|The Ohio State University|
|Motto:||Disciplina in civitatem|
(Latin, "Education for Citizenship")
|Endowment:||US $2. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 02 billion|
|Staff:||5,202 academic faculty, 19,277 non-academic staff (not including students)|
|Students:||52,568 (Columbus), 60,347 (all campuses)|
|Undergraduates:||38,479 (Columbus), 46,690 (all campuses)|
|Postgraduates:||13,339 (Columbus), 13,657 (all campuses)|
|Location:||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Campus:||1,755 acres (7 km²) Columbus campus|
15,311 acres (62 km²) total (Urban)
|Athletics:||19 men and 20 women varsity teams|
|Colors:||Scarlet and Gray|
The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Elwood Gordon Gee (born February 2, 1944) is an American academic Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Ohio State University 's intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the "Buckeyes" (after the state tree the Buckeye) and participate in the NCAA The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Brutus Buckeye is the athletics mascot of The Ohio State University. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The university was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and is currently the largest university in the United States. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  Ohio State is currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best public university in Ohio, among the top 60 universities in the United States, and among the top 20 public universities in the United States. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  Ohio State is widely considered both within Ohio and outside of its borders to be the flagship institution of the state's public system of higher education and has been officially designated as such in the newly centralized University System of Ohio. flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well The University System of Ohio is the public University system of the U 
The Ohio State University was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university in accordance with the Morrill Act of 1862 under the name of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. For information about the history of the football team see History of Ohio State Buckeyes football. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The school was originally situated within a farming community located on the northern edge of Columbus. While some interests in the state had hoped that the new university would focus on matriculating students of various agricultural and mechanical disciplines, Governor Rutherford B. Hayes foresaw a more classic, comprehensive university and manipulated both the university's location and its initial board of trustees towards that end. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4 1822 January 17 1893 was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth Later that year, the university welcomed its first class of twenty-four students. In 1878, and in light of its expanded focus, the college permanently changed its name to the now-familiar "The Ohio State University" (with the article "The" as part of its official name). 
Ohio State began accepting graduate students in the 1880s, and, in 1891, the school saw the founding of its law school. It would later acquire colleges of medicine, dentistry, commerce and journalism in subsequent years.
Although development had been hindered in the 1870s by hostility from the state's agricultural interests and competition for resources from Miami University and Ohio University, both issues were eventually resolved. Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio for clarification purposes is a Coeducational Public university founded in 1809 Ohio University is a public university located in Athens Ohio that is situated on a 1800 acre (7 In 1906, Ohio State's status as the state's flagship campus was written into law by the Ohio legislature through the Eagleson Bill. In 1916, Ohio State was elected into membership in the Association of American Universities. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research
Ohio State was the first university in Ohio to be extended membership into the Association of American Universities in 1916 and remains the only public university in Ohio among the organization's sixty members. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities (2000) by Howard and Matthew Greene listed Ohio State as one of a select number of public universities offering the highest educational quality. Public Ivy is a term coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivys A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities to refer to universities which
U. S. News & World Report’s widely read rankings of undergraduate colleges in America currently places Ohio State as the 19th best public university and 57th overall ranked university in America as well as the highest ranked public university in Ohio.  China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University placed Ohio State as the 61st ranked university in the world in their 2007 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked 
The Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance at Arizona State University detailed analysis and rankings of American universities currently places Ohio State as the 24th ranked university in America, the 10th ranked public university in America and the top overall university in Ohio. Arizona State University ( ASU) is the largest public Research university in the United States under a single administration with total student Of their nine ranking criteria, Ohio State ranked in the top-25 in four categories and between 26-50 in an additional four categories.  The Washington Monthly college rankings which seek to evaluate colleges' contributions to American society based on factors of social mobility, cutting edge research and service to the country by their graduates currently places Ohio State as 12th in the nation and 10th among public universities. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D 
Ohio State is also the only public university in Ohio to which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has given both its highest overall classification of Doctoral/Very High Research Activity and highest undergraduate admissions classification of more selective. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and Chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a 
US News ranks the undergraduate program at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business 12th in America and the top undergraduate business school in Ohio. Fisher College Of Business, at The Ohio State University, is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 MBA programs in the United States The graduate program of the Fisher College is ranked 22nd in America and the top graduate school of business in Ohio. The Economist ranked The Fisher College as the 29th ranked MBA program in the world in their 2005 "Which MBA?" issue. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and International affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London  In 2006, The Public Accounting Report ranked Ohio State's accounting department 9th in the nation for undergraduate programs and 10th in the nation for graduate programs. In each case, the ranking was the highest among Ohio universities.  The Ohio State law school is ranked by US News as the top law school in Ohio and 31st overall in America. Ohio State's medical school is ranked as the top public medical school in Ohio and 31st for research and 38th for primary care. US News ranks Ohio State's undergraduate engineering program as the 25th best program in America and the top undergraduate engineering program in Ohio. Its graduate program in engineering is ranked 26th in the country and highest in Ohio. Ohio State's College of Education was ranked 17th in America by US News and the highest in Ohio. The Counseling/Personnel Services graduate program at Ohio State is ranked 4th in America by the 2008 'US News & World Report'. In total, US News & World Report ranked 19 Ohio State graduate programs or specialties among the nation's top ten and 30 among the nation's top 25. 
