Ohio State University - Main Campus Overview
Located in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University - Main Campus is a public institution. The location of Ohio State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Ohio State University - Main Campus Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Ohio State is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ohio State.
- In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Ohio State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,100 a year. That's about 13% more than their peers at other schools.
Ohio State University - Main Campus Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Ohio State is ranked #329 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #10 out of 108 schools in Ohio.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ohio State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ohio State has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Agriculture Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Greek Language & Literature Schools||College Factual|
|#23||Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#40||Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#84||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#164||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
Where Is Ohio State University - Main Campus?
Contact details for Ohio State are given below.
|Address:||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210|
How Do I Get Into Ohio State?
You can apply to Ohio State online at: undergrad.osu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Ohio State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ohio State?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 36% of students accepted to Ohio State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 620 and 740.
Can I Afford Ohio State University - Main Campus?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ohio State, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,544 a year. That adds up to $30,176 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ohio State is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Ohio State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 14,385 graduate students at the school.
Of the 42,734 full-time undergraduates at Ohio State, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ohio State University - Main Campus students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,964|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,159|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ohio State University - Main Campus. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 112 countries are represented at Ohio State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Ohio State University - Main Campus
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ohio State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 10th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Ohio State
The following table shows how Ohio State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||#1||#1|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||#6||#12|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#7||#7|
|Other Health Professions||#7||#22|
|Dental Support Services||#13||#13|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#28||#40|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#40||#46|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#67||#79|
Online Growth Rankings of Ohio State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ohio State University - Main Campus was 163.1%. This is the #318 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ohio State regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ohio State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Michael Barera under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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