This year’s freshmen class is one of the largest, most-prepared, and most diverse classes that has ever been admitted to The Ohio State University, according to the 2018 Enrollment Report.
Many have noticed that the Fisher College of Business has gained more and more directly admitted freshmen each year, which says something about the quality of students that OSU attracts as a whole. To be directly admitted to Fisher, an applicant typically has to reach a 30 ACT/1360 SAT or a 26 ACT/1230 SAT and must be in the top 20% of their class.
Of the 7,851 new freshmen admitted to the University, 1,206 were directly admitted into Fisher. According to Trish Jefferson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, this
year’s freshmen class is “academically very competitive” with an average ACT score of 29 and an average SAT score
of 1340. 60% were in the top 10% of their graduating class and 97% were in the top quarter.
Among those admitted to Fisher, about 30% of the freshmen come from out of state, and 12% are international students.
As historically expected, about 1/3 of students are specializing in Finance, followed closely by Accounting and Marketing. However, Jefferson shared that there are also “blips of interest”
in Logistics, Operations, Information Systems, and Aviation Management. There are also lots of students who
are expressing interest in engaging in minors.
This year’s Fisher freshmen class is about 40% women and 60% men, and although “nationally it is not terribly unusual for a business program,” the Admissions Department is actively looking to “get that a bit more balanced” over the coming admissions cycles, Jefferson said.
According to Jefferson, it was not solely the things on paper that impressed the Admissions Department.
“The engagement outside of the classroom is just as robust, if not more,” Jefferson said. “[The members of the class of 2022] are really excited to be Buckeyes and to jump into Fisher.”
It is encouraging to know that the future of Fisher is in good hands with this year’s incoming class.