Ohio State's political science department is ranked thirteenth in the country by US News & World Report, with the American politics section 5th, international politics 12th and political methodology 10th. Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems A study by The London School of Economics ranked it as the fourth best political science department in the world. The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist college of the  Foreign Policy Magazine recently ranked it as the 15th best Ph. Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American Magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P D. program in the world for the study of international relations while noting Professor Alexander Wendt as the third most influential scholar of international relations in the world. Alexander Wendt is one of the core social constructivist scholars in the field of International relations. 
Ohio State is one of a select few top American universities to offer multiple area studies programs under "Comprehensive National Resource Center" (often called "Title VI") funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The United States Department of Education (also referred to as ED, for Education Department is a Cabinet -level department of the United States The most notable of these is the Center for Slavic and East European Studies founded in 1965 by Professor Leon Twarog. Subsequently, Ohio State's Middle Eastern Studies Center and East Asian Studies Center also achieved Comprehensive National Resource Center status. The university is also home to the interdisciplinary Mershon Center for International Security Studies, which was founded in 1952 through a bequest of 7 million dollars (54. In Academia, Pedagogy, Physical sciences, Earth sciences, Human sciences and Social sciences The Mershon Center is an academic Think tank at the Ohio State University in the United States. 3 million in 2006 value) from alumnus Colonel Ralph D. Mershon. In 2003, it was decided by the United States Department of Homeland Security to base the National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security at The Mershon Center.
In a study by industry publication Dance Teacher, a survey of 100 dance department chairs in the United States and Canada ranked Ohio State's Department of Dance as the top ranked graduate program and the second ranked undergraduate program in North America. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic
U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate program in Design at #5 in the nation in their 2009 rankings. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Overall, the graduate Art program ranked #21, with the ceramics and glass programs at #6. In 2008, DesignIntelligence, an industry newsletter sponsored by the Design Futures Council, ranked the undergraduate Industrial Design program #3 nationwide, and the graduate program in Design #10 nationwide. Industrial design is an Applied art whereby the Aesthetics and Usability of mass-produced products may be improved for marketability and Ohio State trails number-one ranked Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) and the University of Cincinnati. Art Center College of Design (commonly referred to as Art Center) is a Private college located in Pasadena, California. The University of Cincinnati is a Coeducational public Research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. The DFC conducted their research by polling 270 corporations regarding how design schools were preparing their students for the future of professional practice in design. OSU was in the top ten rankings of the corporate leaders' assessments in all regions (#4 in the south, #2 in the midwest, #7 in the east, and #4 in the west). The graduate program placed at #3 in the south and #2 in the east, resulting in 10th overall in the nation
Ohio State’s faculty currently includes a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, twenty members of the National Academy of Sciences or National Academy of Engineering, three members of the Institute of Medicine, and 142 elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS is a corporation in the United States whose members serve Pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science The United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE is a private non-profit institution which was founded in 1964 under the same congressional act that led to the founding of the The Institute of Medicine (IOM is one of the United States National Academies, and is a not-for-profit non-governmental American organization chartered in 1970 as a part of the United The American Association for the Advancement of Science (or AAAS) is an organization that promotes cooperation between Scientists defends scientific freedom encourages In 2007, and for the fourth time in the last five years, Ohio State led all American universities in the number of their faculty elected as fellows to the AAAS. 
In a recent study by Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, Ohio State was one of five universities rated as "exemplary" workplaces for junior faculty. In the study, thirty-one universities and eleven liberal arts colleges were evaluated on tenure clarity and fairness, nature of work including workloads, quality of students, and teaching environment, compensation, work and family balance, collegiality and overall satisfaction. 
