Opportunities abound at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Located “in a growing city,” OSU has the distinction of being one of the largest schools in the United States. The “amazing opportunities” that come from such a large campus extend beyond the classrooms, “both academically and socially.” “Everywhere you turn, there are always new and exciting things to be doing and learning.” But the school’s above-average size should not intimidate students. “OSU has a great way of breaking down the large school into much smaller communities.” Established in 1870, “Ohio State has traditions like [nowhere] else. The feeling you get by being a Buckeye is truly one of a kind.”

Overview

Applicants
36,788
Acceptance Rate
53%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 660
SAT Math
620 - 730
ACT Composite
27 - 31

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Opportunities abound at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Located “in a growing city,” OSU has the distinction of being one of the largest schools in the United States. The “amazing opportunities” that come from such a large campus extend beyond the classrooms, “both academically and socially.” “Everywhere you turn, there are always new and exciting things to be doing and learning.” But the school’s above-average size should not intimidate students. “OSU has a great way of breaking down the large school into much smaller communities.” Established in 1870, “Ohio State has traditions like [nowhere] else. The feeling you get by being a Buckeye is truly one of a kind.” What makes OSU special is how it “combines the love of tradition with the excellence of modern facilities and technology.” “Ohio State really wants to offer students the most it can, including providing some state-of-the-art facilities and unique opportunities on campus to engage in the community. The school is very committed to bringing Ohio State students into the world as educated individuals.” Students have many decisions to make when choosing from all the “very prestigious majors and classes” available. Student opinions about professors vary. One student says, “Some are better than others.” Another is more enthusiastic about the faculty: “My academic experience has been great! I have admired and become very close to many professors, and I feel as though I have taken something away from every class I have taken.” Overall, most students feel they “can learn a great deal here and take away an abundance of knowledge.” Although “some of the big lectures are hard to keep up with…there is always free tutoring to help students get caught up.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
5,281
with Terminal Degree
3,673

3,057
Men
2,224
Women
1,096
Minority
362
International

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
Actuarial Science
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Agronomy and Crop Science
Anatomy
Animal Science
Anthropology
Arabic
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Astronomy
Aviation
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Ceramic Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Circulation Technology
Civil Engineering
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Criminology
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Food Science
Forestry
French
Geography
Geology
German
Hebrew
History
Home Economics
Horticulture
Hospitality
Human Development
Human Resources Management
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Interior Design
International Business
International Relations
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Logistics Management
Management Information Systems
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Metallurgical Engineering
Microbiology
Modern Greek
Music Education
Music History
Natural Resources Conservation
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Public Health
Real Estate
Recreation Management
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Sustainable Resource Management
Technology Education
Theatre
Turfgrass Science
Visual Communication
Women's Studies
Zoology

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Roy F Lichtenstein
Artist

Jack Nicklaus
Golfer

Jesse Owens
Olympic Champion

James Thurber
Author

Archie Griffin
Two Time Heisman Winner

Paul Flory
Nobel Prize Winner

Richard Lewis
Comedian

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
68
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,107

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,335

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,565

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,830

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
55%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,181

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,248

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$4,100
Transportation for Commuters
$3,088

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Many students had good things to say about how the large amount of diversity positively affects life on campus. “Students here are open to different types of people—there is little or no discrimination. Diversity is valued here.” “We have people from all different backgrounds, all different ethnicities. Students embrace the diversity and learn about new cultures and meet new people!” Somehow, Ohio State manages to bring everyone together. “The one common thing that seems to unite [us] is the love for our institution. Not everyone is a sports fan, but everyone bleeds scarlet and gray about something on this campus, whether it be sports, their research, or their classes.” While at Ohio State, many students take advantage of the vast opportunity to travel to further broaden their world knowledge. “Studying abroad is something a lot of students do to learn more about other types of people, but there are also students here from so many places that a student can learn a lot by just making friends from different geographical areas.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
44,741
Out of State
16%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
109

Demographics

6.20%
Asian
6.16%
African-American
3.76%
Hispanic
77.69%
Caucasian
2.90%
Unknown
8.34%
International

