Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It is up to each individual student if they want to partake. I see more drinking.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere at Ohio State University is diverse. You can meet people from all over the world.

The activities are endless. There is plenty of shopping.

And of course the Ohio State Buckeye team. Go Bucks!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a wonderful college town. Students get the "campus atmosphere" without being in their own little bubble. The city is so close but not right there, making it easy to get downtown if you so choose but far enough that it's not a city school.

3 College Senior

Academics: Its hard to get scheduled for classes and the support staff are somewhat uncooperative to help students

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: There are lots of fun things at the Gateway and Arena District/Park Street and there are always great cheap concerts. Beer prices are pretty high though

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life supports the campus with many free activities for both Greek and Non-Greeks, but the dues are very high.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a wide range of people at Ohio State. People from all over the country as well as people from all over the world. It is a great place to get to meet new people with very different backgrounds. People dress pretty nice, but there are very different styles. It is nice that there are so many people around to bring some variety to the campus. There are many clubs available for students to join which allows students to meet new friends and get involved on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Ohio State isn't that big, it completely depends on your group of friends. For the most part, if students are taking part in drug use they are smoking. Most students stick to drinking though rather than drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different options for food off campus. We have a wide variety of food ranging from asian to mexican. The restaurants are all very close to campus, just across the street from the student union. Prices are pretty normal and a few locations have discounts for students using their student ID card.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am getting my DPT in physical therapy. The program is very difficult ad there is a large work load but that is to be assumed in a hard program such as physical therapy. The classes all have to do with our studies and the teachers do a great job of being accessible for students when help is needed. We have great facilities to practice what we are studying and have various libraries accessible to us as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Ohio State offers a wide variety of classes and majors. Most of the teachers are very accessible and offer office hours for help if the student needs any. The only thing I could see wrong would be the class size, many classes have a large amount of students so for students who enjoy intimacy in the classroom Ohio State may not be as good of a fit for.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Great Campus Buildings – Of course there are some older, less nice buildings but for the most part the buildings, including residence halls, classrooms, libraries, and dining places, are all really nice and kept clean.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity isn't very important to me. I actually don't often support it because I know minorities with worse grades than me are getting more scholarships from Ohio State to attend JUST so Ohio State can look better from the outside and appear to be more diverse and tolerant. Don't get me wrong, I'm not racist or anything, I just see it as unfair that diversity causes people with lower grades to receive more scholarship money than students who are part of the majority and have higher grades.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life is pretty small at Ohio State. They have great social functions and I know they do many fundraising activities for charities. Other than that, I don't know too much about greek life. Us non-greeks usually don't like to associate with many girls from sororities because they are all basically clones of each other. The guys in the fraternities aren't as bad, however there are a lot of egotistical jerks that make up some of the fraternities.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing at Osu Newark was spacious and very convenient.

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College Senior

Greek Life: I really don't know. I heard rumors that they throw great parties

5 College Senior

Diversity: People from all walks of life are located on this campus. People I have never seen before are on this campus and there are so many asians and other races I never even had a clue existed.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: campus usually well lit at night, barely any probs

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Ohio is unpredictable. One day it can be very hot while the next day it can be freezing. It is not very consistent. this makes walking across campus difficult at times because campus is so big. especially when it snows, walking is terrible.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Campus food is not bad at all. It depends on where you go. Either way, Nothing is too terrible and some places are very good. With a meal plan, you do not have to look at the price, but without a meal plan, Dining halls are in the expensive side. They are not worth it if you do not have a meal plan.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus bus service is consistent and easy. Busses run on a consistent schedule so you are never waiting too long. They usually are not too crowded. The stops are located all around campus which makes the buses very convenient for almost every location. Late at night, there is not much transportation. I believe there is a number to call for an escort which is not very convenient. Otherwise, campus transportation is good.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus and off campus buses are free so its just a matter of getting to the bus stop. Off campus buses (COTA) are always late so plan for that. On campus buses (CABS) are great and comfortable for the most part. At peak hours they're super crowded but come often. Only downside is they don't run very late on the weekends.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's so much school spirit and its amazing. Coming from a small high school with sub-par sports its nice to root for the winning team.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Ther'es always something to do and people to hang out with

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Ohio State always has plenty to do. There is something for everyone, you just have to go find it. There are thousands of students clubs and organizations. There are great libraries and gyms, and even an outdoor center with a rockwall. Really Ohio State has some of the best facilities in the country.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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