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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
3045 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH, 43202

The Blackwell
2110 Tuttle Park Pl
Columbus, OH, 43210

Holiday Inn Express Ohio Expo
701 E Hudson St.
Columbus, OH 43211

Comfort Suites Columbus Fairgrounds
1690 Clara Ave
Columbus, OH, 43211

Days Inn Columbus Fairgrounds
1700 Clara Ave
Columbus, OH, 43211

Fairfield Inn By Marriott Columbus OSU
3031 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH, 43202

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N High St
Columbus, OH, 43215

Courtyard By Marriott Columbus Downtown
35 W Spring St
Columbus, OH, 43215

The Columbus A Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd St
Columbus, OH, 43215

Courtyard By Marriott Columbus Airport
2901 Airport Dr
Columbus, OH, 43219

Marriott Columbus Airport
1375 N Cassady Ave
Columbus, OH, 43219

Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus
600 Metro Place
North Dublin, OH 43017

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About Ohio State University

The Ohio State University (OSU) traces it origin to 1870 when it was established as a land-grant college. The institution was formerly known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. Its focus expanded under the direction of Governor and future president Rutherford B. Hayes who envisioned a comprehensive college program. University officials adopted the school's current name in 1878 to reflect its broader mission. The university's main campus consists of 457 buildings on over 1,700 acres in the state capital of Columbus. Four of the buildings are listed on the National Historic Register.

Each year, the university instructs approximately 43,000 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students. The acceptance rate of applicants is approximately 52 percent, and the ratio of men to women within the student body is almost equal. Freshman who live in central Ohio are exempt from the requirement to live in one of the university's on-campus dormitories. The First Year Experience provides freshmen with mentoring and other assistance to make the transition to college easier. There are more than 175 undergraduate programs. The institution's Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine graduate programs are highly regarded. University alumni have received the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and Olympic gold medals. Numerous graduates have served as governors, senators, and members of Congress. Two of the university's most famous alumni are Olympic champion Jesse Owens and legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.

Nicknamed the Buckeyes in honor of the state tree, the athletic department offers numerous NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate athletic sports. Undergraduates also have the chance to join in a wide assortment of extracurricular activities. There are more than 900 clubs and organizations on the campus, including approximately 65 fraternities and sororities.

Ohio State maintains the 18th largest university-based research library in the country with a collection of more 5.8 million volumes. The William Oxley Thompson Library is the school's main branch. The sons of New York Central Park's designer recommended the placement of the Italian Renaissance Revival Style building on the Oval, the school's green space. The Wexner Center for the Performing Arts is located opposite the library on the eastern end of the Oval. The centerpiece of the Wexner collection is Picasso's Nude on a Black Armchair, which was donated to OSU.

The university is one of the Association of American Universities 60 exclusive members. The Ohio State University continually ranks among the best universities in terms of academics and value.