Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3529 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus, like any school, is expensive. But I've never heard of anyone having a hard time finding a spot. Freshman aren't allowed to have cars and even the off-campus housing options are so close that most people walk everywhere.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I like it because there are a lot of options in many corners of campus. Unfortunately, I didn't like the location closest to my dorm and the food there got old really fast.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't had a bad experience but plenty of people have stories of their own personal thefts or sketchy moments. I generally feel safe but am cautious.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't really recommend living off campus. There is a-lot of unreported crime that takes place off campus. Some of the living is nice and some isn't. Housing price ranges from $350+. Ofcourse it is cheaper, but you gotta be careful when selecting housing.

4 College Junior

Majors: I'am happy with my major program. I'am a transfer and an Operations Management in the business school. Once I graduate I plan to hopefully continue onto graduates school to further my education.

4 College Junior

Majors: The business program is really good, but its really competitive. They offer a lot of preparation for the real world.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computer lab in the library is great. I usually never have trouble getting a computer when in need. There are also computers located throughout the library and in computer labs in your Major business that you can use.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty much every race is present at OSU. I was literally amazed at the amount of international students - I've really only known people from my small Ohio town. There is an abundance of Chinese people here, and you will no doubt go a day without hearing Chinese being spoken. It's just so wonderful to be in a place with so much diversity!

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Since, OSU is a very big party school, the school takes very big precautions to keep all the students safe.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Most of my teachers are kind and very eduacted in their field of study. I never have a problem with any of my teachers helping with work or answering questions after class.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone on campus gets really into the big varsity sports!

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Very popular school for partying. There are a lot of bars and clubs around the area and it's easy to find something to do if you want to go out.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So much variety depending on where you go. Short North has a lot of very nice restaurants and bars and the Arena district has some nice bars and family restaurants as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Doesn't seem particularly strict to me outside normal standards. However, I haven't lived in the dorms, I've only lived off campus. Regardless, on campus rules don't seem very far fetched compared to some schools.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: buses run all the time and there is campus security that will give students rides late at night if needed

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are many many many different classes you can take in almost any subject or field. The professors are friendly and always are willing to give you the help you need.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of people here. There are about 30,000 of each so there are plenty of people to meet.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The work load is perfect because although you do get assignments to do, you aren't swimming in piles of them if you don't procrastinate. Professors are helpful and are willing to meet outside of class to provide assistance to students. The campus is beautiful and the people here are friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan involvement is a huge factor and support at osu.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't see too many people getting busted or too much enforcement going on.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Activities are everywhere on and around campus. The scenery is beautiful. Lots of events on campus and shopping, restaurants, bars, etc around campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The bars and nightlife are always going on around campus and are always a great time.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's everywhere, that's for sure. The prices are good, and there variety is incredible. The further down High street you go, either way, the more variety you'll get and the more opportunities you'll have to experience something new.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Most houses are old, some a bit run down, and all quite pricey if you decide to live quite close to campus. There are a few gems, but most are average.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The university atmosphere is filled with people all looking to achieve the same goal and thus creates a very friendly and helpful atmosphere. However, it is a large city and with a large city comes a small community of people who's goals differ from the rest, but overall, I love the atmosphere and wouldn't trade it for any other campus.

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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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