Since the award's inception in 1986, Ohio State has produced 45 Goldwater Scholars.
Ohio State’s admitted class of 2012 (Columbus campus) continues a tradition of stellar academic achievement: The average ACT score is 28; the average SAT score (math and critical reading) is 1246; and the percentage of students ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes is 54.
Total student enrollment for autumn 2012 was 63,058 (Columbus campus: 56,387).
Ohio State senior Alexander Chaitoff received a 2013 Marshall Scholarship to study at any academic institution in the United Kingdom. He will spend one year at the University of Sheffield in England obtaining a Master's of Public Health before returning to the United States to attend medical school.
Ten Ohio State graduating seniors have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2012.
Ohio State is ranked among the top 10 nationally for its international student enrollment and in the top 15 for the number of students studying abroad, according to the 2012 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education.
In summer 2012, 12 Ohio State undergraduates—the most from any institution in the United States—were selected to conduct high-caliber scientific research at Germany's top research institutions as interns through the RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program.
Ohio State's graduation rate is at an all-time high of 80 percent, well above the national average of 57 percent. In addition, 93 percent of students return after their freshman year.
Ohio State was recently named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Last year, nearly 25,000 Ohio State students gave 756,130 hours in service to the community.
In 2012, The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, was named best college paper in the state by the Ohio Newspaper Association. It is the second straight year The Lantern has won the General Excellence Award.