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5 College Junior

Athletics: The 4 gyms are spread across campus appropriately. There are usually pretty busy but I love working out in them! There is about anything you can think of in the RPAC

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: OSU has been a wonderful experience thus far. I love my classes, I love all of the different people here, and I love the numerous opportunities here. Although it's a big campus, it's so easy to make small and learn where everything is. I've had contact with so many different people here and the diversity is awesome. The football games were an amazing thing to experience as well and I can't wait to do this all over again in years to come.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Coming to OSU, I wasn't expecting to feel extremely challenged by the academics. However, my classes have proven to be challenging in the best way possible. I feel as if I'm growing as a student every day, and most professors and TAs are there to provide any extra help needed. There are endless study areas on our large campus, the most popular including Thompson Library and the Oval, our large central grassy area. It is easy to register for classes, but it may be difficult to get the classes you want as a freshman.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is rare that I feel unsafe when walking on campus. We have had one reported sexual assault this year, but our campus was extremely proactive in making students aware and ensuring that they would do everything in their power to prevent another incident from occurring. We have a safety hub on every block, where students can call campus safety if they feel threatened, unsafe, or need to report an incident.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently living in scholar's housing and it has been a very positive experience so far. North campus holds many scholar's groups and is known to be a little quieter than south campus, but both are great location wise. Also, there is currently a huge construction project on north campus that is set to be completed before fall semester of 2016; the project includes over 5 brand new dorms plus a new common area and a student athletic facility. Many of these dorms will be suite style, which means students have their own bathroom which will be shared with their roommates as opposed to their entire floor. West campus is said to be the worst place to live on campus, simply because it is a far walk to most classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a quick response to police and emergency services no matter the location on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honors courses are very challenging but the professors are not afraid to help.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State is a very good degree to have. There is a huge alumni network and the school is recognized worldwide.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone seems to enjoy the living quarters and there is a large amount of community

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks and non-Greeks are equal on campus. Greeks do a lot for the community and for the campus and are seen as very helpful to the University.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Once you come here you become a Buckeye fan. Especially for the football team. Also there is an amazing facility for every person on campus who wants to use it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a lot of diversity in people so there is much to learn beyond the classroom. No matter what, you can fit in somewhere.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics offered here at Ohio State are endless there are so much for me to take and explore

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have heard of some scary news that have taken place on campus and often I think of my own safety but we have enough police service around campus keeping students safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My curses have been somewhat difficult this past semester but I have enjoyed getting help from my instructors and TA's.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career prospective and value of degree here at Ohio State is very important and is much needed to succeed and do well to know you are willing to go the distance.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: my housing is good I would rather live in a dorm that offered air conditioning and a kitchen like most other dorms but i appreciate the hospitality my dorm offers.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is okay for most students if you enjoy a sisterhood or brotherhood that can last a lifetime, you can also be proud of the bond you make between them.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports at my school are very big because it is a big ten school every one show school spirit and bring out the best in all sports and activities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school offers the best service and staff any student can ask for and I appreciate the amazing things and activities my school provide for the students

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I loved Ohio State initially because I saw how spirited and united the school was under their many successful sports teams. The idea of a large campus in a beautiful city appealed to me, but many other schools fall under that category as well. The true reason I chose OSU over other similar schools such as University of Wisconsin or Penn State is because I truly felt as if Ohio State valued me as an individual and didn't view each student as just one face out of 64,000. OSU granted me a hearty scholarship solely based off my gpa. They recognized the hard work I put into my high school education and rewarded me fervently. I emailed the head of my major department to simply introducing myself and asking her a few questions the summer before freshman year, and she responded within a day inviting me to meet with her when I came to school for orientation. As an out of state student, I really appreciated that she would take the time to meet with me, answer my questions and make me feel comfortable in such a foreign place before school had even started. I believe that OSU recognizes my potential as both a student and a citizen alike, and that notion has reigned true since the day I set foot on campus.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: They have been changing a lot of the buildings

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has been amazing

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Like any campus, there are threats. However, Ohio State officials do an excellent job promoting a safe environment.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The teachers are pretty good and the environment is very accepting. In the end, the individual makes or breaks his or her own college experience.

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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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