Ohio University has as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and great Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.

Ohio University will be the nation's best transformative learning community where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, team achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.

As Ohio University works to achieve its vision, a set of fundamental principles guide our decisions:

Strong undergraduate programs with a liberal arts core are a vital and necessary foundation.
Strong graduate and professional programs are needed to achieve our educational, research, and creative mission.
All forms of research, scholarship, and creative activity are vital to the intellectual life of the university, and their integration into both graduate and undergraduate curricula is a key component of student success.
Learning at the university is improved by creating a community of students, faculty, and staff who come from diverse backgrounds. That community benefits from our commitment to international education and the inclusion of global perspectives in our curricula.
Advising, mentoring, personal interaction, and active engagement among faculty, staff, students, and alumni greatly enhance the educational experience.

Contact Details

  City Athens, OH
  Zip Code 45701
  Address 1 OHIO University
  Phone Number (740) 593-9571

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From Our Website

Our residential campus in Athens is nestled among the Southeast Ohio foothills. Two-thirds of more than 30,000 students study here, with thousands more at regional campuses and centers, and online. A vibrant Uptown scene (never call it "downtown"), and scenic, historic campus combine to make Athens a top-ranked college town. The deadline for freshman applicants to the Athens campus has been extended to February 1. Apply now to get one step closer to your college experience and be eligible for the OHIO Admission Promise.

We see unlimited potential in you, and we will support you as you discover where that potential can take you. We take our responsibility to provide you with the information you need to make your college decision seriously and look forward to welcoming you to the class of 2025! I sat in on some classes, met some faculty who were doing wonderful things, and said this is home, a place for me to grow and to become a new person. I said I'm going to Ohio University to study acting, and here I am.