Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are alot of fun bars that you can walk to or take a cab.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not interested in Greek life so I am indifferent to how it functions on my campus

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: A lot of dorms have recently been re-done. Mostly freshman live on campus so it's a good way to meet people your first year, and the dorms are close to on-campus dining options and classrooms.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Our athletic facilities are some of the best in the country. Football is our biggest sport, and everything social in the fall revolves around football. Basketball is also big, but it doesn't dominate social events as much.

2 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Scholarships: I knew I wasn't eligible to receive financial aid so I did not apply.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Traditions are heavy here: be it "beat Michigan" week or the Mirror Lake jump. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved, and sports are obviously a huge part of OSU. Libraries are beautiful and updated, and the Oval is a great green space to hang out at.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Facilities are kept clean and updated. Our recreational facilities are the best by far, and we also have a brand new student union.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life, if you're involved, is a great way to meet people and make our big school seem smaller. You will still have a social life if you don't join, but being in a greek organization definitely increases your social opportunities and increases how many people you know.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is someone for everyone at OSU. People are really active here and everyone is in pretty good shape. People dress well and are mostly attractive. Some people are in serious relationships and others aren't.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants on High St. that are open really late. These options are pretty affordable as well. Further down High St. in the Short North are nicer, more pricey restaurants to give yourself more variety. These can be accessed by a longer walk (15 or so minutes), cabs or the city bus.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a ton of diversity on campus. There are a lot of different groups for such diversity as well, like LGBT groups, Asian Society groups, etc.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Cabs, city buses and campus buses are prevalent.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Columbus offers a great variety of places to go. Downtown offers a more "city" experience, the Short North offers more hip dining and bars, campus-area offers cheap places to eat and cheap college bars. There's a niche for everyone and everything.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Bars are with walking distance of all off-campus housing and most dorms. Cabs are prevalent. House and greek parties are common Friday and Saturday nights. Anyone can have a social life who chooses to.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I cannot imagine myself at any school but Ohio State. It has given me the best academic and social experiences of my life so far. I feel completely prepared academically, have made incredible friends, have been opened to amazing opportunities and have overall had a great past 2 and a half years.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's what you make of it -- drugs and alcohol, like at any school, are prevalent, but students who choose not to surround themselves with people who indulge in such habits wouldn't feel pressured to do so.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good looking, outgoing people. Friendly and supportive

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict when necessary about dangerous problems

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Lots of places to eat with great variety and price

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is good for the most part especially motorcycle

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lots of University security presence

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Lots of camaraderie and things to do, help if needed

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Sullivant Hall for the arts and the Rec center

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus takes you most everywhere

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: High street has many dining options

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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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