Live in Columbus
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From incredible restaurants to picturesque parks, concerts and festivals to a thriving, vibrant arts scene, the culture in Columbus is vibrant and exciting.

Live in Columbus

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World-class, worldwide eats

With such a diverse and bright city comes diverse and delicious restaurants: award-winning chefs, stellar food trucks, international markets and more.

Diversity is the spice of life — and the food! 

Columbus is home to a bustling, modern and diverse food scene. Sushi to Turkish coffee, Ethiopian cuisine to Mexican sweet treats, if you’re hungry for it, come try it in Columbus.

Campus food scene

There’s over 100 eateries within steps of campus. Thai? Maybe some Korean or Greek? Vegetarian? Vegan? You can have them all — and you barely have to step foot off the Ohio State Columbus campus.

Your BuckID makes grabbing grub easy

Over 120 establishments off campus accept BuckID as a form of payment. Coffee shops, fine dining, wings, burgers—even bookstores, clothing stores and more. Your BuckID can satisfy any appetite! 

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Renowned arts and culture right at your fingertips

From acclaimed museums to small galleries, history centers, cultural centers — even a cartoon library — Columbus has arts and culture for all.

Discover the Wexner Center for the Arts

Nestled right in the heart of the Ohio State Columbus campus, the Wexner Center for the Arts has one of the most dynamic contemporary programs in the country. Performing arts, films, exhibitions and concerts await your next visit.

High Street and the Short North

It’s only 3 miles (4.8 km) from the heart of campus to the Columbus city center. Students get free access to the city bus that stops at all the shopping, restaurants and jobs along our busy corridor.

Immerse yourself in science

Inspiring everyone from young to old, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in downtown Columbus is a can’t-miss destination. With a planetarium, live shows, ever-changing exhibitions and galleries, it’s an inspirational spot for everyone in the family.

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Sports and games for every interest

Our beloved Buckeyes take center stage with sports in Ohio, but Columbus is home to all sporting events, teams, games and more. Students can get discount tickets with Ohio State D-Tix!

Come meet the Crew

The Columbus Crew, Ohio’s Major League Soccer team, has a massive, die-hard fan base here in Ohio. Playing in the brand-new Field in the heart of downtown, their exciting games and thrilling performances are a sight to behold.

NHL Hockey

The puck drops here with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ohio’s major league hockey team plays in the Arena District which is a mere three miles from campus. And because of the Arena District’s central location in downtown, you’ll find all sorts of things to do before and after the games.

Take me out to the ballgame

The Columbus Clippers, our Minor League Baseball team, are keeping fans at the edge of their seats in the beautiful Huntington Park. Come out and spend a day at the field, catch a fly ball, and watch the players in action.

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Neighborhoods as diverse as their residents

Columbus boasts a huge variety of all different types of neighborhoods and communities—and off-campus housing services can help you find your next favorite place to live.

The seasons pass, the years will roll

Experience all four seasons, from colorful fall days to warm summer nights, to the chirping of birds in the spring. Winter’s chilly walks, leaf peeping in the fall — the seasons here have it all.

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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