Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know whether chapter houses are opulent or not; I don't have any Greek friends to ask.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Strictness: There really needs to be an answer like "I don't know" to the questions above, because I have no idea how to answer them.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Drug Safety: I wish there was an answer like N/A or I don't know for all the above questions because I really do not know the exact answers to them. I am under 21, and have not been exposed to alcohol or drugs on campus (I have rarely been off-campus), nor do I plan to until I graduate. My roommates and friends neither drink nor do drugs; therefore, I have zero first-hand experience and extremely limited second-hand knowledge in these affairs.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There have been more than five incidents of robbery near campus this semester. Even though nothing serious seems to have happened in the area where I live, it still worries me that someone might always exploit a security loophole to sneak into my dorm room not because another resident may not pay enough attention on security. All in all, I have yet to be a victim of a criminal act, thankfully.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Eating is not a problem here for most people who do not seek one hundred percent organic food or gourmet options, I think. Of course, it would be best if on-campus eateries actually catered to all the different palettes of more than 10,000 students, but then prices will likely soar.

2 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: It's my first term here, thus I don't believe that I have fully experienced all the aspects of the program (Political Science) to gauge its merits and shortcomings. But I am looking forward to seeing more progress in the program and myself as well in the future.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: I don't believe I shall have sufficient time to do an internship, because during summer and winter terms I will take classes to accumulate credits for my plan of graduating in roughly two years. Any concerns about a potential internship may have an impact on me if I choose to obtain a master's degree instead of a Ph.D., but not now as I am mainly interested in honing my academic abilities and research skills necessary for Ph.D. admissions rather than professional qualities.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Computers: I have only used one of the computer labs in my dorm once because I already have a laptop, and the reliability and speed of the network seemed good. I have never used a school printer because I have a personal printer; hence, I do not have any first-hand experience of the quality of on-campus printers.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: It's osu we are the best

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: if thats what you want

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Noticeable difference in quality between dorms

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: Application process can be stressful

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of hours to put in but it's worth it

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus is mostly white kids

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: could be more spread out through campus, more late night options

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a bunch of different foods, lots that deliver, the price is normal and there is always canes chicken (a chicken place that is known on campus with fast, hot, tasty food at all hours)

2 people found this useful Report
College Student

Drug Safety: You can be involved in drugs but you dont have to be. There is harly any pressure and you will not be singled out if you say no. There are plenty of other activities going on around campus that can be clean without hindering your college career.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am accepting of everyone and there are all sorts of students to get to know on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is normally very nice; I just happen to not like winter, and I am from the snowbelt so I am used to heavy, heavy snow. Walking around campus with colder weather is going to be slightly frustrating, but I will have to find out, as I have heard COlumbus does not get as cold as where I am from.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Living in Columbus means having unlimited opportunities to go to fine dining locations with a variety of price points, many local stores, shopping opportunities like Easton and Polaris Shopping Centers, which are some of the finest in Ohio, and there are many attractions, like the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) and even our own OSU football team. Everyone is friendly and often depends on students for their businesses since there are so many of us, and the city is clean, safe, and nicely laid out.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: With High Street right off campus (basically on campus), it is easy to get to many places, and with Gateway nearby, there are numerous events to take advantage of, all a bus ride or walk away.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing can seem sort of crowded sometimes, but there are many different options for all types of students and preferences, roommates work together well most of the time, and it is easy to contact someone if there are problems.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bussing system works well, but if you don't know how to read the maps and times then it is very difficult. Getting around campus is easy, but off campus is hard because to get to a place 20 minutes away in a car is about a 1 1/2 hour bus ride. Ride sharing with other students works well, taxis are easy to call and use, and the busses work very well and are clean and on time; it is just a matter of getting to know the system

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and there are numerous escort, safety, transportation, and police services, updates, and resources. I feel safe and secure. With the health center, they are never open for appointments, book up immediately, don't really advertise themselves, and are hard to reach.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports play an enormous role in campus life. With a leading football team and very popular football athletes, the games are central to the weekends and all year round. Also, other sports are free as students and we are encouraged to go and they are fun and upbeat.

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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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