Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: My career goals include using my degree to help other people, whether it is through Human Resources, therapy, or any other psychology-related field.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It can be stressful finding a place that matches your desired price, but once you do it is worth it. There are many realtor companies for off-campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are frankly very terrible to live in, and others are nice. I recently moved from a very loud and run-down building that I lived in for one and a half school years, and I absolutely love my new place on the other side of campus. The social atmosphere is much better.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurant options off campus, and they offer a wide variety of types of places.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Being a college campus, there are students who drink and many parties on the weekends, but it is not usually overwhelming, and students can definitely feel comfortable not drinking if they choose to do so.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I feel quite safe on campus. I think campus security does a great job in keeping such a large amount of students safe without interfering on day-to-day operations. There have been some break-ins in the past year which have made students feel a little uneasy about living on and around campus, but very few people feel anxious about the criminal activity.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus housing can always be tough but there's a lot to choose from on campus and there are many options to help you in getting what you want.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Living in such a big city, of course there's a huge variety of options.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are tons and tons of majors. Mine is Human Development with the intention of moving onto occupational therapy in grad school. The school my major is apart of sends weekly emails with TONS of opportunities for networking and jobs and such. I will have no problem finding a job as long as I graduate grad school.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: It depends on the program. Every major is different, mine was easy as all I had to do was declare and make sure I had the appropriate GPA.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is definitely always something going on all over the city.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Very all over the place. You must always check before leaving.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty good, however the chem department is not.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is the greatest at THE Ohio State University.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being in Columbus, it's hard to stay completely safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's a public school so not that strict.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I never feel pressured to do anything.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school was very good with financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is good. I just recently joined a sorority. The houses are in a great location and typically very nicely kept. However, it is not frowned upon to be either a Greek or non-Greek.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's definitely always something to do and somewhere to go, as long as you make friends or go age-appropriate places.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer labs, although I don't really use them as I have a laptop. However, wifi is definitely awful. I have to reconnect countless times and sometimes it disconnects during important times, like while I'm taking an online quiz.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is definitely diversity on campus in all aspects. When you go to a campus this large, there's no way there can't be. Even on my floor, people are from all kinds of places, with all kinds of backgrounds and heritages and religions.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: They have many options going anywhere on or around campus. Sometimes COTA buses are sketchy, CABS buses are awesome. They don't take you home, though.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They put in an amazing effort to keep campus safe in every way. Health facilities are some of the best in the nation - always easy access. Safety is lacking because it is columbus, ohio but I have never really felt like i was in any great danger.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: OSU is hands-down the place to go if you are an athlete. Many many varsity and intramural/club sports teams for any interest. There aren't even words to describe how superior the athletic and physical activity program is to every other program in the nation.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
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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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