Ohio State University

4,640 reviews
  1. Columbus, OH
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Ohio State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Website

Ohio State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1160-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,215/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,566/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,647/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,695/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,492/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,498/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.217 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.217 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.217 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
40,613Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
    58%
  • Intelligent
    18%
  • Open-minded
    9%
  • White
    5%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Molded
    2%
  • Thinking
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.293 responses
Poll
52%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.398 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    21%
  • Alive
    18%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • AWESOME
    17%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Competitive
    5%
  • Leaders
    3%

After Ohio State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.111 responses

Reviews

4,640 reviews
  • Excellent
    1109
  • Very Good
    1750
  • Average
    1407
  • Poor
    232
  • Terrible
    88
Ohio State University is the college of my dreams. I was recently accepted into the Expanded Functions Duties program(DENTAL) and I am proud.It is the best school to teach dental students. I only wish there were scholarships for this continuing education program. It cost 5,000 to become an EFDA but I am raising the money anyway I can think of because it is the best school to go to.
  • Niche User
  • 7 hours ago
Absolutely amazing place, I love every part of this campus and school! The football game days are insane with huge parties to tailgate at every single frat and Thursday-Saturday nights are crazy. The most popular spot to party is the bars on High Street. Some Tuesdays are fun too. The workload is not too hard and professors are generally very nice and care about their students. Midwestern nice is a real thing, people in Ohio are very nice and considerate, including the fellow students. It's very easy to make friends and involve yourself in a wide variety of activities.
  • Freshman
  • 19 hours ago
Ohio State was extremely impressive! I loved the amount of clubs and activities the students can get involved in!
  • Niche User
  • 20 hours ago