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Reviews 3610 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The people on campus are a diverse group. We are a very accepting campus. There is no competition. Relationships are popular, both platonic and romantic. Dress code means nothing, everyone wears what they are comfortable in. Interests vary and there are tons of clubs, programs and groups that accommodate these interests, there is most definitely something for everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety as far as different types of restaurants go. Unlike most schools, it's not just the traditional dining halls. There are a ton of different food locations that are part of your dining plan.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: As an out of state student I was really impressed with the amount of pride that everyone in the state of Ohio has for the Buckeyes. Football game days create an incredible sense of school pride and of community. It helped make my first year really incredible.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is amazing. Columbus is a vibrant community. There are always events on campus but when you leave the confines of campus, you will see that there are countless things to do. Just miles from campus are shopping malls, dance clubs, art galleries, professional sports events and incredibly delicious restaurants. There is never a dull moment in the city.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some areas off campus are beautiful, full of lovely apartments and housing with plenty of amenities, parking, and safety. However, other areas aren't too comfortable. Safety and parking are two of the main issues, as are space confinements, lack of certain amenities and distance from transportation.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Ohio State bring the entire university together. Gathering in the sports facilities for any event is incredible...to be with your peers and classmates cheering together creates a bond like no other. Fans come out in thousands packing into any and every event they can attend. It's an amazing thing to experience and be apart of.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ohio State is an extremely large community. Some classes are quite large and students may get lost in the mix but the professors do their best to help anyone who comes to the with questions, concerns or problems. Professors of smaller classes do often give more attention to each student due to the lesser size. There are tons of classes offered, there is definitely something interesting for everyone.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Ohio State Alumni network is one of the most amazing aspects of this university. Alumni are ready and willing to help any student they can. Advisors and recruiters also do tremendous jobs of helping students to succeed in and after the college years.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't involve myself with these things because they are generally childish.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Why would you ask to review guys and girls but only have detailed, bulleted questions about women? I'm not answering this because it is rude and sexist and not what students should be basing their school choices on.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: This school is all about school spirit. I don't play or follow any sports, but year round, the college is all about their school spirit, especially concerning the football team.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: For my first year, I was not eligible for financial aid, only student loans. The student loan process was smooth. I am currently awaiting financial aid right now, but the financial aid office said that at this point, all I have to do is wait. I suppose if that ends up being the case, the financial aid process will have also gone smoothly.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't party, but if parties, clubs, bars, and drinking are your favorite things, this place is full of it. I can't attest to campus bar/club prices or how fun they are, but they are absolutely everywhere and packed with students on the weekends. I tend towards more artsy hangouts, which are also available just south of campus in the Short North. Full of art galleries, finer dining options (not all suit and tie, but sure no chipotle), and a more sophisticated range of drinking options (there's even a meadery).

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College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus, so I don't really have to abide by this set of rules. School policies, though, run as most school policies do (as far as the honor code/academic misconduct and attendance).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I've loved all of my professors. They've been very accommodating as far as my PTSD goes, and they've all been animated and fun to learn from.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: I honestly haven't researched this at all here, as even though I am going for a degree, I am looking to use it for entrepreneurial reasons, so it isn't pertinent for me to know.

College Freshman

Facilities: I've been attending Ohio State for the past year as a continuing education student. I can rate certain aspects of campus, but being an adult with an off-campus home and PTSD, I don't tend to spend time on campus outside of classes, except to the RPAC, which is fantastic.

5 College Junior

Facilities: At Ohio State we have traditions and pride which I suspect would rival any organization in the country.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: We have plenty of recreational opportunity and lots of green space!

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The student body itself makes up for what otherwise might be lacking.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a great many off campus dining options.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school gives us enough rope to hang ourselves with.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have very little to complain about.

5 College Junior

Academics: Ohio State is very highly regarded in the sciences and nursing.

5 College Junior

Academics: There are so many opportunities that you can always find multiple classes open with multiple professors. The curriculum follows that of higher education standards in Ohio.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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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