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4 College Freshman

Transportation: It is good and accessible except on weekends. However, this is understandable because not many people need it on the weekends.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Ohio weather is up and down. It can be 70 degrees one Monday and snowing on Wednesday.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of the dorms are really small, but off campus is really fun and less expensive.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The network speed is amazing. It goes down very rarely but I love it.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People on campus are very normal and day to day people. They are just like grown up versions of your high school peers and more of them.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great variety of food off campus. You can find most chain restaurants if you arent very adventurous, but there are plenty of ethnic places that are close to campus as well as a short drive or bus ride away.

4 College Junior

Parking: If you have a parking pass it is easy to find a parking spot on campus during the day or night. It also gives you free parking during any events. Off campus parking is harder to find, but if you are good at parallel parking you are fine.

2 College Junior

Administration: Not strict at all. Dorms have few rules. Can skip class.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Right now, the only thing I ever notice on campus is tobacco/cigarette use, and OSU is going to be a tobacco free campus next year. I have never been pressured into using drugs, nor have I seen anyone using drugs of any sort (besides smoking).

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife on campus is pretty dull, with most dining facilities closing pretty early, but nightlife off campus is fun, with lots of restaurants and bars staying open late and lots of people out and about. Places like canes, buckeye donuts, and pizza by the slice are open very late (or 24 hours) for students who are underage. Everything is in good walking distance from the campus or off campus housing, too.

3 College Junior

Transportation: on campus there are cabs buses that run on a schedule all the time and there is an app to update you on bus arrivals and departures. bus stops are abundant. the system can seem complex at first but is very useful once you figure it out. off campus there are public buses but theres some pretty sketchy people that ride those. no monorails or subways or anything like that. parking is the biggest nightmare associated with this school. plan to pay hundreds of $ for a parking pass and not be able to find a spot. if you do find one plan on walking 20 min to get where you need to be.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: since there are about 60,000 students here all that can really be said is that its very diverse and you can definitely be your own person.

4 College Junior

Local Area: columbus has a very reasonable cost of living. there is a large variety of things to do. the biggest thing about this city is it kind of revolves around the buckeye football team. winter in columbus can be annoying as the snow removal operations are subpar.

3 College Junior

Majors: with the recent switch to semesters, the college of pharmacy has a lot of work to do to make the program manageable. the current disorganization is very frustrating. the instructors do not ever seem to correspond with one another. lots of extra fees. heavy clinical focus. can't wait to get out of here.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Most computers work great. The Thompson library, the school's main library, is enormous and beautiful. There is also the SEL (the science and engineering library), which is much smaller and older. The SEL is open 24 hours, which is so helpful. Printing costs money, and I wish it was free, but I guess the school is able to make some money off of their students paying to print their papers. Overall, the computers are great.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a dance major at Ohio State. The audition was not as intense as I thought it would be. After you submit a separate application to try out for the dance program, the audition will consist of an interview and a dancing portion. The dancing portion consists of ballet, modern, and improvisation techniques. The audition process was about 5 hours total. Just be confident and don't be afraid to show who you are. Ohio State holds auditions every fall and spring semesters.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness is mostly around drug usage on campus, it seems. We have had some trouble with burglary here and there, but nothing too serious. Alcohol and drug rules are of course more strict in on-campus housing, such as within the dorms.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is up and down all the time. It can be sunny in the morning, snowing my noon, and raining by night. You can never guess, the weather is so unpredictable. And even though the snow may be really really bad, classes are rarely cancelled at OSU.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There's always something to do on campus. There are more than 900 student organizations on campus that you can get involved with, including the Quidditch team! I wish there were more things to do outside of campus though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Ohio State is constantly renovating the campus and its buildings. I have never seen Ohio State without some form of construction going on. Though some facilities are great, some buildings are literally falling apart on the inside. It's a balance between old and new buildings. One of my classes were cancelled for a while because the inside of the class apparently flooded when the ceiling began leaking and burst open.

3 College Junior

Administration: The ATI branch has what they call "ffreshman foregiveness." If you fail a class, you have to retake it the next year and they will "forgive" the worse grade and it will be dropped from records. Campus is fairly strict about curfrews.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Again, I am at the Wooster branch of OSU. They only have a cafe that provides breakfast and lunch. I chose not to get the meal plan because it was a waste of my money since they don't offer dinner.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't attend main campus OSU. I am at the ATI branch. This is a much small campus in Wooster, OH and much closer knit college community. Other than alcohol, I have not noticed drug use.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Every white person looks the same and every Asian looks the same. I thought by attending such a large diversity, there would obviously be a diverse population, but the white guys and girls all are in Greek Life and wear the exact same clothing and party the same way. No one interacts with the Asians, the Asians don't interact with us. There is a very little amount of black people. I wish at a campus with 60,000 students I was experiencing more cultural interactions!

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I feel like the guys and girls at OSU are pretty diverse. The school is so big that its hard to say that all the guys are one way and all the girls are another way. There is someone for everyone and its easy to make friends. OSU has a pretty good looking crowd of people and you can find just about every kind of person here

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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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