Future Students


engineering students outside Thompson Library

When you enroll in the College of Engineering at Ohio State, you’re choosing engineering at its finest.

We offer 15 majors in 11 departments with state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse faculty of more than 350 eminent scholars and researchers, and an exciting and vibrant campus. We have nearly 9,000 undergraduate students enrolled in our college, which is ranked as the #1 engineering program in Ohio and 15th among public engineering programs in the United States. Although Ohio State is a large institution with many areas of study, some of our engineering majors have fewer than 20 graduates per year.

How to apply: undergrad.osu.edu/apply/freshmen-columbus 

*High school seniors applying to the Columbus campus are encouraged to submit their complete admission application by the November 15th priority deadline. Capacity within Engineering fills quickly.

**Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews all applications for admissions to the College of Engineering at Ohio State.  

Students who do not indicate their interest in an engineering pre-major on their Ohio State application may not be able to switch into the College of Engineering for their first term, regardless of their academic profile. 

Enrollment in the College of Engineering enables access to:


Applying to Engineering:

High school seniors applying to the Columbus campus are encouraged to submit their complete admission application by November 15th. Capacity within Engineering fills quickly.

The Pre-Major Program

Students interested in pursuing engineering at Ohio State indicate their pre-major of interest on their admissions application. Applicants are reviewed holistically by Ohio State Undergraduate Admissions. The College of Engineering does not review nor have access to applications for incoming freshmen. Learn more about the admissions process: undergrad.osu.edu/apply/freshmen-columbus/who-gets-in

All students entering Ohio State in the College of Engineering enroll in the Pre-Major Program, enabling students to explore our 14 majors through both their coursework and information sessions. As pre-majors, students will:

  • complete foundational coursework that includes the Fundamental of Engineering course sequence, calculus and, for most majors, physics and/or chemistry.
  • engage with faculty, academic advisors and peers to explore options, and learn how several engineering majors can lead to similar career outcomes.
  • select and apply to three majors of interest during the semester that eligibility courses are completed, which generally occurs during the second semester of enrollment.

Students will learn more about the application to major process and major opportunities at orientation, and throughout their freshmen year.

Questions/Comments? Contact:

Undergraduate Recruitment Team
eng-recruitment@osu.edu (preferred)
(614) 247-7697


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