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

Diversity: A lot of international students and very diverse people.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's absolutely amazing if you can get into the parties. Most of them require you know someone in the house so walking around and hoping for the best rarely works out. There's always something going on on the weekends.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: There are a lot of spaces but they all fill up very quickly and the police are very particular about the parking meters and giving tickets. It is incredibly costly to have a car on campus while living in the dorms and the car is usually kept on the opposite end of campus which is a hassle to get to and is rarely used because of that.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not done anything with off-campus housing but our school does offer online resources for finding housing off-camus. I am living on campus again next year for my sophomore year.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is so much to do and so many amazing restaurants to try. The Crew games (soccer) are a blast to go to and the feeling of being a buckeye is overwhelmingly wonderful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are also police presence on campus and the resources like campus security which will pick up students who don't feel safe walking home alone and take them back to their dorms is really convenient and helpful. It makes campus feel really safe. We are always informed if anything happens relating to crime through email.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is willing to work over and beyond in order to sort out financial aid issues.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Great when its not snowing, otherwise it is terrible, not the schools fault though.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have no interest in this, nor do I know any rules related to it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I really am unsure about this issue. Do not really think much about it.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: OSU's RPAC is a massive complex dedicated to fitness and athletics. It is amazing.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never had a problem, but there are few reports of robbery every semester.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of places to eat off campus. The possibilities are nearly endless.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: This issue has not arisen in my personal experience.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Ohio State seems, to me at least, to be very diverse.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not have very much insight into this aspect of life on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Ohio State has a great nightlife and plenty of places to go.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I love the Engineering Program thus far. All of the instructors are extremely knowledgeable and motivated.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The most important criteria is the EPHR courses. There is no essay, but you must have at least a 3.0 if you want a chance of getting in. The difficulties arise mostly as a transfer student who has transferred EPHR course credits that wont count towards your EPHR. These students simply have a smaller pool of available classes that they have to take to get accepted. These classes are usually rather difficult.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I have no problems with the internet at OSU. At times it can get a little slow, but other than that it isn't bad.

2 College Freshman

Parking: I commute and Ohio State is unwilling to make it easier for us commuters. You can get a spot by parking at the stadium, but you must be there before 8:00 am to get a spot. You can alternatively park on west campus which is a mile or two away from most classes. They do offer a bus service which is free, but it would be nice if they would consider creating more parking spaces closer to campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ohio State University is a fun and diverse place. There plenty to do and there is seldom nothing to do.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Ohio State is known for football. I would guess its the most common association in the country with Ohio State. Ohio State's football program is sometimes notorious, which makes people hate us, which makes the students love it more. It's a strange cycle.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: I have heard Ohio State isn't the easiest, academically. To succeed, you need to spend a significant amount of time studying. Ohio State doesn't offer too many classes that you can just breeze by in.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My first year, I did not receive any financial aid, but I did apply. The second year I didn't bother applying. I need financial aid, and I haven't really found it fair that I didn't receive any just because of an amount written down that my parents make.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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