45,946
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,960
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
48
48%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

The Ohio State University is a University institution located in Columbus, OH, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Student Academic Services Building
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210
United States
Contact Email: askabuckeye@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-3980
Fax: 614-292-4818

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agricultural And Food Products Processing Checkmark
Agricultural Economics Checkmark
Agriculture And Agriculture Operations Related Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Livestock Management Checkmark
Plant Sciences Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Entomology Checkmark
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Molecular Genetics Checkmark
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Plant Pathology/phytopathology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary And Middle School Administration/principalship Checkmark
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English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/space Engineering Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Family Resource Management Checkmark
Food Service Systems Administration Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Arabic Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Hebrew Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Korean Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Modern Greek Checkmark
Portuguese Checkmark
Romance Languages Related Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health And Medical Assisting Services Related Checkmark
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Audiology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health And Wellness Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
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Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/global Studies Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Fishing And Fisheries Sciences And Management Checkmark
Natural Resources Management And Policy Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Optical Sciences Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Policy Analysis Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts Related Checkmark
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Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47,782
Applied
22,964
Accepted
45,946
Enrolled
48%
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Female Admissions

23,500
Females Applied
12,018
Females Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

24,282
Males Applied
10,946
Males Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 31st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 653 610 700
SAT Math 691 650 750
ACT Composite 29 27 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,726
In-state
30,742
Out-of-state
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Fees

12,434
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

13,960
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,976
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,804
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,767
Avg. Loan Aid
7,189
Avg. Grant Aid
10,325
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

45,946
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.12%
Black or African American 5.74%
White or Caucasian 68.57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 6.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.39%
Other 3.27%

Gender

Male (51.88%)
Female (48.12%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
OUAB Fall Concert, Autumn Student Involvement Fair and Homecoming Parade

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Artificial Intelligence Club, International Friendships, Pre-Dental Club of The Ohio State University, Rubik's Cube Club and Smiles With Style

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
lighted pathways and sidewalks, self-defense education

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

5,589
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 3,992
Part-time - 1,597
Male - 3,101
Female - 2,488