Columbus, OH
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Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are good ones and bad ones. Do some research to find the best.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are very high standards. There is no slacking when it comes to classes. They want to challenge you and push you forward. They dont baby you nor hold you back!

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very pleased with my major. I program is very strong, the workload is a lot but I know in the end it will be worth it. The curriculum is very constant and very dedicated. The opportunities for jobs seem to be very good.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many food options off campus. There are places like Chipotle and mcdonalds and even panda express. There are pizza places, wings, donuts, coffee shops and much more. I love it and I love the options.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus but I have been told its pretty pricey. The parking is very tight on the streets and I feel the safety isnt nearly as safe as living on campus.

College Sophomore

Transportation: I havent used the transportation yet therefore I can not tell you if they are good or not.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life is amazing at OSU it is literally everywhere you look. It is great in almost every aspect for student life and activities.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is very important and are big for students, alumni, faculty, and everyone in the state!

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I local atmosphere is very upbeat and vibrant. It works for me as a school but for living after school it is not for me I am more of a country girl.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I do not tend to go to the bars or clubs or any of the parties.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus I feel pretty safe but once off of campus over by the book store I dont feel very safe. I would rather constantly travel in a group.


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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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