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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
  • 5
  • Lisa from Charlotte, NC
  • Jul-28-2015 I am a current student here

    There are several types of dining locations around campus that cater to every type of student. We have the traditional buffet style locations as well as tons of markets and shops. There is even a sit-down restaurant (that I personally work at) where you can use your meal plan. There truly are endless options when it comes to food.

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  • 5
  • Buckeye Since '99, UT
  • Jul-10-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have an amazing meal plans at OSU they're very affordable, I've done a lot of research on them because every college student knows that food is very important.

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  • 5
  • Erek
  • May-04-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It's great when your in the middle of Columbus, so your options are endless.

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  • 5
  • Anthony from Draper, UT
  • Mar-23-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    With changes coming soon in the dining program, I can't really comment on how it is right now. There is a nice range of outside food nearby, so explore that as well as the Ohio State dining options.

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  • 5
  • William from Draper, UT
  • Mar-23-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The new dining plan is certainly nicer than the block system currently in use. I'm looking forward to seeing what's new. The BuckID will be well used.

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  • 4
  • Karley from Amherst, OH
  • Mar-20-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Meal plans are accommodating and flexible. Plans are available for just about anyone.

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  • 4
  • Minh-Chau from Centerville, OH
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is good, it just gets old after a while because it's the same thing all the time. But there are a lot of options based on how far you want to walk. Also, vegetarian options.

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  • 3
  • Paul from Orlando, Fl
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is pretty good and if you get tired of it you can always go off campus where you can find a pretty wide variety of places to eat, the majority of which accept buckeye cash

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lisa from Charlotte, NC
  • Jul-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not a major part of the social scene as with some southern schools. Only about 15% of our student body is part of greek life. Those of my friends who are in greek life have absolutely loved it.

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  • 0
  • Michaela from Wadsworth, OH
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Yeah, it's big here. I'm not involved... but Greek houses sure are known for having parties every single weekend.

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  • 0
  • Cody from Mason, OH
  • Nov-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a part of the Greek life but some of my friends love what there is to offer. What I love about Ohio State is that it is a big school so there are plenty of Greek options if you want that but at no way do you feel left out if you decide not to.

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  • 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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