8 Fun Facts You May Not Know About Ohio University

Although we have a reputation for being the #7 ranked party school in the nation, what people don’t know is that Ohio University (OU) ranks highly in other categories as well.

1. OU was established in 1804, making it the oldest public institution of higher learning in Ohio, and first in the Northwest Territory. #OUOhYeah

2. OU was ranked #14 in the “most beautiful campus” category on Princeton Review’s 2014 rankings.

3. The School’s Sports Administration and Facility Management program was created in 1966 as the first graduate program of its kind; it is widely known as the best in the nation.

4. Ranked #18 in the “happiest students” category on Princeton Review’s 2014 rankings.

5. The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is ranked in College Magazine’s (CM) Top 10 Journalism schools in the nation. According to CM, “It has been recognized by The Associated Press, U.S. News, and World Report for excellence in instruction and research in journalism and mass communications.”

6. Ranked #8 in the “best athletic facilities” category on Princeton Review’s 2014 rankings.

7. OU’s band, Marching 110 played at the halftime show of the Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers game this fall. Surprisingly, this venue isn’t even comparable to some of the other venues that the most exciting band in the land has played at.

8. Placed on the list of “Best Midwestern” schools in Princeton Review’s 2014 rankings.
Needless to say, next time you want to judge us for being strictly a party school, get your facts straight!


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