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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing is quite dated and if you do want newer housing, the cost is substantially larger. However, what we have now works well for students and gives you everything you really do need. For college students I would say the living is quite suitable.

3 College Junior

Computers: The library's computers are almost always crowded but if you are in desperate need of a computer one is most always available. I would say the great majority of students have their own computer so outside of their personal laptops, computers aren't really a necessity.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out often but when I do I am almost always pleased. We have about all the typical spots people love and a few more for those that sometimes prefer the more obscure of choices. I would say we have a good balance that most people would claim to enjoy.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I had a little trouble receiving my refund for my financial aid this past year but I am hoping now that I have experienced it I will be able to handle to process a little more smoothly.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The most important thing that sets us apart is the school spirit that drives a majority of our success within the university. School spirit promotes the well-being of our university as a whole as everyone is driven to make our school the best it can be in all ways. We are blessed to have so many opportunities to become a part of the school and what makes it the best. The gyms are some of the best in the country, the football stadium is breathtaking, the union and library are always packed because of their usefulness and beauty. The dorms are even extremely well providing and loved by students. I would say we are unique because we have the best of everything and celebrate this greatness everyday.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The Oval will forever be one the favorite spots to hang out on campus; in good weather of course. This is where you can see just about everyone walking to and from class and on sunny days people tanning, throwing frisbees and even studying. The RPAC and Jesse Owens centers are more than I could ask for in gyms. As a person that attends the gym close to everyday I am very pleased with the equipment and the time and money that has gone into improving and keeping them up to date. School spirit, most especially for football is very prevalent across campus. Great memories include football games in the shoe and of course Mirror Lake Night.

4 College Junior

Academics: My major is a hard one and I was expecting school to be easier after I excelled so much in high school. The effort and time studying was shock to me when I first started but I believe I have now caught on and adjusted to the amount of work I must put in to succeed. I believe we are gifted with some of the best professors in the country. Although you may come upon a bad teacher every once in a while I would have to say most of them have taught me enough to be beneficial.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are endless possibilities for learning experiences at OSU. You can take a class on just about anything and be able to learn useful information. Although some of the classrooms and buildings are outdated, the school does a good job of remodeling and nothing is unbearable.

3 College Junior

Weather: Moving across the country was a huge change for me weather-wise. I never experienced snow before I started at OSU. My freshman year winter was very mild and I enjoyed experiencing the new cold weather for a change. However, this past year, my sophomore year, winter was much longer and much harsher. At times I regretted leaving California until I returned and realized that it made me grateful for the sun and so excited for Spring. So although the weather was rough it did nothing but benefit me in the end.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: I really enjoyed having the food plan my freshman year. The options across campus are endless and you will never get bored even if you frequented the same place that I did almost every single day! All the food is delicious and high-quality. Although the food plan is a bit over-priced I would say it is great for campus food.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I LOVE my school. I cannot see myself going anywhere else despite my other college options. I believe I ended up at the right place that has provided me with so much. I have been blessed with great learning opportunities, many ways to make great friends and an incomparable chance to participate in awesome school spirit. Football Saturdays have given me some of the best memories, classes have taught me more than I expected and my sorority has given me some of the best friends I will ever have. I have been tested by living far from my home but have been given the chance to create a new home of my own that I will cherish for a very long time. The Ohio State University has grown from being a great college choice for me to the best thing that has ever happened to me.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life can appear to be a little exclusive but being a part of it has shown me how selectivity is somewhat essential. I believe Greeks are often portrayed in a bad life but these assumptions are gradually exaggerated. I love being apart of Greek life but I can understand the stereotypes and judgments that the environment may portray. The Greek houses are for the most part well-kept and beautiful. You are not required to live-in but the option is a nice one.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a very wide variety of people that attend OSU. I believe that any type of individual no matter their interests can find their "niche" at school. Whether it be through athletics, greek life, clubs or even classes people can find others that share similar interests to create strong friendships.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Among some groups of people drug use is quite prevalent. However, if you have no interest in partaking it is not hard to steer clear of this lifestyle and choose not to participate. So although drugs are accessible and somewhat abused in some capacities it is not an overwhelming problem that cannot be avoided.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Ohio State is blessed to have some of the best varsity teams in this country. Every fall I look forward to football season and the excitement and spirit that is present on campus. All the athletic equipment on campus is state-of-the-art and able to be enjoyed by all. Although varsity athletics may overshadow a lot of things on campus, it is something that has become a tradition that every enjoys.

4 College Junior

Majors: I'm in the continuing education program finishing up pre-recs for med school. The staff in the continuing ed. dept. are fantastic. So helpful and friendly.

College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship during my time here at OSU.

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4 College Junior

Computers: wifi is everywhere and lots of labs too

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its a beautiful campus that offers something for everybody. It has a national legacy, everyone respects OSU.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Wide variety of majors and fields of study from undergrad to professional. Columbus is a great city; it's not too big or too small and lots of things to do.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Lots of indoor and outdoor places to hang out or study between classes. Sports are a huge thing.

College Junior

Campus Dining: i've never been on meal plan, just what I've heard others say

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: wide variety of people attend the school.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is a Buckeye fan, mostly football and basketball. Football is a religion here.

3 College Junior

Weather: Summer are hot, winters are cold. Nobody likes walking across a BIG campus in those conditions

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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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