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The Ohio State University

4.1 out of 5 (11 ratings / 11 reviews) Columbus, Ohio, United States
As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Bachelor's programmes

Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Since 1870, Ohio State 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.

Education

Ohio State offers a rich landscape of 200+ majors and world-renowned instructors to guide you through them.

Graduate and Professional Admissions facilitates the admission of students to more than 95 doctoral programs, 108 master's programs, and undergraduate and post-baccalaureate professional programs.

Research

Research Areas:

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

Career

Experienced career consultants can help you in all stages of your career using a variety of career development tools and services.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
101 -12
2019
89 -3
2018
86
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
71 -1
2018
70
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
94 -14
2017
80
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
2020
-
2019
46
2018
46
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

Thompson Library

18th Avenue Library

Research Commons

Architecture Library

Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Library

Fine Arts Library

FAES Library & Student Success Center

Geology Library

Health Sciences Library 

Law Library 

Music & Dance Library

Veterinary Medicine Library

ICT services

We provide on-demand support services to our classrooms at no cost, including:

  • Classroom technology support
  • Technology equipment loan
  • Routing and addressing all classroom related issues, including HVAC, lighting, and furniture concerns

Medical services

The OSU Health Plan offers a full range of health benefits—including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and more—at reasonable costs to members.

Student Life

Campus life

Columbus

For 147 years, the campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation.

Lima

A small campus with big opportunities, Lima offers students a unique campus spirit with a truly personalized academic experience.

Sports facilities

  • 360 Panoramic Vision
  • Jane and Walt Dennis Golf Perfomance Center 
  • Bill Davis Stadium 
  • Buckeye Field (SB) 
  • Buckeye Varsity Field (FH)
  • Covelli Center 
  • French Field House 
  • Golf Courses

Student clubs

Geographically based alumni clubs offer service opportunities and gather around the shared Buckeye experience. Club members hold events, promote student scholarships, perform community service, greet prospective students and generally celebrate being part of our ever-expanding family.

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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