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The Ohio State University at Columbus

Columbus, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

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 college in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State was founded in 1870. The college enrolls around 61,677 students per year, including 47,106 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The Ohio State University

It is very difficult to get into Ohio State. In 2022, Ohio State accepted 57% of applicants. In 2022, 58,180 students applied to Ohio State and 33,269 were admitted.

The Ohio State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 64%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 64%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

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Visit The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is located in the city of Columbus.

If you want to see Ohio State for yourself, 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 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio State is May 1.

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

Ohio State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1420


Math SAT Range

630 - 740


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1260 to 1420


1260 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ohio State students is 1336. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 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 61,677 students enrolled at Ohio State, including 47,106 undergraduate students and 14,571 graduate students. 91% 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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