The Ohio State University—Columbus

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University—Columbus

Columbus, OH

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You’ll love Columbus!

Columbus is a top-ranked city with a young, educated workforce and vibrant cultural scene. You can build a great resumé of experiences right here in the capital city. When you’re ready to have fun, you’ll find neighborhoods packed with entertainment.

A beautiful campus in a dynamic city
As one of the most vital and vibrant institutions in the nation, The Ohio State University is a hub of innovation and culture. Men and women from all walks of life and all corners of the globe come here to discover new things about the world and themselves. Students go on to new opportunities having nurtured their ambitions, honed their skills, and developed lifelong friendships.

Ohio State’s Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive, where more than 53,000 undergraduate students select from more than 200 majors and over 500 specializations.

So, why consider Ohio State?

Ohio State graduates have a competitive advantage 
If you’re looking for strong career preparation or admission to graduate or professional school, consider a university positioned to deliver résumé-building internships and co-ops, hands-on research experiences, character-building overseas study, and an alumni network with influence around the world. 

In their survey of corporate recruiters, The Wall Street Journal ranked Ohio State 12th in the nation for the most sought-after graduates in the job market.

Ohio State invests in strong students
Ohio State awards a variety of merit awards to outstanding students. Visit for descriptions of scholarships, including the National Buckeye Scholarship, worth $13,500 per year to qualified students from out of state.

We’re a university of student-centered communities 
Conventional wisdom says a successful student at a large university finds a niche. Think of Ohio State as a university of niches—communities where students with common interests live, study, travel, and have fun together. For those engaged in diversity-based service and leadership, the Morrill Scholarship Program offers financial awards and enrichment opportunities to exceptional students. Students in any major may join University Honors or one of our theme-based Scholars programs to interact with an accomplished, close-knit community of peers, take part in service and travel opportunities, develop ties with top faculty, and live in designated Honors and Scholars housing.

In addition, Learning Communities are residential programs that contribute to your academic success by providing opportunities to explore a particular academic or career field or personal interest alongside peers, faculty, and staff.

Ohio State is a smart investment
By delivering outstanding academic quality and opportunities for the price, Ohio State provides an excellent return on your tuition investment. Ohio State is consistently ranked among Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges.” 

We’ve got spirit, yes we do
There’s school spirit, and then there’s Buckeye spirit. With more than half a million living alumni in the world, joining the Buckeye community means tapping into a worldwide network of allies who share a common bond and love of all things Scarlet and Gray.

Columbus: smart and open
The role Columbus plays in a student’s education is immeasurable. The city helps our students gain real-world experiences before they even graduate. And with one of the best job markets in the Midwest, Columbus isn’t just a great place to get a degree; it’s a great place to use it. 

Thanks to our diverse range of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, innovative start-ups, and thriving small businesses, Columbus consistently ranks as a top city for new grads and job growth. 

Plus, Columbus offers all the cultural perks you would expect from a major city—active arts and music scenes, professional sports teams, 19 metro parks and more than 230 miles of greenways trails, and diverse neighborhoods for shopping and dining. 

A great first year
We place special emphasis on each student’s first year. First Year Experience at Ohio State ranks among the nation’s best programs leading to academic success, according to U.S. News & World Report.

FYE Programs and Resources
• Success Series: Interactive sessions on finances, time management, debt management, health and wellness, diversity, and more
• Buckeyes First: A program designed just for first-year, first-generation students.
• Summer programs: Adventure, leadership, and early-arrival programs designed to ease the transition to college 

Visit to find out more about featured events and FYE resources. 


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Ranked #1 among Ohio public institutions and #17 among all public institutions nationwide | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #7 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” among national public universities | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #12 for “most sought-after graduates” | Wall Street Journal’s survey of corporate recruiters

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  • “Ohio State really provided me with the tools I needed to be successful in a professional setting, not only from a skill set point of view but from a social point of view.”

    • Madison Mundy ’19
      Strategic Communications
  • "I found a vast amount of opportunities for student involvement at Ohio State. There are so many places to find a network that’ll uplift you and help you realize your goals.”

    • Roaya Higazi ’21
      City & Regional Planning
  • “I love the community I’ve found. It’s easy for orientation leaders to tell you that this large school feels small, but it’s amazing to experience that phenomenon for yourself.”

    • David Carlton ’21
      Economics and Political Science
  • “The cool thing about Ohio State is the student population is incredibly diverse and it’s easy to find a community around your interests. There’s an incredible depth and breadth of expertise here, and mentors and faculty are abundantly accessible.”

    • Kai McKinney ’21
      Industrial Design