Featured US University of the Month - Ohio State University

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September 2011 Ohio State University is this month's featured US University of the Month. Ohio State University is 2 miles north of Columbus, Ohio - voted in the Top 10 Best Places to live in the US by Money Magazine. Founded in 1870, Ohio State has since awarded over 600,000 degrees. Ohio State has been ranked in the Top 20 among national public universities, U.S. News & World Reports 2010 Americas Best Colleges The Ohio State Universitys main Columbus campus is one of Americas largest and most comprehensive. More than 55,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs.15% of the student body is made up of minority students, with 3600 international students. Ohio State has a Female to Male student ratio of 1:1. 90% of freshmen at Ohio State were ranked in the top 25% of their class, 89% have an SAT score of 1090 or higher or an ACT score of 24 or higher. Tuition at Ohio State University is approximately $8600 for in state students and $21600 for out of state students. Ohio State University has a surprisingly low student to faculty ratio of 13:1. 89% of faculty members are full time employees. There are 31 different residence Halls and over 800 different student organisations. Ohio State University has the largest recreational sports program in the country. Ohio State University is home to the Buckeye Varsity Sports Teams who are nationally competitive and make their home in the Big 10 Conference at the Division 1 level. A Buckeye is a poisonous nut which is supposed to bring good luck. Brutus is the face of Ohio State and is one of the most recognisable mascots in the country. Aisling Coyle, our latest recruit to FirstPoint USA (and a former client) is herself a Buckeye, has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments during her Field Hockey scholarship at OSU. You can check out her career history by clicking here.

Quick facts

  • The 2010 first-year Columbus class of 6,549 is the most academically prepared in the universitys history. Average ACT scores are now 28.1, nearly five points higher than a decade ago, and more than half of the admitted class graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
  • Ohio State climbed to 18th among the nations best public universities in U.S. News & World Reports 2010 edition of Americas Best Colleges, which links first-year student programs and internships to student success.
  • In a comparison of tuition costs to graduate earning power in SmartMoney magazine, Ohio State ranks 11th best nationally, with an average return of 179 percent on tuition investment.
  • Ohio State generates an annual statewide economic impact in excess of $4 billion and partners with more than 240 Ohio-based businesses.
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center was named one of Americas Best Hospitals for the 18th consecutive year. The medical center is among only 21 hospitals in the country named to U.S. News & World Reports elite Honor Roll.
  • Ohio State sports the largest self-supporting athletics program in the country. In 200910, the Department of Athletics transferred nearly $29 million to support university initiatives, including a $9 million commitment to the renovation of Thompson Library, which reopened autumn 2009.
  • Tuition at Ohio State remains one of the lowest among selective admissions institutions in the state. In the 200809 academic year, 82 percent of students received aid. Of those receiving aid, the average scholarship/grant totaled $2,311, reducing the actual cost of tuition and required fees for a typical undergraduate from $8,658 tuition to $6,347 net tuition.

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