Ohio State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Columbus, OH

$10,197

Avg in-state tuition

$31,174

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Ohio State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Ohio State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in Columbus, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 46,818, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 54%. The university offers 155 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 86%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,197, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $31,174.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

54% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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94% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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86% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 28-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1250-1460

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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61k

Students enrolled

34%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

64%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Asian

7%

Black

6%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

17% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

17

Total Online Enrollment

21,150

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 100% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 25% online

Master's Check Bold 10% online

Doctorate Check Bold 1% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $10,197 $31,174
Graduate $11,560 $35,144

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,082
On-campus room and board $12,748
On-campus other expenses $2,998
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,700
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,014
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,956

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $27,025 $48,002
Off-campus without family $25,993 $46,970
Off-campus with family $16,235 $37,212

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

17%

State Grant Aid

11%

Institution Grant Aid

70%

Pell Grant

17%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,728
State Grant Aid $1,854
Institution Grant Aid $9,090
Pell Grant Aid $4,619

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.