Ohio University Main Campus

Ohio University Main Campus

Ohio University is a public university situated in Athens, Ohio. It was established in the year 1804. It is one of the oldest colleges in Ohio and one of the largest universities in Appalachia. There are above 20,000 students in this college. Post graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered here. The colleges and schools under this university are the following:

  • College of Business
  • Honors Tutorial College
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Recreation and Sports Sciences
  • The College of Fine Arts and the Kennedy Museum of Art

The athletics teams at OU are nicknamed the Bobcats. The mascot is called Rufus the Bobcat, and the official colors are green and white. Men's baseball, basketball, cross country, wrestling and golf, and women's field hockey, soccer, swimming, diving, and softball are the sports played here.

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Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens , OH 45701-2979
General Phone: (740) 593-1000

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Ohio University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,159African studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Southeast Asian studies, women's studies, linguistics, German language, ...
Education and Teaching706curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational research, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, ...
Business and Management675business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, financial planning, human resources, international business, MIS, actuarial science, ...
Media652communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, radio and television, digital communications, organizational communications, health communication, radio and TV tech ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy361parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, dietitian
Family and Social Work269family resource management, food and nutrition, foodservice management, housing, family studies, child development, public administration, social work
Engineering231chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Therapy and Counseling230psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, community health services, physical therapy
Science208biology, botany, call and molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, wildlife biology, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, ...
Medicine128gerontology, osteopathic medicine
Computer Science and Engineering125computer and info science, information technology, computer science, computer networking
Medical Administration124health care administration, environmental health, occupational health, health services administration
Medical Support and Technology121audiology and speech pathology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, nursing administration, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades75apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts52dance, drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, theater history and criticism, acting, directing, theatre arts management
Fine Arts47art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics
Music38music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, voice
Photography and Commercial Art36commercial photography, cinematography, photography, printmaking
Engineering Technician35industrial tech
Art Studies31visual and performing arts, art studies
Security and Law Enforcement30criminology
Mathematics30mathematics, applied mathematics
Transportation25aviation tech, aviation operations
Design16graphic design
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies
Animal Science and Care1equestrian studies

Number of programs and degrees for Ohio University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree527
Master's degree95682
Award of less than 1 academic year20711
Bachelor's degree4,025113
Doctor's degree14732
Postbaccalaureate certificate275
First-professional degree1061

Ohio University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohio University had a total enrollment of 21,089 students (23,112 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 21%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 33%
22-24 20%
25-29 9%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Ohio University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 33 %

Ohio University Room and Board (2007)

Ohio University offers campus housing for 7,712 of its 23,112 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Athens, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Ohio University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing470580
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ohio University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,907
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,871
Room and board $ 8,946
Room charge $ 4,857
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,089
Books and supplies $ 873
Other expenses $ 3,651

Financial Aid:
Ohio University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 310000)

Ohio University Faculty

Ohio University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track14188
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9291

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year160$100,39561$89,169
Associate professoracademic year192$74,995103$73,536
Assistant professoracademic year173$58,789112$56,400
Instructoracademic year15$48,12135$43,540
Lectureracademic year10$43,8759$40,582
No academic rankacademic year7$51,0074$35,254
All faculty totalacademic year557$75,674324$65,927

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ohio University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports47133180

Ohio University Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Liberal Arts
African Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Health Communication
Organizational Communication, General
Radio and Television
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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