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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: At Ohio State, there are a lot of options for different types of greek organizations you can join. So you can do whatever fits your personality best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ohio State is a great institution, but sometimes it feels more like you are dealing with a large, bureaucratic government organization rather than a more personal college. Considering the fact that total enrollment is about 60,000 and the college is run by the state of Ohio, you actually ARE dealing with a large, bureaucratic government organization. So I wouldn't say that OSU as a college is promising some personal level of interaction with students and not delivering.

The only issue I've had with Ohio State is when I've had to visit 3 offices to ask about one thing. It's like going to the DMV.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Ohio State's RPAC is hands down the largest college gym in the country. We also have an incredibly robust selection of athletics options.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I'm living in is about 15 minutes away from all of my classes. Although it's inconvenient, I enjoy living in Lincoln Tower. My roommates are some of my best friends and we have plenty of room for all of our personal belongings.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved with Greek life on campus. Although I don't have much information on this topic, I am aware of the charity events that are hosted by the different Sororities and Fraternities throughout the year. They do wonderful things for the community and make a huge difference in the world.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports at the Ohio State University are an important part of school spirit. There's no better feeling than standing in the 'Shoe singing Carmen Ohio with thousands of supporters of the university. O-H!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a college freshman at the Ohio State University, I am very happy with my experience so far. I'm looking forward to three more years at this institution. I would choose attending this school again if I could do it all over because it's such a diverse campus with so much opportunity.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't felt unsafe on campus. One time I was at the library and the student safety services weren't working because it was after 3 am and I didn't want to walk back to my dorm at that hour and I ended up having to call the campus police to take me back. He was very unhappy that he was driving me back to my dorm but I didn't want to walk back alone at that hour.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not apart of Greek life and I just don't think it would be a good fit for me unless it was an academic sorority or fraternity. I don't get why you would to "pay for your friends".

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of if not the largest football following in the world for college sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Ohio State, but honestly I was intimidated coming to school here because it's so big. Sometimes I feel like I get lost among the thousands of students. However once I found my group of friends I didn't want to be anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, i have never had any trouble with health or safety on campus, although I have received a couple reports of dangerous happenings on and near campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Generally, I enjoy my classes and learn a lot in them. Although, there are always a few classes that I am required to take that I would rather not.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think my own dorm is wonderful; I like all the people, I have a lot of space, and I don't mind being stuck in my room if it gets crappy outside. Although, I've seen some of the smaller, less spacious dorms and I definitely would not like it in there.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit here is definitely A1, although I'm just not a huge sports fan so I've never attended any games or been in the facilities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State is an amazing school. Although appearing intimidating at first, it was pretty easy to learn how to navigate and adjust. There is so much to do, so many classes to take, so many people to meet, and a lot of diversity. This college is everything I've dreamed and I have no regrets coming here.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I usually feel really safe on campus, there are safety buttons everywhere to push if you're in trouble.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a lot of really wonderful professors, and my academic advisers have always been so helpful and nice. Just as with every school, I've had a few not so good professors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are so many resources on campus to help you out with jobs and whatever else you need, but finding a job out of college is always a scary thing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is basically the same on every campus. They're cliquey and think they're better than everyone else because they have money.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We've always had top notch athletics, mostly known for our football and basketball teams.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It really is a great school. Most of my professors have been so awesome and helpful, I've always had wonderful academic advisers. A couple professors made me a little bitter though.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A homeless man came into 2 of our dining facilities. Walking around at night, on campus generally feels safe but High Street can be worrying.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing options on campus are all across the spectrum. There are some dorms that look like they have not been updated since the 1970's and some dorms that just opened in 2015 and 2016. The worst dorms are Baker, Mack, Bradley and Patterson. The best dorms are Toeres, Scott, Bowen, and Raney. These are the brand new dorms. All dorms provide social activities in them on a regular basis. Morril, Scott, and Patterson are the only dorms with dining locations located in the building, they all have traditions. The housing process is somewhat complicated. You have the option to prioritize five different dorms where you would like to live and prioritize the type of room you would like to live in. Different housing options have different prices. Student athletes live in a dorms with all of their freshman teammates, and coaches/older teammates should be able to tell you what dorm this is for each team.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police and safety workers are available to provide safety on campus. There is a blue light system on campus to provide safety. Off campus the safety is not as good and not necessarily viewed as being as important.

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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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