The Ohio State University -- Columbus

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University -- Columbus

Columbus, OH

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Undergrad Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$11,083

$32,060

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 25,634
Declined 22,069
Total Received 47,703
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Public

46,818

undergraduate students

14,573

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

The Ohio State University, founded in 1870, is a large, public, land-grant university. Its 1,665-acre main campus is located in Columbus, OH.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 61,391
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,665-acre campus in Columbus (population: 879,170); branch campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation on campus and to some nearby neighborhoods. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Columbus
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John Glenn Columbus International

The Ohio State University — Columbus
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus
43210

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • CEO @ Ohio State
  • Vinyl Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Pre-Veterinary Medical Association
  • Optometry Student Council

Top Events

  • OUAB Fall Concert
  • Autumn Student Involvement Fair
  • BuckeyeThon dance marathon

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
60%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
21%
400-499
2%
700-800
58%
600-699
30%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
30-36
55%
24-29
37%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 25,634
Declined 22,069
Total Received 47,703

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
first generation
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

character/personal qualities
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 66
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Squash, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Squash, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
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
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
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
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
Sustainability Studies
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

61,391

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

46,818
students

Female
49%
22,836

Male
51%
23,982

24%

14,573
students

Female
57%
8,274

Male
43%
6,299

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

42,776
students

Female
49%
20,899

Male
51%
21,877

9%

4,042
students

Female
48%
1,937

Male
52%
2,105

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,415

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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