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.
- If you want to double major, change majors, explore majors or create your own, we got you! We can also help prepare you for graduate and professional programs.
- Our faculty will challenge you and bring you into their work, instilling you with confidence and hands-on learning. You’ll interact with them in the classroom, in research labs and even in your residence hall.
- State-of-the-art technology through our Digital Flagship Initiative allows you to connect with your classmates and faculty in new ways.
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.
- You’re more than your major. Mix academics with social and personal interests to round out the whole you. Get involved in one of our big student initiatives, like Hackathon, Buckeyethon, SÕL-CON, the Brain Health Hack or the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
- How do we prepare you for your next step after graduation? Experiences. A thriving and global academic community. A big university in a big city. People and ideas that challenge you. Complex issues that need your vision. All as part of your first-year experience, and you carry them through to our one-of-a-kind Second Year Transformational Experience Program.
- Ohio State offers exceptional value for many families. Students get to work with world-class faculty, share a global alumni network and benefit from the reputation of a leader in knowledge creation and problem solving.
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?”