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Columbus, OH
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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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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The policies at our school are strict but not forced upon students to the point where they hate it. For the most part, students obey the rules so that the rules don't have to be enforced on them, and everyone is happy and loves it here.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are so many people from different backgrounds, most people are very accepting and friendly toward everyone.

2 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Would not choose the same major again. Too much focus on the same things in multiple classes (lots of cardio and public health stuff). Very hard to find a job with just a undergrad degree in Exercise Science. After talking to people who majored in the same thing at other schools they received a much better rounded education in Exercise Science and felt more prepared for the work force.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Certain prereq classes and there grades are considered. You also have to state what you plan to do with your degree and what you've done to prepare yourself so far for the degree. Overall not a hard process.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Lot's of off campus housing options. You just have to look out for yourself against the landlords. Never count of getting your security deposit back even if you are the best tenants.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Dorms are great for getting to know people your first year, but after that they are not worth the price. Way cheaper to live off campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Don't walk alone at night! The police do have a presence but there are so many non students around most social gatherings you are never going to know everyone.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You really have to make an effort as the student to get the answers to the questions you need about specific topics. There are a lot of resources online from the school about aid, but if your situation is outside the box or you don't have help from your parents it can get overwhelming. Best to do your own research on aid and only talk to the school if you have to (because you'll have to wait in line for an hour).

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Depending on the day and time it can be hard to find a free computer at some of the labs/libraries. There is wireless all over campus though so if you have a smart phone you're good. Campus tech support always answered questions quickly and effectively.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus shuttle is the best way to get around campus for classes. If you don't have a car it can be hard to get places on the weekends, if you need to get anywhere but downtown or High Street. There are a lot of bus stops around the campus area if you have your BuckID on you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The police are always visible on the weekends, which adds to the safety factor. Sometimes it was hard to get RAs to press noise complaints against noisier tenants in the dorms. Parking is a bitch. Don't park somewhere unless you have a pass for that area or you will be towed!

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Only really ran into problems with stuff other than alcohol once you get to off campus parties. Even then people never peer pressure you into anything and most people are respectful of your choices. Weed is definitely big off campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Most of the varsity sports are nationally ranked throughout the year, especially football and basketball. Saturdays during the fall are all about football and the atmosphere is electric! Having visited some of the sports complexes, all I can say is "Wow!". They are for the big leagues for sure.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Policies are fair. They keep order without restricting students too much.

College Sophomore

Computers: I have never used campus computers, only my own laptop. The wireless connection is typically good.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The school approaches the topic without denying that drug and alcohol use will occur, but encourages practicality.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in an older building, but it is typically clean and most things function fairly well for the amount of use they get.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far, I have had only positive experiences with my professors. There are plenty of places to study and resources for academic help.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: This winter has been colder than most, but walking to class in the winter can be really terrible.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is awesome at OSU and the RPAC is a top-notch facility.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is easy to figure out due to the OSU bus app, but the buses are often crowded.

5 College Junior

Diversity: It's called THE Ohio State University for a reason.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are many safety policies that are followed on campus and watched. Students do get in trouble for doing things they are not supposed to be doing.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are so many class options and the professors are great. They help in providing different job opportunities as well as internships and getting involved in the college.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was not able to get as much as I needed and have applied for several other financial opportunities. I am also working two jobs to try to keep up with it all.

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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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