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] - often referred to as OSU or Ohio State for short - is one of the largest universities 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]

Sports

Varsity sports teams at OSU are the called the Buckeyes.

In athletics, OSU is primarily known as a football school, having won eight recognized College Football National Championships - 1942 (under head coach Paul Brown), 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970 (under head coach Woody Hayes), 2002 (under head coach Jim Tressel), and 2014 (under head coach Urban Meyer). The football team has also won over 30 Big Ten Conference Championships, and has sent numerous players to the National Football League via the NFL Draft, with select players being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ohio State has also won NCAA National Titles in men's basketball (1960), baseball (1966), and wrestling (2015).

Home fields

  • Ohio Stadium (1922–present - football)
  • Value City Arena (1998–present - men's & women's basketball, men's hockey)
  • Bill Davis Stadium (1997–present - baseball)
  • St. John Arena (1956–present - men's & women's volleyball, men's & women's gymnastics, wrestling)

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
Astronomy
History
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Health Sciences
Pharmacy
Veterinary Biosciences
Professional
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Business Administration
Labor and Human Relations
Materials Science and Engineering
Accounting and MIS

References

  1. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/
  2. This is the official name of the university; alumni commonly emphasize the word "The" when mentioning their alma mater.
  3. http://www.osu.edu/osutoday/stuinfo.php
  4. See Analysis April 4, 2008

See also


Links

Ohio State University Official Website

Ohio State University Athletics