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Get the facts about Ohio Valley University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Ohio Valley University 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 Valley University was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Ohio Valley landed the #1,404 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.

Ohio Valley also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Ohio Valley University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Ohio Valley?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Ohio Valley since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 29%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to Ohio Valley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 550. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio Valley University  ( 430 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Ohio Valley University  ( 480 to 560 )
Ohio Valley received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio Valley University  ( 18 to 23 )

Learn more about Ohio Valley University admissions.

Ohio Valley University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Ohio Valley is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Valley University is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio Valley University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Ohio Valley University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at Ohio Valley, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ohio Valley University.

Good Overall Diversity at Ohio Valley

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 304 undergraduates at Ohio Valley with 271 being full-time and 33 being part-time.

Ohio Valley Diversity Score

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

The overall diversity score for Ohio Valley is 84.71 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.71 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio Valley University Cost?

The overall average net price of Ohio Valley is $17,462. 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 Valley

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,409 $13,936 $17,389 $19,113 $18,229

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 Valley, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ohio Valley, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $7,149 a year. That adds up to $28,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ohio Valley is 8.3%. 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 Valley Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Ohio Valley with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,200 in their early years. This is about 7% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Ohio Valley University make the most money.

Location of Ohio Valley University

Ohio Valley University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Vienna, West Virginia. The city atmosphere of Vienna makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Ohio Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Phone: 304-865-6000

Ohio Valley University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 20 majors graduated from Ohio Valley University. Of these students, 79 received undergraduate degrees and 14 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
Business Administration & Management 17 NA
Health & Physical Education 7 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 NA
Environmental Control Technology 6 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 NA
Accounting 5 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 NA
General Psychology 4 NA
Biblical Studies 4 NA
General English Literature 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Ohio Valley University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ohio Valley

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 156 students took at least one online class at Ohio Valley University. This is an increase from the 121 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 156 27
2016-2017 121 29
2015-2016 75 29
2014-2015 201 33
2013-2014 106 31

Learn more about online learning at Ohio Valley University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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