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Ohio University

1. Overview of the institution

Ohio University is a public, comprehensive research university, founded in 1804. OHIO offers more than 250 undergraduate programs of study, in addition to granting masters and doctoral degrees in more than 75 areas. The university emphasizes a high quality, student-centered education experience. With small class sizes and an undergraduate student to faculty ratio of 18:1, students receive the personal attention necessary to succeed in the classroom and after graduation. In addition to being well-known in their fields and conducting world-class research, OHIO’s professors are inspiring, dedicated teachers. Outside the classroom, they act as advisors and mentors and actively involve their students in research and hands-on opportunities. At Ohio University, students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.

2. Location and facilities

Located in the small community of Athens, Ohio, Ohio University’s main campus is situated among the green, rolling foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The welcoming community provides a safe and peaceful environment for students. Living in Southeastern Ohio, students will have the opportunity to enjoy four seasons on a campus that is beautiful year-round.  Campus facilities include:

  • Library (with more than 3 million print and electronic volumes)
  • 43 Residence Halls
  • A variety of on-campus dining facilities
  • Academic Advancement and Writing Centers
  • Laboratories
  • Career and Leadership Development Center
  • Campus Care health service
  • Student recreation center
  • Campus-wide wifi
  • Ohio Program of Intensive English

3. Departments/Subject areas

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Scripps College of Communication
  • Patton College of Education
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • College Fine Arts
  • College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Honors Tutorial College
  • Center for International Studies
  • University College

4.  Rankings

  • 68th among U.S. public institutions (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 4th in the nation for student satisfaction (MyPlan.com)
  • 14th “Best buy” based on quality of academics in relation to cost (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015)
  • Top 10 journalism programs in U.S.: E.W. Scripps School of Journalism (NewsPro-RTDNA)
  • 15th Best Public Business program (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Top 3% of higher education institutions in the world (Center for World University Rankings)
  • Athens named Best College Small Town (USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016)

5. Scholarships

Most institutions have certain core competencies that form the foundation for their research, education delivery and reputation. Hence, in order to enhance their ideologies and knowledge systems, universities introduce programmes and study abroad scholarships that are unique to their identities. These study international scholarships opportunities are highly competitive and are awarded on the basis of various factors including academic, personal achievements, extra-curricular activities, overall profiles, etc. They often award in the form of a reduced tuition fees. Contact The Chopras now for getting the right scholarship based on your academic merits and other talents.

6. Careers: Unique student support

Roughly 94% of OHIO graduates are employed or pursuing further education within 12 months of graduation. Ohio University offers a variety of resources and support services to assist students in finding their careers. Some examples include:

The Career and Leadership Development Center is available to assist students with career planning while preparing them for internships, and job-searches. The CLDC has more than 2,000 contacts across the country for internship opportunities. Many students take advantage of services such as mock interviews and resume building workshops. The CLDC also offers a wide variety of events that provide further opportunities students to access jobs.

Bobcat Career Link (BCL) is a job and internship search engine which allows users to connect with employers seeking Ohio University students and alumni through online job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, career events, and more.

Many of the academic colleges also have their own offices to assist their majors in locating opportunities. Examples include The Russ College Office of Professional Experiences and the College of Business Office of Career Management.