The Ohio State University

4.2 out of 5 (37 ratings / 37 reviews) Columbus, Ohio, United States
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. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

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Since 1870, Ohio State has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.


Ohio State offers a rich landscape of 200+ majors and world-renowned instructors to guide you through them.

Graduate and Professional Admissions facilitates the admission of students to more than 95 doctoral programs, 108 master's programs, and undergraduate and post-baccalaureate professional programs.


Research Areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Wexner Medical Center


Experienced career consultants can help you in all stages of your career using a variety of career development tools and services.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
101 -1
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
120 -12
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

When you think of The Ohio State University, think of all of Ohio. As a land-grant institution, Ohio State has a presence all across the state. That means no matter where you are, there’s an Ohio State near you.

Every Ohio State location across the state is more than a campus or research center — it’s the birthplace of knowledge and new perspectives. Expect a close-knit community and an environment where award-winning faculty know you by name.

Library services

Thompson Library

18th Avenue Library

Research Commons

Architecture Library

Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Library

Fine Arts Library

FAES Library & Student Success Center

Geology Library

Health Sciences Library 

Law Library 

Music & Dance Library

Veterinary Medicine Library

ICT services

We provide on-demand support services to our classrooms at no cost, including:

  • Classroom technology support
  • Technology equipment loan
  • Routing and addressing all classroom related issues, including HVAC, lighting, and furniture concerns

Medical services

The OSU Health Plan offers a full range of health benefits—including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and more—at reasonable costs to members.

Student Life

Campus life


For 147 years, the campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation.


A small campus with big opportunities, Lima offers students a unique campus spirit with a truly personalized academic experience.

Sports facilities

  • 360 Panoramic Vision
  • Jane and Walt Dennis Golf Perfomance Center 
  • Bill Davis Stadium 
  • Buckeye Field (SB) 
  • Buckeye Varsity Field (FH)
  • Covelli Center 
  • French Field House 
  • Golf Courses

Student clubs

Geographically based alumni clubs offer service opportunities and gather around the shared Buckeye experience. Club members hold events, promote student scholarships, perform community service, greet prospective students and generally celebrate being part of our ever-expanding family.

Student Reviews

Why OSU - Go Buckeye's
Shivam Chaubey rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ohio State is perhaps around #50 in the US — not in the top 100 in the world — but it has strong departments in Physics, Computer Science, Economics and Business, and Sociology — all usually are considered in the world’s top 30. In the US, where there are about 4,000 universities, this would place Ohio State nearly in the top 1% — it only suffers by comparison to many...

I love the course I’m studying.The studying experience in the university is excellent
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience in my university is the best

Willing to aspire but limited opportunities
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The study experience was average, the syllabus of the semester was packed into 6 weeks, which placed a lot of pressure on me. Modes of teaching and learning were not effective since almost everything; exams, teaching and learning were all virtual. I found it very difficult to find extra curricular activities on campus to sharpen my skills, also i found it very difficult to...

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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