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?
- Students at Ohio State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Ohio State is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Ohio State with a bachelor's degree make about $46,100 a year. That's 13% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Ohio State University - Main Campus Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, Ohio State is ranked #318 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Ohio State also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.
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.
Ohio State has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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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.
|#5||Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#14||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#17||Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences||College Factual|
|#22||Best Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#39||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#102||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||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 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.
Average Test Scores
About 29% 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 610 and 700. Math scores were between 650 and 750.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ohio State, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,525 a year. That adds up to $30,100 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ohio State is 4.5%. 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 14,350 graduate students at the school.
Of the 42,831 full-time undergraduates at Ohio State, 51% are male and 49% 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||2,537|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,857|
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 2017-2018.
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 22.0%. This is the #841 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ohio State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ohio State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||24%|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||3%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||19%|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||32%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ohio State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ohio State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||#1|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#10|
|Dental Support Services||#10|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||#16|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#16|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#48|
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
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