Welcome to Buckeye Life
Being a Buckeye means experiencing the beauty of Ohio State’s campus, the inclusiveness and energy of its student body and the united sense of pride in being part of the global Buckeye family.
Connect with the college virtually by matching your many interests to our academic programs through our unique explore tool, registering to join us for a live academic overview, hearing from some of our students, skimming through our interactive brochures and exploring campus through our virtual map.
The Honors Program in Arts and Sciences provides high-ability students opportunities to pursue challenging academic programs. Honors students are encouraged to construct an enhanced curriculum that includes honors courses, upper-division courses to meet general requirements, rigorous sequences, honors seminars, a minor, and a strong major, including a significant research experience.
Students may apply to the Honors Program either before or after enrolling at Ohio State; interested students are encouraged to apply early in their enrollment.
The Ohio State Scholars Program is comprised of 17 unique living and learning communities designed to provide students the chance to live and learn with others who share similar interests and to complement students' academic experiences. Each of the Scholars programs is centered around a theme or area of study and is open to all students regardless of major.
Students must apply to Scholars when filling out the Common Application for admission to Ohio State.
Diversity is the cornerstone of our college community, represented in our differing intellectual and disciplinary frames, cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, disabilities, ages and faiths. It is our diversity that makes us rich.
The Ohio State campus is located next to downtown Columbus — the 14th largest city in the nation — allowing students to craft a unique personal and professional experience during their time as Buckeyes.
With its vibrant blend of arts and culture and its open, entrepreneurial spirit, it’s no surprise that Forbes magazine recently ranked Columbus #1 on its list of Opportunity Cities.