Columbus, OH
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Reviews 3177 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are ample opportunities to feel safe even at night. OSU constantly works to make campus safer.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is a lot of options for parking all in good locations. The rules are very strict and cost can be high depending on the day.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of housing options for different price ranges and sizes to accomadate more or less people. Most are very close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is all kinds of great food around campus to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The university is very diverse in all areas; race, economic background, and religion.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I do not live or eat on campus. other students ahevsaid that it is good

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: OSU is really working hard to improve all their buildings. There are SOOO many libraries on campus, I don't even know what number to give haha.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's wonderful living on campus. There is always something going on and you are never bored (I mean this). However, it can also be somewhat distracting at times.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Ohio... There will be rain, snow, shine, and wind (quite possibly all in the same day)

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They aren't very strict at all. There are way too many students for them to look after that it's not too big a deal if there is alcohol in the rooms or underage drinking.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think the greatest place I can offer insight to is economic background. I come from no money whatsoever. My family doesn't have 2 dimes to rub together, but somehow, I ended up with a full ride to Ohio State. My roommate, who comes from a fairly wealthy family, doesn't get very much in scholarships at all.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are over 60 thousand people at this college... You will find someone to fit in with. Sure, there are some preppy greek life guys, and then there are some techy Asians, but you WILL find people you mesh with!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Student discounts are pretty cool! There are a ton of off campus dining options however some require some are too far to walk to. But the city has buses that will take you anywhere! (plus, your tuition pays for your bus fare!)

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm pretty happy with my program. I did switch my major to bio for a little while, but decided I was happier with psych. I want to be a doctor someday. If I don't end up going through with med school, though, i'm concerned about what I can do with my degree.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I've heard good things about internships and OSU always keeps students up to date and informed about them! I probably get 1-2 emails a day about an internship. However, there is a lot of competition for them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty good, however there are some companies and land lords to stay away from. A lot of the housing options really close to campus are owned by the university.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are so many places to eat that take OSU meal plan. The dining halls (buffet style places) are kind of hit or miss though. Some days they are so good! Other days they are just eh.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not that educated about greek life, but there is always some benefit or volunteer thing that they are doing which is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Always something to do. There are a lot of malls and restaurants around, as well as the Columbus zoo and some other museums and attractions. The only downfall of the locals being right around campus is that there are some homeless people that beg for money on campus, but that is just a given in a big city like Columbus. Otherwise, many polite people hang out at the restaurants and bars on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something going on here. There are lots of taxis around, but there is also "emergency stations" located around campus that you can use to call campus security. They will come pick you up for no charge! This isn't just for drunk people, it is also for people who don't want to walk home alone at night.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major, there is such a large community here (specifically a psych community) and there are even research opportunities for first year students. There is also a large variety of psych classes offered.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: OSU has the best of the best from around the world.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Computers in the labs and libraries are a bit dated, but they work pretty well. The wireless on campus works pretty well too; it's a lot faster than I expected.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: OSU is pretty safe, just don't walk alone at night (duh). Having one of the best medical centers in the country right on campus is pretty awesome.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the new halls are very nice, but there are some not so great ones too. But I've seen people make their rooms look great, so it's really up to as to how nice your dorm will be.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
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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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