About Ohio State

Established: 1870

Ranking: 18th among the nation's best public universities, U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”

Colleges: 15

Undergraduate majors: >200* (*as of January 2015)

Courses offered (est.): 12,000

Total enrollment: 58,322* (*as of September 2014)

Undergraduates: 44,741* (*as of September 2014)

First-year classes with fewer than 50 students: 71 percent

ACT composite score range, middle 50 percent: 27-31

Living alumni: 500,000

Size of Columbus campus: More than 1,900 acres and 570 buildings* (*as of October 2014)

The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 58,000 students select from 15 colleges, 200 undergraduate majors, and 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs attend. 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.

The university’s total research expenditures, 2013-2014, topped $982.5 million. The university’s innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials, and ag-bio products that feed and fuel the world.

An additional 6,500 students attend Ohio State’s regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 698,482* (*as of August 2014) degrees since 1878. Its legacy extends to more than 500,000 living alumni.

High Points

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