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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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1 College Senior

Parking: Parking is a nightmare, have to get onto campus early to find a parking spot. Parking stickers are expensive, and it is hard to find parking. Have to take transportation from west campus to central campus if that is where you parked. It is a process every day.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: You will find pretty much all sorts of people here at OSU. The university is really diverse, it has recently been annouced that since 5 years ago there has been an increase of 40% in international students. The tuition here is quite reasonable compared to other universities. People here are quite friendly as there are students here from all walks of life. It is really easy to get use to the enviroment and people here. Easy to understand as Ohio is also known for having a universal accent (meaning there being none).

4 College Senior

Nightlife: There are a lot of clubs for one to go to, but I would say the best would be the ample amount of house parties on weekends. There are many in around campus, easy to find, free drinks and food.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The engineering school is challenging yet rewarding. The teachers are very engaging and helpful. There are also many different ways the school tries to help students succeed in the classes they may be struggling in.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: High Street has so many restaurants are on high street and you can use you Buck-ID at most of the places so you don't have to spend cold hard cash.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Depending on where you live walking may be easier or harder. Walking from the south side of campus sucks because most people live closer to north campus. If you walk with friends however it isn't too bad other than in the winter time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For freshman the south side of campus is the best place to live. There are a ton of places to eat on the south side of campus and the dorms like the new Park-Stradley and Morrison Tower are good options. There are also two dorms under construction that will also be very nice. The upperclassmen dorm Residences on 10th are a great option if you are looking to stay on campus an extra year or two while getting the off campus feel.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Great night life. Always something going on in Columbus whether it's on the OSU campus or off-campus at clubs or bars.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It may seem intimidating to have four people living in the same room, but there is a lot more space than you would expect. The dorms all have a dining hall within a very short distance- at Drackett, it's literally right outside the door, and at Morrill it's in the same building.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The new meal plan called "blocks" is just another way to rip students off, essentially they round up to $5 increments. Besides that the food is far better and has more variety than most other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses run at nearly all times to many places around campus. It is also helpful to have free access to the public bus system.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of off-campus dining options at Ohio State. It's down the street from the Short North, and is right along High Street. High street is lined with a variety of places to eat from subs, pizza, chipotle, and much more. There's something new to try just about every day. A lot of the places on high street also deliver to the dorms and off-campus housing!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life is always vibrant. There is always something to be involved with and there is always something going on. One of the greatest traditions we have is the Mirror Lake Jump before the big Michigan game. It really shows our school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: OSU has so many clubs available that there are groups available to just about any person on campus. If the club doesn't exist yet, it can be created! Campus life is amazing because it's such a big school that it's basically it's own small town.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: OSU's computer labs offer a great deal of software needed for whatever class you're taking. However, during midterms and finals there may not be computers available. The network is updated regularly so that speed is maintained. It's always a good idea to have your own printer if you live in the dorms due to the number of people that need to use the printers available on campus.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus police are on duty but can be very strict about walking around campus after dark and using phone while walking.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life there are events and not so much parties which is really good.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is great. Bus stop every few blocks and plus off campus housing in front and around school so you can just walk to school and class with no problem. Plus, the school have a on campus bus system since it is a big campus to help make sure you will be getting to class on time as smooth as possible.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The new union is great. Some dorms are new and nicely renovated, other are really old.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The college of Food and Agriculture at Ohio State University provides many avenues for students to choose from. You can go into farming with different avenues. Food Business Management is a great way to get into food production and services. I like the food science and technology aspect where you can go into the design and creation of new food technologies. Furthermore they offer many Animal science options. All together many comprehensive degree options for students to choose from.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The buildings at extremely nice and state of the art. They just built a new rec center (RPAC) and a brand new Student Union. They are also constantly renovating older buildings. Starting next year they will be renovating all of North Campus dorms to bring them up to date.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty much anyway you look at Ohio State you will see an attactive person. No matter what your preference is, you can find it here. It is very difficult also to find anyone out of shape or over-wight. And when going out on the weekends, when the girls are dressed the best, all I can say is "Wow."

1 College Senior

Diversity: Mostly Ohio people. Some from Asia, but those are the only countries that are mostly here.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Campus Area Bus Service and Central Ohio Transit Authority allow you to never need a bike or care really

1 Recent Alumnus

Majors: my challenge was going to class because they all suck (horrible response to this question but whatever). To get in this school just walk in the door I got in with a 2.6 gpa mind you i had like 51 credit hours

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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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