In Columbus you will pursue your social work education in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Midwest.
Surrounded by 19 distinctive neighborhoods, Columbus offers you great diversity in the arts, cultural events, restaurants, sports and nightlife.
Take in the nationally acclaimed performances of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Met and Opera Columbus. Columbus offers a fresh blend of clubs, concerts, comedy and Broadway productions. Five minutes from campus is the Arena District – the newest destination for sports and entertainment in downtown Columbus. This pedestrian-friendly district lights up eclectic dining and events for all ages and interests.
The city also features the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio's Center of Science and Industry, the Ohio Historical Society, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Franklin Park Conservatory. Columbus shopping offers something for everyone, from upscale malls, at Easton and Polaris Fashion Place to the trendy boutiques found all along High Street.
For spectacular sports or stress-busting recreation, Columbus offers many options including the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, the Columbus Crew men's professional soccer team, and the Columbus Clippers, a minor league baseball team. The PGA Memorial Tournament is held annually at Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village Golf Club. Lace up your running shoes and join the thousands of athletes from around the world who participate in the Columbus Marathon each autumn.
Not far from the Ohio State campus, you can get away from it all by biking, hiking, or boating along scenic rivers like the Olentangy and Scioto. Escape for a walk amidst the natural beauty of the many metropolitan parks Columbus has to offer. Breathtaking vistas, glacier-carved gorges and caves, towering cliffs, rock climbing, waterfalls, and hiking trails can be found at Hocking Hills State Park, just an hour's drive south from Columbus.
Check out some of your favorite and biggest names in music, featured in an intimate setting at Columbus’ most popular live music and entertainment venues: Lifestyle Communities Pavillion, Newport Music Hall and The Basement.
For a comprehensive calendar about Columbus events, visit Experience Columbus online.