Ohio University

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Introduction to Ohio University

Manasseh Cutler, a U.S. Congress representative, is attributed with starting Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which called for setting up universities as part of the settlement, allowed Cutler and other interested parties to set up a public university. Today, the school offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs, study majors, minors and certificates.

Student Life at Ohio University

There are approximately 16,800 undergraduate students enrolled in Ohio University. Including medical students and those studying for master's and doctoral degrees, there are more than 20,000 students enrolled at the Athens campus.

FAQs on Ohio University

Is Ohio University Accredited?

The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Ohio University. The college is also accredited by a number of additional independent professional accrediting agencies.

What Are Some Requirements for Ohio University?

The admissions requirements for Ohio University vary depending on your desired program of study. In general, Ohio University looks at curriculum strength and performance, GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT scores. The fall 2007 freshman class entered with an average high school grade point average of 3.3.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Ohio University?

More than two-thirds of Ohio University students receive financial aid from at least one source. Ohio University offers a number of avenues for students in need of financial aid.

Scholarships and grants do not require repayment. Scholarships can be based on financial need and/or merit and grants are based on financial need. The federal government, state government, the institution and private entities comprise financial aid options for students attending Ohio University.

What Are the Career Possibilities From Ohio University?

Some of the most popular majors at Ohio University include biology, biological sciences, journalism and kinesiology and exercise science. Any one of these avenues of study could lead to a job in research or academia.

The college is particularly known for its journalism program and aviation engineering school. The Ohio University Alumni Network and Services provides dedicated assistance to students entering the job market.