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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
40,851
Total Undergrads
Including 3,559 Part-time
6,672
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

16
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $520,638)
16
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

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 4
  • paul
  • Apr-12-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have a variety of foods. It is amazing. it is delicious.

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  • 4
  • Lawrence from Columbus, OH
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Marketplace and fresh express are great. Sloopy's is also great. Overall the campus is surrounded by great restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Dillon from Waldo, OH
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is literally EVERYTHING in Columbus to choose from, but if you wanted to stay on campus there's still plenty of food halls with pretty good food. Also there are a lot of 3rd party food vendors around campus that take Blocks (university money)

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  • 5
  • Ian from Dublin, OH
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Ohio State is amazing. There are so many different places to go where you can use the meal plan. There are traditional dining buffets, marketplaces, grocery stores, and other places to eat. Also, $150 is added to your BuckID (student ID card) that you can use at participating food vendors in the area. High Street borders the East side of campus and has a ton of places to eat.

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  • 4
  • Tyler from Marblehead, OH
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of different options on campus! There's literally every kind of food you can think of somewhere on campus.

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  • 3
  • Evan from Hilliard, OH
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I also can't say much for the food because I commute, but I've heard that it's much better than my previous schools, and they had gourmet food.

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  • 4
  • Courtney from Medina, OH
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    There are definitely a lot of dining locations, but the menus don't really vary much from place to place. The coffee shops have all the same drinks. They have the same sandwiches throughout all of campus. General Tso's Chicken is everywhere. But they are very accommodating to vegetarians, and will work with you to accommodate dietary allergies.

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  • 5
  • Go Bucks! :)
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    There are tons of options for dining on campus. Plus, the OSU campus is really close to downtown, the short north, upper arlington... all of these areas have great dining and the bus will take you there. There is also lots of non-university dining within walking distance on campus. Even after graduating, I still drive down there to get some of my favorites.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Raihaan from Wayne, PA
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Greek Life has changed my college experience. Greek Life takes a big campus and puts you in a community of likeminded individuals who are looking to enjoy themselves and form a bond with their respective brothers and sisters.

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