Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
close
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Greek parties are great. Bars downtown are very fun.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of selections, from sorority/fraternity houses to apartments to houses.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: People really like to party at OSU. If you are under 21 though your options are pretty limited to house parties and a few bars, kind of far from campus.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Weather: Haha it's Ohio come on the weather is always crazy.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation that is available I think mostly meets student needs. Students do though kind of subsidize the city bus system, which works for some students because you get unlimited access to the bus system but other students would rather not spend the $13 a semester for a service they don't plan on using.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The university I think does a good job of making safety and health resources available to the average student. Students with more severe health needs though can sometimes get frustrated with their situation.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Scholarships: I got a scholarship worth about a quarter of my tuition and I didn't even have to apply for it; the application I sent in just to attend also qualified me for the scholarship. There are other scholarships you can apply for, but they become increasingly competitive and again there are so many students they can be hard to get.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink heavily on weekends, but most people don't use other drugs. There is some aspect of peer pressure for drinking because so many other people do drink, but I've never seen a situation where someone was actively encouraged and pressured to drink when they really didn't want to.

4 College Senior

Diversity: A lot more diverse than my home town, but still dominated by white, cis-gendered, heterosexual people. That's not to say there aren't communities within the university that celebrate and embrace diversity, and there are student organizations for every demographic, but most students fall into the majority demographic of the country.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There are too many students to really exert much control. The university isn't out of control, but it's more self enforced and enforced at lower levels like with RAs and instructors.

4 College Senior

Majors: Big variety of programs, but again it's mostly what you make of it. There are too many students for your advisors to go chasing you down to make sure you take these classes and apply for these internships and stuff.

College Senior

Majors: There aren't really internships available through the school, you have to go out to companies and organizations and find them. It's really frustrating and hard but you can get help with that if you use your resources.

5 College Senior

Computers: Really nice computers pretty accessible across campus. There are these places in various buildings called "the Digital Union" that have new, expensive equipment that hardly anyone knows about or uses and its always quiet there and you can get help with software.

4 College Senior

Academics: The academics are kind of what you make of it. If you want to be challenged you can find that here, but a lot of the experience is on you.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: A lot of people really love being in Columbus. It's pretty easy to find things to do, even if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I never notice drug use/peer pressure. The drug use policy seems to be average.

2 people found this useful Report
Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I was not involved in greek life so I can't give it a rating.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: The cost is a little steep, and the campus is HUGE. So it depends on where your classes are, if you live next to campus etc. However the bus system is pretty dependable and useful.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. There is a good mixture of groups.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Columbus has a huge variety of off campus dining. You can find everything from high end steak houses to awesome hole in the wall restaurants like Thurman's Cafe or Franks hot dogs.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I would say it is average, neither strict nor extremely lenient. With such a huge student body you just want to herd the masses.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus. I started at OSU as a 2nd semester sophmore and wanted to live off campus. I have been in some of the dorms though, and they were very nice.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There is something to fit everyone. Greek life, bars, night clubs, concerts, house parties.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: If you want challenging classes, you can certainly find them in abundance here. Add to that great intern/research/job opportunities while in school and you can't be it!

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It reallly depends on where you are around campus. The west side and east side of campus are very very different. Personally I lived on the northside in upper arlington. Very nice neighborhoods.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Photos More photos . . .

University Hall
University Hall
University Hall University Hall
Photo by Dhimelright under Public Domain | Source

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
Electrical engineering
View all previous student authors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Ohio State University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!