In the last quarter century, thirty-two Ohio State faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, which is more than all other public and private Ohio universities combined. Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who In 2008, three Ohio State faculty were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, placing Ohio State among the top 15 universities in the nation.  Since the 2000/2001 award year, fifty-five Ohio State faculty members have been named as Fulbright Fellows, the highest of any Ohio university. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate 
In a 2007 report released by the National Science Foundation, Ohio State’s research expenditures for 2006 were $652 million, placing it 7th among public universities and 11th overall, also ranking 3rd among all American universities for private industry sponsored research. The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Research expenditures at Ohio State are $720 million in 2007. Ohio State also announced in 2006, that it would be designating at least $110 million of its research efforts to what it termed "fundamental concerns" such as research towards a cure for cancer, renewable energy sources and sustainable drinking water supplies. 
Undergraduate admissions to Ohio State are classified as “more selective” by US News & World Report and The Princeton Review and according to the data are the most selective for any public university in Ohio. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company The 2007 freshman class had an acceptance rate of 52%, and the enrolled freshman class had the following composition: students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class (57%); the top 25% of their high school class (91%); the top 50% of their high school class (99%). 27% of the freshman class scored in the top 3% of the SAT or ACT, while 72% scored in the top 15%. The middle 50% range of ACT scores for the enrolled class was 26-30, with an average ACT score of 27. Of the 6,122 members of the 2006 freshman class, 290 had been named valedictorian of their high school's graduating class. Valedictorian is an academic title typically conferred upon the highest ranked student among those being graduated from an educational institution  Ohio State’s freshman class has admitted over 100 National Merit Scholars for nine of the last ten years. 
Tuition for full-time, Ohio residents attending Ohio State for the 2006-2007 academic year is $8,433. For the 2006-2007 academic year, tuition at Ohio State for Ohio residents placed it as the fifth most expensive public university and slightly beneath the weighted average tuition of $8,553 among Ohio's thirteen public four-year universities.  In addition to being named a Best in the Midwest selection by The Princeton Review, Ohio State was also the only public university in Ohio to make their list of America's 150 Best Value Colleges.
Ohio State was among the first group of public universities to raise a billion dollar endowment when it passed the one billion dollar mark in 1999. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested At year’s end 2005, Ohio State’s endowment stood at 1. 73 billion dollars ranking it seventh among public universities and twenty-seventh among all American universities.  In June 2006, the endowment passed the 2 billion dollar mark.
In recent decades, and in response to continually shrinking state funding, Ohio State has conducted two significant multi-year fundraising campaigns. Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering Money or other gifts in-kind by requesting donations from individuals businesses charitable foundations or governmental The first concluded in 1987 and raised 460 million dollars—a record at the time for a public university. The “Affirm Thy Friendship Campaign” took place between 1995 and 2000. With an initial goal of raising 850 million dollars, the campaign’s final tally was 1. 23 billion dollars, placing Ohio State among the small group of public universities to have successfully conducted a billion dollar campaign . At his welcoming ceremony new President E. Gordon Gee announced that, in the Fall of 2007, Ohio State would be launching a 2. 5 billion dollar fundraising campaign.
The Ohio State University comprises the following colleges and schools:
Ohio State's main urban campus is located in Columbus. Fisher College Of Business, at The Ohio State University, is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 MBA programs in the United States Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Its 1,755 acres (7 km²) are approximately 2. 5 miles north of the city's downtown. Four buildings are currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Enarson Hall, Hayes Hall, Ohio Stadium, and Orton Hall. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of Ohio Stadium (also known as The Horseshoe, simply The ’Shoe and The House Harley Built) is the home of the Buckeyes football University Hayes and Orton Halls are three historic buildings on the Oval at the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. Architecture on the Ohio State campus does not conform to a unifying theme such as Gothic revival or Georgian but rather is an eclectic mix of traditional, modern and post-modern styles. The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840
The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, anchoring the western end of The Oval, is the Ohio State library's main branch and single largest repository. The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library is the main Library at Ohio State University 's Columbus campus The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. The Thompson Library was designed in 1913 by the Boston firm of Allen and Collens in the Italianate Renaissance Revival style, and its placement on the Oval was suggested by the Olmstead brothers who had designed New York City's Central Park. Central Park is a large public Urban park in New York City, with about twenty-five million visitors annually In 2006, the Thompson Library began a $100 million dollar renovation with the stated aims of becoming a "global benchmark twenty-first century" library while maintaining the building's classical Italian Renaissance architecture. 
