The Ohio State University at Newark

Top Reasons to Choose Ohio State Newark

July 19, 2021

So, you are thinking about being a Buckeye? Finding the best school to suit your educational goals and needs is a huge commitment. You have done the leg work and toured, researched and applied to a few or dozens of universities across the state and maybe even the country. Now that you’ve found yourself considering Ohio State, here are some of the top reasons you should become a Buckeye at Ohio State Newark!

Our campus has it all.

You name it, we’ve got it. A top notch rec center that’s definitely not just a “gym.” All-encompassing residence halls that are more than just a place to live — they’re a place to learn. A 21st-century library. A student center that’s truly yours.

Get a more personal experience.

Expect a close-knit student community and a classroom where faculty know you by name. A smaller class size means faster and stronger relationships with peers and professors. Lifelong friendships will form and professors will look forward to staying in contact with you. We are Ohio State, delivered differently: a little more accessible, a little more personal, a little more convenient. But still offering you the same opportunity to shape a future as big as your dreams.

Get involved your way.

Be an active participant in your educational experience by getting involved at Ohio State Newark. Join — or start — a student organization. (We’ve got over 30.) Stay active in intramural sports. Perform live in choral or theater productions. Or just participate in one of the many student life activities held on campus. (Join the fun during our huge Beat *ichigan Week). Your experience is what you make it, and Ohio State Newark can help you make it great.

Learn from world-class teaching minds.

An astrophysicist studying black holes with NASA. A chemist developing a cure for cancer. A Fulbright Scholar investigating the legal cultures of indigenous peoples in colonial Peru. These are just a few of the Ohio State professors who continually make contributions to science, technology, education and the arts while teaching at Ohio State Newark. And they are all full members of their respective departments in Columbus.

Get started in research as a freshman.

Ohio State is a research powerhouse. At the Newark campus, undergraduates can get started early with hands-on research opportunities — even as a freshman. You will find renowned professors at the forefront of their fields willing to work side by side with you until you are ready to lead. Ohio State Newark students have tracked endangered bee species and restored their habitats, studied language comprehension in preschool children, and developed new treatments for cancer, just to name a few.

Broaden horizons with Education Abroad.

Learning is not limited to the classroom; that is just the beginning of your journey. Our students have traveled to Berlin, Germany; Havana, Cuba; Liverpool, England; and Quebec, Canada. We keep costs low so that all students can participate. We will even reimburse the cost of your passport.

You are a Buckeye from day one.

The Newark campus is 100% Ohio State. You will receive a BuckID to identify you as an Ohio State student when you arrive. Buckeyes can choose from several majors that can be completed at Ohio State Newark or they have the option to transition to Columbus to complete any of the 200+ majors offered at the university. Either way, you will leave with a degree from the #1 ranked public university in the state of Ohio.

Enjoy a friendly community.

The Newark community is friendly, and the city is easy to navigate. It's home to unique places to eat, see and explore. Head downtown to River Road Coffee House, Marketing Street Soda Works and Elliot’s Wood Fired Kitchen & Tap. Check out live performances at Thirty-One West and the Midland Theater. For something a,little more out there, visit the SciDome planetarium at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology or visit the Newark Earthworks, part of the Ancient Ohio Trail. See more at Plus, Ohio State Newark is conveniently located only 39 miles from Columbus where you can enjoy all the benefits of the Ohio State Columbus campus.

Cheer on the Buckeyes.

Are you a Buckeye fan and a sports fan in general? That’s a good reason to choose Ohio State Newark because you can buy tickets to watch your favorite Ohio State Buckeye teams as they compete for national championships. (Yes, that includes football.)

Transition to Columbus.

We guarantee you a seat in the classrooms on the Columbus campus. All you need to do is complete 30 credit hours (one year of full-time enrollment) with a 2.0 GPA. Your transition will be seamless, your grade point average and credits will follow you, and you will have significant work already on your resume from day one.

See for yourself by scheduling an on-campus visit.

Do yourself a favor when you’re in town and check out some other amazing things Newark and Licking County has to offer. Why just read about what makes Ohio State great, when you can be what makes Ohio State so great?