Resources for future Buckeyes

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Welcome, future Buckeye!

Scroll on for lots of ways to learn about Ohio State, including:

  • Events and tours
  • Videos
  • Virtual tour
  • Build Your Ohio State tool
  • And more!

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Visit us in-person or virtually (families welcome!)

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If you can't make a live session, watch this recorded admissions overview.

What do you want to study?

Our colleges and schools are ready to show off everything they have to offer. Not sure of a major? Explore our 200+ programs at

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Explore majors

We set you up for success by offering 200+ academic programs, so you can combine interests or change your mind without changing schools. Find your fit at

Virtual tour

Picture yourself here, strolling across our beautiful campus. Enjoy a virtual tour, with stops at residence halls, dining halls, our largest fitness center, Thompson Library, Ohio Stadium and more! Only have a minute? Take a drone tour.

Build your Ohio State

Researching Ohio State? Let's make it easier. Use this tool to narrow down everything to just what interests you. Build your Ohio State.

Join up

Our academic communities — including Honors, Scholars, the Morrill Scholarship Program, and learning communities — have a lot to offer. For starters: travel, friendship, faculty mentorship and leadership experience.

Financial aid

Learn about financial aid at Ohio State, including deadlines and next steps. File the FAFSA by our February 1 priority deadline. Ohio State is committed to providing families with an exceptional return on their college investment.

The academic experience

Start your journey in Columbus

The student involvement fair

Where are our grads headed?

How to apply

Next steps

Admission criteria

We are looking for students who will take their place among the next generation of leaders. But test scores don’t tell the whole story. That’s why we have a holistic review process based on a broad range of criteria.

Tuition and fees

Ohio State is one of the best values among top-ranked public universities. Check the latest estimated costs.

Don't forget financial aid

The FAFSA is available on October 1 each year, and filing by Ohio State’s priority date of February 1 gets you maximum aid consideration.

Apply for admission by November 1

Meet our November 1 early action deadline to be considered for merit scholarships. (Meeting that deadline is also strongly recommended if you're interested in College of Engineering majors, Honors and Scholars Programs, or the Morrill Scholarship Program.) Our regular application deadline is February 1, 2023.

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We're here to help

The decision about where you'll go to college is a big one. Though we hope you choose Ohio State, we want to help you make the best decision for you and your family. Want to talk about financing your education? Want to confirm we have the academic program that's right for you? Want to know how you'll personalize your Buckeye experience? Email us at or call 614-292-3980.

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