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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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Off-Campus Housing: Don't move off campus until your sophomore year or the end of your freshman year. The experience of living on campus is a lifetime memory-but it is definitely cheaper to live in off-campus housing.

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Off-Campus Housing: Usually, the farther you go from campus, the cheaper and better it gets.

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Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. I wish I would have moved out after my first year. Be prepared to be responsible for a lot of bills and maintenance, though.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing off campus is usually cheaper than living on campus, if you do it right; although, there are plenty of sleazy rental companies that will try to get as much money out of you as possible.

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Off-Campus Housing: The housing off campus is okay. It's kind of hard to find places right by campus, but if you are willing to ride the bus or drive, then you are sure to find a great place to live.

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Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus, and it's pretty convenient. You really don't need a car, unless you want to go somewhere on the weekend, or unless you're lazy and drive to class.

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Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is a blast, and it is definitely worth it! It's nice to have your own room and your own place yet still hang out with roommates.

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Off-Campus Housing: If you get looking early, you can find some decent housing. It's comparatively cheaper than the dorms, and you share a bathroom with fewer people. If you end up six blocks from campus, it's not worth it.

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Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartments and houses mostly east of campus, some of which actually cost less than living in the dorms (if you get the right deal). First-year students have to live in the dorms, though.

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Off-Campus Housing: Pick your roommates and the house or apartment you want to live in early-both get snatched up fast. Everything is really close to campus, and many places are pretty much across the street!

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Athletics: Sports are kind of big, I guess, if you are an athletic person. Intramural sports are pretty cool and very easy to get into-lots of people do them.

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Athletics: We are a Big Ten school! Sports are huge, and we love the Buckeyes! Let me tell you, football games are the greatest-they're so much fun!

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Athletics: Many people are involved in intramural sports-there is something for everyone!

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Athletics: One of the largest intramural programs in the country gives any sports lover the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of sports at many different skill levels. From popular sports such as flag football or basketball, to the lesser-known inner tube water polo, OSU rec sports offer everyone the chance to play. And don't forget the best sport ever: ice hockey!

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Athletics: Sports are huge, especially football, but as a nonconformist, I prefer varsity ice hockey! A lot of people don't realize that we have a really kick-ass team with a ton of great guys, several of whom have already gone pro or are on their way. So, if you want to avoid the football hype and still enjoy a varsity sport, go the route of men's ice hockey.

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Athletics: OSU football and basketball are the best! We have one of the biggest stadiums in college football, and on game days the atmosphere is awesome! The intramural sports are really cool, too.

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Athletics: Varsity sports 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.

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Athletics: Varsity sports are huge, if by varsity sports you mean college football. We have a lot of good athletic teams, men's and women's, that don't receive the attention football receives, because half of the school population is still gloating about being the 2002 national champions of college football. Intramural sports are popular, the biggest being flag football, softball, soccer, and ice hockey.

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Athletics: It's football heaven here in Columbus. The people here love their Buckeyes and support them through thick and thin. And who else can boast to have a player Archie Griffin who won not one, but two Heisman Trophies?

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Athletics: Varsity sports are big. Everyone goes out and cheers for our teams, especially football. Intramural sports, however, are where it's at. You definitely need to participate in the intramural sports, no matter what your athletic ability is. I especially recommend ice hockey. I can hardly skate, but it's a blast! And the champions get a T-shirt!

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Transportation: Don't use the taxi cab unless it's your last resort. The prices are ridiculously high, and you'll end up losing your entire week's paycheck on it.

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Transportation: Buses are the only public transportation. The University automatically takes $10 in tuition so you can ride for free. The buses are always on schedule, and they can take you all sorts of places.

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Transportation: The CABS line is primarily used around campus-just in case you need to get all the way to the other side of campus early in the morning.

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Transportation: Cabs are expensive, try and avoid them if possible.

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Transportation: The COTA line goes to Easton and even all the way to the airport. Make sure you get a pamphlet that shows you their specific routes because the last thing you want to do is get lost in them.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
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Marietta, Ga.
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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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