OU Enrollment Applications Increase For Fourth Year

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First-time enrollment applications at Ohio University totaled 20,769 on Thursday, surpassing last year’s total number. The number represents an 18.9 percent increase over 2012 and 55 percent increase over 2011. The figure is expected to grow even larger as students continue to apply.

According to Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell, this is the fourth consecutive year for having increased enrollment applications and the third record-setting year.

“We continue to see great interest from within Ohio and out-of-state from students and families that see the value of an Ohio University education," Cornell said. "From our strong academics programs and our exemplary co-educational opportunities, the university’s commitment to the next generation of students is evidenced by this milestone for us. We are very pleased with all aspects of this class as it continues to take shape.”

The applicants’ average ACT score is 23.89 percent and the average high school grade point average is 3.37, which both represent an increase over last year. As a result of this strong pool and continued interest, OU has admitted an additional 527 students.

Of the applicants, 13,953 are from Ohio, which is a 2.8 percent increase over last year and also a record number of applications from the state of Ohio.

Housing deposits also are up 9.6 percent as of Thursday, ahead of last year’s record, Cornell said.