Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV, USA
4.07 Average Rating

Founded by the churches of Christ, Ohio Valley University is Christian liberal arts college that fuses Biblical faith with its curriculum of higher learning. OVU offers 26 majors including Bible and Ministry as well as 11 pre-professional tracks. US News & World Report ranks OVU number four on its list of Best Regional Colleges in the South. In addition to daily chapel, students also attend weekly Bible classes and campus devotionals.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Churches of Christ
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
68%
72%
Submitting ACT
23%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
557
Total Number of Undergrads
528
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
30%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,293
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$21,250
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,250
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,700
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,948
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
85%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,269
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,325

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,790
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,383
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$255
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Fighting Scots/Lady Scots
School Colors
White/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
An excellent Christian college that offers a good variety of degrees, while personalizing your education experience. The faculty, staff, and students are extremely friendly, and anyone will feel right at home, including our students from other countries! Whether you are a Christian or not, you will find your home, your education, and your closest friends here at OVU.
Nicholas from Milford Center, OH
Ohio Valley University has the credibility and academics of a large school without the coldness often incorporated with such institutions. We have many sports teams and other extracurricular activities that make for a great college experience. The Christian atmosphere at OVU gives the school a homey feel even to those who don't share the same views.
Student from WV
Ohio Valley University is a wonderful college. The student/faculty is great, you can't really find that anywhere else. The faculty truly care for the students and you can see God shining through them.
Jordan from Rainelle, WV

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