Ohio Valley University

#1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Tel: (304)865-6000
Private not-for-profit | 478 students
Ohio Valley University seeks to transform lives in a Christ-centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity. Ohio Valley University is a faith-proclaiming, regional, 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.

School Overview:

Ohio Valley University
CountyWood County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
41 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment478 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
401 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
77 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
436 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
42 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
5%3%
% Black
5%6%
% White
89%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$18,100$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$18,100$24,744
 
Percent Admitted42%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)480-570460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)420-510440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Academic majors are offered in a variety of degree programs that are designed for traditional learners. Adult learners are also served through the College of Professional Studies and its emphasis on degree completion, practical nursing, and continuing education.
  • Baccalaureate degree programs are offered in Accounting, Bible, Bible & Ministry, Business Administration, Elementary Education (Special Education, Wellness), English, History, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies (Biology, Communications/Mass Media, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Math, Music, Spanish, Specialized Studies, Pre-Law), Management, Marketing, Psychology (Pre-Professional, Christian Counseling, Human Services), Secondary Education (English, Math, Physical Education, Special Education, Social Studies, Science, Wellness), Sports Management, Vocational Ministry*, Vocational Missions*, Wellness. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science (Pre-Professional, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental) as well as special certifications and endorsements (e.g., alternate dispute resolution and special education) are also offered.
  • At Ohio Valley University a student is engaged in intercollegiate athletics or studying in 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.
  • Ohio Valley University offers accredited study abroad programs in London, England, and Florence, Italy, where students can gain valuable international experiences and develop global literacy while earning accelerated credit hours.
  • OVU is located in beautiful Vienna, West Virginia, on the Ohio River in the historic Mid-Ohio Valley, a community of approximately 80,000
  • OVU is 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.
  • Ohio Valley University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Universities and Schools, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and the West Virginia State Department of Education.
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