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Ohio University-Lancaster

Lancaster, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Ohio University Lancaster

Ohio University-Lancaster Overview

Ohio University-Lancaster is a public, state school in the small town setting of Lancaster, Ohio. Ohio University Lancaster was founded in 1968 and enrolls 898 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Ohio University Lancaster!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Ohio University Lancaster you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Ohio University Lancaster does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Ohio University Lancaster has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Ohio University Lancaster on the Student Life page.

2022 Ohio University Lancaster Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $13,352
Out-of-State $13,352
Percent of Need Met 41%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,567

Is Ohio University Lancaster a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Ohio University Lancaster offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Ohio University Lancaster Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Ohio University Lancaster. Around 86% of applicants get into Ohio University Lancaster each year. Out of 362 applications received in 2022, 310 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio University Lancaster

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ohio University Lancaster, around 56% come back their sophomore year. 11% of Ohio University Lancaster undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Ohio University Lancaster Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Ohio University Lancaster directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Ohio University Lancaster

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Ohio University Lancaster meets 41% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,567 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,748 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Ohio University Lancaster.

Based on this information, does Ohio University Lancaster seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Ohio University Lancaster a good school for you?

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Where is Ohio University-Lancaster Located?

Ohio University Lancaster is located in the small town setting of Lancaster, Ohio, in the suburbs of Columbus.

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College Info

1570 Granville Pike Lancaster, OH 43130-1097

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ohio University Lancaster Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio University Lancaster is Continuous processing.

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Ohio University Lancaster Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Ohio University Lancaster is like? There are approximately 898 students enrolled at Ohio University Lancaster. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from OH and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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