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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 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing goes fast and is very competitive. However, it is well worth it and there are a lot of great locations close to campus.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in the science and rehabilitation school, as an athletic training major and I must say it is hard!! The major accepts about 50 apps and less than half gets accepted it's very competitive and very time consuming because your prerequisites are classes like anatomy,chem,bio,physiology, etc so it's very stressful

2 College Freshman

Diversity: We are diverse as individuals but as a whole the university I'd a PWI..predominantly white institution therefore the minority has to work twice as hard to feel equal to the others. As far as classes go depending on your major you'll see the minority as the majority such as science majors Asians become majority and once again you have to compete with them...there's always going to be competition between races.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it gets hot here it really get hot, and your classes may be so far a part, and snows a lot but classes rarely get cancelled that's another down fall of having a big campus because now you have to leave super early to make sure you don't slip and getting to class

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Ohio State has one of the largest undergraduate populations across the nation, so diversity is extensive. There is literally anyone and everyone and all sorts of personalities and looks.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: To get into the Neuroscience program, there aren't much criteria. I would advise meeting with the advisor if you choose Neuroscience because of the program's rigor. He/she will talk with you and discuss whether you are a good fit for the program.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I plan to apply for one at a hospital within a research institute. I want the professional and academic experience involved with working in a research lab. Finding internships are hard, but as long as I look in the right places, I might be able to find one. My professional training so far has included a research assistant position in a research lab and an administrative assistant to a professor.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My program, neuroscience, just began this year, and the classes are very difficult. I have had to drop my major class this year because I did poorly on a midterm and my few other friends in that same class followed suit. My advisor has told me that the class is currently under review because of its difficulty and because certain classes have been taken straight from the OSU medical program. I love Neuroscience so I am trying my best to stay in the program but I might have to consider switching to Nutrition simply because of its difficulty and rigor. I want to apply to medical school, and since I'm not doing great, my GPA has dropped, and I need a great GPA to apply. I'm not too concerned with finding a job as a doctor considering I have 10 more years of school to go through.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus; however crime is an issue if you leave the academic campus late at night. Campus police are there to assist if you need them and are always seen patrolling at night, which is excellent.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Love all sports teams at OSU. Football is my favorite season

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a great diversity amount minorities at OSU. As a part of such a large campus there is an endless amount of different kinds of people from all different kinds of backgrounds.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Absolutely delicious. You can find good food for almost anything you are in the mood for.

1 College Freshman

Parking: You cannot find parking on campus usually. If you do, it usually costs a significant amount to do so.

4 College Freshman

Majors: At Ohio State, the Social Work major students are a pretty small group. Because social work is a smaller major, you get to know the people who are in the major with you pretty well. It is nice because you have people to lean on and work with and become friends with. The workload is lighter than some of the other majors on campus but there is a lot of writing involved.The advisers are really nice and so are the professors if you respect and get to know them. The major requires a lot of networking but getting to know the professors is very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is a huge variety of places to go on campus. With lots of different kinds of foods. There are also quite a few places to just go and grab something very quickly. It would be nicer though if they switched things around once in a while though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is decent. I really like this egg, sausage, and toast combo I get. The service however is not that great. There is always three or four peoople working, but no one to cook our food or ring us up at the register. If I don't go to the cafe for food, I have to drive through traffic to get food in time to be back fro class.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife overall seems to be pretty exciting. I hear abot parties all the time in my classes. I'm ot much of a partier though, so I don't pay mch attention to it.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have recieved enough financiall aid to make it through the year okay. The process was pretty simple and help was availabe. However, the due dates were unclear and a lady working in the advising office for finanicial aid mis informed me.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Stunning campus. Beautiful scenery and wildlife abound. I give OSU an A- because there is a large amount of construction on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Coming to OSU for colllege, I was met with nothing but openness. Both by the university, and by Columbus as a whole.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes when I go to the library, the internet connection is not working and I am forced to go scavenging for another computer, I usually have no way to connect to myself back to the internet from the desk top computers around.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am rating the Greeks with this letter because, they are great in community involvement and throw great events.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The campus is generally very attractive in regards to both guys and girls. That is if what your looking for is just physical beauty. I have found that few people can hold interesting intellectual conversations and lack any semblance of motivation to be here...But we are the most fit campus in the nation!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus transportation is really well done in respect to the bus system. But the minute you get off campus tranpo is rather lacking in Columbus proper. I even heard something about it being the largest cities in the U.S. without any light-rail or metro system. They could definitely use one because there are a lot of cool things to do around town, but at the moment a car is almost required.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants on and off campus. Columbus is a hopping place! There is lots to do.

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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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