Columbus, OH
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Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: there are decent places around campus, but they are all about the same thing. Pizzas and burgers. i wish there could be more variety since its a hugee campus!

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3 College Junior

Weather: Spring and summer the weather is amazing, but once it hits winter it gets freezing! ohio has the tendency to change weather every five minutes, thus, there's no steady weather.

1 College Freshman

Weather: One day at Ohio State you could have a chance of seeing all four seasons.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are helpful when you get them but the chances of getting them so far for me has been hard or slim.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It is pretty good and has a very good amount of choices.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not attempted to be involved in Greek life nor do I know anything about the Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is not an extremely large number of people who use hard drugs and I would say that they are relatively difficult to come by however not impossible. There is an average amount of marijuana and alcohol use which is whatever.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes necessary for engineering are extremely difficult as expected. Chemistry is probably the hardest course on campus. However, they are do-able if you utilize resources such as peers, tutors, and professors' office hours.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It seems that there are a lot of "plain-jane" girls and nerdy country boys in Ohio, but there are also a lot of different types of people on campus considering the large student population and wide variety of areas of study. You will definitely find someone for you if you just look in the right places; I sure did. I would suggest joining clubs to meet people who share similar interests.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The general courses needed for engineering are extremely difficult as expected, but do-able. Chemistry is probably the hardest subject on campus. The professors I have encountered are very intelligent and helpful in terms of individual attention.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: High Street has tons of options for places to eat including fast food and sit down dining.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are outstanding. OSU continues to be top rated for research and development for many departments.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It more expensive now. The bars are nice but the number of options are not there as there were years ago.

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4 College Junior

Academics: It is a highly involved program and lots of group work is done. We get to know the other students very well. My professors are awesome and help when needed

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining facilities are generally nice. I prefer the market type dining facilities to the cafeteria halls. The food is freshly prepared in the markets, where are the cafeterias are not.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is all over the off campus area. I'm not into drugs, so I don't know much about that scene. Not many people get picked up for underage drinking, as long as they're being respectable of the property they're on and the people that are around.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love Ohio State. There is nothing you can't do here. In the marketing specialization, you get to know a lot of your peers because you end up being in the same classes as they are your junior and senior years. The workload is moderate, the facilities are extraordinary, and Ohio State and the Fisher College of Business are excellent at giving you the opportunity of finding an internship/job after the school year is over.

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the marketing specialization at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State was a fairly easy process. Applying is easy, then you just wait for your acceptance. The most important criteria for admission is GPA.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my program. The teachers are great and very dedicated to their jobs in Fisher College of Business. I would do it all over again if I could. I made a great decision. My career goals are to obtain a Marketing degree from Fisher, then to go on to optometry school. I am not concerned about finding a job with the Marketing degree I'll have from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Aside from the many different construction sites going on currently at OSU, the facilities that are open are amazing. You have The Oval or Oval Beach (biggest lot of grass at central campus where games are played, people tan during the summer, first buildings built surround it), Thompson Library (at 12 story building that is great for studying, and stays open 24/7 during finals), the Schottenstein Center (Schott for short) where concerts and basketball games are held, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center is close by the Schott where football practices and workouts are held, The Shoe where events take place such as Buckeye Frenzy (for all incoming and transfer students to get their first experience in the Shoe), and mainly football games that are live from 8am til whenever. All of these facilities are little highlights that happen throughout a school year that has a wide variety of activities and events going on across the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation options at OSU are really good. If you live in University Village, residents have their own big red buses that travel to and from campus. There is also CABS and COTA. CABS is strictly for OSU campus, and residential living areas, and COTA travels to the medical center, downtown Columbus, and even passed Northern Campus. You can look at multiple stops to see where you need to go (each route is color coded), you can call the number they provide you, or check their site and choose the route you are needing and it will provide you with how long of a wait you will have before the bus reaches you at the nearest stop around you. You can also drive (parking permits are for certain areas, so you will want to know what areas you can or can't park in), and there is always the options of biking, or even walking.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Ohio State University is set right off of High Street, that has many different companies that are always looking for college students to work there. The facilities on campus (along with jobs) are easily accessible as well. The Ohio Union is one of the main features I go to every day, it's open late, students can either watch movies, attend events (such as but not limited to, career fairs, movies, Urban Meyer talking about the football team, flash mobs to the most recent song craze of the month), study, or eat some food from Woody's Cafe (where they project football games during game day), Sloopy's or the coffee shop/cafeteria. The Union was built for the students to enjoy and to be utilized by any means. The Multicultural department, Block O, and other departments are all held within the many levels of The Union. You can enjoy the gift shop, or play the piano that on the upper floors in you choose to. But just remember, the Ohio Union is just one of the many extraordinary facilities that is easily accessible throughout the OSU campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The cheaper parking passes are a 15 to twenty minute bus ride from classes. But the buses are great.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather in Columbus sucks. It's super windy and cold in the winter and is always overcast. You have to go out of your way to stay happy in the winter because it's easy to get depressed. What snow we get will linger, but gets turned into dirty slush by the second day. Campus is huge and classes are (almost) never cancelled due to weather, so people mostly bundle up and suck it up.

Summers are painfully hot and humid, with some days edging up past 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 60%+ humidity. I'd like to be somewhere that isn't constantly going back and forth between these extremes.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We have 5+ excellent athletic facilities with a wide variety of activities and classes to fit every interest. Our main gym, the RPAC, is only a few years old and is overwhelmingly impressive. It's massive, has every machine you can think of, tons of windows and natural light, 2 cafes, and more. School spirit is a huge deal. Everyone wears tons of scarlet and grey on game days, and football Saturdays are exactly that: FOOTBALL Saturdays. It's a lot of fun, but since the school's just a couple miles from downtown and the Short North, there's still plenty to do if sports aren't your thing.


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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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