Ohio State University Back-To-School Fact Sheet
Autumn quarter 1999 classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 22. Though official enrollment figures will not be available until mid-October, between 5,900 and 5,950 new freshmen are expected to arrive this fall.
The Freshman Class:
- is the brightest freshman class in Ohio Stateís history, based on a variety of measures.
- has an average ACT score of at least 24.6. -- has a higher percentage of students ranked in the top 25 percent and 10 percent of their high school classes than in 1998.
- includes as many as 112 National Merit Scholars, about 220 high school valedictorians and at least 700 University Scholars.
An undergraduate student from Ohio will pay $4,110 in tuition and fees this academic year.
- Thousands of students and their families take over campus on Move-in Day, Sept. 19.
- Registration for Community Commitment 1999 starts at 9 a.m. Monday (9/20) at Mirror Lake Hollow. More than 1,500 Ohio State and Columbus community members are expected to participate.
- The Presidentís Convocation is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (9/21) at St. John Arena and ends with the Presidentís Picnic/Buckeye Bash on the Oval from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Honors & Scholars
- Programming expansions are afoot for students served by the University Honors & Scholars Center; this autumn marks the introduction of the Mount Leadership Society.
- The $8.6 million Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave., is currently under construction and expected to be occupied by spring quarter.
- The Fisher College of Business will dedicate three new buildings on Oct. 21.
- The recently completed Tuttle Park Place Garage provides approximately 1,000 parking spaces.
- The Longaberger Alumni House, located on Olentangy River Road, will be ready for use in late fall.
Contact: Karissa L. Shivley, University Relations, (614) 292-8295