Top Rated Ohio Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Ohio for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Ohio as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in Ohio is Ohio State University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


12 results

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,880enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,826enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 11

Ohio University Main Campus
O
Athens, OH
Ohio University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 25,714enrollment
  • $23,307net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Toledo
T
Toledo, OH
University of Toledo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,319enrollment
  • $17,793net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 985-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Bowling Green State University Main Campus
B
Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,142enrollment
  • $17,580net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Akron Main Campus
A
Akron, OH
University of Akron Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 16,094enrollment
  • $17,328net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 990-1230SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Wright State University Main Campus
W
Dayton, OH
 
Wright State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 10,936enrollment
  • $14,880net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 958-1220SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due May 10

Cleveland State University
C
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 15,247enrollment
  • $16,007net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

Kent State University at Kent
K
Kent, OH
Kent State University at Kent

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 26,822enrollment
  • $19,034net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Youngstown State University
Y
Youngstown, OH
Youngstown State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 11,835enrollment
  • $11,785net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Wright State University Lake Campus
W
Celina, OH
 
Wright State University Lake Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 1,749enrollment
  • $10,636net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA

Applications Due May 10