Jewish students from Ohio State University.

The Ohio State University

#152, overall score 33.17/100

Fun Fact:

The winner of the 1926 Homecoming Queen vote was Maudine Ormsby, who was supported by students from the College of Agriculture. It was later discovered that Maudine was a Holstein cow.

Why should Jewish students attend Ohio State? Our Jewish community is very vibrant, warm and supportive. Jewish students can learn a lot while at OSU and feel a strong sense of Jewish community. We provide a strong-knit Jewish family feeling. — Sarah Deitsch, program director, Chabad at OSU

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 49%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $10,037
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,229
  • Room & board costs: $11,666
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $9,784


  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 45,289
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 2,777
  • Jewish population share: 6%
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Buckeyes
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Leadbelly, Fever

ISRAEL Score: 7.83/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 13.67/40

  • Score: 13.67/40
  • Hillel: Ohio State Wexner Jewish Student Center
  • Chabad: Chabad at OSU
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 2
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 100
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 7 (3 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: R.L. Stine
  • Kosher food details: Students cannot purchase kosher food on the school meal plan. Chabad has kosher food every night of the week at no cost, and Hillel has a kosher cafe. Other than those two options, there is no other option for kosher food.
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