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Ohio University (often abbreviated as OU or OHIO) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio, that is situated on an 1,800 acre campus. Founded in 1804, it is the oldest university in Ohio, oldest in the Northwest Territory, and ninth oldest public university in the United States. In its 2010 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program 115th among national universities
Ohio University was founded on February 18, 1804, a year after Ohio was admitted to the Union. The first three students enrolled in 1808. Ohio University graduated two students with bachelor's degrees in 1815. The famous E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was established with a grant from the Scripps Foundation. In 1975, Ohio University opened the College of Osteopathic Medicine, which remains the only college in Ohio to award the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Today the university is known for its strong journalism and visual communication programs, as well as its Avionics Engineering Center. The Avionics Engineering Center, part of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, specializes in the research, development, and evaluation of electronic navigation, communication, and surveillance systems. The center, the largest at Ohio University, was established in 1963 to support a combination of theoreticians, technical specialists and graduate students to study navigation issues encountered in air transportation. Currently the university's medical school and college of engineering are engaging in a major collaboration to develop the Academic and Research Center funded by physician and engineering alumni. This University is also well-known in Malaysia for its ties with MARA University of Technology in the 1980s.

Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation has also recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country. Currently, Ohio University ranks first in the state of Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students.Ohio University is classified as Tier 1 University by U.S. News ranking of Best American Colleges. It was named by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/High Research Activity institution to reflect its growing number of graduate programs. University libraries contain more than 3 million bound volumes.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as by a number of professional accrediting agencies.

Location & Facilities

Ohio University combines all the advantages of a major university with the appeal of a caring and personal atmosphere. If there ever was a college town, Athens is it. The university's intellectual and cultural environment blends well with Athens' lively small-town atmosphere to create a setting where students enjoy a quality of life that is difficult to match.
Residential Campus
Ohio University is a residential campus, meaning that almost all students live on or near campus. All first- and second-year students live in one of the university's 42 residence halls. Ninety percent of all students living in the residence halls stay on campus over the weekend. With classes, friends, and academic resources all within walking distance, Ohio University is sure to become your home away from home.

Residence Halls
The residence hall is not just a place to sleep at night. It is a great place to make friends, find study partners, and become part of a close living-learning community. Residential facilities have both freshman and upperclass halls. Most are coed. Students have the opportunity, upon completing a housing contract, to indicate their preference of room size and location. A variety of living environments are available to choose from, including academic emphasis and substance-free halls. You can even arrange to room with a friend.

Dining Halls
Students with meal plans may access any of the four operating dining halls on campus with a valid student I.D. card.

Campus Safety
The Department of Campus Safety consists of the Ohio University Police Department and the SAFE-T patrol, our campus escort service. The SAFE-T provides safe, cost-free transportation around campus to all students. This service is especially useful to students who would like a walk or ride home from an evening class or a late night visit with a friend. As an additional safety precaution, call boxes with emergency buttons are strategically positioned around campus, and each residence hall space offers multiple levels of security access. Ohio University wants you to feel safe in your community, so it is continuously improving and developing new methods to deal with safety on campus.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

There are 10 colleges in Ohio university. They are:
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
Scripps College of Communication
College of Education
College of Oesteopathic Medicne
Russ College of Engineering & Technology
College of Fine Arts
College of Health & Human Services
Honors Tutorial College
Center for International Studies

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Freshman Scholarship Information

  • Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall term.
  • You must submit official SAT or ACT scores to be considered for a merit scholarship.
  • You should be admitted by February 1 for full consideration; we recommendthat you apply by January 1.

    Transfer Scholarship Information
  • Awards are only available to students who begin their studies in the fall term.
  • You must have completed a full year of academic study and present excellent grades to be eligible for consideration.
  • You must be admitted by May 15; we recommend that you apply by April 1.

Employment U.S. immigration law strictly regulates the employment of international students. While on-campus employment may be possible, this will only provide a small portion of your living expenses through such employment. Further, the possibility of on-campus employment cannot be used to demonstrate you have sufficient funding for your expenses. Thus, the full amount of expenses must be documented before a visa certificate can be issued on your behalf.



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Fall Early September February 1*
Late March December 1
Winter Early January September 1
Summer Mid-June February1

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