The Ohio State University's main Columbus campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. More than 56,000 students select from 170 undergraduate majors and more than 250 master's, doctoral and professional degree programs. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.
The university's total research expenditures in FY 09 reached $716 million. Ohio State ranks second among all U.S. universities in industry-sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation.
The university's innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as global climate change, cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials and agbio products that feed and fuel the world.An additional 8,000 students attend Ohio State's regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 637,048 degrees since 1878. Its legacy extends to more than 465,000 living alumni.
University Hall is home to the Department of Classics. The building borders the Oval, where many other Arts & Sciences buildings sit. It was modeled after the first building on The Ohio State University’s campus. In 1976, the building was rebuilt due to being deemed structurally unsafe. During the renovation, the tower clock, entrance, and pillars were salvaged from the original 1873 building and incorporated into the current University Hall.