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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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Social Atmosphere – Ohio State is a great place to be. There are tons of different kinds of people and everyone is friendly.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Go Bucks – I like to follow the football team. I like to workout at a local facility. I like to play basketball.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Its central Ohio...you never know if its going to be 30 or 60 degrees. But usually pretty mild weather

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: OSU has a great bus system that once you figure out is extremely helpful

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Be Careful – Personally I have never felt unsafe on campus during the day or at night, however there is a higher crime rate and I know a lot of people who are nervous walking around. Just be smart, walk late at might on well lit streets and if possible with other people

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid consists of deadlines. So as a student who wants to pay for classes, and etc. on time, you need to check consistently with fin. aid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus Is Relatively Safe – I have never had any safety concerns while on campus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is hard to describe the typical student because there are so many different types. Their are so many different ethnicities, but mainly I notice the Chinese/Japanese and the Indian students. I can also tell the fraternity/sorority girls apart sometimes. The boys often wear khaki shorts and button up shirts with Sperry shoes. The girls often wear shirts and clothing with their sorority symbols on it. Then everyone else pretty much wears sweat pants and sweat shirts and are very casual. It is nice because you aren't expected to be all nice and dressy for class and you don't have to take time to really get ready for class.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Ohio State. A school that will challenge you but provide you with the best education and lasting memories.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: One of the best football and basketball programs in the country. Student Pride for athletics is unmatched anywhere.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: High Street – Many dining options just off campus. Everything to indulge in.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on campus. The security is top notch and always looking to serve the campus community. I have never feared to go around campus or off-campus at anytime of the day.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere of Ohio State University in Columbus is welcoming and encouraging. The school offers many varieties of clubs that encourage involvement of students. Sport events held at OSU builds spirit among students and a sense of family. OSU goes through extreme measures to make the school students feel as safe as possible. I feel extremely lucky to be going to this great school.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A lot of people got mugged towards the end of fall quarter this past year but thats just because it was gang initiation week. Just dont go out that week

1 College Freshman

Parking: You will get a ticket if you don't pay for a truly expensive parking pass. Even with the pass/ permit, you still will get a ticket and have to pay more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food Is Ok – There are a lot of places to eat, but the same food is served almost everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: O- State Is Great! OSU has so many things a student can get into. There are many libraries all over campus to study and get work done in. The athletic centers are state of the art.The food on campus is pretty good too! There are many good professors as well. There are activities and events happening every day so you can never be bored. Great place to live and learn. The only bummer is the tons and tons of construction.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love Being a Buckeye – I'm so happy that I chose to be a Buckeye. I've made friends that I will keep forever and have had experiences that I will keep forever!!!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Busses, Busses, Busses – Many students live without a car comfortably on campus. You can walk anywhere!!! And if you can't walk there, you can take a bus! Driving is harder than walking on campus.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: They Are FANTASTIC – There is always something to do at OSU. The variety of activities and available places to go is what makes going to school fun!!!

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Double Major – I began as a Biology major. Half way through freshman year I decided to double major in Theater. Although I came in 40 completed credits I will have to attend summer classes to complete a BS in Biology and a BA in Theater Arts. Advisers clearly explained what I had to do to meet the graduation requirements.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Large Campus, Lots of Opportunities – Being affiliated with a hospital and graduate schools allows many research opportunities and jobs for undergraduate level. Columbus is a city filled with culture but still has a midwest homey feel to it.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Not Pleasant Being Outdoors – Extremely large campus, long walks to class and often very cold so you rush to get where you are going quickly. Restricts use of Rec Center and other facilities somewhat.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The parties are good but the night can also be peaceful and majestic.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic Facilities – The athletic facilities are nice but make sure to lock your stuff up to avoid theft.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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