Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The stores around the campus are diverse. One can find almost any type of clothing style pretty much on High Street.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: On campus, the diversity is wide. People from all over the world come to Ohio State to go to college. When talking to these international students, their stories are pretty interesting and I love to hear about them.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: The night life at Ohio state is live. People are everywhere on High Street either going to a bar or to a party. There is always a place to go if one would want to. There are plenty of places for underage students to go.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is outstanding because the main street is very close to campus as well as the majority of the off campus living. Most places are open late and there are plenty of options to choose from including a variety of different types of foods such as chinese or mexican.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are HUGE here at THE Ohio State University, especially football! School spirit is always high and our athletic facilities are amazing (the RPAC has a great pool and sauna).

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think that we have a good diversity on campus and everyone mixes well.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Morrill which was great for late night runs to the RPAC for working out (it's a ghost town late at night). It was very far away from High Street which sucked on weekends but overall it was a great atmosphere. Everyone on my floor got along and you always had someone to do something with.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school says they have money but I have not seen any of it.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is always an opportunity to get into research because every staff member is required to do some sort of research.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Big Bar and Frat parties are great for dancing. House parties are pretty fun too, just make sure you know the person whose house it is or know someone who does know whose house it is.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: In the fall, the main attraction is football. Especially around campus, if you aren't dressed in OSU gear/watching the game people will think you are weird. There is a lot to do downtown, there is the short north, which has a gallery hop once a month on Saturday's and has a fun Halloween event, and then you have downtown and the arena district with a lot of nice restaurants.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everything is very convenient but pretty expensive depending on where you go.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's going to happen everywhere but you can definitely avoid it.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The CABS buses are very convenient and I like that we can ride the COTA for free but they aren't as reliable.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Not in Greek life and not a problem

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Affordable compared to other schools located in major cities

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Lots of drinking, drugs aren't that prevalent, mostly weed

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3 College Senior

Computers: Architecture school is very good with providing computers, not sure about other programs

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You have the occasional weed smoker on your dorm room floor and the pot head that smokes on the oval at night but overall you never see drug and alcohol being used on campus. High Street which runs parallel to campus gets pretty sketchy at night though.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: You can't rush until second semester of freshman year, but the Greeks do a lot of scholarship stuff around campus and raise lots of money for they're philanthropy. Sorority and Fraternity row always has some kind of party going on and they are very loud.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: depends on walk; snow and rain suck

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife is great, there is always something to do. If you're underage some places let you party with school id.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You don't know whose doing drugs but a lot of people do. Alcohol is seen and used everywhere.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I'm a female and I feel safe walking to the dorm after dark.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload all depends on the professor. There are a lot of fun GE classes to chose from as well.

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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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