The Ohio State University was founded in 1870 during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant and is currently the largest university in the United States of America.
She is considered by the U.S. magazine News & World Report as the best public university in Ohio, among the top 60 in the United States of America and among the top 20 best public. It is also named as one of the most innovative universities in the nation and in the world.
In a 2007 report released by the National Science Foundation, Ohio State research expenditures for 2006 were $652 million, ranking it 7th among public universities, also ranking 3rd among all American universities for research sponsored by private industry.
Research expenditures in the state of Ohio were $720 million in 2007. The university has an extensive student life program, with over 1,000 student organizations; intercollegiate sports programs, fraternities and sororities, and three student governments.
Ohio State has over 475,000 living alumni worldwide who include Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic Games gold medalists, ambassadors, as well as members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the world.