Ohio Valley University is a faith-proclaiming, residential, liberal arts university located between Parkersburg and Vienna, West Virginia. OVU transforms lives in a Christ-centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity.
Challenging academic majors are offered in a variety of degree programs that are designed for traditional learners. Adult learners are also served through the School of Professional Studies and its emphasis on degree completion and continuing education.
Every Ohio Valley student is challenged to think critically, improve communication skills, and broaden his or her knowledge base. Those goals are driven by small class sizes and one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff, and other students.
OVU is not just a campus; it is a unique culture. Warm, friendly faces and a down-to-earth atmosphere are the basic ingredients of campus life, which also features various activities and services that are designed to encourage the development of self-confidence, a positive self-image, and spiritual awareness.
Whether a student is engaged in intercollegiate athletics or studying abroad in Europe, Ohio Valley University seeks to develop the whole person. Other unique activities and services include daily chapel, theatre productions, performing arts groups, intramurals, mission campaigns, internships, professional counseling, and career placement/counseling.