The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University in Columbus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive universities, and a leader among land-grant institutions. More than 58,000 students select from 15 colleges, 200 undergraduate majors, and 250 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs.
As one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State’s impressive growth in research expenditures and its commitment to excellence in research reflect the vitality, creativity and hard work of the university’s dedicated scholars. Home to more than 220 centers and institutes, the university has achieved world-class status in such areas as global climate change, materials research, electromagnetics, cancer research, infectious diseases, agbioproducts and imaging.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, Ohio State embraces the value of integrating international dimensions across campus, pursuing international partnerships and preparing students to excel in the global marketplace.
Ohio State’s campus in Columbus sits within the nation’s 15th largest city, and Ohio’s capital, which has been recognized as an emerging hub for high-tech companies, and a center for the arts, education and health care.
Ohio’s capital is a friendly city of sleek high-rises and historic, century-old buildings along the banks of the Scioto River. Its attractions range from a rich performing arts scene to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, lush gardens, amiable neighborhoods, trendy hot spots, and hundreds of restaurants, cafes and galleries.
Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), four historic downtown theatres, Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space in the historic Lazarus building, and a wide range of local festivals, farm markets and cultural events, as well as professional and collegiate sports. The Arena District boasts varied restaurants, nightspots and hotels, and the fashionable Short North is filled with galleries, eateries, boutiques and a favorite local ice cream shop.
Columbus offers a rich arts scene with professional arts organizations that include OhioDance, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Met, Columbus Dance Theatre, Opera Columbus, CATCO, King Arts Complex, Columbus Museum of Art, Wild Goose Creative and more.