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The Ohio State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,559 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $520,638)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $165,427)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 116 109 Yes -
Baseball 29 - Yes Yes
Basketball 12 14 Yes Yes
Diving 3 4 - -
Fencing 22 17 Yes -
Field Hockey - 19 Yes -
Football 103 - Yes -
Golf 15 6 - Yes
Gymnastics 22 15 Yes -
Ice Hockey 29 27 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 24 32 Yes -
Rowing - 103 Yes -
Soccer 27 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 Yes Yes
Swimming 43 32 - -
Synchronized Swimming - 23 - -
Tennis 11 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball 24 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 32 - Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 7.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 50
Liquor Law Violation 345
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 13
Property Crime 182
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Amarilis from Newbury, OH
  • 4
  • Ohio State's main campus dorm life is split into three areas: North, South, and West. North campus is mostly comprised of upperclassmen (sophomores through graduate students), and has quad style…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More
  • Elise from Honolulu, HI
  • 3
  • When you do roommate agreement contracts with your fellow roommates, make sure to bring up EVERYTHING that concerns or bothers you, or you may regret it later. I had a…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Margaret from Dublin, OH
  • 2
  • the dorms are fun because of the people, but they are all very old and dirty. the are also far away from everything because the campus is so big.…

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Landon
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Many options to eat on campus. A lot of convenient options.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Loveland, OH
  • Oct-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is endless food and dining options at The Ohio State. First off the restaurants all surrounding the campus was just endless. The part I found great about those was that you can pay for your meal using your meal plan. The meal plan options given are great, offering an option to fit anyone's need. The dining halls are very clean and offer many choices for students there.

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  • 5
  • Ohioan
  • Oct-04-2014 I am a past student here

    OSU provides a great selection of food at their dining facilities. They cater to most diets (including vegan) and are very conscious of others' potential allergies. I thought the food tasted pretty good and the dining plans are reasonable. The best part is you can choose from multiple locations should you not like the menu of your closest dining hall. They also have fun hometown-like specialties like coffee shops, delis, an ice cream parlor, and a 1950's style diner. They also do a great job at keeping the dining halls from feeling like a high school lunch room.

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  • 5
  • Katiana from Oakland Park, FL
  • Sep-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus, no matter where you are. Three main places to eat are Morrill Commons, Kennedy Commons, and North Commons. They are on three different parts of campus, and are all you can eat. Students generally don't have to worry about paying for food because there are meal plans that you choose when completing your housing contract. You can also put money on your id card which you can use at some off campus locations.

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  • 5
  • Paige from Powell, OH
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    OSU has an abundance of food and dining options on and off campus. On campus, I believe there are 26 dining halls and food vendors that the students have access to with their meal plan. The food at these locations varies from traditional dining halls, to bakeries, to burritos. The quality of the food is good, you just have to find your favorite places. Off campus there is a ridiculous amount of food options. All along high street there are probably about a hundred restaurants. If you name a casual dining place, there is a good chance that it is located within walking distance from your dorm. Also, just outside campus there is a variety of places just a short drive or bus ride in Downtown Columbus, the Short North, or German Village. Really when it comes to food at OSU, the possibilities are endless.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from Glenwood, MD
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food quality at most places is par at best, but there are a few diamonds in the rough. Oxleys by the Numbers and Mirror Lake Creamery/Grille have the best food on campus hands down. The burgers and subs are amazing and Oxley kills it with the breakfast food. The commons on the other hand could definitely use some work, but for the most part I assume our food is better than most other colleges.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Landon
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Tons of greek life. A few streets are dedicated to frat and sorority houses.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Glenwood, MD
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Seems a lot bigger than I thought. So far I feel like in order for some girls to accept talking to guys, those guys have to be in a frat; this I find stupid but can't win em all. In reality though it seems the social scene of this campus is at the bars.

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  • 0
  • Ian from Dublin, OH
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is small enough where you can have fun not participating in it, but large enough that you can have an awesome experience. That's all I can say without getting too personal.

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  • 0
  • Go Bucks! :)
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    I never participated but I did have many friends in greek life and they love it! They are all still very active even after graduation.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Hudson, OH
  • Feb-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Not a large part of OSU, but it's definitely growing and a worthwhile experience for leadership, service, social life, and connections.

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  • 0
  • Laila from Swanton, OH
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is not as big of a deal here than it is on other places. Do a decent amount of people do it, yes? But honestly it's not that dominant. I walk around campus and only know if people are Greek when I see letters, and even then sometimes it's not Social Greek Life, it's Professional Fraternities, etc.

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