Overall, Ohio State operates the 18th largest university research library in North America with a combined collection of over 5. A research library is a Library which contains an in-depth collection of material on one or several subjects 8 million volumes. Additionally, the libraries receive approximately 35,000 serial titles on a regular basis. Its recent acquisitions were 16th among university research libraries in North America.  Ohio State's library system encompasses twenty-one libraries located on its Columbus campus. An additional eight branches are located at off-campus research facilities, regional campuses, and a book storage depository near campus. In all the Ohio State library system encompasses fifty-five branches and specialty collections. Some of the more significant collections include The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program containing the Archives of Admiral Richard E. Byrd as well as a significant collection of polar research materials, The Hilandar Research Library which contains the world's largest collection of medieval Slavic manuscripts on microform, The Ohio State Cartoon Research Library, which is the world's largest repository of original cartoons, The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute and the archives of Senator John Glenn. History The Byrd Polar center at Ohio State University was established in 1960 as the Institute for Polar Studies Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, USN ( October 25, 1888 &ndash March 11, 1957) was a pioneering American polar The Hilandar Research Library is the Research library of the Research Center for Medieval Slavic Studies at the Ohio State University. The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) a group of closely related Languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages The Cartoon Research Library, located on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, USA, is one of the foremost research libraries devoted John Herschel Glenn Jr (born July 18 1921 in Cambridge Ohio) is a former United States Senator who first rose to fame as the first American to Orbit
Anchoring the traditional campus gateway at the eastern end of The Oval, is the Wexner Center for the Arts. The Wexner Center for the Arts is a Contemporary art gallery and "research laboratory" for the Arts at The Ohio State University Designed by architects Peter Eisenman of New York and Richard Trott of Columbus, the center opened in 1989. Peter Eisenman (born August 11, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American architect Its founding was financed in large part by Ohio State alumnus Leslie Wexner with a gift of twenty-five million dollars in the 1980s. Leslie "Les" H Wexner (born September 8 1937 in Dayton Ohio) is an American The center was founded to be a comprehensive visual arts center encompassing all aspects of visual and performing arts with a focus on new commissions and artist residencies. Part of its design was to pay tribute to the armory that formerly had the same location. Its groundbreaking deconstructivist architecture has resulted in it being lauded as one of the most important buildings of its generation. Deconstructivism in architecture also called deconstruction, is a development of Postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s Its design has also been criticized as proving less than ideal for many of the art installations that it has attempted to display. The centerpiece of The Wexner Center's permanent collection is Picasso's Nude on a Black Armchair, which was purchased by alumnus Leslie Wexner at auction for forty-five million dollars and then donated to the university. Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Nude in a Black Armchair ( Nu au Fauteuil Noir) is a portrait painted by Pablo Picasso on March 9 1932 of his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter Leslie "Les" H Wexner (born September 8 1937 in Dayton Ohio) is an American
To the south of The Oval is another, somewhat smaller, expanse of greenspace commonly referred to as The South Oval. At its eastern end, it is anchored by the Ohio Union, which is currently under reconstruction. To the west are Enarson Hall, the Kuhn Honors House, Browning Amphitheatre (a traditional stone Greek theatre) and Mirror Lake. The theatre of ancient Greece, or ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical Culture that flourished in ancient Greece between c Mirror Lake is a small Lake on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, United States.
The Ohio State College of Medicine is located on the southern edge of the central campus. It is home to the James Cancer Hospital, a cancer research institute and one of the National Cancer Institutes thirty-nine comprehensive cancer centers, along with the Richard M. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (commonly shortened to just James Cancer Hospital, officially abbreviated The National Cancer Institute (NCI is part of the United States Federal government's National Institutes of Health. NCI-designated Cancer Centers are a group of approximately 60 Cancer research institutions in the United States supported by the National Cancer Institute Ross Heart Hospital, a research institute for cardiovascular disease.
The university also operates several regional campuses and research facilities at:
The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for many of the outside-the-classroom aspects of student life at Ohio State. Ohio State ATI located in Wooster Ohio, is an Associate degree -granting program within the College of Food Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University at Lima campus in Allen County Ohio is a regional campus of the Ohio State University The Mansfield Campus of The Ohio State University, located in Richland County, Ohio, was founded in 1958 as a Land-grant college. The Ohio State University at Marion Campus in Marion County Ohio is a Coeducational Public university founded in 1957 The Ohio State University at Newark campus in Licking County Ohio is a Coeducational Public university founded in 1957 as the Mosquito Creek Reservoir Ohio southwardjpg|thumb|Mosquito Creek Reservoir at Cortland Ohio History The Byrd Polar center at Ohio State University was established in 1960 as the Institute for Polar Studies Chadwick Arboretum is a 60 acre (24 ha Arboretum on the Agriculture campus of The Ohio State University, in Columbus Ohio, USA The Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT, originally named the Columbus Project) is located on 10700-foot Mount Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains The Mershon Center is an academic Think tank at the Ohio State University in the United States. Gibraltar Island (or the "Gem of Lake Erie" is an Island in Ohio, located within Lake Erie. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC is the research institution of the Ohio State University College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Among these are student housing; food service; health, wellness and counseling; activities, organizations and leadership development; recreation and intramurals. The Office of Student Affairs also operates the Schottenstein Center, the Fawcett Center, the Blackwell Inn, the Ohio Union and the Drake Events Center. Jerome Schottenstein Center (aka The Schott) is located at the corner of Olentangy River Road and Lane Avenue in Columbus Ohio. The Ohio Union is a Student activity center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The Drake Union is a Student activity center located at Ohio State University.
