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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 Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 45,831
   Women 22,063 (48.1%)
   Men 23,768 (51.9%)
Graduate Students 13,651
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 44,845 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 611 average
620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 609 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-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 Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $14,399
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 3,722
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Brutus Buckeye
Sororities 16.6% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
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 Students 7.8% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 58.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported