Incoming freshman

Welcome, future Buckeye! Here’s everything you need to know about applying to Ohio State Newark.

Admission criteria

You must be a resident of Ohio and a high school graduate (or soon-to-be) who has never enrolled at a college or university (don’t count college classes you may have taken in high school) to enroll as an incoming freshman.

Home-schooled applicants must submit an approved “excuse from attendance” verification (or equivalent) provided by a local school district or state official.

Autumn semester 2023 enrollment of new first-year students

new first-year students
first-generation students
racial and ethnic diversity
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Visit Campus

Learn about the admission process and tour campus.

Steps to enroll

Campus resources and services for new students

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On-campus housing

Housing options include traditional dormitories and apartment-style living steps away from the academic core.
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Learning communities

Connect to like-minded students, faculty and resources to ensure you get the most out of your first year.
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Disability services

Free programs and services are designed to help all students have full access to college life.