OSU

Ohio State University

281 W Lane Ave, Columbus, United States
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  • Total Documents
    8,258
  • Class Notes
    5,174
  • Textbook Notes
    828
  • Study Guides
    2,247
  • Currently Enrolled
    5,017
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,528

Overview of Ohio State University (OSU)

About this school

Ohio State University, founded in 1870, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 3,390-acre campus is located in Columbus.
  • Website


    www.osu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    13,891

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:45,946
    • Men:23,836 Men (51.9%)
    • Women:22,110 Women (48.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (OSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ohio State University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
281 W. Lane Ave.|Student Academic Services Building
City, State, Zip
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone
(614) 292-3980
Fax
(614) 292-4818
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 47,782 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 23,500 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 24,282 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
8,083 (35%) of 22,964 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,057 (34%) of 12,018 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,026 (37%) of 10,946 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
691 average |650-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
52%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
27%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
51%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,591|Out-of-state: $29,695 (39.3%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,252 (45.47%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,234 (4.58%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,870 (10.65%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ohio State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003090
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,869 (81.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,475 (59.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,453 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
843 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$14,976
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,236 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,497
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,567 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,343
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 288 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,908 (26.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,886

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
27,918 (66.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
19,942 (71.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
19,672 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,778 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$13,960
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,285 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,325
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,483 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,194
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 864 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
8,114 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,189

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,158
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,889

Academics & Instruction (OSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


3,992

Part-Time Faculty


1,597

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


71%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,973,187
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ohio State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


58.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.6%

Programs & Majors (OSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (171)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Voice and Opera
  • Welding Technology/Welder
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (136)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geodetic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Research
  • Optical Sciences
  • Optometry
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Portuguese
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Rural Sociology
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (OSU)

Location & Geography

Population


809,798

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Columbus

Campus Size


1,665 acres

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Brutus Buckeye
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
field hockey, football, sand volleyball, softball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ohio State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, artificial intelligence club, international friendships, pre-dental club of the ohio state university, rubik's cube club, smiles with style

Sororities


14.2% of women participate

Fraternities


13% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


42,003

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
45,946
Women
22,110
Men
23,836

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.3% Asian
  • 6.2% Black/African-American
  • 4.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.6% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


7.8% from 69 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


13,891

Student Resources (OSU)