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Columbus, OH
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38,884
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is very good, but sometimes you have to go out of your way to get it. There is something for everyone including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Not hard at all. I'm in the most competitive of the communication major, but it's only because more people apply to this particular program than the other two.

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3 College Junior

Majors: The major itself will NOT get you a job. You have to look for internships/part-time work to supplement. Ideally, the jobs you have will somewhat correlate with your major/future plans. Even if it doesn't, it's always good to have experiences with different career sectors to find your perfect fit. If you are willing to work hard and relocate, anything is possible!

3 College Junior

Majors: I am a double major and I love it. I am a Communication major (specializing in PR) and a French major. I love the humanities department! I have had excellent communication teachers and professors thus far and have learned a lot of applicable information for a future job.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have an internship at a small boutique. I do not get paid, but I have learned a lot about how to run my own small business. I have a lot of responsibility, I have my own key to the store, I merchandise the products, choose which products to sell, ring out customers, and run all the social media affiliated with the boutique. The only thing I dislike is when my intern supervisor does not take my suggestions about pricing or buying to heart. I know what college students want to buy and what they can afford, so I wish she would be more open to listening to my suggestions!

3 College Junior

Facilities: The main campus of Ohio State is incredible, I personally am attending the Lima, Ohio campus where every center is very satisfactory along with many amenities to help fulfill a students needs and desires coupled with sprawling grounds to walk and enjoy while in between classes. As an older college student my activities as far as entertainment have changed slightly, now I enjoy the performing arts available along with the student lounge area that is a comfortable and inviting place to relax.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Ohio State is a very big school and it opened me up to many opportunities. The facilities are great. The thing that sets OSU apart from other universities is that it is so diverse. OSU has so many great programs and I am glad to be a part of one.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Incredibly, students attending Ohio State University have more team spirit than any school I have ever attended. I am not athletic myself, but the rallying support from the students, faculty and the community makes an individual want to purchase a Buckeye T, paint your face and scream at every sporting event.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It could be stricter but I feel if students hearts are in the wrong place then no matter how many rules or regulations, they will always do wrong.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't seen much drug usage, although certain housing you can clearly smell it. Concerning alcohol it's like cops have given up.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have a meal plan, but every now and then I like to eat out, and there is always something or somewhere new to try.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of off-campus housing options that are fairly priced. Most off-campus housing is close to campus and therefore, not an inconvenience.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus buses come frequently and travel all around campus. The COTA buses also go all around Columbus and are free to OSU students.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: From my experience at OSU, there aren't n abundance of drugs on campus. Many people smoke cigarettes but that's all I've witnessed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are emails that go out every so often with safety concerns as well as updates on recent crimes to help students prepare. OSU is very well lit which also drives down crime. I do believe, however, that the columbus police department should be more worried with suspicious criminal activity in the outskirts of off campus housing than with the parties happening near campus as those are not the real danger. Also, there is a safety services department that acts as a taxi for students that do not want to go home alone at night.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on campus, especially during the summer months, is extremely noticable. Sometimes as a caucasian student, I believe I am the minority! It's wonderful having so many people from different parts of the world, or even from the same areas with different upbringings. Religously, my inner group of friends spans everything from Hindu to Buddhist to Orthodox and Agnostic, but everyone has respect for eachother's personal beliefs, as we do with sexual orientation. I also believe my group of friends could accurately describe THE Ohio State University as a whole

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to get an internship. It is actually difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I would definatley choose OSU over and over again.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You can really do whatever you want as long as you are not bothering everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There always seems to be construction going on. I hate that but it is a beautiful campus. Alot of kids. alot of different places to live.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: there is so much to do, places to go. The campus is like a large city in itself. You can't be bored here.

5 College Junior

Academics: Just had a great opportunity to attend a forensics field school...it was awesome. I learned a lot and made some great connections for the future.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I was only offered 1 scholarship opportunity from the university, which I did not win. Hence, I receive no money from the university at all.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on OSU's campus, but I know for a fact: people steal bikes, people steal computers and unattended belongings. And there have been quite a few muggings on the streets around campus and where a lot of student housing is, despite claims of increased campus policing at night. I don't feel especially safe at night, due to the big city and the actuality of crime within it, but OSU tries, complete with little emergency stations all around campus.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It's not a perfect system and some people with unfortunate financial backgrounds can get lost in the shuffle, as in real life. However, setting up an appointment to meet with a financial aid adviser here can be extremely helpful, and if you plead your case, you could be awarded up to $3,000 if necessary to help you attend your next year. There are also a number of options to earn scholarships all around campus.

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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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