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The Ohio State University

The highest-ranked public university in Ohio, home to world-class faculty, passionate students & innovative researchers.

Columbus, Ohio







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Mission & purpose

One of the largest universities in the United States, The Ohio State University is a leading research university and the model for Ohio's public higher education institutes. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university, it consistently ranks as one of the top public universities in the United States. The main campus is located in Columbus, and regional campuses are located in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark and Wooster.