48% female
52% male
16% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

“Ohio State is a sports fan’s paradise. [The] campus is bursting with Buckeye spirit, and it’s infectious.” “There may not be another school in the country that is as excited, spirited, and proud of literally everything they do like Ohio State is.” “Not only do students love attending games, but we also have so many intramural sports that students get involved in for fun. You really never need to leave campus because there is always something fun happening.” Plus, “there is a large city to explore as well. People who love sports, theater, and the arts will never run out of activities.” Taking advantage of these options is easy because “students ride the city bus for free.” Still, students feel the need to be careful and are concerned about “on and off campus safety.” For some, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. “There are so many opportunities that it is easy to get lost in everything you feel you should be doing.” Another student wonders if the school is doing its best to get messages out to everyone. “There have been occasions where things are not communicated to the entire student body as a whole, most likely due to the large student population. Sometimes I feel like I miss out on interesting and exciting things because I just wasn’t made aware it was available.” One student strongly recommends a visit to the school before you apply: “You will know as soon as you step on campus if it’s the perfect fit for you!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
78

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office for Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lois Burke Harris

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
A comprehensive psychoeducational test battery, which means intelligence/ability testing and educational acheivement testing are recommended. A diagnostic report including all standard test scores as well as subtest scores and the evaluator's narrative recommended. Assessments normed by adults are preferred. Psychoeducational testing completed within the last 3 years provides a better assessment of current functional limitations.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Diagnosis and date of diagnosis; criteria used for diagnosis (e.g. DSM); identification of all instruments and procedures for making diagnosis; description of treatments recommended including medication; indication of functional limitations in educational setting; recommendations for academic accommodations. A diagnostic report is recommended.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
1,400
Number of Honor Societies
50

Number of Social Sororities
25
Number of Religious Organizations
50

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Buckeyes)
21 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Pistol
Riflery
Shooting Sports
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Buckeyes)
22 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Pistol
Riflery
Shooting Sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Synchronized Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
0

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, HP, Dell.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
Student Visitor Center
131 Enarson Hall
Columbus, OH 432101390

Phone
614-292-3980

Email
askabuckeye@osu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hale Cultural Center
Chadwick Arboretum
Jack Nicklaus Golf Museum
Schottenstein Center and Value City Arena
Wexner Center for the Arts 0
http://www.osu.edu/tour.html http://www.osu.edu/visitors/destinations.php

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Columbus Zoo
MSL Columbus Crew
WyandoHistoric German Village
Easton (shopping)
Short North Arts District
COSI Columbus, http://www.cosi.org/ Polaris Fashion Place, http://www.polarisfashionplace.com/index.cfm

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
614-292-3980

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri 10am and 2pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Port Columbus International Airport is a 25-minute drive from campus, depending on traffic. Taxis are available at the airport for the trip; some hotels run regular shuttles from the airport into town. Greyhound buses serve downtown Columbus; no passenger train service is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Routes I-70, I-670, and I-71 intersect or join State Rt. 315. Exit 315 at Lane Ave. Travel east (left if you are traveling south on 315 or right if you are traveling north on 315) on Lane Ave. to Fyffe Road. Turn south (right) on Fyffe Road to Woody Hayes Drive. Turn east (left) on Woody Hayes Dr. to College Rd. Turn south (right) on College Rd. to 12th Ave. Turn west (right) on 12th Ave. The Student Visitor Center is located on the right. When you check in, you will be given a parking pass.

Local Accommodations
Just across the street from the university (its northern edge) is the moderately priced Holiday Inn on the Lane (328 W. Lane Ave.; 800-465-4329 or 614-294-4848). A free shuttle service will bring you to a hotel from the airport. The University Plaza Hotel (3110 Olentangy River Rd.; 877-677-5292 or 614-267-7461) is convenient and moderately priced too. An inexpensive motel 1.5 miles away is Cross Country Inn-OSU North (3246 Olentangy River Rd.; 800-621-1429 or 614-267-4646). Because Ohio State is located in Columbus, one of Ohio's major cities, there are a variety of places to stay. They range from the inexpensive Red Roof Inn (441 Ackerman Rd.; 800-843-7663 or 614-267-9941), to the Hyatt Regency of Columbus (350 N. High St.; 800-233-1234 or 614-463-1234) an expensive hotel with the usual amenities.
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Key Stats

36,788
Applicants
44,741
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1280
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists