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  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 is a highly rated public university located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 41,862 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ohio State acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Finance. Graduating 84% of students, Ohio State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
About The Ohio State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Website

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

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

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
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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.321 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.321 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
41,862Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
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  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    54%
  • Intelligent
    15%
  • Filled with Buckeye spirit!
    8%
  • 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.382 responses
Poll
50%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.495 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 237 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    22%
  • AWESOME
    17%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Alive
    14%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Fun
    4%

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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The Ohio State University Reviews

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The Ohio State University is well known by many for the outstanding athletic department. However, there is much more to Ohio State than just athletics. The Columbus campus offers a wide range of areas to study with academic advisors who are more than willing to help students with any questions. In addition, every student is offered free academic coaching for studying strategies or specific course tutoring. The Columbus Campus may seem colossal at first, but there are plenty of student organizations/committees to make the campus seem a lot smaller. Of course I could not forget to include the football culture. The amount of pride Ohio State fans have for their team is unreal. During football season, students are able to de-stress while supporting the best team in the land! Overall, my experience at Ohio State has been phenomenal, and I could not have picked a better school to attend.
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The Ohio State University is truly a unique experience. The school spirit brings everyone together regardless of differences. Similarly, the school has so much diversity that there truly is something for everyone. You will never feel like you don’t belong.
My years at Ohio State were the best years yet and I’ve made relationships to last a lifetime.

My only complaint is the expense, and that some professors were hard for me to understand due to the diverse cultures. Overall, I received a fantastic education that I am proud to put on my resume. Go Bucks!
I love The Ohio State University because it is a great place to get work done no matter where you are on campus. If you are near the Wexner Medical Center, you can have a seat in the lobby of the beautiful James Cancer Research Hospital. If you are near the Horseshoe (The Football Stadium), the 18th Ave. Library and Thompson Library are not far away. Most libraries around campus stay open very late as well if you are cramming for a test and need to study during normal hours of sleep. The one thing that could improve at the university is the bus system, called CABS, because it is very slow at getting people around campus, especially with the construction going on on Cannon Drive. I am sure the system will improve with the construction finishing up here soon! All in all, I give The Ohio State University a 5 out of 5 stars, I love it here!