Ohio State University-Main Campus

190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3980
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in the capital city of Columbus, Ohio State University’s main campus is a public four-year institution. The school was originally established in 1870 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, a land-grant university. Today, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students, the university is the largest institution of higher learning in Ohio. The school also boasts a strong academic reputation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school number 56 on their list of the best national universities and 18th among the top public schools. In addition, OSU’s online graduate programs in engineering earned recognition in categories such as faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Students interested in attending OSU’s main campus can choose from a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. There are more than 175 undergraduate majors available including architecture, art, English, psychology, sociology, accounting, finance, marketing, dental hygiene, engineering, animal science, health information management and systems, pharmaceutical science, public affairs, and public health, to name a few. Professional and graduate programs are also available in areas such as accounting, engineering, public health, speech language pathology, and statistics. Those interested in taking online classes will find flexible options through the school’s Office of Extended Education. This type of curriculum is particularly valuable to working adults, military families, and those with busy family schedules.


Ohio State University’s main campus has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for many of their programs, including, but not limited to, those in midwifery, pharmacy, marriage and family therapy, law, dental, dietetics, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, psychology, audiology, speech-language pathology, teacher education, nursing, and medicine.


Ohio State University has an electronic version of their application available on their website. There is a $60 non-refundable application fee due at the time of submission. To be eligible for admission students will need to submit their official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT score reports. Though it is not required, students are also encouraged to submit teacher recommendations as part of their application. Applicants will then be evaluated based on academic performance and course selection in high school; cultural, economic, racial, and geographic diversity; extracurricular activities; and talents in particular areas. In 2011, 63% of undergraduate applicants were admitted and 43% enrolled. For more information about graduate or transfer admissions, please visit the school’s website.

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