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Ohio State University, Columbus


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Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 38,479
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,986,570,091
Admissions Address

154 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Website

http://www.osu.edu

Admissions E-mail

askabuckeye@osu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mabel G. Freeman
Admissions office telephone: (614) 292-3980
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/osu/index.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? N/A
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 18,286
Total acceptances: 12,417
Total freshman enrollment: 6,280
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 9,172
Male acceptances: 6,123
Male freshman enrollment: 3,166
 
Female applicants: 9,114
Female acceptances: 6,294
Female freshman enrollment: 3,114
Out-of-state freshmen: 14%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 411
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 149
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 80%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 62%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 640
Math: 560 – 670
Combined: 1090 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.0% 17.0%
600-699 38.0% 45.0%
500-599 42.0% 32.0%
400-499 11.0% 6.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 88%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 29
Math: 23 – 29
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.0% 22.0% 22.0%
24-29 65.0% 52.0% 59.0%
18-23 18.0% 24.0% 18.0%
12-17 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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