Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Very good academics. The professors don't seem to care much about students for the most part but the ones that do care, care a lot. Curriculum is very intense and workloads are even worse but I definitely felt like I learned a lot from all my classes.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not very strict with a lot of things. My RA was pretty cool and didn't mind a lot of stuff but a lot of my friends had wack RA's who always liked writing people up.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Some fun things to do but also a lot of panhandling on high street

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Could be better. The campus busses are usually packed and are late very often.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computer science computing labs get overcrowded, otherwise computers in libraries are fairly accessible. Printing costs can add up and printing takes time out of your day because you have to go to a library. Buy your own printer.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: People complain about the weather way too much and need to chill out. Some days it's hot and then the next day it's cold. Wear different clothes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm drunk almost every day it's wonderful. If you don't like to drink you can watch musicals with the weird people on your floor.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are cramped and bunk beds are a norm. Many choose to live off-campus their sophomore year and it is not hard to live in a dorm if you'd like to after your first year. Fancy newer dorms have AC and modern amenities but tend to lack in community.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally, walk in groups. You'll always hear horror stories of mugging, rape, etc. around campus at night

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is very manageable, classes aren't too hard and you learn a lot. Professors are very accessible at office hours because no one goes to them even before a test, so even if you have a class of 100+ students you can get meaningful help from your professor.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs, especially marijuana, are fairly easy to get if you try. Discipline involving drugs errs on the side of education instead of punishment, which is of utmost importance.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you're drunk and hungry at 1 am High Street is your oyster.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I experienced no trouble getting into my program, I simply chose my major from a drop down list around orientation time.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I've met a lot of professors of economics who have genuinely cared about my advancement and have taught me a lot. Some classes are dull and taught poorly but a majority of professors, especially those at the higher levels, teach interesting classes that they care about a lot.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If Greek Life is your thing, it's fairly easy to get involved. If it's not you're thing, it doesn't really hamper your social life.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a boring city with fairly little going on outside of a few decent restaurants. There's hardly ever a need or want to leave the general campus area unless you want to buy groceries or go to a bar downtown.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Tons of people involved in countless different activities.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: Don't know much because I'm just a freshmen.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't get much with a 3.7.. maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is big here but not nearly as big as schools like Miami University in Oxford, but it is an easy way to meet new people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drugs and alcohol can be accessed if someone wants it, but peer pressure is not big here. Some people are more into it than others, but no one really gets judged for not participating.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: The classes here can be very big as in up to 600+ students in one lecture hall, but the good part is there is a recitation class that allows a student to talk about the topics covered in the lecture in a smaller classroom with around 25 students in it. The professors vary here. Some are international and hard to understand and some are awesome at what they do and can really explain in detail so that the students are able to understand it the first time.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: It is well known that Ohio State is known for their football team, so being at the football games is important. It is a big way to hang out with other students and cheer for the same team.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus, if you want an atmosphere that goes out to parties and bars all the time, south campus dorms are the place to be. Some of the south campus dorms are also newer which are cooler looking whereas the north campus dorms are older. The north campus dorms are more studious and not nearly as many students go out on the weekend. But all places are social with each other.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness is alright at best. People can get away with any type of drugs or alcohol here without anyone noticing.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
Electrical engineering
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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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