Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation options at Ohio State are very convenient and inexpensive.

1 College Freshman

Weather: I want to be honest. Ohio weather is terrible and you will get use to it fast. It rains , snows, and its very windy anytime anywhere during anytime of season. It is awful !

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to ohio state to learn more about the community and life in Ohio. I lived in Texas for over 10 years and I never traveled to any other state. It was new experience for me and Ohio State helped me connect with others both socially and mentally.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Although we have not had too much trouble with snow or classes getting cancelled, it does rain a significant amount here. Although it is not dangerous, it makes things very inconvenient and dreary.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Some of the girls here can be very vain and stuck up, and they guys have very little experience with how to approach girls. Although there are some flaws, the school spirit and kindness of individuals at OSU makes up for them

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The Fisher College of Business is an excellent school within OSU. We have great engineering and pre-med programs as well.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is huge here. There are students from all around the world.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of Ohio State, but if you're not involved in it you don't even notice it much since the school is large. So if you join its a big part of your life, if not it doesn't affect you.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ohio State is right in the heart of downtown Columbus, so there are always places to go eat if you are tired of the on campus dinning. For a quick bite there are plenty of restaurants right along High Street!

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was put in a small house. I did not click with anyone on my floor, and had no chance to get away because the house was so small.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit, and many students get involved and cheer on our teams as we win!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's a lot of availability but it's necessary to find a realtor who actually cares about your experience. Certain companies will just simply help you sign the lease agreement but cut ties when you have maintenance problems or stuff regarding their housing. Companies that take care of its customers are definitely out there, it just takes some searching.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a huge city so it may seem easy to lose the college feel. However, there is such a unifying spirit in Columbus that makes you definitely feel like a Buckeye. Everyone is extremely friendly and you're constantly seeing new faces. Living in the city might not be for everyone but if you live in Columbus, it's not your typical constantly on the go city life.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a dietetics student and have just recently been accepted into my program. I'm still considered a newer dietetics student but already I have been receiving emails and support from my advisor with future careers and job opportunities to take part in during the school year or even summer. It's extremely helpful to always have someone keeping you updated, since with all of the schoolwork and studying it's easy to get distracted from the long term.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Honestly, there is not a whole lot of party-stopping, but I know people who have gotten J-walking tickets...so you take your pick. In my opinion, there is not much strictness here at OSU.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity sports on campus are a large focus. They get everyone excited, especially football and basketball. If you want to see a good football or basketball game, OSU is the right place.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Well from what I hear and have seen, the nightlife is great here. If you want to party, just speak up and let someone know. You can have a great time if you want. No struggles here at Ohio State with that!

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The health sciences major here at OSU is pretty decent. They accept a good number of students which is nice because they accept so many applications. It is difficult getting all of the prerequisites done in addition to all the GECs you need to graduate. They do not have enough advisors in my opinion though.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are hundreds of different houses and apartments for students to rent for the school year and most of them are located together on the opposite side of high street. However, these apartments come with a lot of problems. I have already called for a number of maintenance requests and sometimes it takes them a few days to come out. They have also messed up our rent money and other problems as well. They are also not always in the best conditions either. OSU should take a lesson from Dayton and follow their ways. Their houses are greta and people cannot wait to live there. I almost wish I had lived in a dorm again because it would be less stressful than living off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a great variety of races and ethnicities here on campus. The number of international students is also very high. There is always diversity where ever you go on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I would give the overall dining on OSU an A because they offer a great variety and the food is amazing. It is also very convenient and I miss not being able to eat on campus as much this year because the food was excellent.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I think Ohio State is very diverse. There are people from all walks of life, religion, and nationality. There are also extracurriculars and groups for all kinds of interests, so there are sure to be groups formed for your particular diversity to get involved with others, both the same as you as different.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: One of the best things about a big campus like Ohio State is all of the choices for dining. Many of them offer a combo-type meal for a swipe with your Buck ID. They are all pretty tasty. There are also many choices along High Street for something a little different.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: The process itself is not a problem, but if you are not low-income or a minority there are very few possibilities of getting one. Also, a 3.2 GPA must be maintained for any academic scholarships and it is extremely difficult to maintain that in Engineering.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm currently in the Fisher College of Business and it's great. The amount of opportunities it's offered me already, even as a freshman, has been beyond my expectations.

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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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