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The Ohio State University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBUS, OH

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C minus

About

190 N. OVAL MALL
COLUMBUS, OH 43210
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
From The Ohio State University

You are encouraged and empowered to learn more about the world and yourself at Ohio State. You’ll connect with faculty and fellow students from diverse backgrounds with similar interests. Through inclusive and hands-on learning environments, you’ll explore your ideas and passions.

Combine your academic and personal interests with service learning, student organizations, and more. There are limitless opportunities to spark discovery, find what you love and get involved in what matters to you as you prepare for what’s next.

The Ohio State experience is yours to craft, and the possibilities are endless. Here, you’ll find a supportive community that encourages and challenges you to become your best self and take an active role in shaping the world.

The experiences and connections you’ll make inside and outside of class will help you gain knowledge and skills to prepare for tomorrow’s career paths and opportunities. And the Ohio State community will be your community wherever you go.

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The Ohio State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1210-1430
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,884 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,173 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 300 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 362 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 362 responses

Majors

The College of Arts and Sciences

Tomorrow’s physicians, artists and scientists start their academic journeys at the College of Arts and Sciences. They often do it working together through an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, you can study philosophy to political theory to languages galore and even gaming and zoology. You can even personalize your education to your interests.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    68%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    31%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
42,734 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,250
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 242 responses
  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    55%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Filled with Buckeye spirit!
    10%
  • Open-minded
    7%
  • Unique
    5%
  • White
    2%
  • 75% Close-minded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 423 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 536 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 277 responses
  • Spirited
    23%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Alive
    13%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Fun
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 211 responses

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