Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
71
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hispanic
4%
White
68%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
26%
Student Organizations
1430
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
32%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
95%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Brutus Buckeye
School Colors
scarlet and gray
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference
Total Male Athletes
584
Total Female Athletes
562
Intramural Sports
22
Sports Club
70
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Other
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Other
Ohio State University-Main Campus Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.14 Average Rating
It's college food. Some places are better than others. There are two main food plans. Traditional food plans are your scheduled, three meals a day, at certain locations, with unlimited food. There commons also accept the alternate food plan, swipes (or, now as they're called, blocks). One swipe is worth x amount of money, but one meal at traditions is one swipe. Swipes are available to use at all on campus meal locations. Most locations open at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning and close around 8:00 pm on week days. The exceptions are Burrito's Noches, located on North campus, between North Dorms, and is open until 2:00 am. The other place open late is Sloopy's Diner, which is open until 2:30 am on weekdays and 3:30 on weekends. The food is okay, not the best, but not the worst. Also, Kennedy Commons is excellent for allergies. You tell them what you are allergic to, and they make exactly what you want, how you can have it, in front of you. Both North Commons and Kennedy Commons have gluten free and allergy sensitive food. Although you can get things cooked how you want in most food places, Kennedy Commons and North Commons take care of allergies the best.
Amarilis from Newbury, OH
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.
Cameron from Delaware, OH