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Ohio State University

Columbus, United States

The Ohio State University, commonly Ohio State or OSU, is a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio. The flagship of the University System of Ohio, it is considered a Public Ivy, and has been ranked by major institutional rankings as among the best public universities in the United States. Founded in 1870 as the state's land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, Ohio State was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College and focused on various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but it developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of then-Governor and later U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes, and in 1878 the Ohio General Assembly passed a law changing the name to "the Ohio State University" and broadening the scope of the university. Admission standards greatly tightened and became more selective throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
538,273
Prior Five Years
79,558
Total Citations
Lifetime
8,133,962
Prior Five Years
631,797
Total Scholars
Lifetime
62,314
Prior Five Years
19,365

Academic Institutional Ranking

Global Overall (All Fields)

Worldwide

Lifetime
34
Prior Five Years
60
National Overall (All Fields)

United States

Lifetime
28
Prior Five Years
28
Institutional Rankings

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Scholars based on Top 20 Disciplines

Highly Ranked Scholars™

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