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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.

Web Sitewww.osu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students45,831
   Women22,063 (48.1%)
   Men23,768 (51.9%)
Graduate Students13,651

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate54% of 44,845 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
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 Math611 average
620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading609 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing658 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,539
Out-of-state: $44,731
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,037
Out-of-state: $29,229
Room and Board
$11,666
Average Percent of Need Met75%
Average Freshman Award$14,399
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,930

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
3,722
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Columbus Population809,798
Nearest Metropolitan AreaColumbus
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascot Brutus Buckeye
Sororities16.6% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.9% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
4.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.5% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students7.8% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
58.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.60 3.90 655 652 28
Low 1.71 1.71 490 450 15
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 36
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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.

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