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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
  • Cameron from Delaware, OH
  • 5
  • I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus, which I was not too thrilled about when my friends were living in the newly remodeled dorms on South Campus.…

  • Dec-19-2015 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
  • Lisa from Charlotte, NC
  • 5
  • Most of the dorms are nice and renovated, and the ones that are not are being worked on to be updated. The facilities are well maintained and most of the…

  • Jul-28-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Payton from Crown Point, IN
  • Dec-11-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I have never ate here, but the food looks delicious. I can smell it through the screen.

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  • 5
  • Alex from Amelia, OH
  • May-05-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There was a very wide variety of food choices on campus, as well as meal plan options.

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  • 5
  • Anvar from Dayton, OH
  • Apr-30-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are different fast food restaurants and food services available at OSU.

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  • 5
  • Lauren from Dayton, OH
  • Jan-03-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    When visiting, I chose to eat on campus to see what the food was like, and I was impressed! There are a number of small diners/restaurants on campus as well.

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  • 4
  • Vivianne from Wyandotte, MI
  • Dec-20-2016 I am a past student here

    There are a few places on campus that you can grab a bite to eat, though most of them are fast food. You can have the money loaded to your student ID so no need to walk around with cash or credit cards. If you crave something wholesome you could walk on High Street and there are a bunch of great restaurants. Your pick!

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  • 4
  • Gabrielle from Portsmouth, OH
  • Dec-19-2016 I am a current student here

    I personally love the food on campus. There are tons of options and no matter where you are, there is a cafe or dining hall within a short distance. It just gets expensive, whether you have a meal plan or not.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Hamilton, OH
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    The food here is a lot better than expected, even with the precedent told that college food is far superior to high school cafeteria food. There's a wide variety of options not only in what to eat but where to get food at. From buffet-style dining halls to markets to even food trucks, Ohio State has got dining covered.

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  • 5
  • Olivia from Belding, MI
  • Sep-04-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are so many food options around campus and there are different types of restaurants, like buffet-style, table service, ect.

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  • 5
  • woodsfield, oh
  • Jul-29-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    thanks to my cousin, i was able to eat at one of the "tradition" dining areas. out of all the college visits i have went to, i ended up being disappointed in them. i was not disappointed with ohio state. they had so much food, good food, like moms cooking food. i can't forget to mention here that all you can eat, with breakfast all day, and certain days they have like foreign foods offered. the food in my opinion is something to consider because if you are gonna live there, you might as well have a good meal.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Gabrielle from Portsmouth, OH
  • Dec-19-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is popular at this school. There is a wide variety of sororities/fraternities to choose from if you wish to partake in Greek life. It's a great way to meet people who have the same attitudes and interests as you.

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  • 0
  • Joseph from Hamilton, OH
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of fraternities and sororities for those that are interested, and they're well-accepted on campus for the most part. One of the OSU-affiliated restaurants, Sloopy's Diner, even has a dish named after one of the sororities.

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  • 0
  • samantha from smithville, oh
  • May-16-2016 I am a current student here

    i personally am not in greek life, but from what i've seen there are the obvious party clubs. but there are also the clubs that are truly dedicated to the desired major your in. its all preferential.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Columbus, OH
  • Oct-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is important to many on campus. Not only do we have social fraternities and sororities but we have academic ones as well. I am in an academic one, which is the only pre-health sorority in the nation. Some social ones may not be interesting to people, therefore, I would highly recommend the academic ones!

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  • 0
  • Nadia
  • Oct-29-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm an initiate with Kappa Phi Kappa.This is a coed fraternity geared for students who are interested in Education and becoming teachers. You don't have to be an education major *I major in Linguistics* The meetings tend to go over the newsletter and have someone present an educational organization for people to participate in. Going to the socials and fundraisers has let me meet more members, and they are really nice!

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  • 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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