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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting a scholarship through the university is very convenient. It's not as much as I'd like, considering I that I worked very hard for the grades that I earned, but I can't complain, it's free money.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't moved in yet, but I know they are very strict when it comes to underage drinking. Also, a police officer once ticketed an entire campus tour group for jaywalking, so use the crosswalks.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't moved in yet. I'm from a small town in the middle of the country, and I can say that based on my experiences at orientation, comments from other students, and OSU's reputation, I feel comfortable moving here. The only thing is that you shouldn't walk around outside at night by yourself, but that's the same with every other school and OSU has an escort service so you always have someone to walk you or drive you home if you feel unsafe. Also, I heard that self defense classes are free for all female students.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't been able to explore the off-campus dining options yet, but I have been to a few places on High Street and they were pretty good. There are a lot of pizza places, and most places accept BuckID as a form of payment.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally haven't had to look into off-campus housing yet, but I was told to start looking for a place to live next year by November or I wouldn't find anything. One of my friends shares a house off campus with some of her other friends, and she says it's nice and it costs a fraction of what it would cost to live in the dorms, but she also said that the utilities are separate from the initial rent amount, which is apparently a hassle.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: As a new student, all I really know about Greek life is what I've heard from other (and older) students. I don't know anything about the housing yet, but I do know that other students don't think of Greeks as superior or inferior, just very involved.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ohio State University is located in the center of Columbus, so there are many places you can go to shop and hang out all around campus.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Ohio State University isn't really a party school, you can find the people who plan the parties but you can also find people who are diligent with their studies.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a headache to figure out what's going on with financial aid, but I would recommend sticking with it since Ohio State University is pretty expensive to attend.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Ohio State University is very strict when it comes to underage drinking, if you come back to the dorms drunk or if you're drinking in the dorms and you're underage, you're going to get in a lot of trouble. If you're 21 or older, you're allowed to drink in the dorms, but if you cause any disturbances, they have a zero-tolerance policy.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Student receive lots of discounts around campus, and it's not only with food. Student will get discounts on clothes and other stuff. A place that I would check out for your necessities would be Ohio Thrift, it's a second hand store, but they have new dish ware, shampoo, school supplies, and much more.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very convenient to live on campus because most of your classes will be right around your dorm. There are also a lot of learning communities that I highly suggest you take part in.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have an escort service on campus, you just call them ahead of time, tell them where you'll be at and when and they'll be there to pick you up and take you to where you need to be. It's very convenient, especially if you don't want to walk around campus after dark.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is so much school spirit when it comes to sports at Ohio State University.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This chool is the bomb dot com, I reallly really love it.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is the bomb dot com. I really really love it.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of signs and programs around to help victims of sexual assault, but even with those and the informative sessions there are about assaults, I still don't think enough people take it seriously.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most guys are the stereotypical colleges guys- there for parties and girls. Honestly, as a woman, I feel more unsafe on campus than I did in my hometown, but that's how it is in most of the world now. I am a little peeved that there isn't a 'how are the guys on campus' section. Unless it's further into the survey, it's a pretty dumb thing to only have one gender and not the other.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I love all of the shops and eateries on campus! They're really great, even if they're expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I was able to switch majors very easily, and my major was explained nicely to me, as well as what classes I need to take to stay on track with it.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It's the same curriculum I was expecting for a biology/zoology major to be, and most classes aren't unnecessary- except for the GE's, but I think those are sort of dumb for 90% of majors.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some things aren't any better than my small high school, but the faculties are better than most, and very modern and innovative in design.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major was laid out before me very nicely, and even if I got off to an odd start, I've been able to fit all the classes I've taken into my schedule, so I am still set to graduate in three years time.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Sometimes the workload is really terrible, and a lot of times it just feels like busy work. But there are still great teachers in campus who genuinely care about their students needs and goals, which really helps to set a good tone for doing school work.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
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There is a reason the Buckeye Nation is considered to be so devoted; an overwhelming love for OSU is evident in student responses, and in the loyalty of alumni to their alma mater. Each person has his or her own reasons for loving the University, and there are quite a few of them. Some students feel that the academics are top-notch and have found exactly the programs they wanted; others lean toward the athletic success of the Buckeye teams, while some just feel that the friendships and bonds they have made are enough to make their tenure at OSU worthwhile. At any rate, everyone can agree that being a Buckeye creates a special bond between you and nearly 50,000 other students, which you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Once you get past the sheer size of the University, it will really become a second home. After only a quarter of classes, you won't be able to cross the Oval without seeing someone you know. Ohio State is truly the smallest large university you will find. The people are known for their friendly attitudes, and alumni are scattered across the nation. If you choose to go to OSU, you're choosing a school with a name that's well known, both in the workplace and in the college community. Few students ever regret their time at Ohio State, and most consider their college experience to be among the best offered in the Big Ten and the country.

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