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Reviews 4229 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Kcomm (Kennedy Commons) is my favorite dining hall on campus. A lot of people are already upset with the new meal plans that are being offered next year because of the Traditions visits, but I am looking forward to having an excuse to eat at Kcomm more. If you don't like Kcomm, though, there are plenty of other options. You can sit down at Sloopy's Diner or grab a coffee and sandwich to go from 12th Ave Bread Company. If you get sick of campus food, then you can use your BuckID cash to eat at most restaurants on high street. Check out Catfish Biff's and Adriatico's on W 11th Ave if you live on South Campus and are a pizza fan.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus during my first year and will be living in the same residence hall next year. I prefer South Campus over North because there are only two to a room on South, and it really helps to build community, which is something that I really needed because of the size of Ohio State. North Campus is being renovated, though, so the buildings will be pretty similar to those on South Campus, except you will be living with probably three other students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The merit scholarships are fair because they are based off of your ACT scores. However, the criteria for being selected for other scholarships, such as the Morrill, are not clear. Apply for all that you can!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places off of campus, especially on high street, that let you use BuckID Cash from your meal plan on their services. This is very convenient for those who don't want to spend extra money outside of their meal plan but still want the extra variety. It is easy to both walk and bus to most of these restaurants, and there is so much variety that you have complete control on how much you spend without being disappointed in quality.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I had tried to find an apartment with friends off of campus, but when it came to weighing the options, I decided that I would get a lot more out of my college experience if I lived on campus. It is much easier to make friends and connections and get involved with campus.

College Freshman

Party Scene: A rating wouldn't be applicable because I am not too in to the party scene. I do know, however, that you will never be bored. There is always something to do or somewhere to go, whether that includes partying or not. With such a big school, you always hear of how great all of the parties are and have never-ending options.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think Ohio State does a very good job of balancing their strictness on certain policies. The most important issues concerning safety of students get the most focus, and the least important issues don't get as much, but every policy gets its needed attention.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I believe that at Ohio State, the scholarship selection process is focused a lot on ACT scores. I got a mere 27 on my ACT, but I had over a 4.0 in all Honors and AP classes and was involved in many community groups, honor societies, extra-curricular activities, and positions as an officer for these clubs and groups. So, my advice would be to take the ACT very seriously, as it is getting harder to get in to Ohio State as well as it is to get larger scholarships.

College Freshman

Campus Food: I didn't think a rating would be applicable because the food, in my opinion, is better than "okay" but I don't think I would quite say "great." There are some very great options, but my favorites were on the opposite side of campus from where I lived. So, in order to get the best food, I had to put in more of a time commitment. This upcoming year, I am living on the side of campus near my favorites, so that will not be an issue anymore.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I plan to do so throughout my academic experience at Ohio State. I have just completed my first year of school, where I lived in one of the largest and oldest buildings on campus. So, of course, it wasn't the most modernized or newly renovated dorm on campus. However, the programming and overall community built in that residence hall was remarkable. I made my greatest friends in that building, and even though it wasn't the greatest living arrangement, we all spent so much time there just enjoying both the programs put on by RA's as well as each other's company. For next semester, the building I lived in will be closed for renovations. However, there are four brand new, beautiful dorms that will be open for students starting in the fall. Residence Life on campus at Ohio State is great now, and it will be even better next school year.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is no typical guy or girl look on campus. Everyone is unique and accepted for their individuality. I have not experienced a situation where someone is not accepted based on their looks, interest, dress, etc.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: High Street bars seem to have the most variety and options, drinking and non drinking. Nyohs Buckeye Bar and Grill is great for line dancing and they give lessons on Fridays!

4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is strict in the most important area of safety and health of it's students which is so appreciated.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: As with most schools, you need to find your own scholarships and financial aid as the schools do not hand out money.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many different options for off campus dining. From fast food to local favorites to locally owned and operated diners and pubs, the variety of options available is great. Something for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Ohio State has a good food option for everyone. From vegetarians to gluten free to Kennedy Commons Steak night, Ohio State offers it all. Also very impressed with the quality of the food and all of the healthy options.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is far from campus and not the best quality. However, it is college so most do not expect luxury living conditions.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a great variety of things to do. You have options between greek life, house parties, downtown clubs, and bars on High Street.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not a lot of healthy options but they are plenty of "college food" options to satisfy late night cravings.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus is strict when it needs to be for instances such as alcohol and drug use.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is not easy to get financial aid because if you don't meet their specific requirement, it is almost impossible to earn any type of aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It becomes very repetitive if you are trying to eat healthy. A lot of the entrees that seem "healthy" are loaded with poor ingredients, sodium, and additives. They should also try to cook with healthier oils such as olive, coconut, or avocado.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got stuck in one of the worst dorms on campus. My floor was not social, making it very hard to meet people. It was very dirty and old which was unpleasant to live in. Also, it was very far from a lot of things on campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i sublease during the summers and it seems to be alright mostly

2 College Junior

Party Scene: i dont party much, I work at a bar and im not into the house party scene


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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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