A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Ohio State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
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Ohio State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1160-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$17,971/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,442/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,850/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,463/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,029/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,376/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.300 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.305 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.305 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
41,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 187 responses
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  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    54%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Filled with Buckeye spirit!
    7%
  • Unique
    5%
  • White
    3%
  • 75% Close-minded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.366 responses
Poll
50%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.479 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 221 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    22%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Alive
    14%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Fun
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.211 responses
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Can't wait to start school this fall at THE Ohio State University! After coming back from a two-day orientation program, my family and I are super impressed with the university and all of the opportunities that lie ahead for me. This university has really thought of everything for the incoming freshman. Of course, my parents, my mom especially, have been worried about me leaving for college, but after spending two days there, they are feeling very excited for me. I already feel a part of this school. Go Bucks!
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Why go to Ohio State? How do I even begin?? Not only are the academics incredible, but campus feels like home. Throughout my senior year, a plethora of people would ask "but aren't you afraid you'll feel like a number?", but the answer is no, and I probably never will feel that way. As buckeyes we are all linked together. We all dislike Michigan, we all love the great state of Ohio (even if you're not from here you'll grow to love it to), and we all worked hard to get where we are. Campus is home. Beyond these facets of campus culture, nothing can describe the amazing feeling of the shoe on game day, or campus as a whole a week before the Michigan game. With all of that said, classes will push you hard and academics aren't easy. But, the professors genuinely care about your well-being. All in all, OSU has something to offer for everyone!
I am a life long Ohio resident but wanted to go to a school in Florida. I received a scholarship to Florida State and attended for 1 semester. I missed my family and boyfriend so I moved back home and transferred to OSU.
OSU is about the same size of Florida state but it is more expensive in every way. Tuition is higher, students pay for student sport tickets., parking is outrageous ( I am commuter). Everything you do has a charge.
I was on the presidents list in Florida and am on academic probation at OSU because I had trouble in one class, which I feel they were out to fail everyone they could!
Maybe if I started as a freshman I might like it more, I did get a student job at the medical center. There are lots of activities/clubs you can get into.