United States of America
Founded in 1804, Ohio University is one of the country’s oldest universities, and is the oldest in Ohio. Located in Athens, it is a large primarily residential public research university.
The university comprises of various colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Sciences and Professions , College of Fine Arts, Graduate College , Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine , Honors Tutorial College , Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education , Russ College of Engineering and Technology , Scripps College of Communication and University College. The most popular majors at Ohio University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business Administration and Management; Journalism; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
The total student population at the university is more than 29,000 of which over 23,500 students are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 74%.
Ohio University provides all federal Title IV need-based financial aid programs; all Ohio aid programs; and a variety of grants, loans and scholarships. Merit scholarships are available for international students who meet freshman or transfer scholarship criteria. There are also other funding resources for international students and, in some cases, employment opportunities. In addition to scholarships and need-based aid, several options for financial assistance exist for students to defer their educational costs.
Notable Alumni: Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and President of the Royal Society), George Voinovich (Former Ohio governor and U.S. Senator for Ohio)
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