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Colleges / Ohio University

Ohio University

Athens, OH 4-Year Public

About Ohio University

Ohio University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Athens, OH

Founded in 1804, Ohio University currently enrolls around 25,343 students a year, including 18,913 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Ohio University's endowment was valued at $579,349,840 in 2021. The school spends $11,967 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Ohio University

Acceptance rate: 87%

Average GPA: 3.58

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Ohio University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Ohio University. The acceptance rate at Ohio University is 87 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.58 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Ohio University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 81 percent of students who start at Ohio University return for their second year of college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $49,020 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,747 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ohio University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Ohio University a good school for YOU?

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ohio University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ohio University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Ohio University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ohio University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

520 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Ohio University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$25,768

In State

$35,562

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$12,612
$22,406
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$12,172
$12,172
Books
$984
$984

Student Life

Wondering what life at Ohio University is like? There are approximately 27,022 students enrolled at Ohio University, including 20,644 undergraduate students and 6,378 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from OH and 12% percent of students are from other states.

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

27,022

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,612

Out-of-State

$22,406

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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