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Why OSU?

  • One of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive research universities
  • Ranked 49th in the US among national universities (US News & World Report, 2022)
  • Ranked 17th in the US among public schools (US News & World Report, 2022)
  • Ranked 1st among Ohio public colleges and universities  (US News & World Report, 2019)
  • Beautiful 3 square-mile campus in the heart of Columbus
  • World class research library, ranked 16th in the nation (Association of Research Libraries)
  • Nationwide Children’s Research Hospital ranked 7th in the US (US News & World Report, 2019)
  • Top 15 public research university (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • Ranked 12th among US public universities in research expenditures (National Science Foundation, 2017)
  • Ranked 3rd nationally in industry-sponsored research (National Science Foundation, 2017)
  • Ranked 8th nationally among public universities for innovation (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Diverse and inclusive campus community
  • Top 15 LGBTQ-friendly college (Campus Pride)

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