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Ohio State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
34%
Average Housing Costs
$11,706/ year
Poll
66%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.261 responses
Poll
68%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.480 responses

Food

Campus Food
A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 879 responses
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  • Union Market
    17%
  • Mirror Lake: Creamery and Grille
    15%
  • Marketplace
    15%
  • Sloopy's Diner
    14%
  • RPAC
    9%
  • Oxleys: by the Numbers
    8%
  • Kennedy Commons
    8%
74%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.264 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 256 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    55%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    42%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    1%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
76%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.318 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 210 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    35%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    10%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 243 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    19%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    60%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    10%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 479 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    50%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    47%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    3%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    0%
Men's Varsity Sports
Diving, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Gymnastics, Soccer, Baseball, Fencing, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Swimming, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Diving, Golf, Tennis, Fencing, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Softball, Synchronized Swimming, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Swimming, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 504 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • The Ohio State University Marching Band
    15%
  • Script Ohio
    13%
  • Carmen
    11%
  • MIRROR LAKE JUMP
    8%
  • Involvement Fair
    8%
  • Ichigan Game Week
    7%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 279 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    13%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    61%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    15%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    4%
  • Parties? What parties?
    8%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 158 responses
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  • OSU-Michigan game
    56%
  • The mirror lake jump
    20%
  • Michigan Week
    8%
  • ChittShow, a block party on Chittenden Ave
    4%
  • Halloween
    3%
  • Tailgating & Pre-gaming
    3%
  • Greek Week
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
10%
Women in Sororities
17%
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.366 responses
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