Ohio State University, Columbus (OSU)

Columbus, OH

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Ohio State University, Columbus

Ohio State University, Columbus

Ohio State University, Columbus Student Essentials

Ohio State University, Columbus Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Brutus Buckeye
Nickname: OSU
Website: www.osu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,037
Out-of-State Tuition: $25,445
Retention Rate: 92%
Enrollment: 64,930
Year Established: 1870

About OSU

Widely recognized as one of the top 20 public universities in the nation, “The” Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, provides students an exceptional educational experience. Besides its high-quality academics, it also offers students plenty of world-class research opportunities, especially in the fields of biotechnology, medical technology, cancer and climate change.

Since Ohio State University is a land grant institution, it maintains facilities throughout the state. This allows students to immerse themselves in integrative learning programs that may be conducted at research centers and other locations in any of Ohio’s 88 counties. Some programs include science research partnerships, art partnerships and health and wellness research projects.

Students will not have to leave the campus to gain access to the university’s learning resources, however, as the Columbus campus contains a number of upscale facilities like the Waxner Center for the Arts, Jack Nicklaus Museum, Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute and the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center.

College life at Ohio State is friendly and exciting. You will have plenty of opportunities to bond with classmates as you attend concerts and theatre productions at the Schottenstein Center or volunteer to help Columbus through economic and community development initiatives.

And, of course, there are the Ohio State Buckeyes. The athletic program is a big part of college life at OSU, and you will find most of the student body cheering on the football team on Saturdays in autumn.

No matter where your professional goals lie, Ohio State has a program for you. More than 175 undergraduate degrees are offered, not to mention more than 100 concentrations, minors and pre-professional programs. Some include:

  • African American and African Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Globalization Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • World Literature

If you cannot find a major that corresponds to your interests, you have the opportunity to design your own major.

To apply, you can complete an application on Ohio State’s website. For specific admissions requirements, please contact the school.

To support its community members, Ohio State provides discounted tuition to Ohio residents. All students may apply for financial aid through federal and Ohio State programs by filing a FAFSA.

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OSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 31 Reviews

52% of students gave Ohio State University, Columbus 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I love Ohio State and think it is an extraordinary institution. The facilities are great, the food is really good, and the education is outstanding. I like the athletics the most and also the healthy food options. It's a great place to go to school!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I love The Ohio State University and I think the atmosphere is great overall. The class sizes may be large so do not procrastinate on work and do not be afraid to ask your professors for help in a class. There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet new people so join clubs and attend different events!


OSU Map & Location

Ohio State University, Columbus
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210


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Getting Around OSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Columbus, OH

Winter
Dec
42
23
Jan
37
19
Feb
42
22
Spring
Mar
52
29
Apr
65
40
May
75
50
Summer
Jun
83
60
Jul
86
64
Aug
85
61
Fall
Sep
79
54
Oct
67
41
Nov
54
32

OSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 48,411
Freshman Class 7,215
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 64,930

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 3%
African American 7%
Caucasian 80%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 49%
Men 51%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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