News & Notes

People to Know: Michael Drake

September 16, 2016

Meet the first lady of Ohio State: Brenda Drake (video)

September 15, 2016 - ou’ve heard the saying behind every man is a better woman. You can say it holds true for Ohio State’s first couple.

Ohio State ranked 16th among public universities by U.S. News

September 13, 2016 - Ohio State is among the top 20 public universities in America, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

OSU president speaks at Harding High

September 07, 2016 - While much of Drake's speech centered around encouraging the students to pursue college as an option, he did offer some advice that he said would be useful to the students not only in the college application process, but in life generally.

A royal partner

September 06, 2016 - Prince Albert II of Monaco, a world-renown environmentalist, recently came to Ohio State to meet sustainability-minded students and learn about the university's award-winning Zero Waste program.

Ohio State University trustees approve reduced summer tuition

September 02, 2016 - The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today approved discounted tuition for summer term, effective summer 2017.

Valley is part of Buckeye Nation (Opinion)

August 29, 2016 - Visiting Northeastern Ohio as part of the university’s state tour highlighted the deep and varied connections we share.

Editorial: Class of 2020 OSU's brightest

August 25, 2016 - Ohio State University continues to rise in academic standing, attracting the smartest freshman class ever in its largest, most-competitive field of applicants.

Interview with President Michael Drake (audio)

August 25, 2016 - President Drake is interviewed on WTVN radio.

Ohio State among most sought-after colleges for Ohio seniors

August 24, 2016 - Ohio State University was the first choice for Ohio graduating seniors who sent their ACT scores to prospective colleges in 2016.

A Message from President Drake: Welcome Week

August 23, 2016 - I hope you all had a wonderful summer! The excitement of fall semester has arrived at The Ohio State University. I am delighted to be here with you as another academic year unfolds.

Ohio State Columbus Welcome 2016 (video)

August 23, 2016 - Ohio State freshmen are introduced to all of the exciting opportunities to experience in the great city of Columbus.

The Columbus Welcome (Storify)

August 23, 2016 - On Monday, August 22 the Office of Student Life welcomed new students to Columbus and showed off some of the best parts of living in the 6-1-4!

Ohio State welcomes new freshman class

August 22, 2016 - At the president’s Convocation on Monday, the freshman class of nearly 7,700 students were encouraged to stay true to their values and to make the most of their time at OSU.

Once again, Ohio State’s incoming class is more diverse and talented than ever

August 22, 2016 - The numbers won’t be official for a few weeks, but The Ohio State University is set to welcome more than 7,600 new freshmen to the Columbus campus who, as a group, represent the most talented and diverse class ever.

What's on Ohio State University president's mind as fall semester begins (podcast)

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State University begins classes Tuesday for the fall semester – the first year that sophomores must reside on campus as the school tries to help young students better transition to the rigors of college life.

Ohio State welcomes class of 2020 at fall convocation

August 22, 2016 - You know you’re pretty special when the university president breaks out the shades, straps on a bass guitar and starts rocking out at your first gathering on campus.

Ohio State's class of 2020 has school's highest-ever ACT scores

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State University's freshmen class again is its smartest ever, at least on paper. The average ACT score for the 7,600 students in the class of 2020 is 29.2, up from 28.9 last year and out of 36 total.

A great university in a great city

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State's incoming freshman class not only has the benefit of attending a world-class university, they are also in a city full of resources and opportunities.

Meet the Class of 2020

August 22, 2016 - Some of Ohio State's newest students share a look at what they hope to accomplish during their time on campus.