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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 36%
Applicants who took ACT: 83%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 43%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 14%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 57%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 44%
SAT I Math score 700+: 39%
SAT I Math score 600+: 83%
ACT score 24-29: 54%
ACT score 30-36: 41%
ACT score 24+: 95%
Students applied: 36,788
Students admitted: 19,484
Admission rate: 53%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 44,741
Full-time enrolled men: 21,205
Full-time enrolled women: 19,408
Part-time enrolled men: 2,265
Part-time enrolled women: 1,863
Freshmen retained: 94%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,615
Fees (in state): $422
Tuition (out of state): $26,943
Fees (out of state): $422
Room and board: $11,666
Est. book expense: $1,248
Total cost (in state): $22,951
Total cost (out of state): $40,279
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,616
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$16,533
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,944
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$33,861
Average debt at graduation: $26,830

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 65%
Average need-based aid: $9,335
Average non-need-based aid: $6,418

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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