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Ohio State University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,559 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $520,638)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $165,427)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 116 109 Yes -
Baseball 29 - Yes Yes
Basketball 12 14 Yes Yes
Diving 3 4 - -
Fencing 22 17 Yes -
Field Hockey - 19 Yes -
Football 103 - Yes -
Golf 15 6 - Yes
Gymnastics 22 15 Yes -
Ice Hockey 29 27 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 24 32 Yes -
Rowing - 103 Yes -
Soccer 27 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 Yes Yes
Swimming 43 32 - -
Synchronized Swimming - 23 - -
Tennis 11 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball 24 15 Yes Yes
Wrestling 32 - Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 7.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 50
Liquor Law Violation 345
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 13
Property Crime 182
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Amarilis from Newbury, OH
  • 4
  • Ohio State's main campus dorm life is split into three areas: North, South, and West. North campus is mostly comprised of upperclassmen (sophomores through graduate students), and has quad style…

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  • Cameron from Delaware, OH
  • 5
  • I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus, which I was not too thrilled about when my friends were living in the newly remodeled dorms on South Campus.…

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  • Elise from Honolulu, HI
  • 3
  • When you do roommate agreement contracts with your fellow roommates, make sure to bring up EVERYTHING that concerns or bothers you, or you may regret it later. I had a…

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  • Lisa from Charlotte, NC
  • 5
  • Most of the dorms are nice and renovated, and the ones that are not are being worked on to be updated. The facilities are well maintained and most of the…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Abbey from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    So many options. Meal swipes or have money put on your student ID. Or both! Dining halls, restaurants, starbucks...

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  • 4
  • Alina from Warren, OH
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Being that Columbus is a city, you'll find pretty much everything you could imagine in the city or right outside of it. The Polaris District in Westerville, Ohio, particularly, has about a million different options available, and it's only about 15 minutes (driving) from campus.

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  • 5
  • Hannah - Cincinnati, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The dining choices on campus are so diverse and they serve quality food. You will never go hungry with you meal plan and there is such a variety of food choices, you will never get bored with what you are eating.

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  • 3
  • Destiny from Palmdale, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There are sooo many options, but after two years you do start to get tired of it. There have been some health code issues, but most of them minor. The food is decent, and will still make you miss your mom's cooking, but is still pretty good.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Columbus, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are good options for on campus dining, but most of them are located very close to each other, and they aren't open late on weekends. The food is good for college food, but there isn't much variety in the different options.

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  • 5
  • Alex from Amelia, OH
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There was a very wide variety of food choices on campus, as well as meal plan options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Gabrielle from Portsmouth, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is popular at this school. There is a wide variety of sororities/fraternities to choose from if you wish to partake in Greek life. It's a great way to meet people who have the same attitudes and interests as you.

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  • 0
  • Joseph from Hamilton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of fraternities and sororities for those that are interested, and they're well-accepted on campus for the most part. One of the OSU-affiliated restaurants, Sloopy's Diner, even has a dish named after one of the sororities.

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  • 0
  • samantha from smithville, oh
  • I am a current student here

    i personally am not in greek life, but from what i've seen there are the obvious party clubs. but there are also the clubs that are truly dedicated to the desired major your in. its all preferential.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Columbus, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is important to many on campus. Not only do we have social fraternities and sororities but we have academic ones as well. I am in an academic one, which is the only pre-health sorority in the nation. Some social ones may not be interesting to people, therefore, I would highly recommend the academic ones!

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  • 0
  • Nadia
  • I am a current student here

    I'm an initiate with Kappa Phi Kappa.This is a coed fraternity geared for students who are interested in Education and becoming teachers. You don't have to be an education major *I major in Linguistics* The meetings tend to go over the newsletter and have someone present an educational organization for people to participate in. Going to the socials and fundraisers has let me meet more members, and they are really nice!

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