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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

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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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.

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
52%
SAT Range
1240-1450
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,694/ 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
$10,273/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

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.348 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.348 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
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
42,831Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,989
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 228 responses
  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    54%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Filled with Buckeye spirit!
    9%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • 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.409 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.522 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 264 responses
  • Spirited
    22%
  • AWESOME
    16%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Alive
    13%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Fun
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    84%
    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

    The Ohio State University Reviews

    5,359 reviews
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    I am a current third-year student at OSU studying Logistics Management. I could not be happier with my decision to be a Buckeye. On my first campus tour, I heard the phrase, "You can make a big school small, but you can't make a small school big." This could not be a more accurate descriptor. OSU gives you access to thousands of resources, programs, professionals, and friends. If you're nervous or shy, you can join one of the 1400 available student organizations and find your group. If you're an extrovert, there's incredible nightlife, entertainment, and restaurants in the city of Columbus.

    I have had about 50% of my total cost of attendance covered by scholarships and student employment opportunities. The price is a bargain, considering the caliber of education you receive. My program is the 4th best in the country, and I have zero concerns about job placement upon graduation.

    I can honestly say that OSU has made me a better person, and it can do the same for you. O-H!
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    Overall, I've had a great experience as an Ohio State. The breadth of options when it comes to majors (we have over 200), student organizations (we have over 1400) and entertainment across the city of Columbus are incredible since there really is something for every student. I've gotten the chance to do undergraduate research, have a campus job and work as an intern at our medical center. All of these opportunities as well as my coursework have definitely set me up for success in looking for post-grad jobs. Game days, although we're missing them in 2020, are sooooo much fun and just one example of the wonderful Buckeye pride that our community has! In addition, it's a fairly affordable option for many students including myself since there are lots of great scholarship options. Like any large institution, Ohio State isn't perfect, however, it's generally a great school.
    I have had an absolutely wonderful experience during my time at OSU. I think the best parts of OSU are that you can be challenged academically and receive a degree from an accredited university, while also have an absolute blast and getting very involved. OSU really has it all, theres over 1400 student organizations on campus and nearly everyone I know is involved in one or more thing, it is an amazing way to build a community at such a big school. With how large and diverse OSU is there is always something going on around campus, if you leave your room you can never be bored. Another huge advantage to the size is that if you're unsure what you want to do, thats ok! OSU has so many diverse majors and credits transfer easily, I know people who have switched majors after two years and still graduated on time. OSU is definitely a place you must be willing to step out of your comfort zone, opportunities are present and endless if you are willing to take that first step.