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Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

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Overview

Student Population
61,369
Ohio State University overview
Location Columbus, Ohio
Online osu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 49,087 prospective students applied, and 33,619 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 8,679 enrolled in the school.  52,622 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,747 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $10,615 plus fees of $903. Ohio State is ranked 147 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Ohio State is rated within the top 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Ohio State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
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SAT 1210/1430
ACT 26/32
Estimated GPA 3.76
Applications Accepted
68.5% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Ohio Resident Tuition
$10,615
In State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$903
Room and Board $13,066
Budget for Other Expenses$2,998
Total One Year Cost$28,664
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,599
Out of State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$903
Room and Board $13,066
Budget for Other Expenses$2,998
Total One Year Cost$50,648

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ohio State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Social Sciences 13%
Engineering 9%
Health Professions 8%
Work and Family Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey data for Ohio State University.

Current students may use the Ohio State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.