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Ohio State University

Bachelor's programmes

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For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.


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  • Sustainability
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Wexner Medical Center

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

We want all students to have a successful, fulfilling experience at Ohio State. University-wide programs like these are designed to support students at all stages of their college careers.

  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Career exploration and preparation
  • Commuter and off-campus resources
  • Counseling and wellness
  • Disability Services
  • First Year Experience
  • Planning for college
  • Support for a diverse community

Housing services

Living on campus offers many advantages and has been proven to enhance students' success at Ohio State. We do our best to find the one right for you.

Campus housing is home to first-year and upperclass students. All unmarried, full-time students within two years of high school graduation must live on campus, unless exempted, space is no longer available, or they are living with family.

As such, Student Life University Housing supports the academic and social success of all its residents. Within our diverse community of residence halls, University Housing affirms that one's dignity and uniqueness should be recognized and respected regardless of distinctions in identity.

Library services

University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 15 locations across the Columbus campus.

The William Oxley Thompson Library provides materials and services related to the humanities and social sciences. The collection includes reference materials, government documents and some special collections.

ICT services

The Ohio State University provides wireless data network services for OSU students, faculty, staff, and guests. The wireless network is designed and maintained by the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Medical services

International Students (F-1/J-1 Student VISA) who are new to The Ohio State University are required to complete all applicable components of the Vaccination Requirement.

The Health Screen appointment is completed by Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) and includes:

  • Health status review
  • Tuberculosis Testing

Student Life

Campus life

When you think of The Ohio State University, think of all of Ohio. As a land-grant institution, Ohio State has a presence all across the state. That means no matter where you are, there’s an Ohio State near you. Every Ohio State location across the state is more than a campus or research center — it’s the birthplace of knowledge and new perspectives. Expect a close-knit community and an environment where award-winning faculty know you by name.

Sports facilities

The J. Michael Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars (DSWS) Program is specifically designed to help students identify and expand upon personal interests in sport and wellness. The program provides students with opportunities to develop their leadership style, network with professionals in their respective fields, and form relationships with their peers and the greater Dunn Scholars community. By living together as a program freshman year, students form a close bond that carries throughout their time at Ohio State. With many events throughout the academic year, both professional and social in nature, students quickly identify ways to implement their interests into their undergraduate careers and beyond

Student clubs

With over 1,200 student organizations, Ohio State provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved. Student organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live and work in a global community.


The Ohio State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, OSU has been amazing. Professors truly care, classes are interesting, and there’s a great sense of community. Sometimes all the options available can be overwhelming, but there aren’t plenty of resources to help navigate. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

Bigger is Better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love Ohio State! It's given me a ton of opportunities and I'm only half way through. It's a very large school, but there is so much to get involved in that you can make it feel small. I feel like I'm part of a really special community.

Good for Academics
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ohio State has a lot to offer as far as academics, but if you're not into greek life or the football scene, it's easy to feel left out.

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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