Ohio State University--Columbus

The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive academic institutions. 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. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 714,512 degrees since 1878, and its legacy extends to more than half a million living alumni. More than 58,000 students on the Columbus campus select from 15 colleges, more than 200 undergraduate majors and 275 masters, doctoral and professional degree programs. More than 6,500 additional students attend Ohio State's regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.

Academic Grad Slug

School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1870 N/A Semester $3.7 billion 154 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-6446
overall score total score state city online paying global
62 100.0 Ohio Columbus 79 94 25

Tuition & Expenses

Title Value
Room and board $12,252 (2017-18)


Title Value
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $10,699
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 41%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $7,166
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $25,593

Financial Aid

Title Value
Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees N/A
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $27,930
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 54%


Title Value
Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $4,832
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 34%