Explore the Columbus Ohio campus
Columbus, Ohio

Discover more about Ohio’s growing capital city and Ohio State’s Columbus campus location.

Explore the Columbus Ohio campus

So where is The Ohio State University located?

Our main campus is located in Columbus, the center of the great state of Ohio, and Columbus is lively and large. We are a land grant university, so we have a presence all over the state, including five regional campuses and research facilities.

Learn and work in the heart of an active city

The benefits of having a city like Columbus right outside your door are countless: job opportunities, the arts, culture, nightlife, incredible restaurants and more.

Boundless job opportunities and internships nearby

  • Columbus is home to five Fortune 500 companies and 16 Fortune 1000 companies.  
  • Intel is investing in the region by building two leading-edge chip factories.
  • Excellent companies like Nationwide, Chase, L Brands, Cardinal Health, Huntington are hiring. 
  • With so many places for meaningful employment, finding a career you love right out of college happens here in Columbus. 

Brimming with potential

  • Columbus is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. 
  • The New York Times said it’s, “One of the best places for Gen Z.”  
  • We’re ranked #1 among the largest Midwest metros for job growth, population growth and wage growth.  
  • We’re a #1 opportunity city for startups.
largest city in the U.S.

With more people than San Francisco, Columbus is a major metropolitan area in the U.S.

Top 30
cities for minority entrepreneurs

From restaurants to fashion to music and more, Columbus is home to a plethora of minority-owned and operated businesses. 

Top 10
cities for new grads

Live. Work. Play. With so much to do, great neighborhoods and a strong job market, Columbus is a great place to earn a living and live well. 

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Get to know Columbus

See yourself in our fun city. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Ohio State’s Columbus campus or the city of Columbus itself, here are things to consider.

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