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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  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
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  12. Safety
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Ohio State is a highly rated public university located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 42,003 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ohio State acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Finance. Graduating 83% 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
48%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1260-1450
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
$18,042/ 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
    $8,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,661/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,677/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,170/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,687/ 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.323 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.323 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
42,003Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 205 responses
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  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    55%
  • 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
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.384 responses
Poll
49%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.497 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 239 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    21%
  • AWESOME
    17%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Alive
    13%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Fun
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
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 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 very school spirited which brings a lot of diverse students together. The Columbus campus offers academic advisers 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. There are many student organizations. The experience at Ohio State is phenomenal. Go Bucks!
The Ohio State University is by far the best college that has ever been! Not only is the campus well diverse, vibrant and enjoyable, but the academics is challenging to each student, while allowing each person to increase intellectually in their knowledge. Along with the academic standing, this campus has many opportunities for students to grow within the path to their future, as well as allowing students to succeed within each aspect of their life.