Supporting rural and small-town applicants

Ohio State is committed to providing all Ohioans with access to a college education.

As the state’s #1 public university, a primary mission of The Ohio State University is to provide all Ohioans with access to a college education.

We're committed to citizens from Ohio’s many rural and small towns.

Ohio State attracts students from all 88 counties to our six campuses, allowing us to prepare more Ohioans for success in work and life. In addition, the university is strengthened by the perspectives and experiences that students from rural and small towns bring to the classroom and our campus communities.

Now Ohio State is joining the Small Town and Rural Students (STARS) Network — an initiative that will further our work to remove the barriers to college that rural students and families often face. Through STARS, we are extending our outreach efforts to engage academically talented rural, first-generation students from across the state.

This includes specially designed programming (extending our Buckeyes First initiative), mentoring, and financial aid and scholarships.

Stay tuned as we bring this vision to life — and join our mailing list to learn more about Ohio State!