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Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

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Student Population
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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
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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 47,703 prospective students applied, and 25,634 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 7,716 enrolled in the school.  53,129 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,041 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $10,197 plus fees of $887. Ohio State is ranked 154 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Ohio State is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1250/1460
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.76
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Ohio Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$887
Room and Board $12,748
Budget for Other Expenses$2,998
Total One Year Cost$27,912
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Ohio State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$887
Room and Board $12,748
Budget for Other Expenses$2,998
Total One Year Cost$48,889

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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.