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Ohio University

Athens, United States

Public -1804

Nursing, Business Administration and Management, General Studies and Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Journalism and Speech Communication

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Ohio University is a well-known, research-based university, established in the year 1804. With just one building, three students, and one professor, Jacob Lindley, the university began in 1808. John Newton Templeton, Ohio University's first black graduate and only the third black man to graduate from college in the United States, received an A.B. degree in 1828. Throughout its history, Russ College has been a pioneer. Surveying studies were provided to early students of Ohio University, which was established in 1804 as the first land-grant college in the Northwest Territory, which was ceded to the United States in 1783. Before the Civil War, Ohio University offered formal civil engineering courses, and four-year electrical engineering courses began in 1890, making it one of the first higher education universities in the country to do so. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university is built on 1,850 acres of land in the city of Athens, Ohio. It is the first university to be chartered by an Act of Congress and is also the oldest in Ohio. The QS World University Rankings 2022, ranks Ohio University at #1001-1200th position. University rankings as declared by THE (Times Higher Education) for the year 2022 is #601-800. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Ohio University has its residential campus located in Athens and 5 regional campuses in Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, Zanesville. In addition, its extension campuses are located in Cleveland and Dublin. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs to students from 108 countries across departments like the College of Education, College of Business and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Some of the most popular majors at Ohio University are Registered Nursing, Business Administration and Management, General Studies and Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Journalism and Speech Communication. The Vernon R. Alden Library, Ohio’s central library, houses 3.3 million printed and electronic volumes, 13,500 periodical subscriptions and more than 2.3 million microfilms. The university boasts of its award-winning teaching faculty and 500 plus clubs and organizations which help in the professional and personal development of students. OU also provides its students with the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular, recreational, wellness, and youth development activities. OU’s athletic team called the “Bobcats” is a major intercollegiate football team. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Ohio University boasts its rich alumni diversity. The university is the first to be chartered by an Act of Congress and is also the oldest in Ohio. The J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies offers the first and only bachelor's degree programme of its sort in the state, as well as the second in the country. The International Telecommunications Education and Research Association awarded it the 2010 Program of Excellence Award (ITERA). The prize was given to the school's Master of Communication Technology and Policy Graduate Program in 2007. The Institute for International Journalism sponsors globally renowned lecturers and coordinates Associated Press foreign correspondence internships in Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Caracas, and Jerusalem. One of the nation's first Social Media Certificate programmes is offered by the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. Students learn about diverse social networks and how they work, as well as the business side of social media, including concepts, techniques, and analysis. They also look at subjects like information sharing, entertainment values, organisational behaviour, and marketing practices. Some of the notable alumni names are Abyss, professional wrestler; Jamie Alcroft, comedian and voice actor; Nujoom AlGhanem, poet and film director. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies 

It caters to the demands of around 1,500 international students. Thus, promoting a rich cultural diversity at its campus. The university also ensures placement for students who have completed their courses. The university's vision for diversity aims to uplift varied identities, cultures, experiences, and viewpoints in order to honour every member of our university community and to deepen our shared understanding. 

Some of the top visiting companies where graduates of the university are subsequently placed include Hewlett Packard, Xerox, Dell, Google, Boeing etc.

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