Ohio University-Main Campus

020 Chubb Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-4100
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Athens, Ohio University is a public four-year university. The school was originally established in 1804, and currently serves more than 26,000 students. Certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs are available through the university. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio University number 65 on their list of the top public schools in the nation. In addition, the school’s online graduate-level business programs earned recognition in categories such as faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Students at Ohio University can choose from a variety of majors ranging from the professions to the liberal arts. Some examples of available areas of study include biological science, chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, business, fine arts, music, nutrition, nursing, health services administration, communication, and engineering. Students interested in online learning should look into options provided through the university’s eCampus. These programs include criminal justice, nursing, applied management, social sciences, business administration, engineering management, and organizational communication, to name a few. Non-credit courses are also available.


Ohio University’s main campus has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. Additionally, programs in dietetics, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, audiology, nursing, art and design, dance, music, theatre, and teacher education have received specialized accreditation.


Prospective OU students can apply online or via mail. A $45 application fee is required for undergraduates. In addition to the application form, students must submit their high school transcripts, in their original and certified form, and their ACT or SAT score reports. The school does not require it, but letters of recommendation are also recommended. In 2011, the school admitted 86% of undergraduate applicants. Please access the school’s website or contact the admissions office for details on graduate, transfer, and international admissions, as different requirements will apply.

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