We <3 Columbus

Imagine the innovation at Ohio State stretching out in every direction. That's Columbus.

​For a student, a university’s location is almost as important as its programs. And it would be hard to find a city that offers more than Columbus.

5 reasons why we love Columbus

1. The best and brightest minds are coveted here.

The Ohio State campus is located near downtown Columbus, acting as a catalyst for the cultural and entrepreneurial vitality the city is known for. You'll find urban cool next to historic neighborhoods, groundbreaking artists and technology entrepreneurs, innovative startups and global enterprises.

2. The welcome mat is rolled out for students.

Programs like D-Tix give students the chance to experience life in Columbus on a budget. Use your unlimited-access city bus pass to check out the Gallery Hop in the Short North Arts District, or to head to Dime-a-Dog night with the Columbus Clippers (a minor-league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) in the Arena District. Rent a bike or car on campus and head to a diner in Old North Columbus or to get another stamp on your Columbus Coffee Trail card.

3. Build a great resume – then a great career.

Whether its internships at Fortune 500 companies, hands-on experience at one of the world’s biggest research institutes, meaningful positions in state government or just the horizon-broadening effects of a vibrant cultural scene, the role Columbus plays in a student’s education is immeasurable. The city helps our students gain real-world experiences before they even graduate. And with one of the best job markets in the Midwest, Columbus isn’t just a great place to get a degree, it’s also a great place to use it.

4. There's so much to explore.

Near you on campus, you'll find the historic Newport Music Hall and the Schottenstein Center, giving you access to the newest emerging bands and global superstars. You're a short bus ride to neighborhoods packed with entertainment (see #2). Feeling outdoorsy? Try one of 15 metro parks or more than 85 miles of bike trails (the Olentangy Greenway Trail runs along the Olentangy River, and right through campus). Visit Experience Columbus for things to do, where to stay, the food scene and more.

5. It's just a cool place to be.

You can describe Columbus in two words — open and smart. It's a technology center where world-changing innovations are born. It's a multicultural community that welcomes new residents from every country and culture. You'll hear 109 languages spoken here. National Geographic explains Why all the cool kids love Columbus, Ohio.

​​Columbus named World's Most Intelligent City

Columbus is ranked as a top 5 city for new college graduates looking to start a career.

(LinkedIn and Trulia)

"Hello high school juniors and seniors. I'm speaking specifically to you today," starts Ben's blog titled, "Top 10 reasons to choose Ohio State." (#5 is Columbus.) Ben is a Buckeyes Blogger majoring in English whose favorite living creatures are puppies, penguins and Buckeyes.

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