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Ohio University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Ohio University - Main Campus Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ohio University - Main Campus was awarded 115 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

Ohio U landed the #476 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ohio U held the #598 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Ohio U is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ohio U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ohio University - Main Campus is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Ohio U is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to Ohio U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio University - Main Campus  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Ohio University - Main Campus  ( 530 to 620 )
Ohio U received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio University - Main Campus  ( 22 to 26 )

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Ohio University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Ohio University - Main Campus, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ohio University - Main Campus is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ohio University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ohio U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 48%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Ohio U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,167 undergraduates at Ohio U with 17,695 being full-time and 5,472 being part-time.

Ohio U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Ohio U scored 52.78 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.78 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Ohio U is $22,453. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ohio U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,487 $18,540 $22,466 $24,593 $25,434

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ohio U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ohio U, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,960 a year. That adds up to $31,840 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ohio U is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ohio U Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ohio U make about $40,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Ohio University - Main Campus

Located in Athens, Ohio, Ohio University - Main Campus is a public institution. The surrounding location of Athens is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Ohio University - Main Campus

Contact details for Ohio U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: 740-593-1000

Ohio University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 124 majors graduated from Ohio University - Main Campus. Of these students, 7,559 received undergraduate degrees and 2,326 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 2,464 $61,100
Business Administration & Management 470 $40,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 276 $28,700
Communication & Media Studies 262 $31,100
Marketing 232 $44,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 229 $30,300
Journalism 210 $33,200
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 205 $25,900
General Psychology 199 $26,300
Finance & Financial Management 194 $50,800

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Online Learning at Ohio U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 13,005 students took at least one online class at Ohio University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 12,909 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,005 7,975
2016-2017 12,909 8,052
2015-2016 12,177 8,082
2014-2015 10,828 7,998
2013-2014 10,906 8,314

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