Ohio University, established in 1804, is a public research university located in Athens, Ohio. It has around 23,000 undergraduate students and a beautiful historic red-brick campus on the Hocking River; described by Times Magazine as Harvard on the Hocking. Its students get to be a part of learning communities, and get their pick of nearly 500 student organizations. It has a sizeable Greek life and its Division I basketball team is subject to much Bobcat-craze! OU students love to party; and this is made easy by the number of bars on Court Street, Green Beer Day, their annual Halloween block party and an insane Fest season. Notable Ohio University alumni include TV journalist Matt Lauer and actor Paul Newman. The university, with its gorgeous campus and thriving campus life, is a great place to live and learn.