Ohio State University was established at 1870, when its premier colleges: Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges were set up. The new college was set up by the help of act which have the provision of the Land-Grants Act, signed by President Lincoln on July 2, 1862. This revolutionary initiative made higher education accessible for all high school graduates.
Ohio State University is presently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best public university in Ohio, among the top 150 universities in the world. This is not all the university is also rated among top 20 public universities in the United States. Ohio State has been officially chosen as the premier institution of the stateâ??s public system of higher education by the newly centralized University System of Ohio.