Ohio State has several student managed publications and media outlets. The Makio is the official yearbook of The Ohio State University and is operated by students, for students. The Makio, was started by three fraternities in 1880. “The Makio” is a Japanese word meaning images reflected in a magic mirror. The Makio’s sales plummeted by 60% during the early 1970s, and the organization went bankrupt and stopped publication during the late 1970s. The book was revived from 1985 to 1994 and has since been revived again in 2000 thanks to several student organizations. The Lantern is the school's daily newspaper and has operated as a laboratory newspaper in the School of Communication (formerly the School of Journalism) since 1881. The Lantern is the name of the student-published university newspaper at The Ohio State University. Mosaic is a literary magazine published by Ohio State, which features undergraduate fiction, poetry, and art. Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Art refers to a diverse range of Human activities creations and expressions that are appealing to the Senses or Emotions of a human individual OHIO.FM is the student-run radio station with an Internet audio stream (no broadcast signals are available in Columbus). Students also operate a local cable channel known as Buckeye TV, which airs primarily on thecampus cable system operated by the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Buckeye TV is the Student television station of The Ohio State University.
The Ohio State University Marching Band (or TBDBITL, "The Best Damn Band in the Land") is a longstanding tradition at Ohio State. The Ohio State University Marching Band (often called The Best Damn Band in the Land or TBDBITL by fans is one of the few all-brass The Ohio State University Marching Band (often called The Best Damn Band in the Land or TBDBITL by fans is one of the few all-brass The marching band is the largest all-brass and percussion band in the world. The traditional school songs from "Carmen Ohio" to "Hang on Sloopy" to "Fight the Team Across the Field", are arranged to fit this unique instrumentation. The band is famous for "Script Ohio," during which the band marches single-file through the curves of the word "Ohio", much like a pen writes the word, all the while playing the French march "Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse. The Ohio State University Marching Band (often called The Best Damn Band in the Land or TBDBITL by fans is one of the few all-brass " At the end of the performance, the "i" in "Ohio" is "dotted" by a high-stepping senior sousaphone player. The sousaphone is a wearable Tuba descended from the Hélicon, and designed in an ergonomically efficient way such that it fits around the body of the wearer and
The tradition of high quality bands is not limited to the football field. OSU's School of Music contains several high quality concert bands consisting of graduate and undergraduate music majors and non-music majors. The OSU Wind Symphony, frequently receives praise on the national level, recently having been selected to perform at the 2003 and 2008 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Convention, with the Symphonic Band performing in 2007. The Wind Symphony has recently released its newest album "Jubilare!" released on the Naxos Label. Naxos Records is a Record label for classical music Compact discs and DVDs Founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a The Ohio State Jazz Ensemble performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975, 1978,1986, 1996, and 2001. The Montreux Jazz Festival is the best-known music Festival in Switzerland, Europe's most prestigious It has also appeared at the Mexico City International Jazz Festival in 1990 and the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1986, 1996, and 2001. The North Sea Jazz Festival is an annual jazz festival held each second weekend of July in The Netherlands.
In addition to strong bands, the university is also recognized for outstanding choral performance. The Ohio State Men's Glee Club, formed in 1875, is the oldest organization on campus. A glee club is a Choir, historically of men but also of just women or mixed voices which traditionally specializes in singing short songs  In 1990, led by Professor James Gallagher, the Men's Glee Club participated in the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangolen, Wales and won the male chorus competition by an unprecedented 20 points before, in a unanimous decision of the judges, being named "Choir of the World"—the first American choir to win such an honor. See also An eisteddfod (aɪˈstɛðvəd Welsh ə(iˈstɛðvɔd plural eisteddfodau or eisteddfods) is a Welsh Festival For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers The Glee Club is under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Ward.
