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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3168 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Computers: Never had a problem with using wireless here at OSU. I stream netflix all the time and it still works great, never any glitches.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't had a chance to take too many classes here at OSU yet, because I'm only in my first semester as a freshman. But I would definitely rate the academics here as great for what I've seen so far.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I've seen more Asians than I ever thought was possible in college! But all in all, there is a huge variation of people at OSU, including people from India, the Middle East, Hispanic countries, and more. It's great to not just be surrounded by white people all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is cheap and close to the main campus area. Some areas can get dicey at times, but most of the time you will be surrounded by other students. Columbus is a reasonably large city, so simply exercise the usual precautions.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pretty sure OSU just got rated one of the top schools for on-campus dining. The Union and Marketplace are great for people with blocks and Kennedy Commons is amazing for traditions. If you have any special dinning needs, you're still going to have a lot of options.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are multiple options, OSU will usually have what you're looking for. I haven't heard any complaints in any particular area either

4 College Freshman

Computers: You really need your own laptop to survive at college, but there are usually computers available if you need one away from your dorm

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses run around campus and they are usually helpful in getting around campus. Just don't rely on them too much.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I feel the facilities are very nice I take advantage of them as much as possible.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Speaking for myself I have only had good experiences with the Ohio State University Transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The students and staff are very friendly.Everything is right there you do not have to travel to far, however if you do have to travel public transportation is at every corner

5 College Freshman

Computers: there are 5 to choose from and free repair shop for your personal comp

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You have got all types from rich to poor american to every nationality

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It can be a little rough just off campus and late at night it is in downtown Columbus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Campus Area Bus System(CABS) is always running and stops at every stop. There are four different routes to take you anywhere on campus. They run about every 5 minutes. The COTA bus also runs on campus so you can go off campus if you wish too, but can be unreliable at times.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The Ohio State Marching Band is the best band that you can ever see.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I live on North Campus, aka the non-partying side. and I figured there would be plenty of nice guys over here. And nice isn't the problem- most of them are engineering, anti-social hermits who play video games all day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The variety is pretty good, but only if you are on one of the block meal plans. The traditional meal plan has very limited options- only the main dining halls on campus and if you want to go to a good place, it is far depending on where you live.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It gets really expensive and parking is a massive disaster. The tow trucks in Columbus are psychotic and love to tow if you manage to park where you shouldn't. Also, living east of High street can be kind of dangerous as it is a very urban area.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Lots of bars to choose from and frats almost always have a lot of parties

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Wireless Very Unrelaible – It is very hard to get a wireless connection if you are not in a building. So if i wanted to do my homework on the oval, i would have to sit in a very precise spot in order to get a signal.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Pretty Good – The fans are definitely the most obnoxious (in a good way) that i have ever experienced. and the sports teams are very good. however, a lot of the club sports cost a lot of money, making it hard to students not on scholarships to afford to play.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: Labs Are Generally Crowded – The computer labs at Thompson and SEL libraries are generally crowded after classes generally let out and during conventional studying hours, but the turnover is typically fast. If you know which printer you're printing to, then printing isn't a huge problem - unless there's a line. It hasn't happened to me too often that I've had to wait to print, but when it has, it's been very frustrating.
At Ohio State, you really don't need a computer to take to class. I found that mine was too heavy to lug around to each class, so I just wrote my notes down. Our online assignment system, Carmen, can be accessed from any computer and quiz and assignment times are usually available for days or even weeks depending on the time window given so if you're on top of your schoolwork, you can easily just go to the computer lab and crank out your assignments.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Lots of Opportunity – As an English major, you get more flexibility in choosing classes, and can even easily double major and graduate on time. The workload isn't too terrible if you don't mind reading about 100 pages a night on average. I'm very satisfied with my degree choice and am constantly bombarded with e-mails from the Department of English about job fairs and workshops. We have a lot of resources at our disposal. Ohio State is such a big school, but various Creative Writing and Journalism clubs make it small. There's even the English Undergraduate Organization (EUGO) and the English academic fraternity.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Really Is More Popular – I am friends with people who choose drinking over drugs, so I have a skewed version.

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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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