Ohio University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Ohio University Admissions Overview:

Ohio University has an acceptance rate of 74%--almost three-quarters of applicants were admitted in 2015. Successful applicants will generally have strong applications, with good grades and test scores. For more information about applying (including important deadlines and dates), be sure to visit the school's website. And feel free to contact the admissions with any questions you may have.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Ohio University Description:

Ohio University's 1,800-acre campus is located in Athens, Ohio, a college town in the southeast of the state. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public university in Ohio and one of the oldest in the country. The university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 29. OU has selective admissions, and matriculated students have an average high school GPA of 3.4.

The Scripps College of Communication wins high marks for its quality, and its programs are extremely popular among undergraduates. In athletics, the OU Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,157 (23,513 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,744 (in-state); $21,208 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,030 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,176
  • Other Expenses: $2,706
  • Total Cost: $26,656 (in-state); $36,120 (out-of-state)

Ohio University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,483
    • Loans: $7,760

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Child Development, Education, English, Exercise Science, Finance, Health Care Administration, Health and Physical Education, Hearing and Speech Science, Information Technology, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Organizational Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Radio and Television
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Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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