Ohio University is on a 1,800-acre campus in the small town setting of Athens, Ohio.
There are many activities and organizations for Ohio University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Ohio University has fraternities and sororities.
Ohio University has the Student Senate. In fact, more students participate in the Student Senate than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Ohio University include Student Alumni Board, International Student Union, University Program Council and Black Student Cultural Programming Board.
The Ohio University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Involvement Fair and Research Fair.
This table offers information on housing at Ohio University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||42%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,321|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||6,169|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||55%|
Ohio University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Ohio University students live off campus. In 2022, 42% of undergrads at Ohio University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 55% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ohio University. There are 7,321 spots available in on-campus housing for all 18,031 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 6,169 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Ohio University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Ohio 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 university, funding, and competition 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 University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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.
Ohio University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Ohio University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Ohio University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Ohio University, take U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 50 to Athens, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Glenn International airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio 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 University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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