[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2021] 217th anniversary of establishment of Ohio University (February 18, 1804 – February 18, 2021)


(WorldKings.org) Ohio University is a public research university in Athens, Ohio. It is the oldest university in Ohio, the tenth oldest public university in the United States and the 32nd oldest among public and private universities.

Ohio University maintains a selective admission rate with further admission requirements for its journalism and other select schools. Ohio University undergraduate admissions typically admit between 66 and 82% of applicants yearly.



Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study. On the graduate level, the university grants master's degrees in many of its major academic divisions, and doctoral degrees in selected departments. The university is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".



The total university student enrollment is in excess of 36,000, encompassing its main campus in Athens and regional campuses; its body mostly hails from the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest and graduated from public high schools.The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized the university as one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars 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 was recognized by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of 2014–2015 Fulbright U.S. Students.



Ohio faculty has achievements ranging from Francis Bundy's work on early synthesis of diamond to Paul Murray Kendall's celebrated biography of Richard III.

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