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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Student

Diversity: Diversity is great. People from all different locations and races are here to learn. It teaches us that we are all different and we are all the same.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Social Work program is easy to get in. They do have a lot of prereqs but they also fulfill a lot of the general requirements (GEs) that you need to take as well. You have to fill out an application and go for an "interview". The interview is simple and easy. There's 2-3 people and they ask you questions about yourself, why you want to pursue social work etc. They put you at ease immediately so its not nerve wreaking. Then they let you know within a month whether if you're excepted or not.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The campus offers multiple dinning options for students and since the campus is in downtown, students also have access to the restaurants there. The libraries on campus also have cafes at students' convenience. The cafes boast varieties in their menu options and most dinning places on and around campus accept the school meal plans.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I usually describe the weather as bipolar to my friends and with the distances between class buildings most times being a bit far apart, in the winters it's somewhat hard and chilling to get from one building to another.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's a lot of housing within walking distance of campus. The closer you get to campus the cost goes up. You just have to research and look around to see whats the best fit for you (and your roommates if you are living with other people)

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Measures are taken to ensure students feel safe on campus. Due to the fact that Ohio State has a large campus, the school ensure that students have email alerts and text alerts of any crime on campus. I always see police cruisers and campus security on campus every time on campus especially in the evenings. Students are always warned to travel in pairs on campus so as to ensure safety. For me I always make to carry something to defend myself with or always make sure I am walking with a classmate after classes.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: It really is not hard to catch a bus. With your buckID the busses are free. They go pretty much everywhere on campus. You can even take the city bus for free. that can get you all over columbus!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There was ALWAYS something going on, and always something to do!

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a Japanese major at OSU and I absolutely love my program. The Japanese department offers a lot of support in helping students research career opportunities and ways to get experience abroad. I would recommend double majoring or minoring with any kind of foreign language though, because it gives you more competition. I've added Economics to my major and I think it will really open up some doors for me to work with Japanese business.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think OSU Is very good about offering financial aid to those who really need it. My financial situation changed drastically in my winter quarter at OSU and I did receive significantly more aid in response to my situation. So I would say that OSU is very flexible in the aid it gives should your finances change, which is very nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: OSU strives to provide dining opportunities that fit student's budget and schedule. They offer many types of plans fitting different budgets and also provide many places on campus to eat. There are a wide variety of styles of dining, such as dining halls, cafes, grocery, and restaurants. Therefore, even if you are in a hurry between classes you can find something to eat on your meal plan.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: OSU's campus offers an incredibly diverse community to be involved in. As a Japanese major at OSU, I am deeply involved with many of the Asian community organizations on campus. Many Asian communities are well represented and are encouraged to share their culture through events and community service.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I am studying Japanese language at OSU. I cannot imagine studying Japanese at any other school because the Department for East Asian Languages at OSU really invests in your educational experience. The classes are intense and offer an "immersion" experience and many of the teachers are native Japanese speakers.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: OSU doesn't really do drugs but drinking is pretty big here. The school handles it well though, and provides a lot of support for "responsible drinking" and safety services for students.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is accessible and there are many people to find ride with via Facebook.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are very nice and well kept. They always work on keeping them up to date. But they are very expensive.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everybody is involved at OSU in athletics. Weather a varsity sport, club sport, or simply a fan, there is no escaping it. It's part of being a buckeye.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is Huge at Ohio State. Everybody know about the football team and the marching band!! Student section at football games are crazy and so much fun!! But there are plenty of other sports/clubs that you can get involved in. There are two work out facilities and they are free as you pay for them as a part of tuition.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: There is a free service that runs around campus for students (Campus Area Bus Service: CABS). And Students can ride the COTA line buses for free with a student ID. You can text to find the next pick up times at the location nearest you. Really easy to ride.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Ohio State is located in Columbus, the capital of Ohio so there are plenty things to do!! High Street is known for the bars but there are other sport attractions and movie theatres and other various lost cost things to do.

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3 College Junior

Computers: The Computer Labs are average. They are all equipped with numerous computers but it is a large campus with a lot of students so around finals times it is really crowded.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some of the areas are a bit dated, but they are working on making lots of improvements, especially with energy efficiency. I love being able to walk a few blocks and get to stores, restaurants, etc. Love running into President Gee here, there, and everywhere!

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Love everything about OSU...the energy, Buckeye spirit, friendliness. It's an awesome experience to be part of it all.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: So many options and so little time. The only reason why this isn't a A+ is because it can be sometime expensive.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's good, but the upperclass men don't like freshman at bars. So i'd advise freshman to just go to parties. Music is better plus it's easier to socialize.

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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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