Ohio State's "Buckeye Bullet" electric car broke the world record for the fastest speed by an electric vehicle on October 3, 2004 with a speed of 271. The Buckeye Bullet holds the distinction of being the world's fastest Electric car. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 737 mph (437. 3 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km² Salt flat in northwestern Utah. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. The vehicle also holds the US record for fastest electric vehicle with a speed of 314. 958 mph (506. 9 km/h), and peak timed mile speed of 321. 834 mph (517. 9 km/h). The vehicle was designed, built and managed by a team of engineering students at the university's "Center for Automotive Research-Intelligent Transportation" (CAR-IT). In 2007, Buckeye Bullet 2 was launched. The Buckeye Bullet 2 is a second-generation student-built alternative-fuel race car created by students from the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. This follow-up effort was a collaboration between Ohio State engineering students and engineers from the Ford Motor Company and will seek to break the landspeed record for hydrogen cell powered vehicles. Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following 
A unique aspect to Ohio State's multi billion dollar endowment is the Student Investment Management Program. Upperclass finance students taking Business Finance 724 are given the opportunity to manage a twenty million dollar investment fund. Returns from the student managed funds often outperform the S&P 500 and frequently even the university's own professional fund managers. The S&P 500 is a Stock market index containing the stocks of 500 Large-Cap Corporations all of which are from the United States. 
Jon Stewart hosted The Daily Show's "Battlefield Ohio: The Daily Show’s Midwest Midterm Midtacular" from Ohio State's Roy Bowen Theatre during the week of October 30 to November 2, 2006. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show 
Ohio State's main campus has been lauded in recent years for the diversity of its student body. In various surveys and rankings it has been included among the best campuses in the nation for African Americans.  Additionally, Ohio State ranked 10th in the nation in 2006 for the numbers of African American doctors graduated. Ohio State has also been included in surveys listing it among the best campuses in America for Hispanics and gays and lesbians. 
Ohio State, despite selective admissions, has also maintained a high amount of socio-economic diversity among its students. The 2007 freshman class contained 22. 7% of first generation college students which far exceeded the national norm on American campuses of 15. 9%. 
Ohio State operates 31 on-campus residence halls divided into three geographic clusters: South Campus (site of the university's original dormitories), North Campus (largely constructed during the post-war enrollment boom) and Olentangy Area or "The Towers. " Within the residence hall system are 40 smaller living and learning environments defined by social or academic considerations. Ohio State also offers five honors residence halls: Bradley Hall, Lincoln House, Siebert Hall, Taylor Tower and Worthington Building.
Separate housing for graduate and professional students is maintained on the Southern tier of campus near the medical complex. Family housing is maintained at Buckeye Village at the far northern edge of campus beyond the athletic complex. At the university's southeast corner along High Street, and across from the Moritz College of Law, new apartments have been built for law students in conjunction with the area's Campus Gateway project. Journals Students have the opportunity to write and edit works published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals The Ohio State Law Journal is the oldest
Ohio State offers two distinct honors programs for high ability undergraduates: Honors and Scholars. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. The Honors program is open to students in all majors. The Scholars program is centered around thirteen specific programs such as "Architecture Scholars", "Communication Technology Scholars","Biological Sciences Scholars", "International Affairs Scholars" and "Politics, Society and Law Scholars. " Students in the Scholars program are expected to live and take select classes with other members of the program. Additionally, Ohio State offers the Honors Collegium with membership extended following the Spring of a student's first or second year to the university's top undergraduates. Collegium students try to compete for internships, graduate schools and nationally competitive awards, such as the Marshall, Rhodes, or Truman Scholarships. Marshall Scholarships awards a graduating American undergraduate can receive created by the British Parliament when the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act was Rhodes Scholarship Rhodes scholar redirects here Rhodes Scholar redirects here Rhodes scholars The Harry S Truman Scholarship is a federal Scholarship granted to U
For the 2006-2007 academic year, Ohio State undergraduates were awarded the following nationally competitive scholarships: one Marshall Scholarship, one Truman Scholarship, two Goldwater Scholarships, two Udall Scholarships, one Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, one Soros Fellowship, one Petrie Fellowship, one Beinecke Scholarship, one Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, seven National Science Foundation research fellowships, two National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships and seven Fulbright Scholarships. One student was also named to the USA Today All-USA Academic First Team.  Since 2000, 49 Ohio State students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate  In November 2007, senior physics major Jessica Hanzlik was announced as one of the 32 recipients of the 2008 Rhodes Scholarships. Rhodes Scholarship Rhodes scholar redirects here Rhodes Scholar redirects here Rhodes scholars
Ohio State also administers two large-scale scholarship programs to ensure access to the university to high-ability students from low-income or traditionally underrepresented groups. A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual student scholar for the purpose of furthering their Education Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life including food clothing shelter and safe Drinking water, and The first of these, The Young Scholars Program, was initiated in 1988. 120 promising minority students from Ohio's nine largest urban public school districts are selected prior to entering high school. The program offers a series of academic camps each summer and counseling throughout the students' high school careers. Upon completion of the program, which also mandates a college preparatory curriculum and minimum grade point average, the students are guaranteed admission to Ohio State as well as any need-based financial aid necessary. The Land Grant Scholarship was initiated in 2005. This program seeks to ensure access to Ohio State to high-ability students from low-income backgrounds. Ohio State has committed to offering a full-ride scholarship each academic year to at least one student from each of Ohio's 88 counties. Ohio county government is the structure of official managerial and legal bodies of the counties of Ohio, USA.
