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Ohio University - Athens Campus Overview

Ohio University - Athens Campus is a public institution located in Athens, Ohio. The location of OHIO Athens is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Ohio University - Athens Campus Known For?

8,299 Undergraduate Awards
$33,255 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at OHIO Athens.
  • In 2017-2018, 79% of the faculty were full-time.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

OHIO Athens has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at OHIO Athens.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Zoology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Biomathematics & Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Botany/Plant Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Zoology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards OHIO Athens has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#26 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#66 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#85 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual

Where Is Ohio University - Athens Campus?

Location of Ohio University - Athens Campus

Contact details for OHIO Athens are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: 740-593-1000
Website: https://www.ohio.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OhioUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ohiou

How Do I Get Into OHIO Athens?

You can apply to OHIO Athens online at: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/ohiou/menu.html

Admission Requirements for OHIO Athens

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into OHIO Athens?

74% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Ohio University - Athens Campus is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to OHIO Athens 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 - Athens Campus  ( 550 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800
OHIO Athens received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 21 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Ohio University - Athens Campus?

$33,255 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of OHIO Athens is $33,255. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Athens, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,304 a year. That adds up to $33,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OHIO Athens 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.

Ohio University - Athens Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,209 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,989 undergraduate students at OHIO Athens, with 16,209 being full-time and 4,780 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  OHIO Athens

There are also 6,378 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,209 full-time undergraduates at OHIO Athens, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  OHIO Athens

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ohio University - Athens Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of OHIO Athens Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 202
Black or African American 849
Hispanic or Latino 555
White 13,351
International Students 276
Other Races/Ethnicities 976

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ohio University - Athens Campus. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 100 countries are represented at OHIO Athens. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Ohio University - Athens Campus

7,975 Took All Classes Online
13,005 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 23 master’s degree programs available online at OHIO Athens. In 2017-2018, 13,005 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at OHIO Athens has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of OHIO Athens

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ohio University - Athens Campus was -1.0%. This is the #2,273 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at OHIO Athens regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of OHIO Athens majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Chemistry 10%
Communication & Media Studies 3%
Computer & Information Sciences 18%
Computer Information Systems 11%
Computer Systems Networking 35%
Electrical Engineering 28%
Engineering 0%
Engineering Technologies 20%
General English Literature 2%
General Psychology 8%
General Social Sciences 12%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4%
Health Professions 1%
Industrial Production Technology 19%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 26%
Liberal Arts General Studies 26%
Marketing 5%
Mathematics 2%
Mathematics & Statistics 4%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Physical Sciences 10%
Psychology 5%
Public Administration 59%
Public Administration & Social Service 16%
Public Health 38%
Public Relations & Advertising 23%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42%
Teaching English or French 67%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at OHIO Athens ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at OHIO Athens.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Economics #19
Industrial Production Technology #29
General Engineering #32
Criminology #34
Civil Engineering #35
Public Relations & Advertising #37
Electrical Engineering #44
General Social Sciences #45
Computer Systems Networking #59
General English Literature #61
Public Administration #96
Public Health #98
Health & Physical Education #101
Communication & Media Studies #104
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #112
Engineering #113
English Language & Literature #114
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #116
Instructional Media Design #124
Curriculum & Instruction #133
Communication & Journalism #156
Engineering Technologies #170
Computer Information Systems #191
Social Sciences #197
Teacher Education Subject Specific #198
Public Administration & Social Service #215
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #220
Health & Medical Administrative Services #345
Computer & Information Sciences #422
Nursing #468

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Ohio University - Athens Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 2 2 2,464 0 121 14 2,603
Business Administration & Management 11 4 470 0 321 0 806
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 198 229 0 0 0 427
Health & Physical Education 5 0 123 0 269 0 397
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 152 0 225 0 377
Communication & Media Studies 85 0 262 0 0 4 351
Marketing 89 0 232 0 0 0 321
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 276 0 16 0 292
Industrial Production Technology 160 0 71 0 0 0 231
Journalism 0 0 210 0 17 1 228
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 228 228
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 205 0 4 2 211
Finance & Financial Management 11 0 194 0 0 0 205
Zoology 0 0 183 0 9 7 199
General Psychology 0 0 199 0 0 0 199
Social Work 0 0 103 0 42 0 145
Political Science & Government 27 0 89 0 22 0 138
Management Information Systems 0 0 137 0 0 0 137
Accounting 0 0 99 0 7 0 106
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 95 0 8 0 103
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 82 0 12 0 94
Communication Sciences 0 0 62 0 25 7 94
Sociology 0 0 79 0 9 0 88
Economics 0 0 20 0 65 0 85
Geography & Cartography 31 0 48 1 2 0 82
Civil Engineering 14 0 34 0 29 4 81
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 73 0 6 0 81
Electrical Engineering 0 0 40 0 31 8 79
Allied Health Professions 0 0 27 0 49 0 76
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 4 0 55 0 16 0 75
History 7 0 51 5 4 4 71
Computer Information Systems 0 0 66 0 0 0 66
Area Studies 34 0 20 3 9 0 66
Music 0 0 42 3 17 0 62
Public Health 1 0 51 0 9 0 61
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 59 0 59
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 59 0 59
Natural Resources Conservation 42 0 2 1 12 0 57
Human Resource Management 32 0 23 0 0 0 55
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 47 7 54
Criminology 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 42 0 10 0 52
Computer Science 0 0 45 0 5 0 50
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 50 0 0 0 0 0 50
Chemistry 0 0 35 0 9 6 50
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 26 0 22 0 48
Chemical Engineering 0 0 38 0 1 9 48
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 38 3 0 1 2 4 48
General English Literature 0 0 10 0 28 9 47
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 46 0 1 0 47
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 1 0 43 1 45
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Mathematics 0 0 18 0 17 6 41
International Business 21 0 19 0 0 0 40
Industrial Engineering 0 0 23 8 9 0 40
Physics 0 0 13 0 10 16 39
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 29 8 37
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 19 0 18 0 37
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 27 0 9 0 36
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 2 33 35
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 30 4 34
Special Education 0 0 24 0 9 0 33
Ethnic Studies 18 0 5 10 0 0 33
Romance Languages 0 0 22 0 10 0 32
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 23 0 7 0 30
Air Transportation 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 18 8 26
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 11 0 14 0 25
English Literature (Other) 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Anthropology 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
International Relations & National Security 0 0 16 0 6 0 22
Writing Studies 3 0 18 0 0 0 21
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Housing 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Gerontology 17 0 0 0 0 0 17
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 3 0 14 0 17
Museum Studies 12 0 0 4 0 0 16
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 9 0 5 1 15
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 7 7 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 5 9 14
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 5 0 0 6 11
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 10 0 0 1 0 0 11
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7 0 3 0 0 0 10
Urban Studies 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
Dance 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Applied Mathematics 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
Religious Studies 3 0 3 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
General Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Germanic Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Human Computer Interaction 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Animal Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 740 210 7,349 44 1,905 421 10,669

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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