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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students45,289
   Women21,653 (47.8%)
   Men23,636 (52.2%)
Graduate Students13,374


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate49% of 40,240 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math611 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading609 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing658 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%


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
Average Percent of Need Met74%
Average Freshman Award$14,094
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
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


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
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.2% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students7.4% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.8%
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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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.55 3.89 608 630 28
Low 1.00 2.50 490 470 14
High 4.00 5.00 790 800 36
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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.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2016, copyright © 2016 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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