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The Ohio State University at Columbus

Columbus, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%

About Ohio State

The Ohio State University is a top-ranked university located in Columbus, Ohio known for the combination of academic excellence and a vibrant sports culture. Students choose Ohio State for the strong sense of community, inclusivity, and educational opportunities. Among Ohio State’s top programs are business, engineering, health sciences, and agriculture. 

Ohio State has many specialized programs that give students unique educational experiences. One example is the Entrepreneurial Business Law Program, which combines business and law into a program that prepares students to enter specialized fields like legal divisions of start-ups.

Sports plays a major role in the campus experience at The Ohio State University. School spirit is strong, with loyal students who support the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Ohio State teams compete at the NCAA Division I level as members of the Big Ten conference. 

Did You Know?

Ohio State is a land, sea, and space grant university. This means that the university is qualified to receive funding for research, training, and programs to support the community (land-grant), local water sources like the great lakes (sea-grant), and STEM initiatives (space-grant). 

The CC Community on Ohio State

"I was surprised by the actual size of the campus. We were able to go into the stadium—huge and nice looking. The student center was a really nice size and I can tell it’s a happening spot."

"Go Visit OSU. My kid fell in love. Still has a couple schools to visit on the east coast, but I think wants to end up at Ohio."

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The Ohio State University is a public, state university in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State was founded in 1870. The college enrolls around 60,540 students per year, including 46,267 undergrads.

Ohio State Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Ohio State. In 2022, Ohio State accepted 53% of applicants. In 2022, 34,370 out of 65,189 total applicants were accepted.

The Ohio State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 59%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 59%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

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The Ohio State University is located Columbus.

If you are interested in seeing Ohio State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 71/70 and State Rt. 315 to Columbus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The Ohio State University and Columbus are like without leaving home.

College Info

Student Academic Services Building 281 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43210

Campus Setting: Urban

Ohio State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio State is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio State is May 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ohio State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1430


Math SAT Range

640 - 750


Reading SAT Range

610 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1430 and Above


1270 to 1430


1270 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ohio State students is 1340. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ohio State.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ohio State is like? There are approximately 60,540 students enrolled at Ohio State, including 46,267 undergraduate students and 14,273 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from OH and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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