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Ohio Valley University Student Life

Ohio Valley University is on a 267-acre campus in a small town setting in Vienna, West Virginia. There are many activities and organizations for Ohio Valley University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Ohio Valley University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Ohio Valley University has a thriving Social Clubs. In fact, more students participate in Social Clubs than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Ohio Valley University include Intramural sports, Expressions, A cappella Choir and Express.

Ohio Valley University students' favorite campus events are OVU Homecoming, OVU Expressions and Winter/Spring Banquets.

Does Ohio Valley University Offer Student Housing?

Ohio Valley University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Ohio Valley University students live off campus. In 2021, 48% of undergrads at Ohio Valley University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 52% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ohio Valley University. There are 290 spots available in on-campus housing for all 253 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 100 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 20% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Ohio Valley University Athletics

At Ohio Valley University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Ohio Valley University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Ohio Valley University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Ohio Valley University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Ohio Valley University has live-in dorm supervisors.

Plan a Visit to Ohio Valley University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Ohio Valley University, take I-77 to Vienna, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in West Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Ohio Valley University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Ohio Valley University Students

41%

Women

59%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

50%

23%

9%

9%

6%

2%

1%

1%

Undergraduate Students

253

Non-Resident / International Students

55

Graduate Students

20

Ohio Valley University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

273

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

44%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,400

Out-of-State

$22,400

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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