Ohio State University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Columbus, OH
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
64 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Football Saturdays
  • Michigan Week and jumping into Mirror Lake
  • The Oval when it's nice and sunny out
  • Parties

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Completely unpredictable weather
  • Occasional rioting
  • Crime

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Ohio State Student Reviews

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are 45,000 students. I can't even begin to describe the style or stereotypes. Everything exists here.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is beautiful and very well-kept. The Ohio Union is phenomenal, not to mention the $143 million athletic facility. Everything is fairly up to date and there's a lot of green space.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everything is great. College is all about personal perception. If you have the mentality that you love what you're doing, then that attitude will overflow into your life. I love Ohio State. Even that classes that are hard and suck up more time than necessary. Even the classes that are huge, or the classes that are small. Ohio State really has every kind of class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's THE Ohio State University. Everyone knows this university, even prospective employers. There are alumni all across the planet. There are multiple job fairs on campus. If you need a job, there is no reason you can't find one.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Parking is a mess in the city. And so is driving. On campus, it's not that bad, but it's easier to walk or bike. There are an incredible amount of events and activities to engross oneself in, but with big city comes some dangers.


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