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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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5 College Senior

Facilities: There are like a bagillion libraries on campus. And the great thing is there are a couple that are 24 hour libraries in case you work 2nd shift and want to study after work. Also, there are a ton of cafes placed across school buildings to grab some food between classes or maybe even a small snack. They tend to be a lot healthier than restaurants that you would go to on campus. And there are a ton of campus events and traditions. Too many to tell you about. But our most famous one is the mirror lake jump.

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5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is always a ton of stuff you can do on campus, or get to from campus. Just north of the main campus area there is an extremely incredible artsy area known as the "Short North." There are tons of cool locally owned shops and galleries to explore. There are also cute little cafe's to stop in to get a bite to eat. And the best part is they're in walking distance. If you have been out all day and your feet get tired just use your Buck ID and take the bus back down the street.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of much drug activity on campus. I'm sure there maybe someone out there using hardcore drugs on the hush but I have yet to hear of it. The most I hear of is alcohol, and after that it would have to be marijuana. I haven't really heard of use of much else besides that.

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5 College Senior

Campus Dining: The campus dining is just as good as off campus dining, but then again there are way more options.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I believe that the business owners who placed restaurants here were very smart and strategic. There is a huge variety of types of places to eat from greek to chinese to some good old fashioned donuts.There is almost a huge variety of late night delivery places that are there for you when you're studying for an exam or have caught a case of insomnia and hopeless hunger at the same time.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: This campus is so huge it has no choice but to be extremely diverse. This is great because there are far too many chances to meet new people and discover new things.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: If there isn't a CABS bus to take you where you need to go on campus then there is a cota bus that will. And the cota bus is free with your Buck ID. So you don't have to worry about bus fare.

College Senior

Weather: The weather in Columbus, Ohio is so irrational. what you think may be bad could become worse that day or in the days to come. Or it could do the complete opposite and flip to great weather. Although the weather does what it wants there is a bus system that runs through campus with multiple routes to help you out on the days the weather becomes "bipolar."

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness of everything on campus is really practical. There isn't anything totally ridiculous about it.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life is a very important part of campus. The Office of Student Life always has something going on.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are thousands of opportunities that students can take advantage of to help them get involved on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Sadly, the nightlife revolves around alcohol, but that's the case anywhere you go.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you want to feel comfortable with yourself on campus, Ohio State is great for you regardless of who you are. You'll always be accepted.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: According to my friends, they seem to have ease at acquiring internships with big companies. I'm majoring in photography, so the school won't help me find any internships.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in this program because it's the closest thing they have to my major. The photography program is based off of fine art as opposed to what I want to do: commercial photography. If I could do it all over again, I suppose I would go to a different school.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My roommates and I pay a total of $40,000/year to live in a dorm. At this rate with the quality of the place we live in, we don't have a good deal at all. We should be getting a penthouse or bachelor pad.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone loves the Ohio State football and basketball teams. There is an absurd amount of spirit at this school.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you're interested in going out with plenty of friends and having a great time at parties, you should go Greek. Fraternity and sorority life will make nightlife so much better.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: As a photography major, I have to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment to appease the art department. Even if there is a more logical and less costly option, I'll still have to spend money on ridiculously expensive and impractical supplies. When worst comes to worst, my classmates and I sometimes boycott the instructions from the art department to save money. They're stuck in an era that uses film cameras and other expensive equipment when the real world outside of Ohio State is using digital. There is a huge cost difference.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a great variety of majors and classes here, so finding your ideal schedule is easy.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you want to travel from one side of campus to the other, you have plenty of options and it isn't too hard to catch a bus. However, the public transportation is fairly dangerous and low quality.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You can find a good place with you and your friends for a very reasonable price. The worst part about off-campus housing is that sometimes you'll have to live a considerable distance away from your classes and the rest of campus.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: They won't cancel class if we have to walk to school in a blizzard.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places near campus that we can go to. They are all within walking distance and also very cheap. Subway, Jimmy Johns, Chipotle, Qdoba and many other places are there for us to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to use our meal plan credits. The food is high quality and there's a good variety of choices, too. The only down side is that eating on campus without a meal plan will burn a hole in your wallet. The cost for food is ridiculous.

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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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