Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've personally not had any issues safety wise. I feel very safe here but I could also be pretty naive about it. We're always informed if something happens and I always see police/campus security around. We're located in a big city though, and obviously things will happen that can't be completely controlled.

5 College Senior

Diversity: It's an extremely diverse school. There's tons of people from around the country... and world. There's also tons of people from Ohio in general because of the state-school pride. But I think it's great how diverse it is. Literally each and every person here is unique, there's no doubt about that.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: I loveeee my school's party scene. Every weekend you see/hear parties going on. It's very lively and I enjoy just hearing people having fun even if I'm not participating. I also love campus bars most of the time... now that I'm getting older and less crazy I'm heading off-campus a bit more but it's still fun! I love the campus when fall arrives... everyone's school spirit is at it's peak and you hardly see anyone without drink in hand. It's just a great atmosphere!

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I love the off-campus housing selection. Compared to other places I've visited... it's the more visually pleasing. It also feels safe to me even though it's not necessarily completely safe. I'm completely comfortable walking around "off-campus". Worst part about it is parking. While there's certainly places where you can park on the street without a permit... it took me awhile to figure out how to not get tickets/towed. It's difficult at times and I've had trouble on my street with construction/street sweeping. Unfortunately there's not much to do about it except trial and error.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: When I had a meal plan I really enjoyed our dining services. One of my favorite places was Burritos. The meal swipes were simple and hassle-free. Although, I do think it was a little overpriced.

4 College Senior

Majors: I do enjoy my program. While it is difficult at times, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and my future at the tip of my fingers. As I stated earlier, I love that my program is a little difficult to get into (with 10 students per year max). It's really helped me meet some lifelong best friends.

College Senior

Majors: I haven't really known anyone in an internship nor do I plan on having one. I have heard many people say that they're interning but I don't have much information other than that.

4 College Senior

Academics: My program accepts about 10 people max per year. Right now, I have 7 other classmates whom I adore. I have clinical at many different hospitals around Columbus and see a variety of patients. I like how small it is and how close I have gotten to my classmates because of this. The workload/curriculum is a little difficult because obviously we're being taught career specific studies that we would have no prior knowledge of. I have learned a lot though and I'm excited to learn more and become the radiation therapist I want to be.

5 College Senior

Academics: I feel that we have a ton of options at our school. There's a wide variety of majors including some, like my program, that aren't offered anywhere else in the state really. I think the application process was pretty easy and the curriculum was pretty average. The workload seems a little tough at times but I've gotten through it with flying colors.

5 College Senior

Facilities: I love about everything my school has to offer. I love our Union and our libraries. I love our stadium and our basketball arena. I love the tradition of the "Mirror Lake Jump" before the M*chigan/OSU game. I love the general (jokingly) common hatred for that school up north. It's a great school with many opportunities and plenty of places to discover.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I feel like Greek life is pretty average. A lot of people are in some sort of Greek life but I am not. I don't have very many positive thoughts on Greek life. I think it's a waste of money for social standing. That's not important to me and I couldn't afford that lifestyle. I'd rather not pay for my friends and just meet my own in my own ways. But other than that, I suppose it's not so bad. I just am a little biased because I'm uninterested in it.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I feel like I go to school with a lot of above-average looking people. Obviously there are outliers but overall I think it's an attractive school. Also majority of our students are very social and are very focused on school sports. Football and basketball season are very lively times and everyone seems to have a good time rooting for our school. It makes me happy seeing everyone get together to root for our team. I really do love my school and wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to be!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are 45,000 students. I can't even begin to describe the style or stereotypes. Everything exists here.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is beautiful and very well-kept. The Ohio Union is phenomenal, not to mention the $143 million athletic facility. Everything is fairly up to date and there's a lot of green space.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everything is great. College is all about personal perception. If you have the mentality that you love what you're doing, then that attitude will overflow into your life. I love Ohio State. Even that classes that are hard and suck up more time than necessary. Even the classes that are huge, or the classes that are small. Ohio State really has every kind of class.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's THE Ohio State University. Everyone knows this university, even prospective employers. There are alumni all across the planet. There are multiple job fairs on campus. If you need a job, there is no reason you can't find one.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Parking is a mess in the city. And so is driving. On campus, it's not that bad, but it's easier to walk or bike. There are an incredible amount of events and activities to engross oneself in, but with big city comes some dangers.

College Freshman

Campus Dining: I do not engage in campus dining.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I plan on having an internship because I need to get experience.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The process was very simple. In the application process, you select your major. Before orientation, they tell you what sort of tests you'll need to take. I had to take a math and foreign language test. For foreign language in order to graduate, you must have at least three years of one language. Other than that, the advisors in charge notify you of what kinds of credits and how many you'll need in order to graduate.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I really love every facility Ohio State offers. The variety and aesthetic is outstanding.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The stadium and rec centers are amazing.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I have not been involved int the night life yet.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm involved in family housing, so with a child I must have a two bedroom apartment. This is a two story apartment with rent I can have be charged to my tuition rather than a monthly pay system!

I've been corresponding with one of the people involved in student life at the family housing, and he's been extremely helpful and is almost always available.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I feel like the advisors start ungrad freshman with a simple, capable schedule. The curriculum makes sense and isn't too hard.


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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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