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.

Website: www.osu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
46,820
Undergraduate
Students
(48.7%) 22,779 Women
(51.3%) 24,041 Men
14,350
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 47,782 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
641 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,340
Out-of-state: $47,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,726
Out-of-state: $30,742
Room and Board
$12,434
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$14,925
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,453
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
4,110
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Brutus Buckeye
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.7% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
8.4% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 3
History    
Academic Electives 1 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
281 W. Lane Ave.
Student Academic Services Building
City, State, Zip
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone
(614) 292-3980
Fax
(614) 292-4818
E-mail
askabuckeye@osu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 47,782 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 23,500 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 24,282 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
8,083 (35%) of 22,964 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,446 (37%) of 12,018 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,300 (39%) of 10,946 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
62% of 27,209 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
5,051
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,283
Students Admitted From Wait List
852

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
59%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
11%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
641 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
52%
Score of 24 - 29
41%
Score of 18 - 23
6%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 63%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,340
Out-of-state: $47,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,726
Out-of-state: $30,742
Room and Board
$12,434
Books and Supplies
$1,168
Other Expenses
$3,012
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
scsc@osu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003090
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
6,181 (81.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,587 (59.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,559 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
969 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$14,925
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,280 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,692
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,596 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,266
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 305 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,141 (26.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,800

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
28,221 (66.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
19,909 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
19,583 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,990 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$14,537
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,970 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,252
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,085 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,088
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 926 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8,964 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,211

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,453
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,923
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Food Science
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Livestock Management
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
4,110
Part-Time Faculty
1,572
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
71%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,973,187
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Health Informatics, Master of Dental Hygiene, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Social Work, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master in Plant Health Management, Master of Public Administration, Master of Animal Science, Master of Environment and Natural Resources

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Classics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • History
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Optometry
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Classics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • History
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Optical Sciences
  • Optometry
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Theater

Location and Setting


Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbus
Campus Size
1,665 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Brutus Buckeye
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Fencing x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Riflery x x x x
Rowing x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Riflery x x
Rowing x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Fencing x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Riflery x x
Rowing    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
sand volleyball, softball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, burritos club, vinyl club, guitar club, artificial intelligence club, h20 students
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
46,820
Women
22,779 (48.7%)
Men
24,041 (51.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
42,831
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.7% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
8.4% from 71 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
14,350

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
80.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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