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Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The university is so enormous that honestly we have so much diversification that we cover pretty much every type of student look, interest, dress code, social life, and relationship status. This is one of the reasons I actually love OSU because there are so many different types of people and uniqueness is omnipresent.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are OSU (based on what I see on a daily basis) are mainly concerned about materialistic things. Relationships on campus can vary. I have seen many people who want to have one night stands, while others are looking for a serious relationships.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's so freaking many students that it can be hard to actually meet people, but I guarantee you're not the only one on campus who likes [thing].

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is someone for everyone at OSU. People are really active here and everyone is in pretty good shape. People dress well and are mostly attractive. Some people are in serious relationships and others aren't.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good looking, outgoing people. Friendly and supportive

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 51st
    Party Guys
  • 60th
    Party Girls
  • 77th
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 86th
    Hottest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
Electrical engineering
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A campus as large as OSU's tends to make one optimistic in regards to finding someone attractive. Some students, of course, are taken, but there is also a large majority of available coeds who are out in search of a good time. Guys and girls alike feel that there is enough variety to find any type of relationship you're searching for. No matter what your style is, students agree that you can probably find your type somewhere on campus. It doesn't hurt that there are some 50,000 other people around the city, either.

Some students could care less about the selection-any willing partner will do. If this is the case, you're in good shape because of the sheer amount of people at OSU. If you are more selective, there will still be plenty who fit your profile. The feeling around campus is pretty upbeat, and there are many places to go searching for a specific type of girl or guy. Just look around you: classrooms and residence halls are a great place to meet people. It's also a good idea to go around town and hit the different scenes, because there is a lot of variety out there. Study dates are a great way to get to know someone in class a little better. On sunny days, put on your best clothes and take a stroll around campus. One piece of advice, guys: if you're around the Oval on a warm, sunny day, bring sunglasses; or at least, remember to blink once in awhile!

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Through Student Health Services. Be sure to ask about the Condom Club.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Red Zone
  2. Four Kegs
  3. NYOHS
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Main Library
  2. Four Kegs
  3. Red Zone
  4. The Oval
  5. Newport Music Hall
Hookups or Relationships?
Most women are already taken, but there is also a large group of girls who are only out to have fun and think nothing more of it. There are also plenty of single guys around, looking for everything from hookups to long-term relationships. There is no real trend toward either end of the spectrum.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Bars are great places to meet up with people and have a friendly chat. Believe it or not, the library is also a great place to hang out with romantic interests. If the weather is nice, there is no place better than the Oval. Don't be afraid to wander the halls of your dorm, either. The best time to find that special person is during the springtime. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the campus looks beautiful, and lots of skin is shown. Lots of people hook up in the spring, only to have the relationship fall apart during the long summer break. Keep your chin up, and take advantage of the warm weather when you come back for fall quarter. During spring quarter, date people who live on North Campus or in the Towers-they have air-conditioning!
Dress Code
Students dress in all kinds of styles. You have emo, preppy, conservative, punk, hip hop, and many others. The prevailing color, however, is red. Even the homeless people around campus wear Ohio State clothing. When it's cold, though, not many people worry about making a fashion statement. During the spring is when you see who has style and who does not

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 144 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 144 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 22 responses

  • 40% Depends what type of person you're looking for
  • 16% Frat Parties
  • 11% MidWay
  • 7% O Patio
  • 7% Too's on Tuesday
  • 7% On campus
  • 4% NYOHS
  • 4% SO MANY BARS!
  • 2% Red Zone
  • 2% Any club
  • 0% Four Kegs

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 158 responses

  • 17% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 15% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 24% Join clubs
  • 21% Talk to everyone
  • 17% Classes
  • 16% Getting involved and being active in the community
  • 13% Go to football games
  • 8% Live in dorms
  • 1% Dorms, greek life, clubs, class, RPAC, anywhere

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Intelligent
  • 32% There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
  • 8% Thinking
  • 8% Unique
  • 4% Molded
  • 4% Open-minded
  • 4% White

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 158 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 27% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 73% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.


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