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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 2013)

  • Total university: 63,964
  • Columbus campus: 57,466
  • Regional campuses and ATI: 6,498
  • Undergraduate students on the Columbus campus: 44,201

Freshman profile (enrolled autumn 2013)

  • New freshmen: 7,083
  • Ohio residents: 5,078 (71.7%)
  • Domestic out-of-state students: 1,505 (21.2%)
  • International students: 500 (7.1%)
  • Students of color: 1,271 (17.9%)
  • Male/female ratio: 50:50

  • Ranked in top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
  • Ranked in top 25 percent of high school class: 92%
  • ACT composite score range, middle 50 percent= 27–31
  • SAT score range (Critical Reading and Math only), middle 50 percent= 1180–1340

College prep minimums (admitted autumn 2013)

  • 99% exceeded minimum college prep requirements in social science
  • 88% exceeded minimums in natural science
  • 92% exceeded minimums in math
  • 90% exceeded minimums in a foreign language

Geographic diversity (autumn 2013)

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

International students (autumn 2013)

  • Total undergraduates: 3,345
  • Number of countries represented: 73
Ethnic diversity of incoming class (autumn 2013)
  • African American/Black: 4.2%
  • Asian: 6.6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3.7%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native: less than 1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: less than 1%
  • White: 67.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.2%
  • Nonresident alien: 7%
  • Unknown: 7.6%

Undergraduate enrollment by select colleges/schools (autumn 2013)

  • Architecure: 1.2%
  • Arts and Sciences: 37.4%
  • Business: 13.8%
  • Dental Hygiene: less than 1%
  • Education and Human Ecology: 8.2%
  • Engineering: 17.5%
  • Exploration: 6.5%
  • Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: 5.3%
  • Medicine: Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: 3%
  • Nursing: 2.2%
  • Pharmacy: 1%
  • Public Affairs: less than 1%
  • Public Health: less than 1%
  • Social Work: 1%

Academics

  • Number of majors: more than 175
  • Number of academic specializations: 475
  • Number of courses offered: more than 12,000
  • Percent of first-year classes with 50 or fewer students: 71
  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 19:1

Costs and financial aid

  • Estimated tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates (autumn 2013):
    • Columbus: $10,010
    • Regional/ATI: $7,140
    • Nonresident, Columbus: $25,726
  • Room and board (most popular combination, Columbus, autumn 2013): $10,800
  • Average financial aid package awarded to incoming freshmen (Columbus campus, autumn 2010): $13,070
  • Percentage of incoming freshmen (Columbus campus, autumn 2010) who received financial aid (grants, not loans): 70%

Rankings

  • 16th among the nation's best public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)
  • 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)
  • 9th among U.S. public research universities based on research expenditures (National Science Foundation, 2011)
  • 12th in the nation among the country's most highly sought-after graduates (Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters)
  • One of the best college values, ranked 37th 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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