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Life In Columbus



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 great diversity in the arts, cultural events, restaurants, sports, and nightlife.

Grab a bite to eat in German Village or dine out in style at one of the many distinctive restaurants in the Short North during the Gallery Hop.

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 PGA Memorial Tournament is held annually at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village Golf Club and the Columbus Marathon is open to avid distance runners 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 rivers. Escape for a walk amidst the natural beauty of the many metropolitan parks Columbus has to offer.

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 Pavilion, Newport Music Hall and The Basement.


For a comprehensive calendar about Columbus events, visit Experience Columbus online.