Getting into college is getting more and more difficult and more and more expensive. Great combo, right? Business Insider outlined the smartest public universities in a list of schools that “offer brainpower and affordability.” Ohio State is near the top of the 104 smartest public colleges at no. 11. The average SAT score for an Ohio State student (Columbus campus) is 1300. If you are holding an Ohio State degree, it’s probably more valuable than you think…although Georgia Tech’s might be a bit more valuable than that.