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Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat off campus, because I have to spend my blocks, but from what I've heard everything is great!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is just beautiful. There is a perfect balance between green spaces (such as The Oval, the South Oval, and Mirror Lake) and buildings. And the architecture is diverse-- lots of old building remain around the Oval, while plenty of new modern buildings also fit in with the surroundings, such as the RPAC or Thompson Library. There are so many places to hang out or study, you could probably find a new and different spot every day.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I haven't lived in any other dorm besides Norton House, and I personally love it. However, there were two cockroaches in our bathroom this year. And some friends in different dorms complained about lack of air conditioning. But I can't speak for all of the dorms!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I didn't have any problem getting accepted into my program. The only thing my guidance counselor told me I needed to get in was a 28 on the ACT.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy it greatly! The awesome thing about being an Animal Sciences student, is that you are a part of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. It makes being at such a large university a community experience. You see the same people over and over again, and everyone has similar interests. The professors in the CFAES college are very knowledgeable as well as personable, and everyone knows everyone. Being a part of this college allows me to have the opportunities a large university offers as well as a small college.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't had much experience in this area. I've looked at apartment near campus, and they are very nice, just a bit pricey. The ones furthur from campus are cheaper, but you can still get to campus easy enough with Cota buses.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I LOVE dining on campus. There are so many places to choose from, and the food served is always being rotated, so even if you decide to go to the same place two or three days in a row, the menu is going to be different. The quality of food is crazy awesome! I love getting calamari and steamed carrots at North Commons, or getting salmon and asparagus at Fresh Express. There are tons of gourmet and healthy options, but also pizza and burgers if you are in the mood.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I haven't been involved in many of the things students could get in trouble for, so I couldn't give an accurate review. However, professors typically don't care about attendance, unless they specifically say that you should be there on a certain day. I also have had experience with RA's giving the students a heads up about leaving drinks and stuff around, so that they don't get caught. The RAs basically make sure that no one gets in trouble for not following the rules.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a wide variety of people at OSU. I typically hang out with my group of friends, and don't engage with strangers that often; when I do, they are nice to me, though. It would be very easy to make new friends!

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College Sophomore

Nightlife: I personally don't party, so I can't give an accurate review. However, many bars and clubs are very close to campus, so there is no need to go out of your way in order to have fun.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of my professors so far have been interesting an unique, and have a variety of knowledge to share. They typically have very reasonable office hours, where students can visit them for one-on-one help, even if the classes get quite large. If any student is uncomfortable with meeting in person, they also assist students via email! The courses I've taken so far have all been different and engaging, ranging from a laid back atmosphere to one where it would be unwise to pause from taking notes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ohio State graduates have an advantage when it comes to employment because the name is so recognizable, there are many alumni, and there is a standard of excellence when it comes to the graduates that come from our university. It's simple to begin networking within the university; there will always be someone who knows someone. Internships are quite popular here, and for my specific major, and internship is actually required.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ohio State really puts in the effort to get everyone involved, and make sure that everyone is accepted. There are social groups for just about every community, and no group seems to be too underrepresented.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I go to The Ohio State University, and we sure do have pride! We have some of the best college sports teams around, but fitness and competition go beyond just our football team. Students are given their own opportunity to get involved and stay fit. Intramurals exist for just about every sport/activity you can think of, and there are locations littered all over campus to work out or hone your skills. There is the centrally located RPAC, which is the fitness hub at OSU. It's beautiful, state of the art, and contains all the exercise equipment a heart can handle! Other fitness locations include Jesse Owens North, Jesse Owens South, and the ARC for outdoor enthusiasts. There's something for everyone!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
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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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