Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH, USA
4.14 Average Rating

Originally founded as a land-grant university in 1870, Ohio State University is a public institution in Columbus and the third-largest campus in the nation. OSU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the OSU campus is home to the Wexner Center for the Arts, a lab setting for the study and performance of contemporary art. For sports fans, the Ohio State Buckeyes routinely draw over 100,000 fans to “The Horseshoe” and every game is marked by a performance of the university marching band known as "The Best Damn Band in the Land."

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
80%
Submitting ACT
35%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1295
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
61,170
Total Number of Undergrads
46,820
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
26%
20-39 Students
37%
40-99 Students
26%
100+ Students
9%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,694
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,726
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,742
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,434
Books and Supplies
$1168

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,769
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,514
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,481

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
41%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,224
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
1,000
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Buckeyes
School Colors
Red/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbus
Cleveland
Cincinnati
New York
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.14 Average Rating
Ohio State is it's own small world. Once you get involved, which is a must, you cannot walk across campus without seeing someone you know. From academics to sports, Ohio State is an excellent school with long standing tradition.
Amarilis from Newbury, OH
Ohio State was originally the last school I wanted to go to, just because I lived so close and the size was so intimidating. However, after my college tour I fell in love and now it is home. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else and can't imagine going to any other college.
Cameron from Delaware, OH

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