Ohio University (Main campus)

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
=354 th
US Rankings 2020
Athens, Ohio, 45701, United States

About Ohio University (Main campus)

When Ohio University opened its doors in 1808, it consisted of just one building, one professor and three students. Today it has 11 colleges, nearly 40,000 students and a total of 5,177 employees across its campuses.

At the heart of Ohio University is its main Athens campus spanning roughly 1,850 acres, with the picturesque College Green at its centre. Defined by brick walkways and towering shade trees, the Green is home to three of the university’s oldest buildings: the Cutler, McGuffey and Wilson halls. All are of Georgian design and the 1816 Cutler building has been designated a national historic landmark.

With a global alumni network of roughly 200,000, Ohio University has graduated a number of famous people from a variety of fields. These include Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman, CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and Nancy Cartwright, otherwise known as the voice of Bart Simpson.

Students and alumni are referred to as bobcats after the university’s mascot.

Partnering with high schools, the university offers teachers in the southeast of Ohio first-hand training in the research of science, technology, engineering and maths education. Similarly, its Virtual Immersive Technologies and Arts for Learning (VITAL) lab, working with the Smithsonian Institution, has produced an online gallery of Latino art and culture.

Established in 1983, the Business Innovation Centre was the first university-based business incubator in the state. Through it, local businesses are given an opportunity to launch their ideas. It is estimated that, since its inception, the initiative has helped more than 100 businesses create over 1000 jobs. 

Ohio University has been classified as a high activity research university by the Carnegie Foundation.

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Key statistics

  • $21,360
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
    (1)
  • $11,598
    On-campus Room and Board
    (1)
  • $40,000
    Salary after 10 years
    (1)
  • 22.3
    No. of students per staff
    (2)
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
    (2)
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (2)
  • 25,013
    Number of FTE Students
    (2)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 US Rankings and (2) 2020 World University Rankings

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