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Ohio State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Ohio State University - Main Campus? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Ohio State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Ohio State University - Main Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ohio State University - Main Campus was awarded 288 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

Ohio State landed the #175 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Ohio State is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ohio State?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Ohio State University - Main Campus you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Ohio State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 650 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio State University - Main Campus  ( 610 to 700 )
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SAT Math Scores for Ohio State University - Main Campus  ( 650 to 750 )
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Ohio State received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio State University - Main Campus  ( 27 to 31 )
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Ohio State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Ohio State University - Main Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ohio State University - Main Campus is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 94% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ohio State University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  94 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Ohio State for first-time, full-time students is 59%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Ohio State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 46,820 undergraduates at Ohio State with 42,831 being full-time and 3,989 being part-time.

Ohio State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 91.15 out of 100, Ohio State is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.15 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Ohio State is $17,704. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ohio State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,932 $9,861 $15,906 $21,130 $23,918

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ohio State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ohio State, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,525 a year. That adds up to $30,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ohio State is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ohio State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Ohio State make around $46,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Ohio State graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Ohio State University - Main Campus

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a public institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Ohio State University - Main Campus

Contact details for Ohio State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-6446
Website: www.osu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OhioState

Ohio State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 141 majors graduated from Ohio State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 11,599 received undergraduate degrees and 4,439 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 685 $57,600
General Psychology 490 $29,100
Marketing 479 $47,000
Communication & Media Studies 467 $37,900
Accounting 448 $55,000
General Biology 436 $29,700
Business Administration & Management 342 $54,100
Computer Engineering 296 $69,000
Political Science & Government 294 $34,100
Economics 293 $39,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Ohio State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ohio State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 20,321 students took at least one online class at Ohio State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 16,439 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 20,321 2,284
2016-2017 16,439 1,718
2015-2016 13,640 1,329
2014-2015 11,747 1,160
2013-2014 10,181 1,044

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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