17 Facts About Ohio University


Ohio University is a public research university in Athens, Ohio.

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Ohio University is the oldest university in Ohio and among the oldest public universities in the United States.

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Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study as well as certificates, master's and doctoral degrees.

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Ohio University football has participated in 13 bowl games through the 2019 season.

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Ohio University was first envisioned by Manasseh Cutler, credited as the school's founder along with Revolutionary War Brigadier General Rufus Putnam.

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In 1975, Ohio University established its medical school, known as the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Cutler Hall's Ohio University Chimes, replacing an existing old cast iron bell, chime at noon and on the hour between classes.

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The Ohio University Sundial, located behind Galbreath Chapel, was constructed in 1907 and marks the original location of the university's first building.

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Many Ohio University courses require students to utilize the library and librarians to produce their own original writing and many go on to publish their works with the help of the librarians.

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Also housed within Alden Library, The Ohio University Press is Ohio University's publishing company, located on the first floor.

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Some sense of research achievements at Ohio University can be seen in the biographies of the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professors appointed annually since 1959.

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Ohio University remains test optional, and does not release test numbers via public release.

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Ohio University is organized into 12 degree granting schools and colleges.

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Ohio University has many traditions which students enjoy to be involved in each year.

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Charities at Ohio University have involved flag football tournaments and the 5K Flour Run, and have benefited O'Bleness Health System's Women's Health Fund and the Athens Backpack Program, respectively.

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Ohio University has an amateur radio club, the Ohio University Amateur Radio Club, call sign W8PZS, that operates out of Stocker Center.

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At the national level, Ohio University defeated 4th-seeded Michigan in the 2012 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.

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