Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You get what you put into it. You have to go out of your way to find the money.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a great town for families, and football fans. All of columbus will shut down during a football game. I have lived here my whole life and I'm still finding new things to do. It truly is a diamond in the rough.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its like any other campus, it has it bad parts and its good parts. But the amount of apartments and house available is ridiculous.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: When OSU parties, we party hard. we don't party often as a whole campus, but there is always a party somewhere on campus every night. Plus the bars and clubs are usually always popping.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: We have our own transportation service, and own busing line. Also OSU is partnered with the COTA bus line which can take you anywhere around Columbus. The transportation is the best out there.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Its easily one of the most diverse college out here. It has over 50,000 students, so of course we would be one of the most diverse and opening campuses.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Columbus has a great variety of local dining options that offer a variety of ethnic foods and local favorites. Furthermore, many do accept our BUCKID for payment which makes it much more accessible to us students. Along with that, places like Catfish Biff's are open late which makes late night food-runs also more convenient.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: While it is clear that drugs are prohibited on campus, I have often seen people in my dorm using illegal drugs on a regular basis. Furthermore, we recently had a tobacco ban on campus and most students that smoke have not changed their ways and are still visibly smoking on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: There is a wide variety of classes to suit anyone's interests. Alongside this, the professors are very knowledgeable in their areas of study and often make themselves very accessible to students for extra help. The workload really depends on how much you want to get out of the class. I've noticed most professors assign work for your benefit alone, and so you can get the most out of the class and do well on tests.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer labs but there are also many students and sometimes not enough space.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Athletics: I don't participate in any athletics.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are fast food chains and local and chain restaurants to choose from.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I have not had much interaction with other students at other schools but there is always something to do around the campus.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not participate in the nightlife.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is so much diversity among the student body.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a selection process but it is not very difficult to get into.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I love every aspect of Engineering. It is hard to pick a specific major.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of the Greek Life but I heard it is great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: COTA is good I hear

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy it, but I'm a continuing education student that is in her mid-20's taking undergraduate courses... a little awkward but it is what it is.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: I wish I would've chosen to go to medical school earlier when I was getting my BS at another school. I don't fear of getting a job when I graduate, doctors are in high demand.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a distance learning, continuing education student. I'm finishing my pre-recs for medical school. I don't have people "in my program" I'm mostly with freshmen.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm a distance student so I don't partake in social life myself, but other who do have said its pretty good

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not that noticeable and not too many people get in trouble with drugs

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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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