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Ohio University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
20,816
Total Undergrads
Including 3,877 Part-time
3,983
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 33 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $169,166)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $79,019)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 120 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes Yes
Basketball 17 13 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 20 Yes Yes
Football 125 - - -
Golf 9 7 - Yes
Soccer - 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 29 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 27 - - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 40 - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.2%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 6.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.7%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 83.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 131
Liquor Law Violation 186
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 43
Reviews Dorm Life
  • becca j
  • 4
  • A lot of the dorms are older here but just try and get one that at least has air conditioning. I've never had a bad time in the dorms and…

  • Aug-14-2012 Read More
  • Phillip from Akron, OH
  • 5
  • Some of the best times you'll ever have are in the dorm. Theres something about being cramped with hundreds of students you don't know having a completely new experience that…

  • May-20-2012 Read More
  • FRESHMAN
  • 1
  • Living in the dorm is required for all freshman and very difficult to try and understand how the housing process works. You pay a deposit then wait to for your…

  • May-30-2012 Read More
  • Lauren from Glouster, OH
  • 4
  • I've never actually lived in the dorms, but I did work for the Housing office. Our dorms are very nice, and are currently being renovated a few buildings at a…

  • Jun-22-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Sydney from Cedarville, OH
  • Jun-14-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I LOVE the food here, especially in Nelson Hall, which contains an Asian bar and a Mediterranean bar. Also, breakfast food is served everyday!

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  • 5
  • Corissa from New Philadelphia, OH
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Ohio University offers three different dining halls, one on each residence green, as well as markets and Grab-and-Go's in those buildings. They also have a main student union, Baker University Center, that has a food court (West 82), and a sit-down fine dining restaurant (Latitude 39)! They have many different meal plan options so you are definitely guaranteed to find one that works best for you and your needs.

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  • 5
  • Scott from The Plains, OH
  • May-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Before I attended Ohio University, I heard countless horror stories about other school's dining halls. At Ohio though, the dining halls hold a variety of different foods, and have anything and everything a hungry college student would want. They also have the option to take your food to-go, so that you do not always have to eat in the dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Maria from Dublin, OH
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Three dining halls, they are all decent. Nelson is the newest one and has the most variety. Boyd is the oldest, but I living in Boyd freshman year so I ate there almost every meal.

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  • 5
  • Tyler from Shaker Heights, OH
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are very accessible. There are a wide variety of foods for every palette. The hours vary and are accommodating. There are a number of markets on the campus offering a variety of goods.

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  • 4
  • Kelley from Norwalk, CT
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a past student here

    Overall the food on campus is good, and the very close by off-campus area has many options as well if you get tired of the dining hall. Some dining halls are better than others, but the school has made a valiant effort in the past 5 years to update and revamp the older dining halls, which undergrads are very happy about and enjoying. There's also a great added bonus for those on meal-plans, petite grocery stores that have a plethora of food and school supplies that you can use money on your meal plan to purchase at no extra cost, this was a life-saver for me, a VERY picky eater, who didn't always like what was on the menu in the dining hall.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Corissa from New Philadelphia, OH
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is fairly big on campus, with multiple different types of sororities and fraternities available for people to join. There is a recruitment process, of which you much register the summer before classes start. It is a great opportunity to join a group of women or men who have the same values as you and ones with which you can learn and grow as a student, leader, and human being.

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  • 0
  • Scott from The Plains, OH
  • May-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The Fraternities and Sororities on campus are held in high regards, and they are always out helping the community in Athens. There are honor frats and sororities for every different college on campus, along with social greek organizations. Greek life is a major part of any college experience!

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  • 0
  • Kelley from Norwalk, CT
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a past student here

    Greek Life is great at Ohio University. There are many options in chapters for anyone, but all around, all the chapters are highly involved, do well academically, and help the community year-round. Each chapter has a very strong sisterhood or brotherhood, it's more like a family, even if they are a larger chapter. (Sororities range from 90-125 women and fraternities range typically from 30-60 members).

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  • 0
  • Margaret from Painesville, OH
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big on campus, but if you are not in one, you are not limited by social activities. Plenty of people on campus do not associate themselves with one group of people or one frat/sorority.

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  • 0
  • Michala from Oak Park, IL
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I don't belong to a sorority because of the time commitment involved. If you aren't Greek you aren't made to feel like an outcase nor do you lack a social life. Its an ok if you are and ok if you aren't kind of attitude.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Columbus, OH
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I am a part of Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I highly recommend joining a business fraternity if that is something you are interested in. I also know many students who are in social fraternities, and I have heard nothing but great things.

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  • 0
  • Alexis from Tipp City, OH
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at OU is excellent and provides members with lifelong friends and connections as well as promoting the improvement of leadership and social skills. Greek Life offers the best support on campus, in my opinion. When my father died unexpectedly during my second week of college, I had to leave campus during recruitment. I thought I had no chance of becoming apart of Greek Life because I missed the first weekend, but I was wrong. The Greek Life council and community supported me and welcomed me back to recruitment and allowed me to participate. Not only did they permit my participation, they also gave me a group to talk to and support me at any time. Now, I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Omega Upsilon, and I couldn't be happier if I tried.

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