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 (6.2%*)
45,140 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

350 Jewish Students (2.4%*)
14,417 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
  • 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 $12,485
  • Tuition Out-of-State $36,722
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 25% / 7%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

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Related Scholarships

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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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Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn Education Abroad Scholarship Fund

Financial support is available for study at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Preference given to students attending Hebrew U for the entire academic year. Award is contingent on acceptance to Hebrew U and Ohio State approval of student travel to Israel. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Ohio State.Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 deadline 2/24/2020

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Leah Metchnick Godofsky and Martin R. Godofsky Scholarship

Upon consultation with the faculty, the Student Awards Committee of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University will award $500 annually to one deserving undergraduate student enrolled in courses of Jewish study at the university level. This award is nominated by faculty and does not require an application.

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Columbus OH 43201 US
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