Ohio State is on a 1,693-acre campus in the urban setting of Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Ohio State has fraternities and sororities.
Ohio State has the Basketball Therapy Club. In fact, more students participate in the Basketball Therapy Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Ohio State include Vinyl Club, Society of Physics Students, Pre-Veterinary Physics Students and Sports Business Association.
Ohio State students' favorite campus traditions are Welcome Week, Student Involvement Fair and BuckeyeThon.
This table offers information on housing at Ohio State.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||32%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||68%|
Ohio State offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Ohio State students live off campus. In 2022, 32% of undergrads at Ohio State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ohio State.
Ohio State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Ohio State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Ohio State:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Gymnastics||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Riflery||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
The Ohio State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Ohio State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Ohio State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Ohio State, take Interstates 71/70 and State Rt. 315 to Columbus, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Glenn Columbus International airport.
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