Ohio State University

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Ohio State University
City: Columbus, Ohio
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, pistol, rifle, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, wrestling, field hockey, rowing, softball, synchronized swimming[1]
Colors: Scarlet and Gray
Mascot: Buckeyes
Website: http://www.osu.edu/

The Ohio State University[2] is the largest university in the United States, located in Columbus, Ohio. A public university, it was founded in 1870 with a land grant over 15,655 acres and today has the largest population at a single campus of universities in the United States with an enrollment of nearly 52,000 students. The University has an endowment of over 2 billion dollars.[3]

Because of its large size and location in a key swing state, Ohio State University is frequently used by Democrats to herd clueless students into political rallies.


Varsity Sports Teams at the OSU are the Buckeyes and Lady Buckeyes.

PhD programs

One of the major roles is producing Ph.D.s. The strongest Ph.D. programs according to an internal review[4] are in

Arts and Sciences
Political Science
Health Sciences
Veterinary Biosciences
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Business Administration
Labor and Human Relations
Materials Science and Engineering
Accounting and MIS


  1. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/
  2. The definitive article "the" is part of the university's official name; as such, alumni referring to their alma mater frequently place extra emphasis on the definitive article, even over the remainder of the name.
  3. http://www.osu.edu/osutoday/stuinfo.php
  4. See Analysis April 4, 2008

See also


Ohio State University Official Website

Ohio State University Athletics