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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply early, hope you're poor, and the most you'll get is loans

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The overly gourmet food can get repetitive and boring eventually. Don't go in looking for mac &cheese, plain pb&j's, or cheap healthy options. A sandwich can be $5-6.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team recently just won the NCAA National Championship and we have other amazing varsity men's and women's sports too!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Check out the area before purchasing housing, also make sure housing is in good shape.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since campus is very diverse, the dining atmosphere is very diverse!

5 College Freshman

Administration: Parking tickets are very hot right now within campus, so please follow regulations regarding parking within campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost impossible to get scholarships if you are not a straight A student. Certain colleges, especially new colleges, do not have scholarships for undergraduates set up yet. Try to apply for external scholarships if possible and get work study if needed.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Make sure that you are smart about your choices when going to parties, never go alone and never walk at night by yourself.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: They really pay attention to allergies, specific food request for vegetarians and vegans. Also very respectful of certain practices for specific religions.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence staff really tries to fit everyone's needs and there are many residence halls with multiple organizations, programs and opportunities to travel, conduct research, and socialize.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My only advice is to start very early. I had difficulty finding a house for 5 in late October. The rentals close to campus fill up very very fast.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the city, there is an unlimited amount of restaurants within walking distance or a short bus ride.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Ohio State gives very very little to out of state students. Tuition is very high and some help to the out of staters would be nice.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of vegetarian options but unfortunately they get repetitive after a while.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are friendly and really invoke a sense of community among the freshman.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Due to my scholarship, I have always had to look for 10 month leases since I couldn't cover the cost in the summers, and usually left Columbus to go back to my parents' house or to Virginia where my now husband was stationed. For that, I had issues finding somewhere. Now that my husband is back in Ohio and we are more settled into Columbus, there are apartments everywhere.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Food everywhere! Most of it is fast food, but there are several nice places to eat. Buckeye Donuts cannot be beat, Insomnia Cookies are great, and Cuzzins Frozen Yogurt is one my favorite places to stop at for a delicious treat!

4 College Senior

Administration: They try to cover everything and make sure it's being followed, but there are really too many students for some things to slip under the rug. I've never had a run-in with them so I can't really say much.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I actually received a full-ride to OSU. I never had to deal with loans or with the financial aid office at all. Everything was done for me and my overage was deposited directly to my banking account.

College Senior

Party Scene: I never went to any parties, not my type of thing. I never really heard about any until one of my roommates started rushing. As soon as the weekend hit, High St was crawling with students. I was usually heading home to see my parents.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: I haven't used a meal plan since my freshman year (I'm a graduating senior this year) and we had swipes instead of blocks then. There were always a large selection of choices available and places all over campus to eat. Even now, I still grab food from campus, my favorite being at the Union (Woody's pizza is awesome and the Market has a little of everything). It can be expensive, especially since I no longer have a meal plan, but it good food.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in Morrill Tower by the stadium. I lived in a quad and then had six other suite-mates as well. We shared the bathroom and common room with them. All 9 girls were awesome, we never had issues. Not even issues with shower schedules, and we only had two shower stalls for 10 girls! The layout of Morrill and Lincoln towers pretty much forces you to immediately meet 9 other students, and bam now you have a support system. This was really needed for me, being from such a small town and my shyness. I would recommend staying in the towers to every incoming freshman.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't there has been a day where I don't here about OSU athletics.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I commute, so I don't look into off campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The cost of off campus restaurants are not bad at all, and the food tastes better.

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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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