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Ohio University

Athens, Ohio, United States
Ohio University

Ohio University is a public research university in Athens, Ohio. The first university chartered by an Act of Congress and the first to be chartered in Ohio, it was chartered in 1787 by the Congress of the Confederation and subsequently approved for the territory in 1802 and state in 1804, opening for students in 1809. Ohio University is the oldest university in Ohio, the tenth oldest public university in the United States and the 32nd oldest among public and private universities. As of fall 2020, the university's total enrollment at Athens was slightly more than 25,000, while the all-campus enrollment was just over 30,000. Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study as well as master's and doctoral degrees. Undergraduate admissions are selective with further admission requirements for its journalism and other select schools.

Motto Religio Doctrina Civilitas, Prae Omnibus Virtus
Motto (English) Religion, Learning, Civility, Above All, Virtue
Type Public research university
Established February 18, 1804
Parent institution University System of Ohio
Academic affiliations ORAU • SURA • Space-grant
Endowment $596.4 million (2021)
President Duane Nellis
Provost Elizabeth Sayrs
Academic staff 1,970
Students 25,343 (Athens), 30,958 (All campuses)
Undergraduates 18,765 (Athens), 23,408 (All campuses)
Postgraduates 6,430 (Athens), 978 (Medical school), 7,408 (All campuses)
Campus College town, 1,850 acres
Colors Cutler Green, Under the Elms, & Cupola White
Mascot Rufus the Bobcat
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – MAC

About Ohio University

Research and space-grant institution with 10 different campuses scattered across the state of Ohio, the main campus being in Athens.

Achievement of Ohio University

The school is notable for being the first university chartered by an Act of Congress. Their mascot is Rufus the Bobcat.

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Latest information about Ohio University updated on July 28 2021.