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

Nightlife: Short north is great, there are plenty of clubs in Columbus and hookah bars

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are some upscale dorms and some that need to be renovated (that are in the process of doing so).

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is inconsistent, however that is out of our control.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is as good as to be expected within the diversity of the campus area.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very prevalent with many service chapters.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Very convenient and easy to use. Would like to see more wireless availability in the coming years (as technology progresses).

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Incredible diversity in all aspects on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: One of the best public schools in the nation in academics and research.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: With a university of this size, there will always be a drug and alcohol scene. However, usage of drugs is barely noticeable and peer pressure is nonexistent. Policy enforcement is adequate as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus bus service is quite convenient and necessary. There are certain times during peak hours when you must wait for several buses because they are so full but this is to be expected at a university of this size.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: Ohio has quite possibly the worst weather in the world.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is 99.9% of everything, basketball is the last .1%

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Good on campus, not so good off campus. Just remember to walk in groups of >2 if you're a guy and >3/4 if you're a girl, and lock up all doors and windows when you leave your off campus house.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of Ohio students, very homogenous unless you go out of your way to find a diverse group to mingle with

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: A lot is free/included in tuition, however, if you are looking to go downtown, transportation can be expensive with taxis

3 College Sophomore

Academics: If you're not passionate about engineering, don't do it...I tried and it brought my GPA down considerably. Find your passion and then find a major that incorporates it or will lead you to a new one.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very satisfied with my major choice (EEDS). All the classes are very interesting and spark my curiosity. Only bad part is having to go across the river for some classes and advising appointments.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: ENR has no admission process! However, some tips for other applications would be to start the application as earls y as possible and give yourself time to think thoroughly about all the essay responses included within the applications.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Many people complain about the distance between residence halls and classes but in reality, it's at most a 15 minute walk to any class from any dorm

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting aid for the university is as easy as it is at any other school, however, due to the large amounts of people, getting aid for summer classes or study abroads can become extremely difficult and is a very bureaucratic process.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing, if you don't have a printer, can become incredibly expensive and can be a pain. Words of advice: bring your own printer and refill ink cartridges at a discounted price at ink store on High St.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is so amazing. This place is great for a college, and there are so many opportunities.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process is difficult for some people, but it is all about paying attention to deadlines and acting early.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is freezing right now, so walking to class isn't enjoyable. However, in the spring, summer, and fall, campus is beautiful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Controlling a campus of this size would be difficult, so although some policies are strict, they are probably necessary to an extent.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
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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