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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid really helped me pay for school and not have to worry about the cost as much. Financial did allowed me to focus on school and not have to work during the school year. I would definitely look at the Osu scholarship website for possibly scholarships you can get

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great! Very convenient for school and allows me to get to meet and know new people. The housing process is very understandable and is very considerate about trying to get students to the dorms that the student prefers and the roommate(s) they want.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All different varieties. I fall in love about 5 or 6 times before I even get to class.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: If you come from a small prominently white farm town like I do, then OSU is going to be a huge culture shock. I love all the diversity. But talking to a lot of students from places like New York City, Dallas, Columbus, San Francisco, and Chicago OSU isn't very diverse. There may be a lot of different races on campus but it is still divided. There is mostly asians and whites. typically, whites hang out with whites, asians with asians, and blacks with blacks/latinos. I try my best to go out of my normal friend group and hang out with other people as much as possible, which has become an amazing experience for me and opened my eyes to so many different things.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its expensive and ugly. But I mean its college, what do you expect.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: If you like living in the middle of the 15th largest city in the US then its a good place for you.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its nice If you have money to spend!

5 College Freshman

Administration: I feel that it is very average.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: On campus I feel completely safe. Off campus is another story. Its best to be walking with another person at night and always have your phone on you. Avoid dark areas and sketchy people.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus dorms and apartments are overall very nice. Best dorms for having a bathroom and air-conditioning in your room is north Campus. North Campus is almost completely brand new dorms and close to classes. West Campus dorms are old, far from everything and have very little natural light. The social life in the west campus dorms is amazing because of the way the building is setup. If you love to socialize these are great dorms. Also includes air-conditioning and bathroom in your room. South Campus dorms are fairly new, depending on what building you get. The social atmosphere is nice as well. Mostly the partiers and art students. Apartments are very nice. Expensive but very nice. Also, have a gender inclusive housing option in some of the nicest apartments on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Coming from a town located near Miami University, I think that greek life here doesn't compare to Miami's. Which is one reason I chose this school. Its there if you're interested in it, and if you are not, it doesn't affect you at all.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to party, you can most definitely find it here. The great thing about OSU is that they are very eye opening for white farm town kids like me. They have so many categories of parties. I've been the parties that are mainly Asian, Black, White, Fraternities, Queer, Latino, and all in-between. Its a blast experiencing other cultures, identities and lifestyles. There are also a ton of people, and things to do if you aren't into partying. We have a nighttime nerf gun mafia that goes on for a few days in the fall. So much fun!

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are almost unlimited majors at this school! And most of them are either the best in the state or in the country! People from all over the world come to OSU because of the majors and programs they offer! If you aren't sure what to major in, coming here would be very beneficial because of all the opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Whether you like football or not, you can still enjoy all the activities going on during game days. The entire city stops for the OSU football games. It is a big deal and the best season of the year. The pre gaming, tailgating, and after parties are amazing. Can't beat the experience at any other school!

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: After my dad lost his job at the beginning of my freshman year of college, I was very worried about how I would afford school. I put it in God's hands and He worked it out completely. After filling out special circumstance forms, the school took care of it all in either grants, or federal loans. Also, a lot of other students I talk to have told me that they chose OSU because they gave them the most financial aid.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots of things to do in Columbus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime is low. It's a huge campus, so it happens.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Wide variety of majors. You have to apply and meet the criteria. Make sure your GPA stays up!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Much cheaper than on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of options on High St.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: High St. is the best place to go.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big time commitment especially if its a social fraternity.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Campus really depends on where your dorm in located. North, South and West Campus have the normal dormitory problems as do any dorm but South campus is know as a social part of Campus, North is quiet and studious and West is athlete central. the cost is a little high for what is offered to us in the dorm but free maintenance and furniture replacement is nice.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Compared to the money i got from the other schools i was accepted to but OSU gave only loans which covered about $7,000 of the cost of the $23,000 i have to pay.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Students must swipe into all dorms 24 hours, 7 days a week. After a certain time in the evening, side doors to dorms lock and force students to go through main lobby. OSU also had a ride service that takes a student to any part of campus when its late at night. They also have Buses that still run at night

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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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