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Study In Ohio - Explore Universities in Ohio

Study in Ohio, and find the best universities in Ohio.

Ohio is a Midwestern US state, sitting between Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, just to the south of Michigan. It is possibly best known for being an important swing state within US presidential elections. It is also the birthplace of Steven Spielberg, five US presidents and Orville and Wilbur Wright, inventors of the world’s first aeroplane – so creative students looking to study here should be easily inspired.   

Ohio is also a hub for education, with its capital city Columbus being home to the Ohio State University, one of the biggest college campuses in the US – more than 65,000 students study here.

Study in Ohio?

There are 13 state and 46 private universities in Ohio, as well as six medical schools. Course opportunities are wide and extremely diverse, with everything from liberal arts to medical degrees on offer.

Some of the top universities in the state that offer undergraduate degrees include:

Undergraduate degrees in Ohio generally take between 2-4 years to complete, depending on the subject and mode of study. For example, an Associate level qualification can be completed in two years, whereas a Bachelors degree will take a minimum of four years to complete.

Immigration and visas

Before travelling to the USA to study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa for study in Ohio.

The most common kind of student visa is the F-1 visa, which entitles the holder to study at any US accredited college or university.

To apply for a student visa, you will need to fill out an application form (found on the US Embassy website) and send appropriate documentation, such as evidence of financial standing and proof of university acceptance and academic qualifications, as well as possibly attending a visa interview at the US Embassy in your home country. 

Accommodation and living costs

In Ohio living on campus is the preferred choice of the majority of students – over 90% at many universities. Living in halls allows you to meet fellow students and settle into campus life. Many halls of residence include gym facilities and recreational areas - you should check with your university whether they offer this type of accommodation for international students.  

In order to keep their independence, some students choose to live in private accommodation – where paying for utilities and bills will be your own responsibility. Your chosen university should be able to advise you on how to rent a private flat. 

What to do next

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