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This is your life as an Ohio State student

August 05, 2019

Wondering what makes The Ohio State University so great for its students? We have the answers.

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A group of Ohio State students meet for a study session in the Thompson Library

Ohio State has more than 200 majors to choose from, a number that increases exponentially when you factor in its Personalized Study Program that enables you to design your own major.

Here are 5 of the most-asked questions, answered.

1. How many majors does Ohio State have, and where can I find them?

A lot. Like, over 200 majors to choose from. And with the Personalized Study Program allowing you to design your own major, those 200 options increase exponentially.

Not quite sure what you’re into yet? We are committed to helping you find the best fit — and still graduate on time. Thinking about pre-law or pre-med? STEM? Yeah, we have options for you. So dive in a take a look at all Ohio State has to offer you. We guarantee you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for.

Learn more about majors and programs


2. What are the residence halls like?

Short answer: Awesome.

Longer answer: Awesome, and here’s why. One-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, “I never thought college life would be like this” residence halls.

Convenient access to classes, gatherings, social events, the ‘Shoe and, of course, The Oval. Dedicated learning communities living together to achieve the same goal. The ability to drive your academics through our learning communities. Countless ways to make lifelong friends, lasting memories and get involved. And so. much. more.

Learn more about residence halls

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3. Is the food any good?

From Korean tacos to fettuccini Alfredo, there is an incredible campus spot to grab just about any kind of food you can imagine.

Have a restricted diet? Peanut allergy? Vegan? Never fear. You can even sort the huge list of restaurants by diet and allergy. Too tired or swamped to go out? There are even places that will deliver to you. So dig in.

Learn more about dining options 


An overhead view of the Ohio State student involvement fair shows hundreds of excited Buckeyes mingle on the Oval

Ohio State offers students more than 1,000 organizations to get involved with and pursue your passions.

4. What is there to do? How can I get involved here?

Really, this question should be, “How do I even decide what to do?!” An unparalleled education is just the start here at Ohio State.

We boast over 1,000 student organizations, incredible volunteering opportunities, custom-built residence halls designed for your success and more. Plus, the Columbus campus sits right in the heart of the city, so that opens up an entire other world of activity possibilities.

Learn more about life on campus


5. How am I going to pay for all of this?

College is a big investment (with huge returns, of course). But Ohio State is here to help you navigate the financial waters. From various forms of financial aid to so many scholarships, we’re striving to make higher education attainable for all. 

Plus, both our in-state and out-of-state tuitions are among the lowest in the Big Ten. So that certainly doesn’t hurt.

Learn more about cost and aid