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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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Cameron from Delaware, OH
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS. OSU has the traditional dining halls (which are delicious btw) as well as some restraunt style places like Sloopy's Diner, Woody's Tavern or Mirror Lake Creamery. There are also Markets with salads and pasta bowls and other healthy options.

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  • 5
  • Jonathan
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of dining options on and around campus. Meal plans are flexible and convenient. You can even use your meal plan at many local restaurants for a discount or use Buckeye Cash.

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  • 5
  • Isabel from Park Ridge, IL
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    The food here is amazing! There are many different types of places on campus to get many different types of foods. This year, they are starting to explore more with foods from other cultures. The campus is also in a convenient location to get food if you would like to go somewhere nicer, like somewhere in downtown Columbus.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Columbus, OH
  • Oct-29-2015 I am a current student here

    Food. Food. Food. Important to us all, right? Ohio State has amazing dining halls with so many options! These range from salad bars, to customizing your own sandwiches and burgers, a pasta bar, asian food, lots of fruit, and many options of food that you can take to-go. Another plus is that they are all over campus and each one has different options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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