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

Drug Safety: There's some hard drugs, but it's not noticeable. Students mostly drink but there's plenty of people who don't. RA's don't care as long as you don't dorm drink. Students know how balance partying with academics.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a pretty awesome city. There's always somewhere to go and it's not super dirty and gross. The free bus passes are great if you're bored and want to go anywhere from a mall to the zoo!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is apparently a big thing but I almost never hear from them outside of parties. I occasionally see them on recruiting weeks but that's about it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's a pretty average looking campus. No mega hotties and no super ugly people, either.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There is wireless access almost EVERYWHERE on campus. I have only recently been having problems with it, but on my phone and tablet, it is never an issue.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: You need to learn to understand football and buy lots of red!! It is the central hub of OSU and you have to love it or you'll feel pretty left out on Game Days.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is OK. North campus has your own bathrooms, but they shove four people in a room that should only hold two.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Health and safety is a pretty cool organization, but they don't advertise themselves enough so you have to go online on your own to learn about them.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Ohio weather is awful. It's super windy and last week it was 70 degrees, now it's in the 20s.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It all depends on where you're at/where you live. North campus is a little more strict but it's worth it, while South campus can get a little too party-y.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, but to get the best you want to have a lease secured before December rolls around...

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a billion places to eat at a ton of different price ranges!

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am an out-of-stater and I got more funding from OSU than I did other colleges in my state!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a ridiculous amount of money, and so far away you have to ride a bus to get to the lot! It's not worth it to have a car if you live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I feel very safe on campus, police are around fairly constantly, but most students just do what they are supposed to. I haven't heard of any big incidences.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but I know many Greeks and non-Greeks. Both groups get along just fine.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State was honestly not my first choice school, but because I was offered more aid here, I went here. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out; I love my school and the students around me. The large campus is beautiful and there is a very obvious sense of unity on campus. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received quite a bit of aid, much more than what I've heard from other students, so I can't complain. I wish there were more need-based scholarships and grants available though.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am only a freshman, so I haven't taken any classes for my Biology major yet, but everything seems to be very well organized and lead into one another nicely.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but opportunities are abundant and I've heard many positive things about internships.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I love my campus; it is so pretty. I especially love the Union. There is always something going on there and there are just so many hidden spots for studying.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is very large, so it's obvious the residence halls will not be very close to many classes. Most classes are a 5-15 minute walk depending on where they are.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of options, but most are food chains or there are multiples of the same restaurants scattered around campus

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are very friendly and the guys are respectful; they hold doors open for girls and give up their seats on the buses

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus, but what I've heard is that it is very expensive and hard to get since so many students are applying.

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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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