Columbus, OH
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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Not a member but some of my friends are.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Lots of students being robbed in the summer.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Nightlife: Lots of fun whether you drink or not.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Some great food, long lines often though

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Weird weather, rains and snows unexpectedly

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very abundant and marijuana is noticeable at some house parties.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Construction is everywhere on campus, they are always expanding campus.

5 College Junior

Facilities: One of the best student scenes in the world, one of the best gyms and libraries in the world.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The Ohio State University has a multitude of diversity and it represents students from many countries.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Too poor to afford college, too rich for financial aid

5 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Parking: parking on or near campus sucks

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: better sign your lease early, and find a parking spot

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: great place to student teach

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: south dorms are nice, north dorms are terrible

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im a non-greek so i'll be honest, I really have no authority to be commenting on this. HOWEVER, I have experienced Greek Week where greeks recruit non greeks, they basically say good for you you're in. And they're all pretty tight.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We're the Ohio State Buckeyes. I'd leave it at that but it'd probably be better to explain. You see, here in America football is a pretty big thing, probably the only things bigger are cars and the people. Ohio State's college football team has a history of victory and in Ohio we are almost all AVID fans of our home team. Now that's just the football. We also have teams in pretty much every other sport you can think of though the biggest attended games are football, soccer, hockey, and basketball. Anything we don't have a team in we probably have 2 clubs dedicated to. We even have a club for quidditch, and spikeball, and benchball.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've only ever lived in my two story duplex about a mile from campus so I've never had any housing problems. The rent is cheap and there are plenty of parks around to stretch your legs if you look. There's still some bad parts of town as this is a big city but there is plenty of housing available around campus. Don't be afraid to look at a bunch of different places though cause there are some affordable ones and then some that are asking 900 a month per person.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are three different Indian joints, a Japanese joint, and two Chinese joints all within a four block radius of my apartment. And their cost ranges from quick lunch to sit-down sushi bar and bistro. We have coffee shops and book bars, Mexican sit down, and order out doughnuts. The food scene is the cream of the OSU cake. You want it, you can find it on high street. There's even two different bakeries, one devoted to cupcakes and one to French desserts.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather barely touches Columbus. It's like we're living in a precipitation-free zone until April hits. And then, of course, all summer long it's unbearably hot but that doesn't affect school much cause we're on vacation.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are billboards in the halls that offer jobs and internships as well as school help. The workload is heavier than some being an engineering major but is much MUCH lighter than some of the harder disciplines like Aerospace and Biomedical. Being the discipline with the most students, the facilities are huge with massive buildings and classes. The downfall of this is the lack of student- professor communication which is solved by office hours for the prof's, and the upside is the huge possibility in study partners.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Frankly the place is a stew pot of diversity that's probably only a couple steps from a real version of Tumblr. Everyone seems to have the 'I love getting drunk' thing in common though so we all get along pretty well.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's a bar every two blocks right in front of campus and there are parties thrown all over frat row and dozens of other houses but this is college, a public one at that, so it's kind of to be expected. Drugs in the form of hooka, cigarettes, and pot are pretty abundant but people respect your boundaries. You say no and it's never brought up again.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The cops so their jobs but we still get robberies and muggings late at night. There are emergency phones scattered all over campus but even in the past few weeks we've still had 3 robberies between 11pm and 3am

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If I could do it all again I would try to get into my program sooner. I kept having to wait for the rest of my class to catch up so there would be enough students in my classes and if I had known that then I would've taken some other core classes while waiting. Beyond that the major is great, it starts slow and builds difficulty just like the rest.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: To get into the major you need to apply and be accepted. Acceptance is based on GPA and EPR. So your grade point average and how well you do in individual classes that act towards the major. Most importantly is to get the prerequisites for applying out of the way and apply as soon as possible, before higher level courses drop your GPA.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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