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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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Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students44,201
   Women20,919 (47.3%)
   Men23,282 (52.7%)
Graduate Students13,265


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 31,359 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math602 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading603 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing659 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
27-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,589
Out-of-state: $40,089
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,037
Out-of-state: $26,537
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Freshman Award$13,115
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-59 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes


Columbus Population809,798
Nearest Metropolitan AreaColumbus
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing93% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascot Brutus Buckeye
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities6% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.9% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students7.6% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.55 3.84 615 598 596 27
Low 2.20 2.16 360 380 350 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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• 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 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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