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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots big chain restaurants and self-owned restaurants that provide various options from the basic all-american burger joint.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: What I love about Ohio State is that they have virtually any major you could possibly want to study. Aside from the typical, Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, & Engineering, we have an Ag school, School of Public Affairs, and College of Public Health. Many students start in the business or engineering programs but end up switching majors because of how competitive the programs are. If you come to Ohio State, you're bound to find some major that you will love.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Currently I'm not a part of Greek life, but I will be rushing this upcoming semester. Greek life is pretty low key, with only about 10% of students taking part. Being Greek or non-Greek won't really affect how good your college experience is. If you want to, join. If you aren't into Greek life, don't. The Greek scene is kind of a concentration of the upper-middle class white kids, but it's not exclusive. There are also many multicultural organizations to join as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: OSU's party scene is pretty remarkable. If you want to party, there's always a party to go to. Most parties are house parties. Greek parties are pretty exclusive; you have to be a member of a fraternity or sorority or know someone who is. That being said, not being Greek doesn't limit access to parties. Finding parties becomes easier after freshmen year once you and your friends start getting off-campus houses and apartments.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Columbus is incredible. When applying to schools I initially wanted a small, "college town" feel, but now I'm so happy I'm in a big city. There's always something to do, whether it's gallery hopping in the Short North, attending a concert downtown, or checking out the Crew (MLS) or Blue Jackets (NHL), Columbus has it all.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: OSU has continually been ranked as one of the best Rec Sports programs in the country. Our facilities are amazing, and there is just about any type of intramural you can imagine available at multiple levels. Varsity sports are a big part of campus life, most notably football. Saturdays revolve around Buckeye football in the fall and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Most sporting events are free to students, except football and men's basketball.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is a great alternative to living on-campus. Prices and availability can vary, so it's best to start looking early in the school year to for the best options available. Safety is always a big concern, but campus police do a great job of making students feel safe.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Some majors you have to have a really good GPA to get into, while others you don't need to "get into" the major.

2 College Freshman

Majors: I am a bio major and it sucks. The weed out classes really screw with your GPA. Everyone was valedictorian at their high school here. The classes are very competitive.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is WAY overpriced.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Ohio State does not give much financial aid at all.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: cant beat Ohio State football!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my floor and dorm! I a however looking forward to moving of campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Perfect food for college kids! Any restaurant you could want is in Columbus. A lot of places are open late.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Columbus is the perfect place for a college. I love it!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Columbus is pretty safe with little crime compared to other large cities.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: A good amount of people go home on the weekends if there is nothing going on.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is super lenient on alcohol and other violations. The only thing they can be annoying about is locking yourself out of your room.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Some classes (chem and bio) are extremely difficult and really impact your GPA for the worse. The math and science weed out courses are much too difficult for the average student. If you want to have a good GPA for graduate school I recommend attending a different college.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is cheap and pretty easy to find! Most off campus housing is walking distance to classes which is nice.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great at OSU. It's only about 10% of campus that participates in Greek life. Everyone is very nice. I recommend joining greek life if you want to get more involved in the social scene.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We've got some of the best teams around! Both at the club and varsity level!

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's a pain to find a place. They are over priced and not particularly nice but they are a great place to call home.

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4 College Junior

Administration: OSU is pretty chill. If you are into the party scene there is a place for you. If you are not there is also a place for you. The administration allows each to do what they please. Leniency with a lot of the rules also depends on what dorm/who your RA is.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something to do!

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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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