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

Health & Safety: A lot of people got mugged towards the end of fall quarter this past year but thats just because it was gang initiation week. Just dont go out that week

1 College Freshman

Parking: You will get a ticket if you don't pay for a truly expensive parking pass. Even with the pass/ permit, you still will get a ticket and have to pay more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food Is Ok – There are a lot of places to eat, but the same food is served almost everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: O- State Is Great! OSU has so many things a student can get into. There are many libraries all over campus to study and get work done in. The athletic centers are state of the art.The food on campus is pretty good too! There are many good professors as well. There are activities and events happening every day so you can never be bored. Great place to live and learn. The only bummer is the tons and tons of construction.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love Being a Buckeye – I'm so happy that I chose to be a Buckeye. I've made friends that I will keep forever and have had experiences that I will keep forever!!!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Busses, Busses, Busses – Many students live without a car comfortably on campus. You can walk anywhere!!! And if you can't walk there, you can take a bus! Driving is harder than walking on campus.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: They Are FANTASTIC – There is always something to do at OSU. The variety of activities and available places to go is what makes going to school fun!!!

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Double Major – I began as a Biology major. Half way through freshman year I decided to double major in Theater. Although I came in 40 completed credits I will have to attend summer classes to complete a BS in Biology and a BA in Theater Arts. Advisers clearly explained what I had to do to meet the graduation requirements.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Large Campus, Lots of Opportunities – Being affiliated with a hospital and graduate schools allows many research opportunities and jobs for undergraduate level. Columbus is a city filled with culture but still has a midwest homey feel to it.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Pleasant Being Outdoors – Extremely large campus, long walks to class and often very cold so you rush to get where you are going quickly. Restricts use of Rec Center and other facilities somewhat.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The parties are good but the night can also be peaceful and majestic.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic Facilities – The athletic facilities are nice but make sure to lock your stuff up to avoid theft.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Welding Engineering – I enjoy the program so far but as I expected it is much harder than most other majors. The teachers are good for the most part and I'm hoping for internship opportunities this summer.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: Not So Good for Transfers – I was a transfer student and it is really hard to get assistance, especially in the form of scholarships. If I had came here first, I would have been able to get much more financial aid.

4 College Junior

Athletics: School Spirit in Sports – Sports are a big part of OSU and the team spirit thrives on campus around game days. They unite the study body and get them excited for their school. The teams seem to be pretty good, too.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Great Libraries – The libraries are great. There are multiple ones on campus and they have a good atmosphere for getting things done. Plus, there are smalll cafes in most libraries which is really nice.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Clubs, Clubs, Clubs – We have SO many different types of ways for students to become involved at Ohio State. There are over 1,000 clubs ranging from Tye-Dye Club to Mock Trial Club. There is a club to cater to every interest. There are also lots of intramural and club sports that people who are not on varsity athletics are able to join.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is not a part of very many students' lives at Ohio State. Mostly people just join in order to have a place to party.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Student Life – Ohio State has so many things to offer to student life. The Ohio Union is a great central spot that combines so many aspects of campus in one place. It has countless rooms for club meetings and study sessions, three spots for on-campus dining, a ballroom, and even comfy couches and fireplaces for cozy late-night studying. The RPAC is also another great spot on Ohio State's campus. There are so many different types of workout activities, there's something for everyone. There are group fitness classes, five pools, sport courts, and numerous amounts of cardio equipment.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: You have to know the outgoing people and the ones that go to the parties

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very Friendly Environment – The other kids here all get along and we are all friends

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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I only attend a branch of Ohio State University, the one in Mansfield. I only live about fifteen minutes away so I still live at home to save money until I get to transfer to main campus OSU in Columbus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Wide Range of Opportunities. I currently go The Ohio State University in Mansfield, however this fall of 2012 I am transferring down the the main campus in Columbus. The Ohio State University offers incredible opportunities for a wide variety of studies. For example, my major, public affairs, OSU has connection with organizations all over the world and sends you to Washington D.C. to do an internship your senior year, which all counts for credit towards graduation. The work course load all depends on your major of course, but it's never too much as long as you prioritize correctly, and do not take too many overwhelming classes at once. They offer a wide range of classes to take as well, whether it be totally incorporated towards your major, or just a "fun" class. Personally for me, I enjoy art classes such as music, film, and writing courses, and they offer more than enough for everyone. Special studies options are also available nearly everywhere on campus. There is a few libraries, on top of special study groups for certain subjects all over campus. There's always a chance to be caught up.

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2 College Sophomore

Computers: Could Be Updated – With as much money The Ohio State University receives each year they could afford to update their systems. I go to the branch of OSU in Mansfield, and a lot of rooms have mac's, however, a lot of them are not updated, or do not work anymore. The PC's aren't that useful either because they're insanely slow, same with the wireless access for your laptop. You also have to print to pay now, which is seven cents per page, which is not a lot, however, you put put money on your BUCK ID card to print, which is a pain in itself to get money onto it sometimes.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Not only are we know for our amazing sport teams, die hard fans, and athletic passion but our academics are top notch too. We are home to some of the best programs in the country for vet school and chemistry. Not to mention our outstanding business school. Overall, this university has a lot more going for it than just the football team.

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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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