Ohio University: Narrative Description

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Athens, OH 45701-2979
Tel: (740)593-1000
Admissions: (740)593-4100
Fax: (740)593-4229
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ohio.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1804. Setting: 1,700-acre small town campus. Endowment: $176.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $30.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9109 per student. Total enrollment: 20,096. Faculty: 1,162 (862 full-time, 300 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 12,417 applied, 86% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 11 National Merit Scholars, 111 valedictorians. Full-time: 15,968 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 969 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 109 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; business/marketing; education. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $7770 full-time, $248 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,734 full-time, $543 per quarter hour part-time. College room and board: $7539. College room only: $3708. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 372 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Gamma Pi Delta, Golden Key, International Student Union, Chinese Students and Visiting Scholars Club, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: Homecoming, International Week, Parents' Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security lighting. 7,457 college housing spaces available; 7,000 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Alden Library plus 1 other with 2.6 million books, 3.2 million microform titles, 25,557 serials, 86,574 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $12.1 million. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Athens is a traditional college town with a nonstudent population of approximately 21,000. The city is located about 75 miles southeast of Columbus, the state capital, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and on the banks of the Hocking River. Several state parks and thousands of acres of national forests are within easy driving distance and provide ample facilities for swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, and picnicking.

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