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Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Ohio State University, founded in 1870, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 3,390-acre campus is located in Columbus.

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Web Sitewww.osu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students43,058
   Women20,354 (47.3%)
   Men22,704 (52.7%)
Graduate Students13,329

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate64% of 25,816 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math594 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading596 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing656 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,587
Out-of-state: $39,307
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,037
Out-of-state: $25,757
Room and Board
$9,850
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Freshman Award$12,201
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$26,409

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
3,477
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-59 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Columbus Population711,470
Nearest Metropolitan AreaColumbus
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing91% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascot Brutus Buckeye
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities6% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students7.7% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
52.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.47 3.76 625 592 598 27
Low 1.51 2.00 390 360 380 8
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Ohio State's team name, the Buckeyes, comes from a tree common to the Ohio River Valley, whose nut resembles the eye of a deer.

• Ohio State has found some unusual internships for its undergrads, including jobs at NASA, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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