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Colleges / Ohio University-Athens

Ohio University-Athens

Athens, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%

About Ohio University

Ohio University is a public, state university in the town of Athens, Ohio. Ohio University was founded in 1804. The university enrolls around 23,893 students a year, including 17,875 undergraduates.

Ohio University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Ohio University. Around 87% of applicants get into Ohio University each year. In 2022, 21,610 out of 24,978 total applicants were accepted.

Ohio University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 97%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%

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Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio,.

If you are interested in seeing Ohio University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 50 to Athens, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn International.

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College Info

1 Ohio University Athens, OH 45701-2979

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ohio University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio University is Jun 15.

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Ohio University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1100 to 1260


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ohio University students is 1174. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ohio University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ohio University is like? There are approximately 23,893 students enrolled at Ohio University, including 17,875 undergraduate students and 6,018 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from OH and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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