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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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4 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are also extremely helpful and welcome students to visit them in their office hours.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can find a variety of apartments and lofts/studios to live in. The quality depends on the area, mainly.

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College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are so many different types of people around the campus that I couldn't possibly rate this with consideration of the students.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There's a great variety of people/students that give the campus it's well known diversity.

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Ohio State has a good, prevalent party scene but it is what you make of it. South campus is definitely more lively with quicker access to High Street. The best parties are at the frats and off campus houses. I think the party scene has a positive impact on the student experience, allowing students to be able to enjoy all aspects of college life.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness varies here. As long as you are not causing any major disturbances, you should be fine. They do check dorms for drugs and alcohol at the end of the semester and excessive noisiness in the dorms is not permitted.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: It is wonderful to be in my major program. It offers a variety of electives and options which allows students to be able to fully customize their schedule. One unique thing is that instead of being locked in to certain degree requirements, it is possible to fulfill these requirements at Ohio State with a wide range of classes to suit your interests. The curriculum is tough, but doable and the facilities are top notch. Internship and job opportunities are plenty with huge medical centers being right off campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at this school are fantastic. The professors are often friendly and encourage students to come to office hours. The registration process is simple as well. I was able to create my dream schedule without any problems. In terms of study options and areas, there are thousands of locations. The library has private study rooms and there are study lounges offered in each dorm. One popular study area is in the Ohio Union where it feels like the campus living room.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are students from all walks of life at Ohio State. There is not typical look, since people come from all types of backgrounds. Due to this variety in backgrounds, there is a great variety in interests which is reminiscent of more than 1,000 clubs offered at this school. In terms of social life, it is up to the student. However, if one does want to go out, there are a variety of options both on and off-campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Ohio State has the best school spirit in the country. Every Saturday thousands of students flood into the Shoe to watch the football games. Ohio State houses one of the best football programs in college sport history. With this degree of domination, the athletic facilities here are next to none, offering top notch equipment. Going to an Ohio State game is an experience one MUST have at least once in their life.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a great variety of off-campus housing options. Ohio State even offers legal services to go over housing contracts with students to ensure they know what is expected of them and so they do not get ripped off. In terms of cost, off-campus housing is considerably cheaper than on campus housing. However, parking is quite limited since Ohio State is located in a city. Off-campus housing is also patrolled by both city and local police.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since I haven't begun taking classes at this school, I cannot fully answer this question. However, since I have made a schedule of this upcoming school year, I can speak to the breadth and wide variety of classes offered here. Ohio State offers classes ranging from sky diving to yoga. It is truly amazing and quite difficult to pick classes with such a variety on hand. Ohio State also offered a variety of class styles and sizes from more discussion based classes to lecture based. The class sizes greatly range with not too large of a percentage having more than 100 students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Student career prospects at this school are phenomenal. The alumni network is absolutely enormous, which coincides with the phrase, "you can find a buckeye anywhere on the planet." Also, since Ohio State is in the heart of Columbus, which houses many company headquarters, quality employers are often recruiting on campus. The quality of the career center and services are great as well with weekly job postings being sent out to students based on degree program.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the Pharmaceutical Science program at The Ohio State University is quite difficult. This degree program is offered at few colleges, which makes it difficult. Applicants to the school of pharmacy at the undergraduate level are assessed by the important criteria of their ACT/SAT scores and class rank, after being accepted to the university. In applying for this program, I didn't have any difficulty, for my application was automatically reviewed after I expressed my intended major as pharmaceutical science on the application. There are not any abnormal application processes, for it is rather seamless after turning in the application for the university. As for tips, if you know you intend to do pharmacy, express that intent on your application so that you can be reviewed for admission. Applying to enter the degree program is much more difficult if you apply later in your college career.

College Freshman

Majors: Currently, I can not rate it since I haven't started school at Ohio State yet. However, from talking with current students I can conclude that being in this specific degree program definitely gives students a leg up when they apply to pharmacy school. I do think that I will enjoy this program since it gives undergraduate students a taste of graduate pharmacy classes before they have to apply to pharmacy school. This will definitely help students decide if this is something they want to further pursue and they will most likely be favored by pharmacy graduate programs. This program also offers pharmacy electives which can be taken with faculty from the school of pharmacy. They also send out weekly job postings, which I find unique.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Tons of places to eat, along with many different food types all over campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Ohio State. I love the challenging academics, school spirit, social aspects, and opportunities provided. I would not want to be at any other school.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are alumni networks all over the country and world. This makes me feel a lot more confident about job security in my future.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very comfortable and safe when traveling with other people. I do not travel alone. Police have given very helpful safety classes to my sorority.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Slightly expensive, but it is expected in a large city.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a small scholarship, but the headache of financial aid was due to FAFSA, not Ohio State.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am involved in both Business and Engineering, so I have a ton of opportunities through Ohio State. The work is tough, but it is expected as a college student.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a few tough professors in every department, but most professors genuinely care about the future of their students and are willing to help.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Highly considering staying after college

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Always something different to do

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
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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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