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College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have a lot to do with Greek Life. Most people don't care if you join or not, personally I think its a lot of money to spend. If you are new though and want meet people easily its a good option. Their parties are always fun, and no one really looks down on one another. I just don't know a lot about it.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Its great if you love football. This is of course the biggest sport at osu. There are so many other varsity sports and clubs that are just as important. For the most part though the fandom, if you will, is football and basketball. Volleyball, Baseball, and Swimming are big ones too. There is also Hockey, Soccer, Softball, and several other sports.Honestly I'm not that into sports, but school spirit and the bonding over football games and parties is always fun, even when you don't like sports.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love off-campus dining. There are a lot of places to eat out, or to order in. There are all kinds of different foods to eat, and several options to choose from to get those foods. The cost can be kind of high sometimes though. Everything is open until late at night during the weekends too. Plus there is this great place called Hang Over Easy that advertizes itself as the place to eat when you are hungover. Its great food either way.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are free flowing until it gets cold, then no one really wants to go out. The mirror lake jump, in my opinion, kind of wraps things up until spring time. The only other down fall is that for most parties you have to know someone to get in, and if you are a guy, bring a couple of girls with you to ensure you can get in. Once you find the parties though you always know when or where another one is.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I guess this greatly depends on the majors. For example you have to live and breath chemistry to enjoy the chemistry major. Mine is Anthropology. I love the teachers, and everyone is really connected. In your subgroup of anthro it can be easy to get an internship (i.e. archeology). Mine is cultural. Its harder as the school isn't based in cultural, and more into the medical, archeological aspect. You can still find internships and jobs though. Jobs are easier with work-study, but could be done as volunteer too. Field Schools are what you really want. OSU is really good with that. Both in Study Abroad, and Field Schools. If they don't have something, they will be willing to help you find a legitimate program. It is a very competitive program though, so if you want to have internships and get the jobs, you need the grades and the drive.

College Junior

Campus Housing: Its hard to rate because it depends on what dorm you are in, and how you see things. I lived in a dorm in the far north. That meant if I had a class South Campus that was about a 30 minute walk, which in the end wasn't too bad. The first two weeks were misery though. The dorm use to be a hotel though. It was for the most part a nice dorm, even if the windows didn't open. I really liked it. On the other hand the 'honors' dorms were filled with mold and were disgusting. Some dorms the elevators didn't seem to ever work properly, and then others were amazing, if a bit small for the amount of roommates you have but had some issues here and there where students couldn't live in them for a week or two. Its hard to rate because its all in preference. Some people don't want to live with 3-5 other people. Others don't care. For the most part though, they listen to your preferences. Most people who got along with wither roomies and floor, chalked it up as part of the college experience liked their dorm.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I really love it around the campus area. There is of course danger areas to be weary of, but for the most part on campus it is safe. The campus area is also relatively close to different markets, shopping centers, clubs, bars, and movie theaters. It is also close by to the Victorian Village. So if you want to live somewhere with peace and quiet, that is your place and its not a very far walk from campus. In the opposite direction is Goodale park, which is a great park to walk your pet, hang with friends, and where many parades and festivals are held. The bus system is free to OSU students, and can get you anywhere you need to go in Columbus if you don't have a car (can be a several hour trip though). Further down Columbus is most of the night life, clubs, gallery hops, restaurants, and cool little shops. There is also the North Market. The North Market has fresh veggies, meats, partisan breads, and food from all over the world. You can go there to eat Vietnamese one day and get Polish food the next. The only downside is parking is nonexistent around Columbus, and some areas are heavy crime areas to watch out for.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Getting Financial Aid isn't too hard. Its filling out the forms and having to deal with the Student Services Building that is a nightmare. You want to get everything done early, as in like weeks in advance. Otherwise you could wait in line for hours before getting to the front just for them in inform you that you have the wrong information, they cant help you, or that you need to wait hours more in a different line. Also they aren't forgiving about money owed. If something changed and you didn't know, or you were given the wrong information it doesn't matter. Pay out and then petition about it. (Petitions are hardly granted so make sure everything is on the up and up before any and all deadlines)

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am in Park-Stradley in the Future Health Professions Learning Community. The room size is great, there is plenty of storage space, and the building is beautiful. I am close to all of my classes and food options, along with JO South.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Best anywhere. High street has all kinds of restaurants.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many options for majors and minors. There is a program for everyone.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I absolutely love campus food. The variety of options is better than any school I looked into. Apart from traditional dining, there are many places to spend blocks on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students are attractive, accepting, and classy. Everyone here is fairly intelligent and easy to get along with.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I found a wonderful condo off-campus that I will live in. There is parking, a clubhouse, and a pool.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's almost always something to do, even if you don't know many people on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They aren't too strict, which I like since we are now adults.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Nothing compares to our sports programs and athletic facilities. Free classes are offered to all students, ranging from cycling to kickboxing. Many people participate in intramurals, and almost everyone goes to some form of sporting event consistently.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't my thing, but they have good parties. It is accessible for anyone who wants to rush. Greek has a stigma for being partiers, but there are some good ones. Greek life doesn't have much on an impact on my experience.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Columbus has so many things to offer students of all backgrounds and interests. There are multiple shopping areas, such as Easton, that are just a bus ride away.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a service that will give students a ride home at night. There are safety towers all over campus that will call authorities in case of an emergency. I have never felt uncomfortable on campus, even at night.

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College Senior

Greek Life: I am a transfer student, and also older than the average student, so participating in the greek system in not something that is applicable to my life at this time.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Ohio State University is a known and widely-respected state school. As such, a degree from this school, is said the have a bit more importance and respect, based of the things that I have heard. I am planning to go on and get either a master's degree or a higher medical degree, so I chose OSU in the hopes that a B.S. from here will help me get into my next schooling program.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many food options on High St and the surrounding areas, and so many of them deliver. It is a pretty great number of options, and the cover the spectrum far beyond the typical fast food fare. It is pretty great.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus feels safe in general, and I do not feel afraid when walking across campus alone at night, however, I always keep my eyes and ears open when I am walking alone. There are campus buses also available to get students safely around, if they have far to go. That is a great thing.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: I love Columbus; the city is vibrant and full of fantastic local food options, as well as cool museums, diverse bars and restaurants and lots of parks. It is a great place to live.

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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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