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Ohio State Admissions Information

Ohio State University–Columbus
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Ohio State University is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, it is one of the largest schools in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the country. Its business school and political science program are among the best in the nation, and its medical center is considered one of America’s best hospitals. Ohio State University offers 170 undergraduate majors and has additional campuses in the Ohio towns of Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster.

With 950 registered student organizations, OSU has a stellar array of campus activities and clubs. Its football team is a Division I contender, and the University offers a range of athletic programs, including swimming, fencing, soccer, and rugby. Columbus is the largest city and capital of Ohio. Students have easy access to the city’s many Broadway shows, performing arts centers, and outdoor attractions.



Basic Info

Main Address: 110 Enarson Hall
154 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone Number: (614) 292-6446  
Website: www.osu.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research Institution  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intercollegiate, Scholarship, Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 42,082  
Percent out-of-state: 15%  
Percent international: 4%  
Female to Male ratio: 48:52  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 19:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Professions
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for married students
Cooperative housing
Special housing for students with disabilities
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special housing for international students
950 Registered Student Organizations  

Fun Facts

  • Voted #8 "Best Athletic Facilities"
  • Voted #18 "Top Public Universities"
  • Voted #17 "Best Political Science Program"
  • Voted #21 "Best Business School"

Admissions Information

Ohio State admissions officials note that an applicant's secondary school record, class rank, GPA, and standardized test scores are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a candidate's extracurricular activities, work experience, application essay, talents, volunteer work, and whether an applicant is a first-generation college student. Admissions officials will also consider a student's character, geographical residence, racial/ethnic status, recommendations, and state residency.

Admissions address: 110 Enarson Hall
154 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone number: (614) 292-3980  
Fax number: (614) 292-4818  
Admissions Website: http://undergrad.osu.edu/admissions  
Email: askabuckeye@osu.edu  
Contact Person: Mabel Freeman, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience  
Number of first-year applications received: 24,302  
Percent of applicants admitted: 76%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers single highest test date.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1592  
ACT code: 3312  
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