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Aerial view of Ohio University's Athens campus at sunset
Ohio’s Best Value Public University
—U.S. News and World Report

About Ohio University

At Ohio University, we are proud to be ranked No. 1 in the state (and among the top 35 in the nation) for value. It’s not only our all-encompassing, fixed rate tuition and fees, it’s also the career outcomes we generate for students by ensuring every student has a set of experiences that prepare them for life after graduation. 

University Profile

  • A four-year public institution located in Athens, Ohio (in addition to 5 regional campuses across the state)
  • More than 28,000 students across all campuses and online
  • First university in the state to offer $0 tuition/fee increase over your 4 years
  • A top producer of health professionals: Among the Top 10 largest Schools of Nursing in the country and Ohio’s No. 1 provider of primary care physicians
  • A powerhouse in communications and new media: Alumni have won 55 Pulitzer Prizes

    Athens Ranked Best College Town in the State

    Athens is a small but eclectic city located among rolling hills, flowing rivers, a national forest and more. There’s a reason green is our main color; the most beautiful nature in Ohio is right at our doorstep.


    OHIO Guarantee+

    As the first university in the state to offer level-rate tuition, housing, dining and fees locked in for 12 consecutive semesters, we also include graduation plans that ensure on-time graduation, and offer access to alumni-only scholarships for continuing education—as well as career counseling for life.




Ohio University proudly boasts 6 men's and 10 women's NCAA Division I teams, and OHIO students can attend home varsity events at no extra cost. Varsity Sports

Intramural Sports

Thousands of our students participate in intramural sports along with faculty and staff. Choose from dozens of sport offerings, as well as special events hosted each semester. IM Sports

Club Sports

We offer over 30 club sports — student-run organizations that have varied practice and competition schedules. Club sports compete with other universities and are members of conferences or leagues. Club Sports