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The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

+1 614-292-3980

281 W Lane Ave Columbus, OH USA 43210

The Ohio State University (OSU) is the flagship—and largest—university in the Ohio University system. Founded in 1870, OSU is located in Columbus, Ohio, and it is widely known for its academic medical center and cancer hospital. OSU has produced many notable alumni, including professional athletes, artists, inventors, and politicians.

OSU ranks 52 nationwide, and it draws students from not only Ohio, but from around the country and the world. The acceptance rate is 68%, with a graduation rate of 82%. In-state tuition is $11,518 per year, plus fees; out-of-state tuition is $33,502 per year, plus fees. OSU has over 45,000 undergraduates, and nearly 15,000 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 undergraduate majors and 500 specializations and nearly 200 graduate programs. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Student life at OSU is largely defined by a competitive football culture; OSU participates in the Big Ten Conference, and its celebrated football team draws large crowds, especially if it’s playing its notorious rival, the University of Michigan. OSU promotes access to leadership and governance experiences, with an active student government association and over 1,400 clubs and organizations. Students also participate in over 60 fraternities and sororities.

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