Breadth and Depth More than 175 majors and 475 specializations and minors World-recognized faculty Over 12,000 courses taught each year Comprehensive environment with all programs on one campus ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
COMMUNITY Get involved: learning communities, student organizations Big city, campus community: The best of both worlds Shared identity: Thousands of unique backgrounds, one Buckeye spirit
London Honors Trip Community Commitment Alternative Spring Break in Honduras Interning at the Columbus Division of Police STUDENT OUTCOMES Ohio State graduates are distinguished by: Undergraduate research Study abroad Co-ops/internships Service-learning experiences Relationships with faculty and mentors
All programs are open to students in any major One university-wide Honors Program 14 theme-based Scholars Programs HONORS & SCHOLARS Advocates for Children & Education Architecture Arts Biological Sciences Business Engineering (2 tracks) - Green Engineering -Humanitarian Engineering Environment & Natural Resources Health Sciences Humanities International Affairs Media, Marketing, & Communication Mount Leadership Society Politics, Society, & Law Sport & Wellness Some formatting changes.
HOW TO CHOOSE Some formatting, wording changes. Choose Honors if: You desire to challenge yourself in the classroom You have a strong interest in research Choose Scholars if: You desire a small, close- knit community You are passionate about the program’s theme It’s All About Finding The Right Fit
It’s all about the first year! Learn to navigate Ohio State Get in the conversation Become a Buckeye Resources Orientation Welcome Week Freshman Seminars Resident advisors FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE Wangari Maathai, Ph.D., Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane McGonigal, Ph.D., World-renowned game designer Colin Beavan, Best-selling author, No Impact Man Dave Eggers, Best-selling author, What is the What Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., Director of the Hayden Planetarium Ohio State’s first-year retention? 93%
National Science Foundation #2 nationally in industry sponsored research US News and World Report #18 Public University Times Higher Education World University Rankings #66 world ranking Smart Money Magazine #11 R.O.I. based on future earnings Wall Street Journal Survey of business Recruiters #12 nationally Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Education a top 50 best value INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Ohio State offers an array of renewable Merit Scholarships for competitive students, including: Maximus$ 5,000/year Provost$ 3,000/year Trustee$ 2,000/year National Buckeye (for non-residents) $12,000/year MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS (NEW VALUES!) A very little reformatting.
For criteria, plus information on other scholarships, including the Eminence Scholarship and the Morrill Scholars program,go to: meritawards.osu.edu - latest online updates on scholarships *All scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Reformatted text box.
Tuition and fees Columbus campus: $25,445 Room and board $10,392* *based on most popular room and meal plan 2012-2013 ESTIMATED COSTS
Enrollment History Ohio State remained an open enrollment school until 1987. In 1995, the University began a series of strategic enrollment plans designed to increase retention and graduation rates among the undergraduate body.
199520032011 Class Size579462586,904 Avg. ACT22.825.428.0 Avg. SAT (CR & M)107411761243 Top 10%21%33%55% Top 25%46%69%89% Students of Color92310961,243 Non-Resident6168921,129 International12594377 Retention79.0%88.0%>93% 6 yr Graduation56.2%74.9% Enrollment History
Admission Process Columbus Campus Common Application Rolling Admissions Timeline Selective Admission Process Holistic Review Anticipate between 32,000 – 34,000 applications for Au13
Holistic Application Review In addition to looking at the applicant’s class rank or G.P.A. and their standardized test scores, readers do a thorough review of the high school transcript
What readers look for on a transcript Completion of the college prep curriculum Additional courses in math, natural sciences or foreign languages Rigor of coursework, including accelerated, honors, AP and/or IB coursework based on what is available in the student’s school Grades, and grade trends Strength of senior schedule
Then readers look at: Extracurricular activities, leadership, work Has the student overcome significant environmental issues? Does the student bring racial/ethnic/economic diversity? Is the student first generation? Does the student have special talents?
Readers choose from these decisions: Admit to the Columbus campus Deny to the Columbus campus (Ohio residents will be admitted to their second choice campus) Defer – meaning the student will be considered again during the mid-March review when all applications have been received.
Decision timeline Decisions typically begin posting in late November/early December. Typical reviews take 10 – 12 weeks. Some decisions happen more quickly (especially for the academically strongest students.) Some decisions take longer than 12 weeks.