My Dream

Why are you interested in The Ohio State University? There is no "right" answer to this question. Reflect on your answer and be attentive to spelling and grammar. Limit your response to 300 words.


I am indescribably awestruck with The Ohio State University (OSU). The first aspect of the university that caught my eye was its remarkable diversity. All of my life, I have attended public schools where the majority of the students were of African-American descent like me. As I was researching colleges, I knew that I did not want to be mashed into the same type of environment, but I also did not want to be part of a tiny minority on campus. I love how OSU makes sure that every ethnic group is represented on campus. In the college guides, no group is listed with a “0%” next to it. I want to join that type of diverse community.

OSU has a beautiful, immense campus that is just calling my name! With all of its dining options, exercise facilities, and parks, there is no way that anyone could not be impressed. The campus is so modern and unique, yet also traditional -- it reminds me of the college campuses portrayed in movies and television shows.

The key motivator in my decision was the school’s inclusiveness. I initially wanted to attend a small- or medium-sized university, and we all know that OSU is neither of those things. I was also afraid of leaving my hometown and going to another state without knowing a soul. I did not want...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 747 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4461 literature essays, 1451 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in