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 join – 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.
The Ohio Valley University community comes together each year for OVU Homecoming, OVU Expressions and Winter/Spring Banquets.
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.
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 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 Valley University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's 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||√||√|
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.
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 Valley University, take I-77 to Vienna, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport airport.
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