Ohio State University (OSU)

Ohio State University was established in 1870. Through its academic schools and colleges, OSU awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Psychology, English, Finance and Marketing. OSU has more than 1,000 student groups and organizations to stimulate students’ interests, skills and talents. Groups geared toward African-American students include African American Voices Gospel Choir, Black Student Theatre Network, Black Student Association, historically black sororities and fraternities, and more. Faculty and staff of Ohio State University are committed to academic excellence. It is the school’s mission to produce and spread knowledge for the welfare of its students and the community.

Location: Columbus, OH

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $5,018.50

     • Out-of-State: $12,722.50

Size: 64,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 6%

Percentage of Men: 53%

Percentage of Women: 47%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1

Degrees Offered: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Architecture; Arts and Sciences; Business; Dentistry; Education and Human Ecology; Engineering; Environment and Natural Resources; Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Public Affairs; Law; Medicine; Natural Resources; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmacy; Social Work; Veterinary Medicine

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls and family housing. All unmarried full-time students within a year from graduating high school are required to stay on campus. 


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African American Voices Gospel Choir, African American Heritage Festival, Black MBA Association, Black Student Theatre Network, Black Student Association, Black Law Student Association, Black Organization for Student Success, National Association of Black Journalists, National Society of Black Engineers 

City Life: Shopping (Easton Town Center), dining, museums, art galleries, theater/performing arts, family activities, festivals

Website: www.osu.edu/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/osu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OhioState