Ohio University

Ohio - United States


About Ohio University

Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where more than 37,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Five regional campuses serve additional students throughout central and southeastern Ohio, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.

Ohio University Mission

Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.

Ohio University Vision

Ohio University will be the nation’s best transformative learning community where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.

Ohio University Core Values

Excellence is our hallmark: Outstanding people, ideas, and programs drive our educational mission.

Integrity, civility, and diversity define our community: These values guide our leadership in a global society.

Stewardship enhances our legacy: As Ohio’s first institution of public higher education, we are mindful of our accountability to the public trust.

Ohio University Guiding Principles

As Ohio University works to achieve its vision, a set of fundamental principles guide our decisions:

Strong undergraduate programs with a liberal arts core are a vital and necessary foundation.

Strong graduate and professional programs are necessary to achieve our educational, research, and creative mission.

All forms of research, scholarship, and creative activity are vital to the intellectual life of the University, and their integration into both graduate and undergraduate curricula is a key component of student success.

Learning at the University is enhanced by creating a community of students, faculty, and staff who come from diverse backgrounds. That community benefits from our commitment to international education and the inclusion of global perspectives in our curricula.

Advising, mentoring, personal interaction, and active engagement among faculty, staff, students, and alumni greatly enhance the educational experience.

Learning is derived from the totality of the college experience, including activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Shared governance—the inclusion of input from all constituent groups is central to our decision-making processes.

Our continuing success requires judgments about and selective investment in initiatives that will advance our mission.

Accountability is essential to effective management and requires commitments to assessment, planning, decision making, and continual improvement.

To support our educational mission in achieving the goals outlined above, we require a well-maintained infrastructure of people and facilities. Our academic support services exist to serve the academic mission: they should be effective, efficient, and continually improving. A sense of community and an appealing environment provide a special place in which to learn, live, and work. All individuals in the University community are valued; their skills and knowledge should be cultivated, their work supported, and their leadership skills developed. Interactions among all individuals in the University community should be built on standards of civility, integrity, caring, and collaboration. Our commitment to the region is expressed through stewardship of shared resources, access to programs and services, and contribution to economic development.

Faculty Excellence

95% of first-year OHIO students take at least one course taught by a tenured or tenure-track professor

Achievements and expertise of OHIO professors have garnered attention from national media such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and the Discovery Channel


African American Studies

Air Force ROTC



Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Civil Engineering

Classics and World Religions

Communication Sciences and Disorders
(formerly the School of Hearing Speech and Language Sciences)

Counseling and Higher Education


Educational Studies

Engineering Technology and Management
(formerly Industrial Technology)

English Language and Literature

English as a Second Language

Environmental and Plant Biology


Foreign Language Instruction


Geological Sciences


Human and Consumer Sciences Education

Industrial and Systems Engineering

International Studies


Management Information Systems

Management and Strategic Leadership



Mechanical Engineering

Modern Languages

Molecular and Cellular Biology


Physical Therapy

Physics and Astronomy

Political Science


Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Social and Public Health

Sociology and Anthropology

Sports Administration

Sport Management

Teacher Education

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

English Requirements


IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL - 80


Tution Fee