About The Ohio State University at Lima
Small campus. Big Possibilities.
When The Ohio State University at 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, a thriving arts sector of theatre, music, and the fine arts, as well as STEM-based hands-on learning.
Ohio State 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. 16 among the nation’s public universities and the No. 1 public university in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report 2016. 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.
Mission, Vision, Values:
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
- 11 Bachelor’s Degrees
- 4 Degree completion programs
- Master of Social Work
- 12 Minors
- 7 Pre-professional Degrees: All of our bachelor’s programs can be used as preparation for many professional programs
- Honors Program
- Phillip A. Heath Center for Teaching and Learning Center
Ohio State Lima also offers the first-year coursework for Ohio State’s nationally recognized engineering program. Or, students can start any of 200+ Ohio State 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 at 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.
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, 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. The Office of Career Services at Ohio State Lima provides students with access and training for internship search skills and advocates that students use the campus wide job board, Buckeye Careers Network. This job board is set up to send all Lima campus students a weekly e-mail of job and internship postings within a 50 mile radius of campus.
- Learn more about yourself and your future career interests
- Provides a professional experience that links academic coursework to the disciplines that a student may want to pursue for a career
- Students will gain a better understanding of a specific company or industry and the possibility of a longer term career fit
- Potential to have a full time job offer after the internship experience and/or graduation. Approximately 63% of 2013 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer (NACE, 2013).
Student Activities & Resources
Life as an Ohio State Lima student doesn’t end once classes are over for the day. The Office of Student Activities provides a variety of activities and resources 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
- Counseling and Consultation
- Disability Services
- Student Activities
- Military and Veteran’s Services
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 & Women’s basketball
- Intramural and recreational sports
Clubs and organizations: Ohio State Lima offers over 30+ clubs and organizations