OSU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Ohio State University, Columbus

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Buckeyes

Nickname

OSU

Website

www.osu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$9,309

Out-of-State Tuition

$24,204

Retention Rate

93%

Enrollment

54,194

Year Established

1870

OSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  16 reviews
4 star
  13 reviews
3 star
  2 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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:
5

Detailed Ratings

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!

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OSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
40,212
Freshman Class
7,089
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
54,194

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
74%
Graduate
26%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
77%
Out-of-State
23%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
6%
Asian
5%
Caucasian
80%
Latino
2%
Other
7%

Students State Origin

Ohio
77%
Illinois
1%
Pennsylvania
1%
New York
1%
Other
20%

International Students

International
7%
Domestic
93%

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