Ohio State University Admissions

The Ohio State University, also referred to as Ohio State is a public research university founded in 1870 in Columbus, Ohio. The university is home to 21,987 staff and 57,466 students, both graduate and undergraduate. Ohio State is most notable for its academics in Law, Medicine, Mechanical and Aerospace engineering, Geography, International politics, and Political Science.

Official website: osu.edu

Admission To-Do List

  • English language proficiency
  • GRE or GMAT test scores
  • GPA 3.0
  • Four-year baccalaureate
  • Credentials documenting prerequisite academic
  • Essay
  • Recommendation (Columbus campus only)
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • High school transcript
  • Online application


Writing Supplement:
The statement of purpose should describe why you want to study statistics/biostatistics and what you plan to do with your degree. The statement is used by us and, for the fellowship candidates, by the university committee to assess a student's interest in statistics/biostatistics and motivation to obtain a graduate degree. It's the one place in the application where your personality can come through. The statements are extremely important in the fellowship competition and often make or break the case for a fellowship candidate. See more

Application Deadlines

November 1
Fall, undergraduate
February 13
Summer, undergraduate
Deadlines are set by individual graduate programs. Deadlines may be found at: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp
Fall/Spring/Summer, graduate

Famous Graduates

Paul Flory

Chemist/Nobel Laureate

William Alfred Fowler

Astrophysicist/Nobel Laureate

Advice on Personal Statement for Ohio State University Admissions

The Ohio State University personal statement is one of the best ways for the applicant to really allow themselves stand out to the admissions committee. There are many things to consider when writing a personal essay. Applicants should include what makes them drawn to the school they are applying to, why they are drawn to a particular field, what skills they possess that will help them succeed, and what their long-term goals are. If there are any inconsistencies on an applicant's academic record, the personal statement is the opportunity to explain those inconsistencies.