Ohio University

Brief description: Ohio University is a public, liberal arts university nestled in the small town of Athens in Southeast Ohio with an undergrad enrollment hovering just over 17,000 students.

High Honors: The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked OU 60th among public national universities and the school is also praised for its vibrant social scene and scenic campus.


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Get Outta Town: OU’s Office of Education Abroad gives students the opportunity to study, work, volunteer and teach outside of the United States. The Office coordinates programs that deliver rich cultural experiences and cater to a variety of academic disciplines, like studying tropical forests in Ghana or teaching English in Ecuador.

Fun Fact: Former OU students include the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, actress Piper Perabo and this year’s undergrad commencement speaker Nancy Cartwright, the famous voice of Bart Simpson.