Top Ohio Colleges and Universities

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Ohio is located in the northeastern part of the United States and is bordered by the Great Lakes Region. Among its many institutions of higher learning are five prestigious universities described below.
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Top Five Schools in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University was officially established in 1967 as a federation of two colleges in Cleveland, Ohio. Besides an excellent education in the liberal arts, Case Western Reserve offers its 4,080 undergraduate students world-class programs in applied hard and social sciences. The undergraduate program at the university is ranked number one in the state of Ohio, according to US News and World Report, 2008 edition; the university as a whole is ranked #41. The campus is located a mere five miles from downtown Cleveland, offering students a world of internship and work opportunities.

Ohio State University-Columbus

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University is the flagship institution in the university system of the state. It is currently the largest university in the country, with an undergraduate enrollment of 38,479 students. OSU was founded in 1870 as a land grant university and has continued to grow as a world leader in academics. The London School of Economics has recognized the political science department at Ohio State as the fourth best in the world. OSU is ranked #57 in the country by US News and World Report. Besides academics, OSU also perennially excels in athletics.

Miami University-Oxford

Listed as one of the eight original 'Public Ivies', Miami University-Oxford was founded in 1809 in far southwestern Ohio. The university has 14,551 undergraduate students and focuses a lot of its educational attention on the undergraduate experience. The campus is ranked the 67th best in the country by US News and World Report. It offers associate, bachelor's (100 study areas) and master's (50 study areas) degrees. Oxford is in a relatively rural portion of Ohio, therefore the university enjoys a lot of support from the surrounding communities. Miami of Ohio is also the birthplace of the three major national fraternities and is sometimes called 'The Mother of all Fraternities'.

Ohio University

Ohio University was founded in 1804, making it the oldest college in the state as well as the first in the Northwest Territory. Today, Ohio University is known for its strong departments in journalism and communication, as well as a respected department of avionics engineering. Many regarded media professionals completed their undergraduate work at Ohio University and continue to contribute to the department today. There are currently 17,206 undergraduate students on the Athens campus in southern Ohio, many of whom take advantage of the many research opportunities available on campus. The US News and World Report ranks Ohio University #112 on its list of America's Best Colleges.

University of Dayton (OH)

A private Catholic institution run by the Society of Mary, the University of Dayton has an undergraduate enrollment of 7,473. Since its establishment in 1850, the university has grown to become the largest private institution for higher learning in the state of Ohio and receive an overall national ranking of #112 by US News and World Report. Students chose from over 70 programs of study, and the university is proud to have instituted the first undergraduate degree in human rights. The International Student Barometer ranked the University of Dayton number one in international student satisfaction.

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