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The Ohio State University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBUS, OH

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

There are many ways you can experience Ohio State. You can do a virtual tour, explore majors or talk to a Buckeye. You can visit campus virtually, but there will be no in-person visits or on-campus recruitment events until it is safe to do so. For more on what we’re doing to help you discover if Ohio State is the right fit for you, visit our Undergraduate Admissions’ Response to COVID-19. Learn More

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

About

281 WEST LANE AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43210
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
From The Ohio State University

You are the focus at Ohio State. Your experiences. Your ideas. Your potential. It’s that potential we empower. How? By welcoming you into a community that sparks the discoveries you’ll make and supports your growth—as a person, as a student.

What awaits you if you become a Buckeye? Trusted mentors. Powerful connections. And lifelong friends.

You’ll have access to renowned faculty who welcome and challenge you, instilling you with confidence. You’ll work hands-on with them in world-class facilities where you can do research that solves urgent problems. You can hang out in one of the best student unions in the nation, home to more than 1,400 student organizations that enable you to find your niche. Study in libraries that offer deep resources and breathtaking views. Throughout campus, you'll find a supportive community that encourages and challenges you to become your best self.

The experiences you create inside, and outside, the classroom will stay with you as you make your impact.

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The 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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
1250-1460
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,706 / 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
$10,501 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 353 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 353 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
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
42,776 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,042
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 234 responses
  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    54%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Filled with Buckeye spirit!
    10%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Unique
    5%
  • White
    3%
  • 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. 414 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 527 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 269 responses
  • Spirited
    23%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Alive
    13%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Fun
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
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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