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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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2 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm from Chicago originally, and I just hate Ohio weather. In Philadelphia we can get four season in just one day. The temperature is always all over the place. In Chicago if the new says one thing it's usually stays in that range. Ohio state is unpredictable.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: OSU is a huge campus, which leds to a huge diversity. I have seen almost every ethnic group walking around campus. Even though most of the students are white rich kids, there are still many events that celebrate others races and groups of people. It's not as equality diverse as I would like, But I'm still a proud Buckeye.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are very interesting and very school spirited, which I like. However, some of the prices are a little expensive. My favorite place to go is Chumley's. I love the atmosphere and the food is incredible! They cater to many different types of people, and have a great selection of beer. I always try new ones every time I go!

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be stressful. To get a good spot, come early, but there are plenty of parking lots. The parking garage fees can add up, if you use those. There aren't many cheap close by parking spaces though.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: For most of the majors, you will have to have a certain GPA before they even let you in. Not to mention prerequisites that need to be completely before you even think about declaring that major. To get into your college, it's a headache. They base it on your GPA and your course and other things. It's tough, but if you do what you need to, you'll be okay.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is always places to go to study, there are many places where you can go to just hang out and relax. If you're hungry, there are tons of choices to pick from and many are just a couple minutes to get to. Great library spaces and awesome facilities. You're bound to find a place you like, a club to join, meet new people, and have a good time.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: This school provides so many opportunities for you to get involved and join student clubs and other activities. If you're willing and have time, they're definitely something to get into. We have an abundance of clubs/organizations in many varieties, it's not likely you won't find something you like.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Ohio State is very serious in their students' GPAs. If you're falling behind definitely see your TAs for help or your professor. You don't want to fall too behind because before you know it, you'll be playing catch-up and that is not fun. It's a tough university to be at and very competitive.

There are many social events that you can attend, but be warned there will be many consequences if you get caught doing anything illegal! Have yet to experience this, but have heard some stories.

Good luck!

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small, not very clean. North Campus is not a nice place to live.

12 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene is not really big but it depends on who you hang out with.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: Internships are highly valued here, especially at an university with such an extensive alumni base. I definitely plan on having multiple internships in the future, not only because of the amazing experience that they give you towards your major, but also because of the wealth of opportunity that Ohio State provides in helping students obtain these chances. If I want an internship, the resources to find one at easy accessible and actively encouraged.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: While diversity isn't exactly adamant across the campus, it's clearly prevalent in small doses. People are constantly expressing their beliefs without question through their attire and daily choices. We occasionally have people picketing on our lawns expressing their deeply valued beliefs. In regards to ethnicity, the majority of the campus is admittedly white, but that's no indication of the entire racial composition of the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation here is fairly straight-forward. The university sponsors a bus system with your tuition fees that runs consistently throughout the day with a variety of locations. Additionally, the campus has programs for transportation that will pick you up anytime of the day with a simple phone call.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Ohio State is like it's own little community inside of Columbus everybody treats each other well. The school has many great areas for activities along with great study areas.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are fine but nothing special. They have all the applications that students would need in order to complete assignments.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at ohio state can not be beat, football saturdays are electric and like nothing around. The students and alumni are extremely into supporting the buckeyes in every sport. Even smaller sports are well attended by students and are a lot of fun.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at ohio state are built to accommodate everything a student could want. buildings are constantly being renovated and upgraded. The facilities are well kept, and relatively cheap for the most part.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many people look really good, largely into exercise. work relatively hard and party relatively hard.

7 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Overall Experience: This comment is about the libraries, there are certain people that occupy 2, 3, 4 ... areas of studying for their friends that are not there. They put some papers, a notebook to pretend the seat is occupied while others students walking around trying to find a place to sit. That is selfishness and inconsideration, and lack of respect. Every time I see that when I look it was an Asian. They need to respect other students rights and behave in a studying environment.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Overall Experience: Just want to mention how annoying is studying at the libraries Thompson and science & engineering (SEL). Most of the loud people are Asians. They go to have fun and socialize and TALK while others are doing their work.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The Student Union is the center f the campus. A person can go there to eat, socialize, study , and get many things answered as far as student life.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: There are people of all races and ethnicity that get along so well at The Ohio State University. I have met so many people from all over the world and this experience has been great.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The sports are great, the education is A-1, the eating facilities vary and are many to choose from. I have gained so much knowledge from the professors that will help me after graduation.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather this semester has been beautiful. 65+ and sunny so far almost every day.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Did not receive any scholarships/grants, and barely received any loans at all because of parents income. Paying for my education by myself, I do not know how I will pay for school when I am out of out-of-pocket money.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
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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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