Why Choose Ohio State?

The reasons go way beyond "football tickets."

So many graduate students choose Ohio State because they want to make a difference, and Ohio State makes that possible. Ohio State is one of the world's best comprehensive, public research universities, which means that whatever you want to do, you can likely do it here.

Ohio State offers over 90 doctoral programs and approximately 115 master's degrees. You can augment those programs with numerous interdisciplinary specializations and graduate minors. You also have a unique opportunity to participate in research and other programming being undertaken in Ohio State's numerous interdisciplinary research centers and institutes.


Top faculty come to Ohio State because they know that they will be working with talented graduate students on conducting research. Total research expenditures at Ohio State have more than doubled over the past 10 years, climbing to $720 million in 2007. Ohio State ranks among the top 10 public research universities in the country, according to the National Science Foundation's assessment of sponsored research expenditures.

Ohio State is ranked 19th among the nation's public universities and has been among the top 25 public research universities in each U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Facilities and libraries

The Association of Research Libraries has ranked Ohio State's extensive library collections 12th out of 122 research libraries in North America.

In addition to excellent research facilities across campus, the newly renovated Thompson Library, the new Ohio Union, and the Recreation and Physical Activity Center are centers of activity on campus.

Diverse community

There is no such thing as a typical Ohio State graduate student. More than 10,000 graduate students enroll at Ohio State each year from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, including approximately 2,500 students from more than 100 countries around the world.

Living in Columbus, Ohio

The capital of Ohio and home to Ohio State, Columbus was recently named one of the Best Places to Live by Money magazine. The nation's 15th largest city, with 1.7 milion people in the region, Columbus was ranked 11th among best cities for singles (Money) and as a top city for African Americans (Black Enterprise). More


More information about graduate programs can be found at Graduate Admissions. Prospective students can send inquiries to gradadmissions@osu.edu or call (614) 292-9444.

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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