The Ohio State University

country rank  40
world rank  48

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University Overview

Established in 1870, The Ohio State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Columbus (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Ohio. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Newark, Lima, Marion, Mansfield. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, The Ohio State University (OSU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. The Ohio State University (OSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 150 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym OSU
Founded 1870
Motto Disciplina in civitatem
Education for Citizenship
Colours Scarlet and gray

University Location

Address 190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
43210 Ohio
United States
T +1 (614) 292 3980
F +1 (614) 292 9474
Other locations Newark, Lima, Marion, Mansfield

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 110 Enarson Hall 154 West 12th Avenue
Columbus 43210
+1 (614) 292 3980

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The Ohio State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • American Bar Association ABA-Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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