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Rank: 120

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OHwww.osu.edu/
One of the biggest universities in the nation as well as one of the proudest, Ohio State has about 45,000 students. Find them hanging out at the Oval or the Student Union on OSU's huge, friendly main campus in vibrant downtown Columbus -- or on a satellite campus in a nearby city. Its student body is predominantly white. Buckeyes flock to its business, engineering and social sciences programs, where they both work hard and play hard. Even though OSU is not the party school it used to have a reputation for being, the social scene remains a big draw. Greek life is prevalent, though it's easy enough to find alternate house parties or, for the over-21 crowd, bars and clubs. Most students are happy with their experiences, which makes sense because Buckeyes are known for their school spirit. OSU is a huge sports school: Football unites the campus (as does the sheer act of hating arch-rival Michigan), and no one manages to graduate without memorizing the cheers.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$27,700
% of students who get any grants
67%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$19,300
Average price for low-income students
$8,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
54%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1290/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
49,185
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
85%
% of need met
69%
% of students who get merit* grants
20%
Average merit grant
$7,034
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 3 years
$51,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
N/A
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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