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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is no typical guy or girl look on campus. Everyone is unique and accepted for their individuality. I have not experienced a situation where someone is not accepted based on their looks, interest, dress, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are some really genuinely kind and fun people to meet on this campus. There are also a lot of attractive people on campus. They're pretty awesome. There is also a lot of diversity of people and cultures.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Ohio State University is filled with beautiful people.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's a most typical college atmosphere. Student's are concerned with looks to a degree, but also kind and considerate and willing to help others for the most part.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students are attractive, accepting, and classy. Everyone here is fairly intelligent and easy to get along with.

6 people found this useful Report
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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
47%
Male Undergrads
53%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
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 155 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 156 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 49 responses

  • 34% Depends what type of person you're looking for
  • 15% Frat Parties
  • 14% On campus
  • 8% MidWay
  • 8% SO MANY BARS!
  • 7% Any club
  • 5% O Patio
  • 4% In class
  • 3% NYOHS
  • 3% Too's on Tuesday
  • 1% Red Zone
  • 0% Four Kegs

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 170 responses

  • 17% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% None
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 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% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 60 responses

  • 55% There is no "typical" student at Ohio State.
  • 18% Intelligent
  • 7% Open-minded
  • 5% Unique
  • 5% White
  • 3% Thinking
  • 3% Athletes
  • 2% Molded
  • 2% 75% Close-minded

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 57 responses

  • 19% Join clubs
  • 17% Classes
  • 14% Talk to everyone
  • 12% Live in dorms
  • 11% Getting involved and being active in the community
  • 10% Go to football games
  • 8% Dorms, greek life, clubs, class, RPAC, anywhere
  • 8% Get involved in something

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 50% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 46% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 2% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 2% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 70% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 30% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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