Ohio State maintains an honors center in the Kuhn Honors and Scholars House on the South Oval. Until the 1960s this building had served as the university President's residence. Five dormitories are designated as honors residences.
The Ohio Union was the first student union built by a public university. The Ohio Union is a Student activity center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The Ohio Union is dedicated to enriching the student experience on and off The Ohio State University campus. The first Ohio Union, located on the south edge of the South Oval, was constructed in 1909 and later renamed Enarson Hall. The 2nd Ohio Union was completed in 1950 and located prominently along High Street, southeast of the Oval. It has been a center of student life at The Ohio State University for more than 50 years, providing facilities for student activities, organizations and events, and serves as an important meeting place for campus and community interaction. In addition, many student services and programs were housed in the union, along with dining and recreational facilities. The 2nd Ohio Union was demolished in beginning in February 2007, to make way for a new Ohio Union to be finished by late 2009. During that time, student activities have been relocated to Ohio Stadium and other academic buildings.
Student organizations at The Ohio State University provide students with opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of interest areas including academic, social, religious, artistic, service-based, diversity and many more. A student society or student organization is an Organization, operated by Students at a University, whose membership normally consists only of Definition In the absence of agreement about its meaning the term "social" is used in many different senses referring among other things to attitudes A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Art refers to a diverse range of Human activities creations and expressions that are appealing to the Senses or Emotions of a human individual Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local Community. In the political arena the term diversity (or diverse is used to describe political entities (neighborhoods cities nations student bodies etc There are over 800 registered student organizations that involve many thousands of students. The university's debate team has won the state National Forensics Association tournament several times. Since the late 19th century the Ohio State Forensics Society and debate competition squad has existed at The Ohio State University, currently competing in the National The National Forensic Association is a national intercollegiate organization designed to promote excellence in individual events and Debate.
The Union's vision is to prepare students to be responsible, engaged leaders committed to community participation for social action and change. Examples of programs to get involved in are the Residence Halls Advisory Council, Buckeye Leadership Society, LeaderShape, Buckeye Service Council, Community Commitment, and Alternative Spring Break. The Buckeye Leadership Society, also known as BLS, is an honorary leadership organization at The Ohio State University in Ohio All of these programs have the ultimate goal of making students into better leaders, people and citizens of Ohio State.
At the Ohio State University, there are three recognized student governments that represent their constituents.
Ohio State's intercollegiate sports teams are called the "Buckeyes" (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAA's Division I in all sports (Division I FBS in football) and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. The Ohio State University 's intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the "Buckeyes" (after the state tree the Buckeye) and participate in the NCAA The Ohio State Buckeyes football team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of The Ohio State University. The Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I College basketball competition Currently coached by Jim Fosterhow in his 6th year the Ohio State women's Basketball team plays its home games in the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein The Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team was the first athletic team in Ohio State history The tree species Aesculus glabra is commonly known as Ohio buckeye, American buckeye, or fetid buckeye. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations (The men's hockey program competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and its women's hockey program competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association). Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. The school colors are Scarlet and Gray. The teams' nickname is "Buckeyes" and "Brutus" the Buckeye is their mascot.
Ohio State is one of only three universities (the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley being the others) to have won national championships in baseball, men's basketball, and football. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Ohio State is also one of two of the only universities to appear in national championship games in football and men's basketball in the same calendar year, losing both to the University of Florida. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research Ohio State has also won national championships in men's swimming & diving, men's outdoor track & field, men's golf, men's gymnastics, men's fencing, co-ed fencing, and multiple synchronized swimming championships.  The Ohio State equestrian team has won eight Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships.  Since the inception of the Athletic Director's Cup, Ohio State has finished in the top 25 each year, including top 6 finishes in three of the last five years. The NACDA Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most  During the 2005-2006 school year Ohio State became this first Big Ten team to win conference championships in Football, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball. Ohio State repeated the feat during the 2006-2007 school year, winning solo championships in all three sports. In 2007, Sports Illustrated nicknamed Ohio State's athletic program as being "The Program" due to the unsurpassed facilities, unparalleled amount of men's and women's sport teams, their success, and the financial support of an impressive fan base.
