Explore Ohio State University Hillel

OSU Hillel, rooted in Buckeye traditions since 1926, is one of the finest Hillels in the country. Hundreds of students are involved everyday through its wide mix of formal programs, exciting campus wide events, personalized interactions, and informal coffees. Jewish learning opportunities are abundant. Students are involved in all aspects of Jewish campus life including a strong leadership development track. The Hillel facility is 28,000 sq.ft. of beautiful student friendly space. OSU Hillel serves all students with special Residence Hall programs for Incoming students and a pre-employment program for graduating Seniors. Open to everyone, OSU Hillel models the values of inclusion, respect, and tolerance. Hillel's kosher restaurant is open M-Th 9:30am-7:00pm, Fri. 9:30am-2pm. Friday night dinners are free to students. Hillel's fitness center is open 9:30am-9:00pm.

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,777 Jewish Students (6.0%*)
45,986 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

350 Jewish Students (2.4%*)
14,571 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Kosher Dining

Hillel's professionally operated kosher restsurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at subsidized prices from 9:30am-7:00pm. Friday night Shabbat dinner is free.

Options: Hillel meal plan-extra cost

Religious Services

We offer conservative and reform based student led services with support from the Senior Jewish Educator. Friday Shabbat dinner is free to all students. All high holiday services are professionally led and all festive meals are served, including seders and all meals during Passover.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 54%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $11,936
  • Tuition Out-of-State $35,019
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 25% / 8%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Ohio State University Jewish undergraduate students.

Ohio State University

Reva and Sanford Lipson Student Support Fund

The Lipson scholarship provides support for students studying the history and culture of the Jewish people. Up to $2,500 can be awarded to TWO students. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate at Ohio State with continued enrollment the following year. Applicants must have completed at least one Jewish Studies course.

Ohio State University

George and Emily Severinghaus Beck Fund Scholarship

Financial support will be given to two students who wish to attend the summer program at the Vilnius Yiddish Summer Institute in Lithuania. Up to $2,000 is available for up to TWO students. Award given to undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State.

Ohio State University

Charlotte Susan Roth Memorial Fund Essay Contest

Essay topics can include any aspect of Jewish Studies (Bible, language, literature, history, culture of Israel, etc.) Open to any undergraduate or graduate student at Ohio State who has written a paper on a topic related to Jewish Studies. There are first and second cash prizes ($1,000 and $750, respectively).

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