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What makes Ohio State so great

March 12, 2018

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Choosing a college is — well, it’s not easy. When it comes to finding the right college for you, there are so many options and opportunities.

Yet at Ohio State, your opportunities are endless. No matter what your interests are, this campus has something for you. Curricular, extracurricular, educational, recreational, vocational… You name it. Plus, your family is about to get a whole lot bigger with our network of more than 500,000 living alumni. Now that’s a serious amount of connections.

It was tough to narrow it down, but we’ve compiled our top 5 reasons to be a Buckeye.

  1. Our campus has it all. A top notch rec center that’s definitely not just a “gym.” All-encompassing residence halls that are more than just a place to live — they’re a place to learn. A 21st-century library. A student union that’s truly yours. And always-updated campus learning spaces.
  2. Want to get involved? You name it, we’ve got it. More than 1,000 student organizations means a place for everyone. From Quidditch Club to Students for Recycling, Ohio State makes it easy for students to find their niche.
  3. Our history and traditions are big. We bleed scarlet and gray, especially during our Beat Michigan Week — one of the biggest rivalries in college football. Brutus Buckeye, our 50-year-old mascot, is engrained in Buckeye tradition, and dotting the “i” in Script Ohio is considered the honor of a lifetime.
  4. But our culture isn’t all football. You can explore our one-of-a-kind cartoon library. Maybe you want to work and learn alongside thought leaders in our a brand new, cutting edge chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry building. And while you’re at it, why not contribute to life-changing cancer research and discover at our seriously amazing, award-winning cancer hospital.
  5. Whatever your passion, we can support it. Ohio State continues to make groundbreaking discoveries, contribute to incredible research and pay forward like no other university. This is a place where you can combine your passion with purpose — and make a lasting, positive difference in the world.

And that’s just the beginning. We didn’t even touch on the actual campus itself, and how its ever-changing and inspiring layout is breathtaking.

The Ohio Union
The Ohio Union
The RPAC -- Ohio State's rec center
The RPAC -- Ohio State's rec center
Wexner Center for the Arts
Thompson Library

So, you know… Just think about it. See for yourself by scheduling a campus tour. Do yourself a favor when you’re in town and check out some other amazing things Columbus has to offer. Because this is an institution where tradition meets change, and where passion meets education.

Why just read about what makes Ohio State great, when you can be what makes Ohio State so great?