Blueprint | The Ohio State Univ.
BLUEPRINT @ OHIO STATE IS NO LONGER ENROLLING FOR 2017
WHY BLUEPRINT AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
281 W. Lane Ave. – Columbus, Ohio 43210 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
Also known as “Ohio State,” The Ohio State University is one of the most well-regarded and respected universities in the nation – and for good reason. Not only does it have an amazing and storied history, but it has continued its tradition of pride and success well into the twenty-first century.
You like seeing all a campus has to offer? Well, Ohio State has the third largest campus in the entire United States, and also boasts a regional campus system throughout the state. There are more than 200 undergraduate majors to choose from, with even more specialized options within those majors. Have diverse interests? With a pre-college summer program at The Ohio State University, you can discover the over 1,200 student organizations that Ohio State boasts, where you can enjoy everything from archery to zoology. Perhaps most telling of Ohio State’s infectious nature for success and acceptance, over 92 percent of a recent freshman class returned to complete their sophomore year, which is far above the national average of 76 percent.
And hey, let’s not forget – the famed sports programs. The Buckeyes are a national force, with the Division I Football team boasting eight national championships, as well as 37 conference championships, which includes 35 “Big Ten” titles. In addition, the Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs combined for 46 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, in addition to numerous “Big Ten” titles.
With a pre-college summer program at The Ohio State University, you not only get to experience the academic and athletic excitement of this iconic university, you actually get to become a part of it. When you’re at Ohio State, whether it’s for a summer, for four years, or more, you become ingrained in the school’s legendary tradition, while also being called upon to help shape its future. Will you accept the challenge?
Blueprint @ Ohio State is no longer enrolling for 2017.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 9 to July 15|
|Registration Now Closed|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 9 to July 22|
|Registration Now Closed|
Blueprint Summer Programs at Ohio State University offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at Ohio State
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
- Careers In Veterinary Science
Love animals? Discover the many areas of specialization (wildlife medicine, animal training and more) in both the public and private sector, plus learn from leaders in the field. This is a humans-only course – no animals will be making an appearance outside of field trips – but it’s an excellent first step toward all things fin, feather and fur. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
- Where You’ll Live | Residence Hall TBD
- Ohio State’s Beautiful Campus
Ohio State’s 1,700 acre campus offers plenty of options for every student! Want to catch up with friends after class? Head over to the Ohio Union. Pull out a blanket and study on the sprawling greenery at The Oval. Sport enthusiast? Catch a game at the iconic home to Ohio State Buckeye football. Or play a round of gold at two of America’s finest 18-hole courses.
- A Perfect Location | Columbus, OH
Blueprint Summer Programs at Ohio State offer access to Ohio State’s giant town-like campus and also the sprawling adventure land that is Columbus, the largest city in the state. Check out the nearby Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, named the best zoo in America by the USA Travel Guide. Also boasting a #1 ranking from Parents magazine is the COSI (Center of Science and Industry), the groundbreaking hands-on Science Center and Museum. Or grab a buddy and check out the Ohio Theatre – what was once a 1920’s movie palace has been restored to become a charming venue for live comedy and music.
What about the sports? Well, in addition to the many Ohio State varsity sports teams on campus, the welcoming Cleveland Indians’ minor league baseball affiliate, The Columbus Clippers, and the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, are located just a short drive away.
- Top-Notch Facilities
Is gazing at some modern art or screening some cutting edge films more your speed? Check out the hidden jewel that is the Wexner Center for the Arts, located right on campus, to view various works of art, live performances, and films. Also adding to the art and social scene, the nearby Short North Arts District hosts dozens of galleries and exhibits, and has been heralded as the “Art and Soul” of Columbus, with live music performances, coffee houses and eateries featuring local ingredients.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
AtOhio State, you could embark upon a different daily activity your whole freshman year if you wanted.
- Optional Sunday Trip | Kings Island
One of the largest amusement and water parks in the Mid-West, Kings Island boasts 40 thrilling rides for the adventure-seeker. Not that daring? There’s still plenty of fun to be had. Relax at Lookout Lagoon. Or challenge your new friends at one of the Coney Mall Midway Games.
- Road Trip Week 2 | Summit Vision, Columbus Zoo & Museum of Art
Spend the morning with team building at Summit Vision. Then take the afternoon to really get to know the city!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at The Ohio State University
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature OSU Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- Sports and Gaming
Blueprint Summer Programs at The Ohio State University will give you a whole new perspective on life.
- Reputation For Excellence
In the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report, OSU was tied for the 16th-best public university in the United States, and was tied for 52nd among all national universities. In addition, the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked The Ohio State University 42nd nationally, and 79th in the world. Many of OSU’s programs rank in the top 100 in the nation, with Bloomberg Businessweek ranking the undergraduate Fisher College of Business as the 14th best in 2016. While boasting a diverse student body and faculty, Ohio State has also been ranked as one of the 20 best campuses for LGBT students, per The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. The university’s thriving Alumni (475,000 and growing) have been recipients of Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, Olympic Gold Medals, and many more countless recognitions and awards.
- Award Winning Faculty
Ohio State employs 6,836 faculty members, which currently includes Nobel Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. Since 2002, The Ohio State University has either led or placed second among all U.S. Universities in faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among the many faculty-led research facilities are the Biomedical Research Tower, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis.
- Outstanding Majors
Ohio State has 16 undergraduate schools and colleges, with some standouts being The Max M. Fisher College of Business, Moritz College of Law and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Other colleges include engineering, dentistry, medicine and social work. There are over 200 undergraduate majors to choose from, with a few examples being: Atmospheric Sciences, Community Leadership, Entomology, Film Studies, German, Hebrew, Sport Industry, Sustainable Agriculture, World Politics and Zoology.
- The Ohio State University at a Glance
Year Founded: 1870
Enrollment: 65, 184 students, including 51,759 undergraduates, as of Fall 2015
Sports: NCAA Division I – Big Ten Conference
Mascot: Brutus Buckeye
Student Organizations: 1,200+
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.