Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

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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

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I didn't and don't live on campus, so I cannot give a rating. Only based on things I have heard

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: OSU sports are huge, there's the professional soccer and hockey teams. Lots of parks, trails, and water sport activities. Good shopping areas.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Still waiting to hear about my options, even though I completed the FAFSA and paperwork months ago....

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good mixture of local and chain places. Not far to downtown where there are more options

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on areas. There are "nice" areas that are near the hospital and residential neighborhoods, but others that are closer to downtown are really shady and still expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Its like most other universities. They do "look the other way" at more privileged students and athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't worry often about my safety on campus as I am only down there for classes usually during the daylight hours. I would be more hesitant if I was there at night and walking by myself

3 people found this useful Report
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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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