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Columbus, OH
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38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
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Average
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2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Police Crash Weekends – Police on campus are infamous for going into parties and bars undercover and busting anyone under 21 or any establishment that serves under 21. Almost all bars on campus are 21+ for this reason. It makes sense because we are in the capital city of the state, but it can kinda put a damper on a college weekend. Many people have house parties in which police will also infiltrate. The punishment for underage drinking is fairly severe - most of the time offenders are taken down to the police department. However, there are still many parties and bars that are never disturbed, so there is always a way to have a good time.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: great campus, everyone is friendly. a lot of things to do, great gym, swimming pool, weight room, rock climbing, etc... a lot of extracurricular activities. beautiful campus. good amount of time to finish homework, however procrastination would be really bad, less free time, hard time catching up, stressful (source: experience)

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College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't Notice – there are some greek fraternity houses, but i'm not involved in any

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: alot of places to eat however, pretty much all the food here is expensive, for an example: a round sandwich roughly 7 inch in diameter is around 6 dollar. Meal plan is a requirement for on-campus residents. meal plan prices seems reasonable, but i never had a meal plan. about 15 dollars a day for meal with the cheapest meal plan. these meal plans can't be use for off-campus food like domino.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather at Ohio State is so frustrating--but it is Ohio. Rain is the most incovenient because some o the roads can get flooded, but other than that it is not much of a problem. The university is good about cancelling class when the walkways are icy too.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness if fair and firm. Students are encouraged to have fun but be safe. Penalties are never too harsh, but they are firmly enforced.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing at Ohio State is way too expensive; we're college students! The value of the houses is not even close to the price. The parking is terrible as well. It's hard to find someone on campus who has never been towed or gotten a ticket. Availability is great. It wasn't hard to find a handful of houses to choose from.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Using Drugs – I guess that drugs/alcohol are out there for everyone. A lot of people use drugs. I personally do not use drugs nor do the friends I hang with. I am not around drug use. Alcohol is very popular on the weekends from what I see its pretty well controlled.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good Campus Eats – Ohio State has many places to eat. Some of the Dorms even have dining halls in their buildings. They offer Sunday Brunch which is pretty good. The Student Union has a Food Court which is popular. The Campus has a lot different places to eat which gives you a variety of menu items. You can even use your meal plan at some of the off campus restaurants. Not bad.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Every Student Will Find a Job – My Major is Business Management. Once your in the Business School they will make sure your taking the right courses for your major, they help with getting a internship and they will most likely help you find a job in your major right after graduation.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Where to Go? Parking isn't that serious on campus. Park in the designated places and everything will be fine. Parking passes are expensive though and cost of parking without parking pass is unreasonable as well.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Attractions Meet Nothing – Most of the typical student looks on campus are dry and too typical. Nothing exciting. The majority of students on Ohio States Campus are natives of Ohio & the style, personality, demeanor and up keeping of themselves are highly different from out of students. You can tell who is from Ohio and who isn't very finely. The social life is wonderful though and the interest into diverse things are great. Its durable, just culture shock.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Living – There are many places to stay off campus. I would recommend that everyone stayed off campus, but then the selections may become limited. There are plenty of parking places with all of apartments/townhouses/houses. Safety would be a problem because some of the local residents or citizens who reside on streets act ignorant towards the college students. Some places are expensive and some are pretty reasonable.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Its Not Easy – there are alot of opportunities, it is just finding them and taking the time to apply, It can be difficult sometimes

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Still Adjusting – This is a very big school, and coming from a small town it was a little difficult to find my place at first. However, I am slowly but surely finding where I belong, and I definitely would pick this school if I were to do it all over again. It has a great atmosphere and endless opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different cultural and religious groups on campus, but there is not much interaction between the groups. While there are some exceptions, most students of the same race hang out with solely each other. However, everyone still accepts one another and there are no major problems.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Drackett Tower – This dorm would have been nice as a 2 person suite it was designed for, but for 4 people to share is very crowded. I understand that this was done because of the construction, but the bedroom feels and looks like a submarine quarter, and the study room has 4 desks and not much else. Having a private bathroom is nice, but beware if you're not used to cleaning your own, since housekeepking only cleans them once a quarter. The atmosphere depends on the people you have around. My floor is personally very private, and not much interaction between rooms.

3 College Freshman

Majors: It's Not Particularly My Thing, but I'm Doing Fine. I'm more inclined to languages and literature, but as a Biology major I'm exposed to little of that outside of general education courses. I hope to enter into the field of medicine, so biology seemed the best choice for major, but it lacks the subjects that I truly enjoy and excel in. Perhaps a bit more freedom in scheduling, in the first year especially.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Helped Me Get the Disbursement I Needed – I'm an honors student and carried a decent GPA out of high school; I was awarded a scholarship that was fairly generous, and the Honors program helped me to become aware of other opportunities. I was satisfied with the amount I received, but the larger scholarships are incredibly competitive.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Here at OSU, those of all academic disciplines have the chance to excel in almost any area of their choosing. I personally have come into contact with students of all academic persuasions, and have come to realize that areas of interest are so very widespread that curriculum must match the demand. As such, the curriculum here is rigorous, yet allows for freedom and flexibility which helps cater to the needs of the majority.

4 College Senior

Majors: all the colleges assist with finding you an internship, easily found. usually unpaid but a great experience and can be used for credit

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: alcohol and drugs are very readily available to students

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: there are a lot of bars and clubs, all of them have the same feel and its hard to find one that isn't a dance one

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: i love OSU. it has been the best years of my life. i have met so many great people and have learned so much from my teachers. mirror lake is a great experience and a great way to bond and celebrate your school

3 College Senior

Diversity: there is a lot of diversity on campus however some improvements could be made. there are activities and clubs that try to get everyone involved with accepting

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Gilburt L. Chiang
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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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