The Ohio State University

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The Ohio State University

How will you make your mark? More importantly: Where’s the best environment to get started? Ohio State has the breadth and depth to take you wherever your goals lead, and an environment rich in experiences and unexpected opportunities. It’s a leading public institution for research with study abroad programs in over fifty countries. You’ll study with world-class faculty, work in world-class facilities and live in the smart and thriving city of Columbus. We’re looking for the best and brightest to make their mark in this year’s class. Will it be you?

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Apply as a freshman if you are (or will soon be) a high school graduate who has never enrolled at a college or university (don’t count college classes you may have taken in high school). November 1 is key! We must receive your complete application (your admission application and all required materials) by November 1 if you wish to be considered for most university merit scholarships. And while not required, we strongly recommend meeting the November 1 deadline if you wish to be considered for Honors and Scholars Programs, the Morrill Scholarship Program, and College of Engineering majors.

Transfer

Students interested in transferring to Ohio State should not use the Common Application. Please head over to undergrad.osu.edu/transfer for a link to our transfer application. There you’ll find deadlines, requirements and enrollment criteria for your major. You should apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has attended another university since graduating from high school. A third of the undergraduates who received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State last year were transfer students. Which means regardless of where you started college, you can graduate a Buckeye!

Additional Information

Ohio State makes every effort to make a world-class education both accessible and affordable. By taking an innovative approach to accessibility and affordability, the university has created more pathways to college for more students.
  • Freshmen admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn semester are automatically considered for most merit scholarships if we received their complete admission applications by our November 1 early action deadline (larger awards require additional steps; see meritawards.osu.edu).
  • To receive the most financial aid, file the FAFSA by Ohio State’s priority date (see the steps).

Visit us

To know us is to love us. And there's no better way to get to know Ohio State than to visit. Schedule an Admissions Overview and Tour to hear about the Ohio State experience from current students, see our amazing facilities, and learn the nuts and bolts of admission. You’ll see student unions, popular green spaces, academic buildings, classrooms, and dining and residence halls. Plus, you can chat up your tour guide. The more you ask, the more you’ll learn about university life. And while you’re on campus, talk to current students. Good or bad, you’ll get honest insight.

The Ohio State University is ranked No. 1 among Ohio publics and No. 17 among all publics in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of "America’s Best Colleges."

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Admissions office

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Address

P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646, United States of America

Phone number

614-292-3980

Region

Midwest

Midwest