Ohio State University

4,607 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

4,607 reviews
  • Excellent
    1107
  • Very Good
    1749
  • Average
    1407
  • Poor
    232
  • Terrible
    88
Ohio state university gives you a great curriculum with a sense of Independence. The academic programs are amazing. I took advantage of the opportunity and used each day wisely. Although I had to relocate, I intend on one day returning.
  • Sophomore
  • 13 days ago
Ohio State has honestly changed my entire life just by simply attending classes and being a part of the community. Ohio State is a huge campus with a growing population but I have never once felt small or out of place. It is a place I feel I truly belong and I can see how Ohio State and its vast majority of brilliant minds and creative ideas come together to make sure everyone feels like a part of the family.
  • Senior
  • 16 days ago
Ohio State is a very energetic school and also incredibly big which could be a turn off for some people, but I really like it. It is very easy to find great friends and meet a bunch of awesome people.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago