At Ohio University, students learn to tackle complex global issues and gain real-world experience working with faculty who are leaders in their fields. Established in 1804 as the state’s first university, OHIO is the top producer of Fulbright students in the state and boasts an Athens Campus that has been ranked one of the 15 most beautiful in the nation. Regional campuses and centers plus numerous online opportunities show our commitment to expanding access to a high-quality education. A #1 ranking in student satisfaction shows that OHIO prepares graduates not only for professional success but also to make a difference.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Honors

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Women's Center
  • Multicultural Center

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Freshman applicants have or will soon receive a high school diploma or General Education Development diploma. OHIO operates on a holistic, selective review and looks for evidence of academic preparation in a strong college-preparatory curriculum. A complete application includes the application form, fee, official transcripts, official test scores, and honors supplements (if applicable). Prospective students who submit a complete application by the early action deadline receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, honors experiences, and direct entry to academic programs.


Transfer applicants have completed more than 9 semester hours (12 quarter hours) at another institution after graduating from high school. OHIO assesses applicants using a holistic, selective review. Transfer applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. A complete application includes the application form, fee, and official transcripts submitted directly from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended. Applicants who have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of college coursework, must also submit a high school transcript.

Visit us

People can tell you how great the Ohio University Athens Campus is, but the best way to know whether it’s right for you is to see it—and experience it—for yourself. You can register for special campus visit programs, regular visit options, group visits, or learn more about how you can plan your visit to OHIO. Check out visit offerings at to find an option that works best for you, or go to now and take our virtual tour.

“The academics and extracurricular opportunities here have pushed me to ask myself, how can I use what I’ve learned here to make an impact? If people ask, ‘Kris, what did you do at OHIO?’ I can say I helped create a dialogue about diversity in media and speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice."

Kris Perez, Senior, Journalism: News and Information Major
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Chubb Hall 120, 1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, OH 45701, United States of America

Phone number

(740) 593-4100