About Ohio University

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A Tradition of Educational Excellence

Founded in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest university in Ohio, and the ninth oldest public university in the United States. Ohio University’s main campus is currently located in Athens, Ohio, with five regional campuses spread across the state. With 210 buildings situated on a 1,800-acre site, Ohio University’s main campus is currently the largest employer in Athens County Ohio.

In 1808 the school initially enrolled just three students; its first bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 1815. A great deal of change has occurred since the first graduation almost 200 years ago; Ohio University has grown exponentially, becoming a highly respected and established research and higher learning institution.

Today, Ohio University is one of the largest universities in Ohio, with a total enrollment of over 19,000 on the Athens campus, and more than 28,000 students on all campuses. The school features more than 250 undergraduate programs spread through 12 distinct colleges. There are currently close to 3,500 students in graduate programs at Ohio University.

Committed to providing the optimum foundation for student success, Ohio University offers a dynamic environment for education and research, with unique programs and institutes bringing world-class practitioners, scientists, engineers, and scholars to work with our students in a variety of disciplines. In a continuing spirit of innovation, the university currently provides distinctive graduate level educational opportunities on campus and online.

Ohio University is on a quest to enrich the world while creating limitless opportunities for students to fulfill their promise and affect positive change. We deliver on that promise through an accessible, engaging, and transforming student experience; through the combined breadth and excellence of the university’s degree programs and facilities; and through the academic success and career accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni.

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campus, international community, educational offerings, and accomplished faculty. We remain dedicated to helping students achieve their intellectual and personal development and enriching the world by helping students fulfill their promise.

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