Top Rated Ohio Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Ohio for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Ohio as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Ohio is Ohio State University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


13 results

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,706net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,934enrollment
  • $22,989net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 37,886enrollment
  • $19,219net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Ohio University Main Campus
O
Athens, OH
Ohio University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 28,480enrollment
  • $22,521net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
University of Toledo
T
Toledo, OH
University of Toledo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 20,237enrollment
  • $17,822net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Wright State University Main Campus
W
Dayton, OH
 
Wright State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 14,403enrollment
  • $15,251net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 973-1236SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
University of Akron Main Campus
A
Akron, OH
University of Akron Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,731enrollment
  • $17,351net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 990-1230SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Bowling Green State University Main Campus
B
Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 17,540enrollment
  • $17,427net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 880-1100SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Cleveland State University
C
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 16,069enrollment
  • $16,219net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 980-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
Kent State University at Kent
K
Kent, OH
Kent State University at Kent

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 28,122enrollment
  • $18,643net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Youngstown State University
Y
Youngstown, OH
Youngstown State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 12,607enrollment
  • $11,616net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA
Wright State University Lake Campus
W
Celina, OH
 
Wright State University Lake Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 1,063enrollment
  • $10,390net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 865-990SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Central State University
C
HBCU
Wilberforce, OH
Central State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 2,099enrollment
  • $9,389net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 760-860SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA