Columbus, the state capital, sits in the center of Ohio at the confluence of both the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. All “Cowtown” jokes aside, Columbus is a vibrant cosmopolitan city offering a wide variety of activities, superb dining options, and world-class shopping. Downtown Columbus boasts the Columbus Museum of Art, German Village and beautiful parkland along the riverbanks, as well as the Arena District, home of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and the MiLB Columbus Clippers.
And of course, Columbus is home to The Ohio State University. With approximately 57,000 students, the main campus of The Ohio State University is one of the largest in the country (teetering back and forth between the largest and second-largest over the past few years). Some of the most recognizable programs at OSU include the Fisher College of Business MBA, the Moritz College of Law, industrial design, political science, medicine, agriculture, music, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
OSU is located just 2.5 miles north of downtown Columbus and despite Columbus’s size (1.8 million in the metro area) and diversity, the entire city seems to revolve around its beloved OSU Buckeyes during football season.