Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate
26,263
Students Applied
66%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
824
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other
Honors Tutorial College Deadline
November 15, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
62
93%
Submitting ACT
17%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1183
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
620
Reading
25th
550
75th
640
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
36%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
17
Top 25%
44
Top 50%
82
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
399
$30k - $48k
365
$48k - $75k
459
$75k - $110k
541
$110k+
931

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 740-593-0560
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Coming here is a lot of fun. Almost too much fun. The reason is we're the number one party school and have a beautiful open campus that will suck anyone in. The only thing I caution you from is understand that while its easy to stay out late make sure you hit the library once a week. Go there and study or read or do homework. It will make all the difference.
Phillip from Akron, OH
Tips I would give for prospective students would be to enjoy yourself and do not be afraid to experience new things. College is about finding yourself, so take advantage of education opportunities as well as extracurricular activities. Have fun but do not skip your classes because whether you believe it or not, even boring lectures are key to being successful in classes. You are there to learn most importantly! Go out and meet new people and join clubs and new activities, you will be amazed at what you can do and who you will meet. Take advantage of free tutoring sessions and the library, they are so extremely helpful!!
Caitlynn from Norwalk, OH
There are TONS of hills. If you're not much of a walker, grab a bike. It rains a lot as well, so bring boots! Be prepared to study, they like exams here.
Ashley from Roseville, OH
Don't get overwhelmed during your first quarter. The campus is lovely, so take a walk or two. Take advantage of the library. It's very useful. Be mature and responsible--there's plenty of time for goofing off during breaks.
R. from Athens, OH
Have fun. Get involved early and wait to weed out the less important clubs/opportunities. Stay posted on all the events OU has, both for fun and academics. Use ALL the resources (Career Center, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Center, Tutoring, Ping Recreation Center, Athletic Events, the list goes on and on...) - they're free, helpful, and lead to more fun.
Rebecca from Silver Spring, MD
If you like to have fun BUT can keep yourself under control, welcome to Athens! But if you have a hard time focusing and partying gets in the way of your studies, this may not be the place for you.
Hannah from Swanton, OH
Take advantage of all the things OU has to offer. They have so many great internships and free tutors that will explain things way better than some of the professors. It takes a rare breed to do well in school in a town like Athens so remember why you're actually here. Don't take it so seriously you forget to enjoy the town either.
Hannah
My first tip for prospective students is to visit the campus before attending. It is a large campus and finding your way around can get quite confusing. I'd even encourage prospects to visit more than once. My second tip would be to research about the different organizations on campus online before attending. In the beginning of the fall semester we have what we call the Involvement Fair which is an event held outside on the College Green. Each organization sets up a table for students to come and learn about the organization. With so many students and so much going on it can be quite overwhelming. So I would recommend looking at a few things the student might be interested in online so that when the time comes and the student is at the fair, they'd already know which tables to go to!
Proud Bobkitty