Ohio University is recognized for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America’s 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review’s Best Colleges, and Peterson’s Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation has recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country.

Ohio University has been ranked among the nation’s top research universities in the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading source of service journalism and news. Ohio University is a Tier 1 institution and #116 in the nation. Ohio University is consistently ranked in the top 2% of American public universities.