Public research university in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Ohio State University (OSU) was founded in 1870 as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. Three years later, in 1873, the new school opened its doors to a small group of 24 students. In 1878, the first class of just six students graduated.
From these modest beginnings, the school grew rapidly. In recognition of the increasing demand for course offerings of wider scope, the same year that the first degrees were granted (1878) the Ohio state legislature changed the school’s name to its present form.
Over time, OSU opened five regional campuses—in the towns of Newark, Lima, Marion, Mansfield, and Wooster. Counting the Columbus flagship campus and the five satellite campuses all together, OSU’s student body today numbers more than 68,000 individuals—making the school one of the largest in the US.
Among the many distinguished persons who have been associated with OSU, we may mention the following:
According to Wikipedia,
The Ohio State University, commonly Ohio State or OSU, is a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio. The flagship of the University System of Ohio, it has been ranked by major institutional rankings among the best public universities in the United States. Founded in 1870 as the state's land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, Ohio State was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College and focused on various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but it developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of then-Governor and later U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes, and in 1878 the Ohio General Assembly passed a law changing the name to "the Ohio State University" and broadening the scope of the university. Admission standards tightened and became greatly more selective throughout the 2000s and 2010s.
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If you graduate from Ohio State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $53,600 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.
Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.
Ohio State University is located at 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus OH 43210
Ohio State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Ohio State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Business. Here are some of Ohio State University's most famous alumni:
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