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Welcome to Columbus!

The nation's best-kept secret

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. 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 fun and horizon-broadening effects of a vibrant cultural scene, the role Columbus plays in a student’s education is immeasurable. 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.

Learn more: lifeincbus.com.


Explore Columbus at a discount with D-Tix

D-Tix (located at the Ohio Union Info Desk) offers students discounted or free tickets to performances, sporting events and trips that take place in and around town. Browse some D-Tix venues:

Shop, eat, experience   

Shop
Columbus offers unique neighborhood shopping and great malls.

Eat
Find lots of variety close to campus.

Experience
Like any good-sized city, the more you dig, the more you find. Start digging here:

Travel time to/from Columbus

Columbus is centrally located, with an international airport and easy access to national freeways (I-70 and I-71). Many other terrific U.S. cities are just a short flight or drive away. (Chart gives approximate hours.)

 
By plane
By car
Atlanta, GA        
1.5
9.75
Boston, MA
1.75
12
Chicago, IL
1
5
Cincinnati, OH
<1
2
Cleveland, OH
<1
2.5
Dallas, TX
2
17
Houston, TX
2.75
19.5
Los Angeles, CA
4
36
Miami, FL
3
19
Minneapolis, MN
2
12
New York City, NY
1.5
8.5
Philadelphia, PA
1.5
6
Pittsburgh, PA
<1
3.5
St. Louis, MO
1
7
Seattle, WA
4.5
38
Toledo, OH
<1
3
Washington, DC
1
6.5


Weather

Annual temperatures in central Ohio range from 20° F (-7° C) in December and January to 85° F (30° C) in June through August, and there are four distinct seasons. Check the current weather.

 
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