The Ohio State University


Established in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class research university located in Columbus, Ohio, the state’s capital and largest city. Ohio State has attained national and international distinction in education and research and is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the United States. Students benefit from a scholarly environment in which research inspires and informs teaching. Ohio State offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, and more than 1,400 student organizations. The university’s research labs, expert faculty, and ties to industry result in a high ranking for many of Ohio State’s programs. Learn more about Ohio State

Student population size
Large (∼47k)

Transfer population

Campus setting

281 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester: May 1
  • Spring semester: November 1

Confirmation deadlines

  • Fall semester: Three weeks after admittance (rolling decision)
  • Spring semester: Three weeks after admittance (rolling decision)

Application fee
$60 ($70 international)

Learn more about admission to Ohio State


  • In-state tuition: $11,518 per academic year + fees
  • Out-of-state tuition: $33,502 per academic year + fees

Learn more about tuition and fees at Ohio State

On-campus: $13,026 per academic year, incl. meals

Transfer student scholarships
Several transfer student scholarships are available at Ohio State. Learn more about transfer student scholarships at Ohio State

Tuition and housing costs listed here are based on data published by the National Center for Educational Statistics – actual costs may differ. Always check with the institution for the most accurate information.

General Education requirements
Gen Ed requirements vary by college

Friendly degree-completion programs (fastest way to degree)

Programs with additional admission requirements
Several. Learn more about programs with additional admission requirements at Ohio State

Programs with limited admission
Architecture, Design, Nursing

Programs accommodating non-traditional schedules (evenings, weekends, etc.)

Credit accepted

  • A and AS Levels
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Credit Plus (CCP)/Dual Enrollment
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Credit by Exam (CBE)
  • DSST
  • Institutional Credit

Learn more about transfer credit at Ohio State

Transfer student resources

  • Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services
  • Office of Military and Veterans Services
  • University Dining Services
  • Wilce Student Health Center
  • CCAMPIS (childcare) for Pell Grant eligible parents

On-campus, off-campus

Identity centers

  • ACCESS Collaborative (for single parent families)
  • Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Hale Black Cultural Center
  • JLM III Scholars Program (for transfer students from CSCC)
  • Latinx Space for Enrichment and Resources (LASER)
  • Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color
  • Ohio LSAMP Alliance
  • Upward Bound
  • Young Scholars Program

Clubs & organizations
1,400+. Learn more about clubs & organizations at Ohio State