Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.
Ohio University will be the nation’s best transformative learning community where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders.
Research University (high activity)
U.S. News and World Report ranking 
68th among public national universities
1st in nation for overall student satisfaction, based on a myplan.com survey ranking more than 600 colleges and universities.
2nd on Policy Mic's list of the "12 Top Colleges Where Students Get the Best Bang for Their Buck"
Listed among the top producers of Fulbright Award-winning students nationwide by The Chronicle of Higher Education 
World's top M.B.A./Master of Sports Administration Program according to SportBusiness International magazine's 2012 rankings, placing first overall and in the categories of course teaching, job support, extracurricular support, and total satisfaction
4th in nation for research ROI, based on licensing revenue [FY2011]