Ohio’s capitol and largest city, Columbus is diverse, rambunctious, and full of surprises. The city is home to Ohio State University, the nation’s second largest university with a staggering 55,000 students. Weekends in Columbus are raucous, to say the least, marked by thunderous house parties and dive bars jam-packed with college kids.
However, this city’s wild side is balanced out by a thriving cultural scene and a flourishing business district. You will find a number of museums, galleries, and theaters here, and Columbus is also home to the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies including Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, and Big Lots. Forbes ranked Columbus as one of the top cities for business in the United States just last year, and it has also been named as a top up-and-coming tech city. With affordable prices and a high standard of living, it has also ranked among Business Week's 50 best cities in America.