Ohio Valley University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Ohio Valley University Admissions Overview:

OVU, with an acceptance rate of 64%, is not a highly selective school. Students with good grades and solid applications have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. For detailed instructions and guidelines, make sure to visit OVU's admissions website, or get in touch with someone from the admissions office.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus, to see if the school would be a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Ohio Valley University Description:

Located in Vienna, West Virginia, Ohio Valley University is a four-year, private college affiliated with the Churches of Christ. OVU takes pride in the personal attention its students receive. The 266-acre campus supports roughly 450 students with a student / faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and an average class size of 20. OVU offers a range of  academic majors and minors across the university's four colleges: Education, Business, Arts and Sciences, and Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences.

Students stay active outside of the classroom, and Ohio Valley University is home to plenty of student clubs and organizations, including social and special interest groups. On the intercollegiate athletic front, the university competes in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) with sports including men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, and golf.

OVU takes its Christ-centered identity seriously and expects all students to attend Chapel and Assembly regularly.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 557 (528 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,460
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,450
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $30,910

Ohio Valley University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,948
    • Loans: $8,790

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Bible Studies, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Humanities, Psychology, Secondary Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 34%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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