Outstanding sports figures that were student athletes at Ohio State include 1936 Olympics gold medalist Jesse Owens "the Buckeye Bullet" (track and field), John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas, Bobby Knight, and Larry Siegfried (basketball), Katie Smith and the first 3-time player of the year in Big Ten Basketball history Jessica Davenport (women's basketball), Frank Howard (basketball and baseball), Jack Nicklaus (golf); and Chic Harley (three-time All-American football running back). James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens ( September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete John J Havlicek (born April 8 1940 in Martins Ferry Ohio) is a retired American professional Basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30 1940 was a Basketball player from the 1950s to the 1970s and is now a memory education expert Robert Montgomery (Bob or Bobby Knight (born October 25 1940 in Massillon Ohio) also known as "The General" is an American former college Larry Siegfried (born May 22 1939, in Shelby Ohio) is a retired American National Basketball Association player Katherine May “Katie” Smith (born June 4, 1974 in Lancaster Ohio) is a professional Basketball player for the Detroit Shock Jessica Davenport, born June 24, 1985, is a reserve center for the WNBA's New York Liberty. Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8 1936 in Columbus Ohio) nicknamed "Hondo" and "The Capital Punisher" is a former left For his detailed statistics records and other achievements see List of career achievements by Jack Nicklaus. Charles Wesley "Chic" Harley ( September 15, 1895 - April 21, 1974) was one of the outstanding American football players Ohio State football players have combined for seven Heisman Awards including the only two-time winner Archie Griffin in 1974 and 1975, Eddie George in 1995, and most recently Troy Smith in 2006. Archie Mason Griffin (born August 21, 1954) is a former American football Running back and college football's only two-time Heisman trophy Edward Nathan George Jr (born September 24, 1973) is a former American football Running back of the NFL. Troy Smith (born July 20, 1984 in Cleveland Ohio) is an American football Quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the Hall of Fame coaches at Ohio State have included Paul Brown and Woody Hayes in football, Fred Taylor in basketball, Larry Snyder in track and field, and Mike Peppe in swimming and diving. Paul Eugene Brown ( September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a coach in American football and a major figure in the development Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes ( February 14, 1913  &ndash March 12, 1987) was a College football coach who is best remembered Fred R Taylor (December 3 1924 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States – January 6 2002 in Columbus Ohio) was a college men's basketball coach
Ohio State operates a public television station, WOSU-TV 34 / WOSU-DT 38 (a local PBS TV station), as well as two public radio stations, WOSU-AM (NPR/BBC) and WOSU-FM (Classical) in Columbus. Public is of or pertaining to the people relating to or affecting a nation state or community opposed to private; as the public treasury a road or lake A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and Video to Television receivers in a particular area WOSU-TV (channel 34 is an American Television station located in Columbus, Ohio, affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic WOSU is an AM radio station in Columbus Ohio, located at 820 kHz WOSU 897 FM is a National Public Radio news and classical music Radio station based in Columbus Ohio. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music In 2003, the television station began broadcasting in HDTV. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition
Ohio State currently has over 425,000 living alumni located around the world. Notable alumni Please note that the names listed may have only attended the University at one point and not have necessarily graduated Ohio State alumni include Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and Medal of Honor recipients, ambassadors, as well as Fortune 500 CEOs and members of the Forbes 400 list of the world's wealthiest individuals. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. Please do not add the complete list of fortune 500 companies The list is copyrighted by Fortune which makes money by selling the content A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest People (first published in 1982) is a list published by Forbes Magazine of the Wealthiest 400 Americans Numerous graduates have gone on to become Governors, Senators and members of Congress. Ohio State alumni have appeared on the cover of TIME twelve times, with the artwork of alumnus Roy Lichtenstein featured on an additional two TIME covers. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27 1923 &ndash September 29 1997 was a prominent American Pop artist his work heavily influenced by both popular advertising and
Ohio State alumni are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the NFL Hall of Fame and the Basketball Hall of Fame. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball Its athletes have won a combined seventy-seven Olympic medals and three times received the Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete. The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games The AAU James E Sullivan Award, known as the Oscar of sports awards is presented annually by the United States Amateur Athletic Union to the most outstanding amateur Jack Nicklaus, has often been called "the greatest golfer in history" while Jesse Owens, has often been called "the greatest Olympian in history. For his detailed statistics records and other achievements see List of career achievements by Jack Nicklaus. James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens ( September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete " Twice, Ohio State alumni have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as its Sportsman of the Year. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the "