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Reviews 4002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Honestly I cannot complain about anything.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got everything I needed and even more.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: It is a really great school and I really enjoy going here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's up to you to do something.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I come from a Fraternity in California, so I'm biased.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Reminds me of chico state in ca but crazier

4 College Junior

Majors: A wide variety, can be exclusive

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: A lot of work, but worth it

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: They do their job in keeping us progressing academically

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Always a new and delicious spot

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus has been an all around great experience

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not part of it, but it seems exciting

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: It really is a great and lively place to live

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: They are an excellent and integral part of university living

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process went fairly smoothly for me. I would recommend for others to make sure to score high on standardized testing if they want more scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of local places to go that you can't go to anywhere else and it really provides a sense of community in this big city.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties but I would say the impact on students is definitely not positive.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: googd attentive doctors and services; but sexual assault is not being attended to as much as it should be

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Huge city, but more suburban than anything else, really. Not very lively or vibrant

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: a lot of house parties.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school has a ton of opportunities. However, considering the fact that I had never visited Columbus beforehand, I had expected the city to be more vibrant and lively than it actually is. Personally, I feel like as someone who likes interacting with open-minded, liberal people and being in places where there is a lot of diversity (i.e., culturally/ethnically), I am a little disappointed that I didn't look into OSU further before I decided to apply.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for need-based financial aid, however, Ohio State gives many merit-based scholarships also. I received a merit-based out-of-state student scholarship that covers $6,000 of the $19,000 I need to pay each semester. I didn't need to apply for this scholarship because my general application to the university is automatically entered in the possible recipients for this scholarship.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally, my living accommodations are very nice because my scholars program is required to live in Smith-Steeb, which was recently renovated so it is very nice. It is fairly near to my classes by walking but there is also a bus stop nearby so the bus is easily accessible. My residence hall is also near multiple places to get campus food, which is a benefit. As for the other residence halls, some are just as nice as Smith-Steeb, however, there are also many that are in desperate need of renovations. Multiple residence halls have no air conditioning and are in poor condition.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very lenient on most topics. The only ones they are strict about are understandable and implied, such as cheating, underage drinking, and illegal drug use. I completely understand the school being strict about these subjects because they are unacceptable and many are illegal so I assume it is implied that the school will be strict about them. However, I and other students appreciate that the school does not go looking for students misbehaving. Administration only deals with these issues if they are brought to their attention or could possibly cause problems for the university.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I am in a program called International Affairs Scholars, which is a group of around 120 students throughout the first and second year classes. It required a separate application and essay and was difficult to get into because it required good grades but also a well rounded student outlook. Applicants needed to write multiple essays on why they should be in the scholars program and how it fits with their future goals.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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