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Key Admission Stats
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
Suburb or town
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted
SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.||November 15|
|Fall Regular Decision||February 1||May 1|
|Spring Regular Decision||December 1|
Honors Tutorial College Deadline
The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.
Admitted Student Stats
US States Represented
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1185
Students Enrolled By GPA
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank
Students Enrolled By Household Income
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
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Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 740-593-4100
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What Students Are Saying
3.97 Average Rating
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.
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!
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
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