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Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV 4-Year Private

About Ohio Valley University

Ohio Valley University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Vienna, WV

Founded in 1960, the institution currently enrolls around 273 students a year, including 253 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Ohio Valley University's endowment was valued at $2,074,600 in 2021. The school spends $4,401 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Ohio Valley University

Acceptance rate: 44%

Average GPA: 3.23

Mean ACT score: 21

Mean SAT score: 982

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Ohio Valley University's acceptance rate?

It is minimally difficult to get into Ohio Valley University. Around 44 percent of all applicants are admitted to Ohio Valley University each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.23 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 982. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Ohio Valley University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective 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.

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ohio Valley University, around 56 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 69 students who started at Ohio Valley University as first-time freshman, 15 graduate within four years.

Around 29 percent 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $23,041 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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College Info

One Campus View Drive Vienna, WV 26105-8000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ohio Valley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio Valley University is Continuous processing.

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

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

Ohio Valley University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ohio Valley University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Ohio Valley University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ohio Valley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1120


Math SAT Range

440 - 590


Reading SAT Range

450 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


930 to 1120


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ohio Valley University students is 1025. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio Valley University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ohio Valley University.

Ohio Valley University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ohio Valley University is like? There are approximately 318 students enrolled at Ohio Valley University, including 304 undergraduate students and 14 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from WV and 67% percent of students are from other states.


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