Ohio State University

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 89
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 71

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during academic terms.

Disability support

  • Student Life Disability Services offers a wide range of services to students with disabilities.
  • Contact: email slds@osu.edu, telephone +1-614-292-3307.

Students' Union

  • The university has over 1,000 student organisations; intercollegiate, club and recreational sports programmes; student media organisations and publications, fraternities and sororities; and an active student government association.


  • Ohio State University (OSU) is a state-funded research university.
  • Founded in 1870, it was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines.
  • It was developed into a comprehensive university in 1878, and changed its name to the Ohio State University.
  • OSU has since grown into the third largest campus in the United States in terms of population.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Noble Laureates Paul Flory, William A. Fowler and Kenneth G. Wilson.
  • Pulitzer Prize winners Mary Oliver, Nick Anderson, Judith Miller, Julia Kelly and Jim Schaefer.
  • Authors Virginia Hamilton, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes and Clayton Rawson.
  • Playwrights Jerome Lawrence, Kermit Hunter, Adrienne Kennedy and Velina Hasu Houston.
  • Cartoonists Kerry G. Johnson, Milton Caniff, John Backderf, Brian Basset and Jeff Smith.
  • United States Senators Sherrod Brown and Thomas R. Carper.
  • Scientists Homer Burton Adkins, Thomas D. Brock, Roy Plunkett, Douglas Prasher and Christopher Williams.
  • Astronauts Ronald M. Sega, Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., Nancy J. Currie and Charles Bassett.


Ohio State University, Undergraduate Admissions, Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave. , Columbus, OH 4321, USA