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About Ohio Valley University

Ohio Valley University Overview

Ohio Valley University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Vienna, West Virginia. Ohio Valley University was founded in 1960 and now enrolls around 273 students a year, including 253 undergrads. Ohio Valley University provides housing for up to 290 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 20% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Ohio Valley University! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Ohio Valley University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Ohio Valley University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Ohio Valley University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

Learn more about life at Ohio Valley University on the Student Life page.

2021 Ohio Valley University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42.6%
Tuition $22,400
Percent of Need Met 69.31%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,530

Is Ohio Valley University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college 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.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what Ohio Valley University offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Ohio Valley University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into Ohio Valley University. Around 44% of applicants get into Ohio Valley University each year. Last year, 553 students applied to Ohio Valley University and 244 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio Valley University

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 56% of students who start at Ohio Valley University return the next year.Around 29% of students who started at Ohio Valley University earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 Valley University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

Ohio Valley University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Ohio Valley University's endowment was valued at $2.1 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $4,401 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Ohio Valley University

Cost 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 Valley University meets 69.31% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Ohio Valley University full-time are awarded $15,530 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,041 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Valley University. Based on this information, how does Ohio Valley University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Ohio Valley University a good school for you?

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Where is Ohio Valley University Located?

Ohio Valley University is located in the small town setting of Vienna, West Virginia.

If you want to see Ohio Valley University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-77 to Vienna, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Ohio Valley University and Vienna are like without leaving home.

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One Campus View Drive Vienna, WV 26105-8000

Campus Setting: Small Town

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