Columbus, OH
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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are hundreds of different houses and apartments for students to rent for the school year and most of them are located together on the opposite side of high street. However, these apartments come with a lot of problems. I have already called for a number of maintenance requests and sometimes it takes them a few days to come out. They have also messed up our rent money and other problems as well. They are also not always in the best conditions either. OSU should take a lesson from Dayton and follow their ways. Their houses are greta and people cannot wait to live there. I almost wish I had lived in a dorm again because it would be less stressful than living off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a great variety of races and ethnicities here on campus. The number of international students is also very high. There is always diversity where ever you go on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I would give the overall dining on OSU an A because they offer a great variety and the food is amazing. It is also very convenient and I miss not being able to eat on campus as much this year because the food was excellent.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I think Ohio State is very diverse. There are people from all walks of life, religion, and nationality. There are also extracurriculars and groups for all kinds of interests, so there are sure to be groups formed for your particular diversity to get involved with others, both the same as you as different.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: One of the best things about a big campus like Ohio State is all of the choices for dining. Many of them offer a combo-type meal for a swipe with your Buck ID. They are all pretty tasty. There are also many choices along High Street for something a little different.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: The process itself is not a problem, but if you are not low-income or a minority there are very few possibilities of getting one. Also, a 3.2 GPA must be maintained for any academic scholarships and it is extremely difficult to maintain that in Engineering.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm currently in the Fisher College of Business and it's great. The amount of opportunities it's offered me already, even as a freshman, has been beyond my expectations.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: Never had a problem with using wireless here at OSU. I stream netflix all the time and it still works great, never any glitches.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't had a chance to take too many classes here at OSU yet, because I'm only in my first semester as a freshman. But I would definitely rate the academics here as great for what I've seen so far.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I've seen more Asians than I ever thought was possible in college! But all in all, there is a huge variation of people at OSU, including people from India, the Middle East, Hispanic countries, and more. It's great to not just be surrounded by white people all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is cheap and close to the main campus area. Some areas can get dicey at times, but most of the time you will be surrounded by other students. Columbus is a reasonably large city, so simply exercise the usual precautions.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pretty sure OSU just got rated one of the top schools for on-campus dining. The Union and Marketplace are great for people with blocks and Kennedy Commons is amazing for traditions. If you have any special dinning needs, you're still going to have a lot of options.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are multiple options, OSU will usually have what you're looking for. I haven't heard any complaints in any particular area either

4 College Freshman

Computers: You really need your own laptop to survive at college, but there are usually computers available if you need one away from your dorm

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses run around campus and they are usually helpful in getting around campus. Just don't rely on them too much.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I feel the facilities are very nice I take advantage of them as much as possible.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Speaking for myself I have only had good experiences with the Ohio State University Transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The students and staff are very friendly.Everything is right there you do not have to travel to far, however if you do have to travel public transportation is at every corner

5 College Freshman

Computers: there are 5 to choose from and free repair shop for your personal comp

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You have got all types from rich to poor american to every nationality

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It can be a little rough just off campus and late at night it is in downtown Columbus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Campus Area Bus System(CABS) is always running and stops at every stop. There are four different routes to take you anywhere on campus. They run about every 5 minutes. The COTA bus also runs on campus so you can go off campus if you wish too, but can be unreliable at times.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The Ohio State Marching Band is the best band that you can ever see.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I live on North Campus, aka the non-partying side. and I figured there would be plenty of nice guys over here. And nice isn't the problem- most of them are engineering, anti-social hermits who play video games all day.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The variety is pretty good, but only if you are on one of the block meal plans. The traditional meal plan has very limited options- only the main dining halls on campus and if you want to go to a good place, it is far depending on where you live.


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Gilburt L. Chiang
Marietta, Ga.
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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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