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Ohio State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Ohio State University

Ohio State University

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Explore campus in the Ohio State photo tour.

Ohio State University Description:

Ohio State University (OSU) has the distinction of being one of the largest universities in the U.S. Founded in 1870, OSU consistently ranks among the top 20 public universities in the country. It has strong schools of business and law, and its political science department is particularly well respected. OSU has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the AAU. The OSU campus features open green spaces and mix of architectural styles. The OSU Buckeyes compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Seating over 102,000, Ohio Stadium is one of the largest in the world. Be sure to compare the Big Ten.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 56,387 (43,058 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 90% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,037 (in-state); $25,445 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,248
  • Room and Board: $11,182
  • Other Expenses: $2,452
  • Total Cost: $24,919 (in-state); $40,327 (out-of-state)

Ohio State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,904
    • Loans: $7,034

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Communication Studies, English, Family Resource Management, Finance, Human Development, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ohio State University Vision Statement:

To advance the well-being of the people of Ohio and the global community through the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

Core Values

  • Pursue knowledge for its own sake.
  • Ignite in our students a lifelong love of learning.
  • Produce discoveries that make the world a better place.
  • Celebrate and learn from our diversity.
  • Open the world to our students.
Overarching Goal
The Ohio State University will be among the world's truly great universities.

Complete vision statement at http://www.osu.edu/academicplan/vision.php

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