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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been a couple instances this year where I have felt unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have really loved almost all of my professors so far.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State is a very good school and really provides a lot of internship opportunities.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The RPAC, Football, and extracurriculars are a huge part of every student and the faculty on campus. Everyone is passionate about sports and everyone has the opportunity to use one of the largest buildings on campus, which happens to be a giant gym.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm itself is fine but it does not have a good social atmosphere,

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many new experiences and people to be around.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life does not hold a huge role here on campus. Only about 10% of students are Greek.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are very big at my school. Our football game days have been called the best in the country.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have ultimately been very disappointed in my school experience so far.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking to my dorm from the library at 9:00pm on a Friday.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors can be hit or miss, but in general if you come to class and work hard, it'll be alright.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: North campus' new housing is fantastic.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are well advertised on campus, but I am personally un-involved.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's OSU. We're known for our sports. 50% of our north campus is sporting arenas.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: OSU has a vibrant community and plenty of opportunities to get involved.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus is big and security cannot be everywhere at once. In one semester I got six or seven safety notifications: one armed robbery, two physical assaults, two sexual assaults, and one bomb threat. The bomb threat was particularly scary and had a profound effect on the feel of the campus for that one day. Students and teachers alike were uneasy all day, some classes were cancelled, and many people chose not to attend class. Other than that incident, I have felt safe. Common sense is key; don't wander campus alone at 3am, don't go to parties alone, and avoid sketchy places on and off campus. I have never been in a situation where my safety was at risk, but this is not the safest place to go to school.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, OSU has a population of professors as diverse as the students. Some professors are passionate, relatable, and brilliantly smart while others are there to research and teach only because they have to. We have a notoriously awful chemistry department, so pre-med students who have to take 2 years of chemistry have a tough time. Rate my professor is great for a big school like this one because almost every professor is on there with multiple (accurate) reviews. Class sizes are big, as to be expected. My largest class so far had 520 people (biology) and my smallest class had 35 (honors freshman survey). All general chemistry classes are about 350 people, but labs and recitations are 25-30. I like the large class size, and attendance is almost never graded, but it can be difficult to connect with professors. If you come from a small high school, like me, don't expect to have your professors know your name (even after an entire semester) unless you make a serious effort to go to office hours and get to know them.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: OSU really pushes networking through job and career fairs throughout the year. The college of medicine works closely with the undergraduates, so that can lead to many job opportunities. There are about half a million OSU alumni, so wherever you want to get a job there is a chance that someone nearby graduated from OSU. This can be a great way to find a job after college.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I applied for suite-style housing as a freshman an got what I wanted. I live in a residence tower right next to the stadium, and I am in a 10-person suite. I have one roommate, and we have a bedroom and a study room to ourselves. My residence hall is very far away from classes, the union, and the main campus in general; however, I am very close to the stadium (great for football season) and the medical campus (good for me because I am pre-med). I really like where I live and the people on my floor are some of my closest friends. The dorms are great for socializing, not too pricey, and generally pretty clean. I don't live in the Hilton, but as far as college dorms go I feel that OSU does a nice job.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a member of Greek life, so I cannot speak on behalf of the members of those groups. However, I know they do a lot for the community (besides throwing huge parties). Greek organizations are involved in many community service projects, as well as community outreach. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a long process, but it is certainly possible to join the chapter of your choosing.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Every college football fan knows the Buckeyes. I think that speaks volumes about the sports program at this school. Football is a huge part of fall semester, and thousands of people pack in the Shoe on Saturday nights. We love our sports teams and our award-winning band dearly, and the Buckeyes are an integral part of the entire state of Ohio. School spirit is phenomenal and showcased during Beat Michigan week-where every single "M" on campus is crossed out with red tape (not exaggerating). Our athletic facilities are state-of-the-art, for both athletes and non-athletes. Everyone on campus has access to the RPAC (recreation and physical activity center), fully equipped with weights, exercising machines, and group fitness classes offered every day of the week. If you're looking for a school with undeniable spirit and impressive facilities, Ohio State is the best you can find.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will be perfectly honest when I say that Ohio State was not my number one choice school. However, after spending just one semester in Columbus I have become a diehard Buckeye fan and I could not imagine completing my undergraduate experience at any other school. The campus is huge-there is no denying the size, but the large student body ensures that there is no shortage of activities going on at any given moment. During football season, thousands of past, present, and future Buckeyes fans gather in the Shoe to watch our National Championship-winning football program. The atmosphere is electric and every O-H is echoed by an I-O! From an academic standpoint, an abundance of unique classes are offered, as well as hundreds of research opportunities, both on and off campus. A year ago I might have chosen a different school, but today I am a proud Buckeye who loves my school and encourages anyone looking for a comprehensive college experience to apply.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is so large so its difficult to maintain a safe environment one hundred percent of the time, but the campus does a good enough job for me.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of my professors are very easy to talk to, the only negative part is some of them have accents and are difficult to talk to.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I find that alot of events are constantly going on to allow students to find internships.

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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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