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The Ohio State University is one of the nation's most comprehensive universities, with five Ohio campuses enrolling more than 63,000 students. Consistently ranked a top public university by U.S. News & World Report, Ohio State has also been ranked 12th nationally for the most sought-after graduates, according to corporate recruiters (Wall Street Journal). The university's status as a research powerhouse provides unequalled opportunities for students to participate in the discovery of new knowledge, exploring their passions and interests across 175 majors and 12,000 courses. With nearly a half million living alumni, the university's global network touches virtually every continent and benefits every student.
A big university means a big opportunity. Ohio State prides itself on offering about any academic or extracurricular opportunity a student could dream of: 175 majors; 1000+ student organizations; over 100 study abroad programs; internship and research opportunities in every college; 70+ service-learning courses; multiple Honors and Scholarsprograms;and learning communities for various academic and lifestyle interests. To help new students successfully navigate these opportunities, Ohio State offers great support services and a First Year Experience (FYE) program rated by U.S. News as one of the best.
|Total Undergraduate Students||43,058|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||87||<1%|
|African American / Black||2,700||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||33||<1%|
|Two or More Races||892||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||676||2%|
|Where do OSU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||10%|
|How old are OSU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||7%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||26 - 30|
|Math||26 - 31||610 - 710|
|English||25 - 32|
|Critical Reading||540 - 650|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||89%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||99%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||60%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend The Ohio State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||19 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||56%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||77%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||3,477|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||35%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||22%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||99%|
91% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
25% of all undergraduates live on campus
Ohio State has been committed to safety and security throughout the university community since the appointment of the first Night Watchman in 1890. Today, the university’s Department of Public Safety provides services such as law enforcement, security for facilities, and emergency management planning. OSU students and their parents can rest assured that the foundations for a free and open academic setting in which students can learn, live, and grow are being safeguarded.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at The Ohio State University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric.||4%|
|Human Development and Family Studies, General.||4%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General.||3%|
|Links to degree programs at The Ohio State University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 92%