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Reviews 3863 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Keep on Top of Things – My parents were able to pay my tution for the undergraduate courses. But, I still had to make sure that I paid the tution on time with out being fined. So, either with finacial aid or with out I had to keep checking to see everything is running soomthly.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Very Strict With Academic Policies – One thing that the professors really enforce is cheating during exams. At OSU the final exams are conducted with the whole undergraduate class which could range from 150-200 people taking similar exams. So, professors and TA are always looking for people who could be cheating. Therefore, I suggest just to study for the exam instead of being expled from the college.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Fun Experience – OSU being located in the heart of downtown columbus has many events that happen every day. It is also considered to be one of the biggest campuses in all of US, so there is always some event that happens every day. The local atmosphere on campus is very inviting, where most of the students are helpful if there is a problem. Overall, the college is a great place to not only get good education but also to enjoy life by attending all the events that occur almost every day.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Wireless Is Awesome – Campus has done a really good job with making sure wireless is available just about anywhere you go. The one thing they could improve on is the functionality of the computer labs. The labs in high traffic areas such as the union are in tip top shape, while the ones in dorms and lesser buildings are always breaking down or having printer issues.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good but Not Outstanding – There are quite a handful of places off campus, however there is a severe lack of food options for vegetarians and vegans. Almost every off campus dining option is either a fast food chain or a greasy restaurant in general.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Light poles and "on campus security" – If you take a tour at OSU, the tour guides will try to preach to you about how the safety poles are such a resource and how the "escort service" will pick up your son or daughter at any time...this is absolutely untrue. The most dangerous parts of campus (behind classroom buildings, next to the stadium) have minimal lighting or none at all, and no light poles within sight. Lane avenue residence hall residents have to walk through some of the darkest parts of campus just to get home every night. What poles campus does have, many of them are non-functioning (which is only designated by a garbage bag over the top of them). What's worse, you have to "book" the escort service ahead of time. Meaning, if you find yourself stranded on Carmack with no way home, the party girls who "reserved" the escort service last week are going to be taken home while you, the responsible student who did not plan to go binge drinking, are stuck on the other side of the city with poor lighting and a long walk.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pros and Cons – Campus housing is pretty decent, in comparison to other dorms I've stayed in before. I currently live in Morrill Tower and will do so again in 2011-2012. The biggest problem I have is how far from classes the towers are; especially in the winter, when the cold wind is blowing in your face and you have semi-permanent wind burn on your skin. I have heard horror stories about some of the other dorms, especially on south campus, so I give campus housing a B overall. A for the towers (unless you're in a quad, then it sucks), C- for anywhere else. Also, there are 6 suites of 9-10 people on each floor. So roughly 60 or so per floor, the tower itself holds upwards of one thousand.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party Night 24/7 – its okay for the most part usually house parties and the only bar has to be tony's if you are old enough.

4 College Senior

Transportation: buses are great. I park far away from central campus and absolutely rely on the bus system to transport me back and forth. the wait for them isnt too long either.

3 College Senior

Parking: Need for Car – for a commuter, a car is an absolute necessity. the cost of parking permit is very high near campus, and the farther you get away from central campus, the more reasonable it is.

3 College Senior

Technology: Computer Labs and Printing – there are plenty of computer labs for students. we used to automatically get $5 for our printing needs and then they stopped doing that. For having to pay so much for tuition, the least they could've done is keep that.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Prevalent but Not Overwhelming – The greek life can be seen pretty clearly on the weekends around here but they do not pressure you into joining and are fairly laid back.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Wide Variety – There is a huge selection of apartments and houses off campus. They do have rather high rent but it's still cheaper than living on campus. The university offers a housing fair to aid in finding a place that fits your needs.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Super Protective and Proactive – Campus police can be seen on a daily basis driving around campus and the Student Wellness Center offers many programs and activities to promote good health practices.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Internships for Communications Majors Strongly Encouraged – Positions in the college of communications, particularly for journalism and strategic communication, are limited, which improves the quality of applicants and the reputation of the program. The faculty includes a mix of professors and lecturers who have worked in communications. The advisors in the department of communications stress the importance of internships both as a way of gaining experience and as a way of experiencing the various career opportunities in the field from advertising to public relations to marketing to journalism. As an adult learner pursuing a second degree, I am very satisfied with Ohio States communicaiton program.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Profs Are There for Me (Seriously) – I am in the industrial design program, and All the students and faculty are always super-helpful and constantly encouraging me to more than I thought. Even outside of classes. I don't know how other departments are in this area, but I absolutely love and would recommend it to friends and family.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Two words for ya. Buckeye Football. Eveytone around OSU campus is Buckeye crazy. There is a real strong fan-base for the sports that go on, and they programs themselves are some of the best in the nation. The Facilities are also excellent. Including the included RPAC building with access to any student at OSU.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Well-Rounded Body of Students – It seems to me that there are equal amounts of most of the ethnicities in the art district, where I spend my time. The acceptance of these different races seems to be welcomed and I hardly notice them flocking towards eachother... everyone seems to mingle just fine.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – The safety system is decent but the health system is hit or miss. sometimes you wait for hours, other times your in and out in 40 minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Returning to the "big school" theme, a necessary evil that goes along with it is the massive underlying bureaucracy required to keep it running at all (if not always smoothly). Although I did eventually have no problem getting the loans that I needed, the process took a very long time at the start, and cut it so closely that I worried whether it would go through in time for classes to begin. The office lost my documents several times. Anytime students are working in an office setting, you can almost count on the fact that things are not going to get handled properly. This is not against their capabilities, but rather an issue of simple lack of experience in such an environment. The problem is that it is in this environment where other students' documents need to be properly handled, so there are others at risk when the efficacy of student workers is in question.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Organizations and Varied Opportunities – Because OSU is such a huge university (60,000+ students), it has a wide variety of things in which students can get involved. The list of student organizations seems endless, and there is something for everyone. If you don't find something that is for you, the process to creating it is also fairly painless. The student facilities are beautiful; the new Ohio Union building is great, and is suited for all types of meetings and events, from balls and galas to small, focused meetings.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love The Ohio State University. I had planned to attend Miami University all through high school and chose last minute, to attend Ohio State instead. I am so pleased with my decision. I have met so many amazing people and made so many wonderful memories. And the career opportunities offered by OSU and around Columbus are almost unbeatable.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking Over Drugs – There is a great deal of alcohol consumption that goes on in public and at parties. Drinking is the most popular activity. I don't see drugs being as prevalent.

4 College Student

Transportation: Buses Go Around the Entire Campus – OSU has a wonderful bus system, with prompt and regular arrivals that bring students all around the large campus. It is very convenient, and free for all students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a variety of places to find many different types of ethnic and Americanized foods. The prices are reasonably and all food stations are extremely sanitary.


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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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