Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3177 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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

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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food on campus is way overpriced, portions are small and it gets old after a while.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus isn't terribly diverse, most are white. Second biggest racial group is Asian.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is sporadic and unpredictable. It's not uncommon to see students wearing flip flops and shorts with a winter coat. Winters are too long.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Sports, especially football are a HUGE deal. There are always events going on, ranging from comedy shows to cultural awareness fairs. There is something for everyone to get involved in.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus is pretty lenient on most issues as long as it doesn't get too out of control

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: With the large number of students there are great social oportunities

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus and off campus both relatively safe but there is some crime off campus

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Big city atmosphere with endless opportunities to explore.

3 College Junior

Computers: Campus labs can get crowded at times but wireless network always works.

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is usually nice in fall and spring but can get pretty bad during the winter months.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Ohio State has a great transportation system with multiple bus lines and many stops all around campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: Ohio State has very good programs to help you find an internship.

5 College Junior

Majors: Ohio State has very good teachers for engineering and many opportunities outside of the classroom

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very wide range of affordable options close to campus

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have used to health center, it is of good quality, however required me to miss several classes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A wide variety of restaurants to choose from, at a variety of prices. Very close in walking distance.


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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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