as reported to the federal government, along with other important facts and figures, are available on our Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics website

  • A four-year public institution located in Athens, Ohio
  • About 15,000 undergraduate students on the Athens campus
  • More than 250 academic programs
  • 800+ full-time faculty members (Athens campus)
  • 18:1 student faculty ratio
  • 29-student average class size
  • Average freshman total gift aid: $8,135

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