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Quick facts

Find at-a-glance numbers for enrollment, tuition and financial aid, rankings and university stats. Unless otherwise noted, enrollment figures apply to the Columbus campus.

Enrollment (autumn 2015)

  • Regional campuses and ATI: 6,521
  • Undergraduate students on the Columbus campus: 45,289
  • Number of countries represented by undergraduates: 69

Freshman profile (autumn 2015)

  • New freshmen: 6,978
  • Ohio residents: 4,883 (70%)
  • Domestic out-of-state students: 1,715 (25%)
  • International students: 380 (5%)
  • Minority students: 1,301 (18%)
  • Male/female ratio: 49:51

Scores and rankings (admitted autumn 2015)

  • Ranked in top 10 percent of high school class: 65%
  • Ranked in top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
  • ACT composite score range, middle 50 percent= 27–32
  • SAT score range (Critical Reading and Math only), middle 50 percent=1220–1370

College prep minimums (admitted autumn 2015)

  • 99% exceeded minimum college prep requirements in social science
  • 89% exceeded minimums in natural science
  • 98% exceeded minimums in math
  • 90% exceeded minimums in a foreign language

Geographic diversity (autumn 2015)

Ohio State enrolls students from every state and territory. States with the highest enrollment:
  • 500+: Ohio, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, Michigan
  • 300 – 499: Maryland, Virgina, Texas, Florida, Indiana
  • 100 – 299: Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, Colorado, West Virginia
  • 50 – 99: Arizona, Utah, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Alabama, Kansas

Undergraduate enrollment by select colleges/schools (autumn 2015)

  • Arts and Sciences: 35.7%
  • Business: 14.6%
  • Dental Hygiene: less than 1%
  • Education and Human Ecology: 8%
  • Engineering and Architecture: 18.2%
  • Exploration: 7.5%
  • Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: 5.5%
  • Medicine: Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: 3.4%
  • Nursing: 2.1%
  • Pharmacy: less than 1%
  • Public Affairs: less than 1%
  • Public Health: less than 1%
  • Social Work: less than 1%

Academics

  • Number of majors: more than 200
  • Number of academic specializations: 492
  • Number of courses offered: more than 12,000
  • Percent of first-year classes with 50 or fewer students: 72
  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 18:1

Costs and financial aid

  • Estimated tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates (autumn 2015):
    • Columbus: $10,037
    • Regional/ATI: $7,140
    • Nonresident, Columbus: $27,365
  • Room and board (most popular combination, Columbus): $11,666

Rankings

  • 18th among the nation's best public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • First Year Experience (FYE) program ranks among the nation’s exemplary programs leading to student success--we are among schools with the "happiest freshmen" (April 2013 CBS MoneyWatch)
  • Among the top 12 U.S. public research universities and 4th among all universities in in industry-sponsored research (National Science Foundation).
  • 12th in the nation among the country's most highly sought-after graduates (Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters)
  • One of the top 25 best public college values in the nation (“100 Best Values in Public Colleges,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine)
University facts
  • Established: 1870
  • First graduating class: 1878
  • Library holdings: nearly 5.8 million volumes
  • Locations:
  • Student organizations: more than 1,000
  • School mascot: Brutus Buckeye
  • School colors: Scarlet and Gray
  • More about history and traditions

 

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