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

Academics: Big School Big Opportunity – Large class sizes can be intimidating, but the professors are accessible. T.As and recitations don't really help. There are lots of courses to choose from. Registration is a pain, but everything usually works out well. The workload is manageable and there are a lot of resources for help. There are also a lot of exciting learning opportunities outside of the classroom. I can personalize my education to fit my future goals.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Just don't do anything too illegal and you'll be fine.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: They Practices Well, They Have their Heart On the games They play Most Of all the Have Fun Playing with Team work.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Small Campus – The professors at OSU-N are very good, and are willing to do whatever they can to help you. My school is made up of about 3200 students, with much diversity. It may be small, but it is well known. Also, almost everyone on and around campus are friendly and willing to help with anything needed.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Limited Athletic Centers. When it comes to academics, The Ohio State University Newark is well equipped. There are plenty of computers avaliable and our library is one of the best I've seen. There are plenty of campus activities, and notice of the activities are well posted. The only downside of OSU-N is our athletic center. We only have 1 gymnasium with 1 basketball court. Our workout room consists of 3 treadmills, 2 elipticals and a stair stepper.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Environmental Policy and Management – I'm an Evironmental Policy and Management major at a Regional Campus of The Ohio State University. I am currently in my second quarter of my freshman year, and so far all of my classes, which have been GEC requirements, I have been content with. My instructors for the most part have been good, minus a few hiccups here and there. The job opportunities in this town (Newark, OH) are very limited when it comes to my major.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Academic Councillors Suck – I felt like I chose a mqjor that wasn't suitable for me, because I didn't have good guidence from academic councillors. I believe that the large size of the school makes it hard for councillors to really mentor students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Not Very Strict. Campus is very lenient and only wants what is best for students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Both Macs and PCs offered at every library on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School Spirit – What can I say about Ohio State's school spirit? It starts on Thursday befor the football game and continues until Monday morning. There is such a sense of pride on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Thompson library hours are convenient but crowded at times

3 College Sophomore

Computers: all areas on campus provide excellent WiFi service
other computers are crowded at times

4 College Junior

Athletics: Go Buck-Eyes! The name says it all. Football is a big sport not just in the college but the state itself.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Ohio Is Ohio – If you already live in Ohio, you should know what to expect. It rains a lot, so come prepared with an umbrella (sturdy enough to withstand the wind), rain boots and a raincoat. There were often times I didn't even want to go to class because of the weather, but that's the price you have to pay for such a great school. The winters don't get too much snow but definitely have uggs and bundle up! Try to plan your classes around what buildings are close to you and where the bus stops are. The summers are good, but winter lasts way too long.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks Are Semi Important – Greek life is definitely popular. I constantly get asked if I'm in a sorority. However, the school definitely doesn't revolve around it. Fraternity parties are lots of fun if you're looking for a bit of fun on a Friday night. There are tons of fraternities and sororities, all of them different so if you're interested you'll find one you fit into. If you're not interested in greek life, you have nothing to worry about. Plenty of people aren't involved. Many sororities require you to live in the house at least one year, which may be a disadvantage to some people. Their rules are pretty strict but the houses are really nice because they can't throw parties.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There's definitely no shortage of facilities here. Tons of libraries - including a 24 hour library. There's multiple gyms, all of which have lots to offer. There are plenty of tutoring rooms and places to go. The Ohio Student Union is also excellent. 4 floor of rooms with activities, lots of food, and places to study. There are also food places all over campus. I'm an extremely picky eater, but I always manage to find something to eat.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: The Gateway is a lot of fun to go dancing and get cheap drinks. There are also many smaller, crappy looking bars that are actually deceiving based on looks. There are always many house parties going on every weekend, especially when it is warm outside. Any night is a good night to drink on campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to go to eat. Both on campus and off campus. A lot of variety.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: At Ohio State in the year 2011 we have had at least 6 crime alerts just in the last 2 months. It is nice, however, that the university is taking care of it by adding additional street lamps and security to patrol the offcampus streets. They are also adding additional services to drive students home late at night.

College Freshman

Majors: Freshman Waiting to Explore the Workplace – As a freshman, I have yet to have an internship but I'm confident I will get one next year. There are many internship fairs for students. I definitely do want to get an internship because hands-on experience is unmatched- you can't teach experience in a classroom. Internships aren't handed to you but career services does a great job in helping you fix up your resume and prepare for job interviews.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Ohio State. The camaraderie and overall atmosphere of the campus is unmatched. I wouldn't change anything. While it's a lot of fun going to football games and hanging out with friends, classes are challenging which is perfect.

College Freshman

Parking: No Car Allowed – As a freshman, we're not allowed to have a car on campus unless we're commuters. With this being said, I really can't comment on the parking situation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: delicious food – wide variety of food options and many places to eat on campus. mirror lake, marketplace, ohio union, kennedy and the libraries all have great food. ohio state is definitely underrated in the quality of food they offer

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's College Not Jail – Some students have different views on the strictness of security here on campus, it really just depends on what kind of social life you have. I know one thing for sure - plagiarism is a HUGE offense. They take that so seriously, you have to be extremely careful to site EVERY little thing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Either You're in It, or You're Not – There are tons of frats and sororities to chose from! I, myself, am not interested in joining greek life but a few of my friends are. They say that there is a frat or sorority for everyone and nobody is left out. At OSU, people are encouraged to engaged in at least one student organization or activity and I believe that Greek life is a very popular choice.

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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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