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Why Ohio State? Well ...

From amazing academics to a thriving city at your fingertips, we answer that question with four simple reasons.

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

Ohio State students benefit from an incredibly comprehensive university located in one of the country's great growing metropolitan areas.

There’s no getting around it. Choosing a college is hard. There are so many things to take into consideration — especially when it comes to your future.

That’s why we wanted to take a minute to put your mind at ease. Tell you a little bit more about ourselves and why we think you're a perfect fit for Ohio State's Class of 2024. 

Now, don’t get us wrong. We’re not usually ones to brag, but:

1. Ohio State is an incredibly comprehensive university with top-ranked and expansive programs.

2. Our community’s spirit and pride create a unique and welcoming environment.

  • Ohio State students come from every state and more than 100 countries. Yet with all of our differences, we find a home here as Buckeyes.
  • Once you’re in, you’re a Buckeye for life. And with more than half a million alumni around the world, that’s a big family (and professional network *wink*).
  • Our academic and learning communities help students build relationships in smaller groups that lead to exploration, service and leadership development.

3. Your fellow Buckeyes are dedicated to helping you navigate all that Ohio State has to offer.

4. Oh, and did we mention how incredible Columbus is?

  • Columbus is the nation’s 14th largest (bigger than San Francisco) city, but it’s still affordable, friendly and easy to get around.
  • Ohio’s capital city is consistently named a top place to live and work, and its booming economy (and proximity to brainy talent at Ohio State) attracts tech startups and entrepreneurs doing innovative research
  • Columbus is your instant incubator for career experience. Find internships and jobs with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits.

There you have it. What do you think? Can you see your incredibly vibrant, world-changing future starting here?

Because after all of that, we think instead of asking, “Why Ohio State?”, the real question is, “Why NOT Ohio State?”