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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Ohio State has the best football team in the nation as well as many other sports. There is a very very high level of student support as well as many dedicated fans. Intramural sports include almost every sport possible from racquet ball to field hockey.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is great diversity in age, gender, as well as race. The university offers several organizations to be a member of depending on what interests you.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Always Something Going on Within Your Department – Ohio State University is a very active and involved school. There is always something going on that is sure to grab your interest within your department. It has several excellent facilities and clubs where students can meet a diverse group of people.

1 College Junior

Parking: Recession? Not for the Towing Companies – Parking on campus is entirely a nightmare if you are not aware of the side streets and areas that do not require a permit. There are parking garages on campus, but for a student, the fees are outrageously high. The whole area is teeming with tow trucks and meter cops prowling the area for violators. I believe it is easier to just not have a car on campus.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: On Ohio State Campus, the Greek culture is largely tied into Ohio State Football mania. The Greek housing available is seen to the rest of campus (and Columbus) as the "party zone" where you want to avoid on any weekend night, especially in football season.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: there are plenty of computers and i can print easily. Everything but the internet speed is great. The internet lags every once in a while

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Food Places – Columbus offers a wide variety of very expensive to very cheap dining. I suggest The Melting Pot

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: When did use off campus housing, it was an extention of the dorm life, sheer partying, beer cans everywhere, loud music, landlords unwilling to maintain their property and unaccessable during the weekend. Now as I drive around the same areas, there has not been much change, other than the revamping of area businesses, which now encourage underage drinking, and a party atmosphere. The main difference, these new business are within walking distance of the apartments. Prices are ridiculous, for the space and locations, which is one reason why so many apartments are for 6 people or more. When I lived off campus, I wished I had remained in the dorms, it was so bad.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Are Top-Notch – Varsity sports at Ohio State are pretty huge, especially the way campus treats us. We have wonderful training and workout facilities, including our own trainers, psychologists, and academic advisers. IM sports are pretty huge, too, because anyone can play. We have some pretty diverse ones, too, though I’m not really sure how popular inner tube water polo is.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Over All Safe – There are some places on campus where you don't feel as safe as other place. But that is why you should always travel around with someone else and you do not have to worry as much

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Looks and Interests – Most people seem to be very friendly, the guys and the girls all seem to get along very well

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There Is a Lot of Crime – There are rules but they are not enforced as much as they should be to keep students safe on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is very scarce although there is a lot, the price of them are very expensive. there are just a ton of students it is hard to find a place that is suitable.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Labs Are Available All Over but Usually Crowded – The computer labs are usually pretty crowded but there are plenty of computers. The library is the only place that could use more computers and possibly its own computer lab.

3 College Junior

Parking: While commuters may grip about paying $90 a year to park on campus, the price is worth it in my opinion. The only downside is that you are 30 min walking distance from main campus. The plus side is that there is a regular busing service to take you from the lot to campus.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug Scene Is Out of Sight, Alcohol Not So Much – To be honest I've never even heard of drug abuse on campus, but that may just be me. Alcohol however is running rampant. If there's are party there is like some form of it present.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Something for Everyone – There are all kinds of people here at OSU, and with them all kinds of beliefs and perspectives. While the majority of the college is white, there are plenty of other ethnic groups represented as well. The only down side that I can see is that there is a monopoly in the religion department, with Christianity taking top spot.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: High Street Is the Place to Be – No matter where you go on High St. you can always find the restaurant you want. From fast food to in-house dinning,there is everything you could possibly want. The prices are to be expected, but there are always discounts to be had for students. The Eddie George's Bar and Grill is an especially hot place for gatherings during Football Saturday.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Condom Club, Mirror Lake and Research Opportunities – What a combination right? Well the Condom Club is a program at the RPAC's Wellness Center that is focused on safe sex on campus and provides members with 50 condoms for $5 after successful completion of a short condom use information session.
After joining the Condom Club you can get yourself hyped up for the Michigan football game in November. The most popular and traditional way to do this is to jump into Mirror Lake the Thursday before the football game, even if the lake has a layer of ice on it.
However, after all the fun there are plenty of opportunities to gain important research experience by applying for the many Research Internships on campus, crucial for anyone who would like to pursue a graduate degree.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Incredible Variety – Ohio State's size results in incredible diversity, there are students from all around the world at this school and tons of pretty people everywhere you look. If you're looking to meet people with similar interests then you must join a few of our student organizations, there are over 900 by the way, that cater to practically any interest. Meeting people is definitely not an issue here at Ohio State.

5 College Freshman

Academics: One of the Largest Majors – Psychology is consistently one of the largest majors here at Ohio State so the program receives a pretty good amount of funding which allows Psych majors to enjoy certain perks. For example, all declared Psych majors at Ohio State have access to the Psychology Building's computer lab and are also given 75 free prints from that lab. Psychology majors also receive $1000 toward any study abroad program they are a part of, even if the program is not related to the major. Also, Psychology Grad Students at Ohio State do not have to pay tuition and may even receive teaching positions at the University during their Graduate studies, a major plus of the Psychology program.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoy living at Morrison Hall at OSU. I think that the bathrooms really need an upgrade but overall the set up is really nice. You are close enough to everything on campus and you get to know who you are living with in the hall

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Variety of Capums Food – The variety of food on campus is good enough that your are content but the variety could be better. Many of the places on cmpus to eat serve almost the same things and the food gets really old fast.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: In the Middle of Nowhere – Very expensive for parking passes. Buses are available to pick you up across campus but expect a 20 to 30 minute bus ride. An inconvenience.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It Is Alright – Never really into athletics, but I know OSU has a strong foundation when it comes to that subject.

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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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