The Ohio State University—Columbus

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University—Columbus

Columbus, OH

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Undergrad Diversity

Education for citizenship

You are the focus at The Ohio State University. Your experiences. Your ideas. Your potential. It’s that potential we empower. How? We welcome you into a community that sparks discoveries and supports your growth as a student—and as a person.

What awaits you when you become a Buckeye? Trusted mentors. Powerful connections. Lifelong friends.

You’ll have access to renowned faculty who welcome and challenge you, instilling you with confidence. You’ll work with them in world-class facilities where you can do hands-on research that solves urgent problems. You can hang out in one of the best student unions in the nation, home to more than 1,400 student organizations that enable you to find your niche. Study in libraries that offer a breadth of resources and breathtaking views. Throughout campus, you'll find a supportive community that encourages and challenges you to become your best self.

The experiences you create inside and outside the classroom will stay with you as you make your impact on the world.


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Ranked #1 among Ohio public institutions and #17 among all public institutions nationwide | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #7 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” among national public universities | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #12 for “most sought-after graduates” | Wall Street Journal’s survey of corporate recruiters

Learn More About SLU

If you’re thinking of becoming a Buckeye, you can explore our majors at

Check out the Younkin Success Center, which functions as a hub for services related to student success, at

Find out about our Learning Communities—groups of students who live together on a residence hall floor with common major, career, or personal interests—at 

The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) cohort groups focus on community building, identity development, and empowerment. Our mentorship programs are centered on personal and professional growth, belonging, and leadership development. Learn more at

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is one of the oldest and most prominent offices of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1970, ODI supports the recruitment, retention, and success of students, faculty, and staff who enhance the diversity of The Ohio State University. Learn more about the office at

• More than 2,500 Class of 2019 graduates were first-generation students.

• Nearly 50% of freshmen starting at Ohio State graduate with no debt.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Ohio State really provided me with the tools I needed to be successful in a professional setting, not only from a skill set point of view but from a social point of view.”

    • Madison Mundy ’19
      Strategic Communications
  • "I found a vast amount of opportunities for student involvement at Ohio State. There are so many places to find a network that’ll uplift you and help you realize your goals.”

    • Roaya Higazi ’21
      City & Regional Planning
  • “I love the community I’ve found. It’s easy for orientation leaders to tell you that this large school feels small, but it’s amazing to experience that phenomenon for yourself.”

    • David Carlton ’21
      Economics and Political Science
  • “The cool thing about Ohio State is the student population is incredibly diverse and it’s easy to find a community around your interests. There’s an incredible depth and breadth of expertise here, and mentors and faculty are abundantly accessible.”

    • Kai McKinney ’21
      Industrial Design