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Columbus, OH
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38,884
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls at OSU are a unique group of people. Their style ranges from all over but in general every one is pleasant.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a vibrant city with much to do near OSU campus. Right across the campus their is High Street with shops, eatery and clubs. Further down High is the Short North with wonder art galleries, more eatery places that are fun to go and visit. On the first sunday of every month there is Gallery hop in the short north that is fun to attend with a group of friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: If you buy traditional, beware, depending on where you live. I've heard the West Campus one is awful, but I've never eaten there since I live on North. The North Campus one lacks options and usually has more meat than anything else on the menu. The South Campus traditional commons is great with lots of options! If you buy blocks, however, there are plenty of great places to go with good plans so you don't spend more than necessary.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great! The buses can get a little behind, but there are plenty of bike paths, and the campus buses are fairly regular. It's always good to be early, just in case, though. The Columbus buses, however, are sporatic, so stick with the on-campus bussing to get to your classes on time.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: their there when you need them and are pretty accessible.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: during winter, it is a nightmare. having to park far and waiting for buses to take to class.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: the security is doing well and is always on alert.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: parking is kind of a hassle and the cost for it is even more outrageous. if I am going to pay that much, I believe I should get my moneys worth.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are many campus buses as well as a city bus to make transportation easy. I live off campus, but a campus bus picks me up basically at my front door and takes me to my classroom building.

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus police normally do not interfere with student interaction. Exceptions occur when noise levels reach the point of being obnoxious or when underage students are openly drinking in public.

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4 College Junior

Weather: There are four very distinct seasons. The winters are long, but the fall and spring are beautiful.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is not prominent at OSU like it is in the south. They have fun with themselves, but they don't dominate the school like a college that is 50+% Greek.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Bar life is great for all years because many bars/clubs are 18+ so no friends under 21 will be left out. Countless number of options for people with varying interests.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: You have to pay for a bus pass, but that gets you unlimited rides on the Columbus bus system as well as rides on the campus bus system (which is free). Columbus is working on being more bike friendly and you can walk just about anywhere you need to go.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is very good, but sometimes you have to go out of your way to get it. There is something for everyone including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Not hard at all. I'm in the most competitive of the communication major, but it's only because more people apply to this particular program than the other two.

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3 College Junior

Majors: The major itself will NOT get you a job. You have to look for internships/part-time work to supplement. Ideally, the jobs you have will somewhat correlate with your major/future plans. Even if it doesn't, it's always good to have experiences with different career sectors to find your perfect fit. If you are willing to work hard and relocate, anything is possible!

3 College Junior

Majors: I am a double major and I love it. I am a Communication major (specializing in PR) and a French major. I love the humanities department! I have had excellent communication teachers and professors thus far and have learned a lot of applicable information for a future job.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have an internship at a small boutique. I do not get paid, but I have learned a lot about how to run my own small business. I have a lot of responsibility, I have my own key to the store, I merchandise the products, choose which products to sell, ring out customers, and run all the social media affiliated with the boutique. The only thing I dislike is when my intern supervisor does not take my suggestions about pricing or buying to heart. I know what college students want to buy and what they can afford, so I wish she would be more open to listening to my suggestions!

3 College Junior

Facilities: The main campus of Ohio State is incredible, I personally am attending the Lima, Ohio campus where every center is very satisfactory along with many amenities to help fulfill a students needs and desires coupled with sprawling grounds to walk and enjoy while in between classes. As an older college student my activities as far as entertainment have changed slightly, now I enjoy the performing arts available along with the student lounge area that is a comfortable and inviting place to relax.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Ohio State is a very big school and it opened me up to many opportunities. The facilities are great. The thing that sets OSU apart from other universities is that it is so diverse. OSU has so many great programs and I am glad to be a part of one.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Incredibly, students attending Ohio State University have more team spirit than any school I have ever attended. I am not athletic myself, but the rallying support from the students, faculty and the community makes an individual want to purchase a Buckeye T, paint your face and scream at every sporting event.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It could be stricter but I feel if students hearts are in the wrong place then no matter how many rules or regulations, they will always do wrong.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't seen much drug usage, although certain housing you can clearly smell it. Concerning alcohol it's like cops have given up.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have a meal plan, but every now and then I like to eat out, and there is always something or somewhere new to try.

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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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