Ohio University is a U.S. public research university located on a 1,850-acre (7.5 km2) campus in Athens, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1804, it was the first university established in Ohio, the first in the whole Northwest Territory, and the ninth oldest public university in the United States. The Athens campus enrolls more than 21,000 students, who come from nearly every state and approximately 100 nations. Five regional campuses and e-learning programs further extend educational access and opportunity to students across southern Ohio and bring the total student population to more than 35,000.
Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study. On the graduate level, the University grants master’s and Ph.D. degrees in many of its major academic divisions and doctoral degrees in selected departments. Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications designate Ohio University as a Research University (high research activity) under the Basic Classification category.
The University’s students have succeeded in winning a number of prestigious national academic honors. The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Ohio University as one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students by type of institution, with the highest number of recipients in the state as well as the Mid-American Conference in 2011-12.
Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek, and Forbes.
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