Columbus, OH
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$25,445 ($10,037)
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Reviews 3541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Hot – there's always a hot guy in every class i go to. students are friendly, you can always make new friends everyday

5 College Junior

Facilities: Always Fun – there's something always fun to do through student organizations

4 College Junior

Facilities: my school has the best gym called the rpac, it has a cafe, study area, health information office, where you can go get tested, join the condom club to get condoms at a very inexpensive price, about 50 condoms for 5 bucks, indoor gulf area, unlimited equipments , tennis courts right outside the building . the rpac is the best place to be

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great College Community – Ohio state is a huge campus and you get to meet new people everyday. i love the library, is calm, soothing and a lovely place to study. the campus community itself has a lot of activity for everyone to get involve. is the best

5 College Senior

Majors: When getting admitted things are layed out in plan black and white. As long as you maintain the GPA you are pretty much guaranteed into your program.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Good Eating – There are a variety of places to eat around campus. Individuals can pick form any type of food to eat.

1 College Senior

Parking: Too Much Money – There are a variety of places to park on campus. The problem with parking that it is far away from classes often or you have to get there extra early for a parking place. Parking permits are good to have because you can park in any parking garage, but the cost is extremely high for students who live off campus and have to drive to school because of other obligations that have to get to.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid was easy to get, but i feel that I could have received more. I did my FAFSA online so there was little contact with the financial aid office until they disbursed my Aid.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Expensive – If you live close, they're really expensive and aren't as nice as other places would be that haven't had a butt load of college parties. if you live away from campus, the prices may be reasonable but you may have trouble finding a parking spot if you drive to school or overcrowding of the buses especially in the morning or when everyone's getting out of class or work.

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3 College Senior

Majors: It's Interesting – Communication is very interesting. It's a very broad industry you can get into and you can do many things with it.

3 College Senior

Majors: Communications is a great field to get into because you can to many things with it once you've graduated. I wish OSU had a film production major because i want to be a cinematographer.

3 College Senior

Majors: You just need the correct grades and classes to get into the major

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: So Much Diversity – Columbus and Ohio State are great for their diverse communities. There is almost any type of food right off campus that your heart desires, Mexican, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and many more!

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5 College Junior

Facilities: OSU has over 20 libraries, with the main one in the center of campus next to the biggest student hangout, The Oval. There are also more than one athletic facilities located all over campus so it's very convienient to get to one from any direction.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol & Marijuana – It really depends on who you associate with but more people at OSU drink. Never have I seen anyone drinking on campus, but right across the street and off campus parties are a huge thing with beer cans thrown all over the lawns. If people do drugs, it's usually just marijuana that floats around.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: CABS Is Amazing – OSU has a very reliable bus transportation, with real-time maps and updates about where the buses are and texting option to find out when the next few buses are coming. Nice drivers and completely free service, you don't have to worry about missing your stop because the buses stop at every stop and are still timely.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Depends on Transportation – There is a lot to do in Columbus but the need of transportation to get to many of the activities. Also there is transportation to these areas but the timing is not always helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Very Mixed – Some classes and professors I've had are extremely helpful and interested in helping students but then there are some that seem to not want to be there and don't want to be teaching. Lots of teachers only seem to be interested in their research.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: There are so many students at osu and not enough parking spots for everyone to fit.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I definitely reccommend an apartment as soon as youre able to get one. They are expensive but totally worth it in the long run. Renting an apartment will quickly make you a more responsible person, that's for sure!

1 College Junior

Parking: Make sure you leave a large amount of time to get to class because you will have trouble finding a spot.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Incredible Spirit – I lived about a half mile from 'The Shoe' at Ohio State, and on game day, it was insane. For men's and women's sports alike, the atmosphere was insane. Want to get involved in an intramural or club sport? Go for it. They've got anything and everything there. I was a member of the Triathlon Club, and they all got so into what they were doing that they ended up on ESPN and in national triathlon magazines for their spirit (not to mention winning the spirit award at Collegiate Nationals--actually quite coveted, strangely enough).

Long story short, sports at Ohio State are AMAZING if that's your thing. It wasn't mine, but I was one of the few who didn't go nuts for the Buckeyes.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Large Drug and Sex Problems – As someone who rushed fraternities at Ohio State, I've got to say that I'm honestly appalled with the way the gents conduct themselves, and they give fraternities a bad name. I've seen more drugging of women and rude treatment of other individuals (beyond hazing) than I care for. Huge cocaine problems exist within several fraternities, and I wouldn't get caught up in it. Entirely objectionable.

That being said, they do give back to the community a fair amount. There are a good apple or two among the thirty-some fraternities at Ohio State.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Decent Housing – Not bad dorms. North campus is nice because you get your own bathroom among you and your roommates. South is great if you have trouble meeting people because they are mostly communal baths and your doors will stay open more often. Many of the dorms are older and have their issues but for the most part OSU is like a mini city in itself and you can get anywhere and buy anything you need.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Best of the Best – Ohio State has the best of the best. Thompson library has recently been completely re-done. The RPAC is like the biggest recreation facility in the country. We have 3 Olympic size pools, a rock climbing wall, ice skating. You name it, we have it.


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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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