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: I think only the Fisher College of Business has a special separate application. Otherwise, just go to your academic adviser and fill out the forms to add your major.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus isn't bad, but driving on campus is. Roads are often crowded with students who don't/won't wait for cars at crosswalks and force everyone to stop for them for minutes at a time.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received enough scholarships to feasibly afford to attend here as an out-of-state student, but they're only good for eight semesters maximum so if you don't graduate "on time" then you're screwed.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Animal Science program 99% livestock focused.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Difficult to graduate in four years.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Cold/snowy in winter, warm in spring/summer

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Tried to regulate Mirror Lake Jump, failed badly.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse in terms of race, religion, etc

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Network uuuuusually reliable. Rcmnd own printer.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Good facilities, but not close to the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Lots of specialized facilities for science-y type majors, including agriculture/animal oriented programs.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Good shopping/food in the Short North, but pretty expensive. Buses go everywhere, but often take aaaaaaaaages.

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.

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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.

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College Junior

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

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

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.

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.

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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.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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