Ohio State University

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Ohio State University

Ohio State University


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location students adm. int’l. fresh grad GPA ACT SAT TOEFL
Columbus, OH 47,106 42% 7% 94% 65% 3.8 29 1320 80

Ohio State University—Columbus is a public institution that was founded in 1870, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,665 acres. Ohio’s capital is a friendly city of sleek, modern high-rises and century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. Students can participate in more than 1,000 on-campus clubs and organizations, or volunteer through the Pay It Forward program. Students can also study abroad in more than 40 countries through OSU. The university’s innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as global climate change, cancer, infectious disease, and advanced materials.


Students on the Columbus campus select from 15 colleges, 200+ undergraduate majors and 275 masters, doctoral and professional degree programs. OSU offers a Personalized Study Program where students can design a nontraditional education. Students can join several enrichment programs, such as University Honors or the Morrill Scholarship Program, to enhance what they learn in their majors. OSU’s student-faculty ratio is 19:1 and 27% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Finance.

Special Highlights

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. Located on the second floor of the Ohio Union, the Center is your connection for the full spectrum of involvement on campus. You can connect with leadership and service initiatives, engage with student organizations, advance your learning and create lasting memories. For students looking to get involved, this is a great place to start. For students who are already involved, this is your home away from home—utilize services and supplies from the Resource Room, book a meeting space for your leadership team, or catch up with friends in the lounge.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) administers a multi-institution summer research program in the mathematical biosciences each year. REU participants work on projects in areas such as molecular evolution, neuronal oscillatory patterning, cancer genetics, epidemics and vaccination strategies, and animal movement. Participants work individually or in pairs under the guidance of expert mentors to make specific research contributions in these areas, often leading to a peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations.

School Mission & Unique Qualities

The Ohio State University is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive academic institutions. Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. OSU is known for its academic rigor as well as for its Ohio State Buckeyes, its sports program, which is a member of the Big Ten athletic conference.

Student Reviews…

“I really enjoy life at OSU. It’s a big campus, but don’t be intimidated by the size. There are so many ways to be involved and people to interact with. The location is right in the middle of downtown Columbus. The atmosphere is welcoming and everyone is proud to be a buckeye.”