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Tuition & Fees

$10,459

$26,959

not including room and board

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,413
Declined + 13,946
Total Received 31,359
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Finance
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Ohio State of Columbus, founded in 1870, is a public comprehensive university. Its 3,469-acre campus is located in Columbus, OH.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 57,466
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 1592
ACT 3312

Social Networks

Public

44,201

undergraduate students

13,265

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
32%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
46%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
45%
18-23
10%
30-36
36%
24-29
56%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%
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Columbus, OH

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Fun Facts

  • The Ohio State University -- Columbus marching band is nicknamed The Best Damn Band in the Land.
  • The Ohio State University -- Columbus victory bell that rings after every win weighs 2,420 pounds and allegedly can be heard almost five miles away.
  • Though "not a University sponsored or sanctioned event," Ohio State University -- Columbus students have a tradition of jumping into the campus's Mirror Lake on midnight the day before the annual autumn game with the school's biggest rival, Michigan.

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Columbus, OH

3,469-acre campus in Columbus (population: 809,798); branch campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster. Served by air and bus; train serves Cincinnati (100 miles). School operates transportation on campus and to some nearby neighborhoods. Public transportation serves campus.

The Ohio State University — Columbus
Student Academic Building, 381 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
58%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
32%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
46%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
45%
18-23
10%
30-36
36%
24-29
56%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,413
Declined + 13,946
Total Received 31,359

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Interview
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact


P: 614 292-3980
F: 614 292-4818
askabuckeye@osu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $41,448,932
State $6,547,587
Institutional $84,016,255
Other external $5,291,282
Total $137,304,056

Non-need-based

Federal $7,350
State $780,474
Institutional $43,797,330
Other external $2,451,592
Total $47,036,746

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
riflery
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Central Collegiate Hockey Association (Division I), Great Western Lacrosse League (Division I), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (Division I)
Mascot
Brutus Buckeye
School colors
scarlet and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Management Information Systems
Actuarial Science
Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
African-American/African Studies
Agribusiness/Applied Economics
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Commerce
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Environmental/Development Economics
Agronomy
Allied Medical Professions
Anatomy
Ancient History/Classics
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Arabic
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Arts
Arts Policy/Administration
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Aviation
Beef/Sheep Production/Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Logistics Engineering
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chinese
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication
Communications
Comparative Studies
Computer Science/Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Construction Technology
Criminology
Crop Management/Services
Crop Science
Dairy Cattle Production/Management Technology
Dairy Science
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Dentistry
Dietetics
East Asian Languages/Literatures
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Resources Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Evolution/Ecology
Evolution/Ecology/Organismal Biology
Exercise Science
Family Resource Management/Consumer Studies
Family/Consumer Science Education
Film Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
Floral Design/Marketing Technology
Fluid Power
Food Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Food Business Management
Food Science/Nutrition
Food/Agricultural/Biological Engineering
French
French/Italian
Geodetic Science/Surveying
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geomatics Engineering
German
German Languages/Literature
Germanic Languages/Literature
Globalization Studies
Greek/Latin
Greenhouse Production/Management Technology
Health Administration
Health Information Management
Health/Rehabilitation Science
Hebrew
History
History of Art
Horse Production/Management Technology
Horse Science
Horticultural Science
Horticulture/Crop Science
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Sciences
Human Ecology
Human Nutrition
Human Resources
Human/Community Resource Development
Industrial Design
Industrial Interior/Visual Communication
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Systems
Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Interior Design
International Business Administration
International Studies
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jazz Studies
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Journalism/Communication
Korean
Lab Science Technology
Labor/Human Resources
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Construction/Contracting Technology
Landscape Horticulture
Law
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Livestock Science
Logistics Management
Mapping/Land Information Science
Marketing
Materials Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Sciences
Medical Technology
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Microbiology
Middle Childhood Education
Modern Greek
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Virology/Immunology/Medical Genetics
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Performance/Jazz Studies
Music Performance/Orchestral Instrument
Music Performance/Piano
Music Performance/Voice
Music Theory
Natural Resources
Near Eastern Languages/Cultures
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursery Management Technology
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Oral Biology
Orchestral Instruments
Parks/Recreation/Tourism
Pathology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education Teacher Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Plant Biology
Plant Cellular/Molecular Biology
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Portuguese
Power/Equipment Technology
Pre-Agricultural Education
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Management
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management/Insurance
Rural Sociology
Russian
Science
Slavic/East European Languages/Literatures
Slavic/East European Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Spanish/Portuguese
Special Education
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport/Leisure Studies
Statistics
Swine Production/Management
Technical Education/Training
Textiles/Clothing
Theatre
Turfgrass Management Technology
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary Biosciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Vision Science
Visual Communication Design
Welding Engineering
Women's Studies
World Literature
Zoology
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Undergraduate

77%

44,201
students

Female
47%
20,919

Male
53%
23,282

Graduate

23%

13,265
students

Female
54%
7,126

Male
46%
6,139

undergraduateFull-time

90%

40,020
students

Female
48%
19,031

Male
52%
20,989

undergraduatePart-time

10%

4,181
students

Female
46%
1,888

Male
54%
2,293

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 109
Countries most often represented China
India
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marco Chavez
Program Coordinator for International Admissions
614 688-3344
int.undergrad@osu.edu

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