About The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a leading comprehensive teaching and research university. We combine a responsibility for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge with a land-grant heritage of public service, offering an extensive range of academic programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions. Regional campuses around the state are located in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark; there are also the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster.
Ohio State consistently ranks among the top national public universities for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As a student-centered research university, Ohio State provides students with a well-rounded experience inside and outside the classroom. Our University Honors Program provides opportunities and challenges to more than 5,000 high-ability students. Our award-winning "First Year Experience" program provides seminars and special programs for first-year students. Few universities can match our breadth of academic offerings and related interdisciplinary opportunities, including more than 170 undergraduate majors and instructional areas, over 200 graduate fields of study, and professional programs.
Leading-edge Research and Facilities
At Ohio State, leading scholars and scientists provide students with unparalleled opportunities to develop the creativity, independence and problem-solving skills necessary for success in graduate and professional school and in employment. Ohio State has some of the finest facilities in the world to support learning, including state-of-the-art technology; a library system with one of the largest research and academic collections in North America; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, one of the nation's leading multidisciplinary contemporary art centers.
Great People Make a Great University
Ohio State faculty are some of the finest in the world. They are internationally known for their academic credentials, real-world experience, and cutting-edge research in areas as diverse as supercomputing, human behavior and transportation. More than 17,000 staff members, including academic advisors, residence hall staff, counselors, and numerous others, are committed to our students' success. Our diverse student body comes to Ohio State from every county in Ohio, every state, and from more than 125 countries around the world.
Outreach and Engagement
Our commitment to Outreach and Engagement at Ohio State means a commitment to a meaningful and mutually beneficial collaboration with partners in education, business, and social service. Virtually everyone in Ohio and beyond enjoys some benefit from Ohio State through countless outreach and engagement activities.
- The Ohio State University Medical Center has been consistently named one of America's best hospitals.
- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is the only freestanding cancer hospital in the Midwest.
- Ohio State also brings its people and facilities to the public through continuing education programs and outreach activities.
- Our Extension offices can be found in each of Ohio's 88 counties.