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Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • 59 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 68 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 109 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 113 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 99 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 90 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 86 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Contact the university / college
Living cost Contact the university / college
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 7%
Institution type Public

About Ohio State University

The Ohio State University or usually refers to OSU is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. OSU was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. OSU has since grown into the third largest university campus in the United States. In "American's Best Colleges 2010", the university also ranked the Top 20 among national public universities. OSU is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, the top public research universities in the United States. OSU's main campus is located in Columbus, the university also operates a regional campus system with regional campuses, which located in Marion, Lima, Wooster, Mansfield, and Newark.

Campus information

Ohio State University is composed of a collection of colleges and schools, offering over 175 majors, hundreds of specializations and minors, and the opportunity to double major. Here are the list of OSU's colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Business
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Education and Human Ecology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Veterinary Medicine


  • William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Research libraries
  • On-campus residence halls
  • OSU Bookstore
  • Adventure Recreation Center
  • Campus Dining and Cafe

Ohio State's 1,764 acres (7.14 km2) of main campus is approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of the city's downtown.



  • Campus housing is home to first-year and upperclass students.  All unmarried, full-time students within two years of high school graduation must live on campus, unless exempted, space is no longer available, or they are living with family.


  • Archer House
  • Baker Hall East
  • Baker Hall West
  • Barrett House
  • Bowen House
  • Bradley Hall
  • Canfield Hall
  • Fechko House
  • German House
  • Hanley House
  • Haverfield House
  • Jones Tower
  • Lawrence Tower
  • Lincoln House
  • Mack Hall
  • Mendoza House
  • Morrill Tower
  • Morrison Tower
  • Neil Avenue
  • Norton House
  • Park-Stradley Hall
  • Paterson Hall
  • Pennsylvania Place
  • Pomerene House
  • Raney House
  • Scholars East
  • Scholars West
  • Scott House
  • Siebert Hall
  • Smith-Steeb Hall
  • Taylor Tower
  • The Residence on Tenth
  • Torres House
  • Veteran's House
  • Worthington Building


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 1 Engineering 3 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2


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