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.306 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.306 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 188 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%
  • It's way too cold
    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.367 responses
Poll
50%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.480 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 222 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    22%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Alive
    14%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Fun
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ 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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I have absolutely loved my time at Ohio State! When choosing a school my senior year of high school, I was very torn between OSU and another school. Ultimately, I knew Ohio State was the best fit for me, and it has way exceeded my expectations since arriving in August. The amount of school spirit everyone has is unlike anything I've ever experienced and everyone truly is just so happy to be a buckeye. The challenging coursework and excellent professors make Ohio State's academic experience one of a kind. My only complaint about my is experience is, my dorm is very old and lacks air conditioning and study spaces. But after the weather cools down it's not a problem! With alumni stretching to all ends of the Earth, I'm so thrilled to be part of the wonderful Ohio State community. Go bucks!
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I will be attending Ohio State this upcoming school year as a freshman! I have visited Ohio State two times and I am going back for my third visit in the spring! I really loved the campus, particularly how big it was! I am used to going to a small private school but, I feel OSU will open up my eyes to new experiences and I will be able to meet tons of new people. When I went on my tours, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and kind to me! Ohio State was the best tour I had out of all ten of the schools I visited. It was easy for me to pick Ohio State as my first choice college when applying this past fall for college! Go Bucks!
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!