Columbus, OH
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Local buses are available for students for transportation and convenience of the students

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The facilities and support by fans is truly incredible and the overall school spirit is life changing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Ethnicity and diversity are a primary focus on this campus and the overall school in general. It is a great atmosphere of learning and meeting several new individuals throughout your college career.

Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Students do not use products on school grounds, but tend to use them at parties and campus houses.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are plenty of ethnic groups represented here however, I expected more diversity.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something going on here. It is tough NOT to have plans on the weekend.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are the typical pop up local fast food places with a few stand out eateries as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a different world but if it is something you are interested in, definitely get involved.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I filled out all necessary documents but the process was terrible and I did not receive any aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security breaches are alomst inevitable but campus services do a good job trying to control it and keeping the studetns safe.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are great. Living on campus is an experience like no other.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students take part in this type of activity but it is also possible to have a great social life without this behavior.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are multiple computer and printing locations throughout campus. They are easily accesible and usually always open.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It depends on the issue at hand. Campus policies and procedures are strict in the right time and place.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus bus service runs frequently with many convenient locations.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Ohio State has a long way to go on increasing diversity.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Weather: I may be biased but Ohio weather is notoriously unpredictable and it is generally cold.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: The Columbus nightlife is fantastic with a wide variety of bars.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Athletics: Ohio State is one the premier athletic institutions in the country.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It depends on what landlord you rent from. I've had both ends of the spectrum.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Campus shuttles are free and cover most of campus and off campus areas. If you have an BuckId, the COTA buses are free as well.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Being a part of Columbus is evident and integral to the Ohio State experience. There is always something to do and often too much.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is mostly very cold and windy. It makes going outside in the winter months unbearable

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is always open!

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Love the entire atmosphere of the city accompanied by college students.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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