Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love city living so it was wonderful for me. I also like the suburbs and family-life which would be nice to have also. But downtown is always exciting and there is literally ALWAYS something fun going on very near by. You will NEVER be bored!

3 College Junior

Weather: Its Ohio which means you can get anything on any given day.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They have so many students to deal with but eventually they get the job done. Financial aid is always much easier at a smaller school but OSU is worth every single cent.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many many options for many different interests - even lots of cultural diversity!

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics can be VERY challenging bc almost everyone has a PhD and conducted some field-changing research. Professors like to show what they know and they want you to know everything too. its great

5 College Junior

Majors: So many its outrageous but it is fabulous because there is literally a major for EVERYONE!

5 College Junior

Majors: Challenging, so many groups, clubs, amazing professors, so many work opportunities.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus life is way better than on-campus but lets be real - its columbus. Too expensive IMO and landlords can be real assholes. Just gotta find the good ones and ALWAYS look as early as possible!!

4 College Junior

Facilities: There are so many facilities it really depends on where you are looking. but the majority are excellent - especially labs and OMG the RPAC!!!!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are absolutely amazing!!! some are very old, but they are cleaned day in and day out.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: OSU is really only ridiculously strict with parking because it is so rare. Everything else they understand. Unless you get an RA with stick up their butt.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The only thing I really notice on campus is alcohol use. If there is a drug problem on campus, I'm not aware of it. I'm sure some students partake in smoking marijuana on the weekends, but I don't think people are shooting up heroin in the bathroom, or anything like that. It doesn't seem like hard drugs are a problem on campus. I've never felt pressured to use drugs, nor have I ever really known anyone who uses anything other than marijuana.

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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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