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OVU AT A GLANCE

A fully accredited Christian university associated with churches of Christ, Ohio Valley University was chartered in 1958 by members of the churches of Christ. OVU is a private, independent, regional, faith-proclaiming, liberal arts university. Annually recognized as one of the nation’s best comprehensive baccalaureate universities in U.S.News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide, students at OVU enjoy all the benefits of a great university experience.

Our Mission

At Ohio Valley University we seek to transform lives in a Christ‑centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity.

 

Spiritual Life

Growing closer to God and deeper in faith forms an integral part of daily life at OVU. Students, faculty, and staff participate in daily chapel which centers us as a community on Christ and brings us together in worship. Students attend Bible classes and on-campus devotionals throughout the week. Opportunity abounds for domestic and foreign mission experiences. Numerous are churches of Christ embrace OVU students as active members of their congregations.

 

Our Location

OVU is located in beautiful Vienna, West Virginia, on the Ohio River in the historic Mid-Ohio Valley, a community of approximately 80,000. (insert link to map/driving directions)

 

Our Campus Complex

Sitting atop one of the highest points in Wood County, West Virginia OVU’s campus spreads over 266 wooded acres. The main campus complex features the Stotts Administration Building and two residential halls. Facilities throughout the main and south campuses feature wireless Internet access, learning centers, computer labs, residential housing, administrative offices, smart classrooms, library, student center, university bookstore, athletic and health/fitness center, two gymnasiums, a theatre, student commons, chapel, dining hall and more.

 

4 Colleges and 8 Schools

College of Arts & Sciences

                School of Liberal Arts

                School of Mathematics and Sciences

College of Biblical Studies & Behavioral Sciences

                School of Biblical Studies

                School of Behavioral Sciences

College of Business

                Gene and Joyce Wharton School of IT and Business

                School of Professional Studies

College of Education

                School of Education

                School of Graduate Education

 

Study Abroad Programs

Ohio Valley University offers study abroad programs that offer credit through coursework that involves travel to locations such as London, Paris, Florence, Venice, Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem.

 

Personalized Attention

OVU averages 450 students from 25 states and 12 nations. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 20 students, students easily interact with each other and their professors. OVU makes room for everyone who wants to lead and get involved, and no one goes unnoticed.

 

Graduate Placement Rate

Our placement rate far exceeds the national average. The true testament of our strength as an institution of higher learning lies in the successes of our graduates. For the last two years, 91 percent of our graduates are working in the fields for which they have been trained or are pursuing graduate studies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average is 75 percent.

 

Tuition Cost

2014-2015 tuition for 14-17 hours is $8755 per semester or $17,510 per year. General fees are $875 per semester or $1750 per year. Typically, over 90% of students receive scholarship and/or grant aid from the federal, state, or local government and the institution. Over $3 million was given to students in institutional aid during the 11-12 year.

 

Scholarships

Starting at $250 and ranging as high as full tuition, OVU offers scholarships for a variety of reasons.

 

Athletics

OVU is NCAA Division II university. Men compete in intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, wrestling, and lacrosse. Women compete in intercollegiate basketball, cross country, golf, softball, volleyball, soccer and (coming in 2014-15) lacrosse. Ohio Valley University is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).

 

Accreditation

Ohio Valley University, located in Vienna, West Virginia, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

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