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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Overall Experience: I can't even imagine having gone anywhere else. This university has provided me with so many opportunities that no other place could have given me. Ohio State will always be a part of who I am.

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Overall Experience: I really like OSU! It's a great school with a lot to offer, and I believe that it is definitely the choice for me.

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Overall Experience: Ohio State is amazing; it's the perfect college for me. I've visited other places, and there is no place that I'd rather be. Ohio State encompasses all aspects of the college experience. It's a place where you'll make your best friends, you'll meet people from all walks of life, and even learn a thing or two. It definitely offers a unique and totally liberating college experience to all who bear the scarlet and gray.

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Overall Experience: I like OSU's big campus. It's made me more social, and I've found some really good friends that I know will be a part of my life, now and for years to come. There are so many new bonds I have forged that I feel very happy with my decision to come here.

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Overall Experience: I love Ohio State. I didn't even apply to another school. Everyone here has so much school spirit, it's almost sickening. When you hear

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Overall Experience: I loved OSU, and I am thrilled to call myself an OSU alumnus.

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Overall Experience: I love it here. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I can tell you where I wouldn't want to be, though, and that's Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Overall Experience: My overall experience has been a good one. I have met some great people and enjoyed the benefits of being a student-athlete. I transferred from Denver, and everyone asks me why I came to Ohio, but even now, thinking back, I'm still glad I transferred. I do not regret making that decision. I have seen another part of the nation, and there was definitely a culture shock that has taken some time to get used to. I wouldn't trade my college experience here in Ohio for anything.

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Overall Experience: So far, I love it here. It has its negatives, but overall, the experience is great. I've met some wonderful people, and there are so many options class-wise. There's always something going on for you to get involved in. Ohio people are very friendly (almost too much so). I don't think I could live in Ohio forever, but OSU is definitely a fun place to be.

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Overall Experience: It's a really big school, so if you like a lot of personal attention and hand holding, this probably isn't the place for you. But if you want a big school with lots of choices and options, this may be a good place for you.

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Academics: Professors are cool at OSU. Make sure you know your professors, and let them get to know you! Introduce yourself, and visit them during their office hours.

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Academics: Occasionally, you will have a foreign TA or professor, but they are usually pretty easy to understand. All of my teachers have been eager to help, and most of them are very clever, inspiring characters.

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Academics: Teachers are pretty personable here. You can e-mail them about something and get a reply within a few minutes.

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Academics: The quality of the academics depends on the class. I've had some good teachers, and I've had some bad teachers. History professors are really bad about mumbling and trailing off when they are lecturing.

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Academics: OSU professors are very nice. If you miss class, it's not a big deal, but don't make it a habit, because they do care about their students. The smaller classes take attendance at least once a week (without letting you know what day it will be) and count it as points towards (or against) your grade. College is completely different than high school, though; they won't call your parents if you don't come to class.

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Academics: Some classes are interesting; it just depends on what you're interested in and how helpful the teacher is. Some professors are really interested in helping their students out.

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Academics: Most of my teachers give good lectures and fair exams, and they are always available and involved with their students. I've had a few, however, that are more interested in their research than teaching, and those ones aren't so great.

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Academics: The teachers here are as diverse as the students. Some are hard to understand and give the impression that they don't care if their students learn the information or not, while others make the material completely comprehensible and do everything in their power to make sure their students are learning what they need to learn.

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Academics: There are good professors, bad professors, ugly professors, and cute professors. You'll either end up learning, falling asleep, or, if you're anything like me, you'll be on the lookout trying to spot the hottest chick in the room.

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Academics: The teachers here are just as diverse as the student population; they each bring something different to the picture. Classes are interesting once you get into your major. The general education courses (GECs) here stink.

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Academics: Before you take any courses, I would advise you to ask around and find out which professors are the ones to avoid, which ones are pleasant, and which ones will probably end up being the cause of your nightmares for an entire three months.

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Academics: The quality of professors depends on your major. I am an English major, and most of my teachers are graduate students and are usually around my age group. I find them easier to contact and talk to than the professors.

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Academics: The teachers at Ohio State vary. Sometimes, you land great ones that really want to help students learn, but it's not that often.

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Local Atmosphere: Just about every major concert tour comes to Cleveland or Cincinnati. The Columbus Zoo is awesome! It's best to go when the weather is nice.

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Local Atmosphere: Well, Columbus is a major city (the largest in Ohio), so there are lots of activities: fine arts, sports (professional hockey, soccer, and minor league baseball), and nightlife. There are also a couple of small colleges around, too, like Columbus State and Capital University.

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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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