Small campus. Big Possibilities.
The Ohio State University at Lima builds the future of western Ohio by developing leaders and providing access to the resources and strength of the state’s top university. The Ohio State University is ranked No. 18 among the nation’s public universities and the No. 1 public university in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report 2015. Students who come to Ohio State Lima find a campus that is a unique blend of a Big 10 research University and a small liberal arts college. Class sizes are small and individual attention is the norm. The strength of the Ohio State Lima academic programs rests in the faculty who teach here.
When Ohio State Lima offered its first classes in 1960, students came from the small farming communities and larger cities of west central Ohio to fulfill their need for higher education. Since then tens of thousands from the 10-county region surrounding Lima have walked through the campus doors to take advantage of the breadth and reputation of an Ohio State education. The unique spirit of the campus is fueled by student-centered activities, a variety of intramural and competitive athletic opportunities, and a thriving arts sector of theatre, music, and the fine arts.
- 564 acres located on a beautiful rural campus close to city amenities, entertainment, shopping and dining
- Average class size: 18
- Tenure track faculty: 36
- Associated faculty: 24
- Number of countries represented by Ohio State Lima faculty: 16
- Autumn 2014 enrollment: 1,056
- 75 local internship sites
- Associate of Arts
- 9 bachelor’s degrees
- 3 completion programs
- Master of Social Work
- Any of Ohio State’s 200+ majors can be started in Lima and completed at the Columbus campus
- 30+ student organizations
- 10 scholarship opportunities for OSU Lima students
- $478,381 in scholarships awarded during 2014/2015 academic year
Most students, even those who know exactly what they want to do, will change their minds at least once. The good news is that Ohio State offers more than 200 majors and hundreds more specializations. Students can explore, try new things and even change their minds a time or two without having to transfer to a new school.
Associate of Arts
- Business Management
- Early & Middle Childhood Education
- Health Sciences
- Social Work
Degree Completion Programs
- Nursing – RN to BSN
- Dental Hygiene
- Health Sciences
- Social Work
Masters of Social Work
- Creative Writing
All of our bachelor’s programs can be used as preparation for many professional programs
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Mortuary Science
Ohio State Lima also offers the first-year coursework for Ohio State’s nationally recognized engineering program and second-year coursework for Computer Science Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Or, students can start any of Ohio State’s majors and simply move to the Columbus Campus once they’ve completed 30 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA. For a complete list of Ohio State majors, go to majors.osu.edu.
Beyond the Classroom Experiences
Beyond the classroom, many students at The Ohio State University Lima advance their research skills by assisting on faculty-initiated research, allowing them the opportunity to work closely with a leading researcher in a field and learn about issues and methodologies. In every department there are also opportunities for student-initiated research. Students apply concepts learned in the classroom to concrete, real-life settings, while being mentored by a faculty member who provides resources and time. Benefits of doing research include developing marketable skills, working effectively in a team, demonstrating ability to meet challenges and complete a project.
Study Abroad At The Ohio State University, we know education takes all forms. Our study abroad program allows students to learn beyond the brick and mortar classroom. Whether students choose to study in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North America or South America, they will benefit both personally and professionally from this life-changing experience.
Earning academic credit, fulfilling degree requirements, students experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. Students will develop global competencies: the ability to work effectively in international settings; an awareness of and adaptability to diverse cultures, perspectives and approaches; a familiarity with major currents of global change and the issues they raise; effective communication skills that can cross cultural and linguistic boundaries; and a comprehension of the international dimensions of your field of study.
Students participating in our study abroad programs can develop a sense of direction and purpose for future careers career, self-reliance and an adventurous spirit.
Internships allow students to learn about themselves and help to define their future career goals by gaining hands-on experiences within their chosen industries. As a result of completing an internship, students are able to link professional experience to academic coursework and gain a better understanding of a specific company or industry which may lead to the possibility of a long-term career fit. Students who complete an internship also have an increased potential for employment after the internship or graduation. Approximately 60 percent of 2012 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer. The Office of Career Services at Ohio State Lima has internship partnerships with dozens of local employers and helps match students with appropriate internships.
- Provides professional experience linking to academic coursework
- Students gain a better understanding of a specific company or industry and the possibility of a longer term career fit
- Potential for employment after internship or graduation. Approximately 60% of 2012 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer.
Student Activities & Resources
Life as an Ohio State Lima student doesn’t end once classes are over for the day. There are a variety of resources, clubs and organizations available to our students. The Office of Student Activities provides activities for the Ohio State Lima student body. Student Activities is also the office where students can register clubs, find out what clubs are already on campus, and find out what events are occurring around campus.
- Career services
- Disability Services
- Student Activities
- Military and Veteran’s Services
Clubs and Organizations
Ohio State Lima offers over 30+ clubs and organizations including, but not limited to:
- Buckeye Scholars
- Gay Lesbian Organization Bringing Awareness to Lima (GLOBAL)
- Multicultural Club
- Ohio State Lima Student Senate
The athletic and recreation department aspires to reinforce the quality of life at the Ohio State Lima. Our goals are to provide an assortment of formal and informal recreational activities. These endeavors foster the sense of leadership, wellness, social interactions, cultural exploration and the sense of community.
- Men’s basketball
- Women’s basketball
- Intramural and recreational sports
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