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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not really ventured into off campus housing but it is very easy to come across.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Too much partying and drinking. A little crazy too.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is amazing. Don't listen to stereotypes and try it for yourself. Be your own person.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many majors and minors and switching from college to college is very easy so you can explore and change your mind many times

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: They are very understanding but serious when they need to be and you know when you did something wrong

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: I dont venture out much but when i do, i love trying new restaurants on the short north!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of crappy houses and apartments but also some really good ones. its hard to find but when you find the right house, its amazing. the school has so many resources for students who want to live off campus

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I dont have any safety concerns but there were like 3 sexual assults and the year just started. but I feel safe and the issues are taken seriously so i am pretty sure we are about as safe as the next college

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. Everyone is so upbeat and polite and funny and so willing to be social. The dorms are clean and plenty of space. I personally dont use the amenities like the Rpak but its nice to know that its there. It is close to a lot of food locations but I wish it was closer to campus but with a giant school like OSU, thats not really possible. Campus is beautiful!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I know that the school has a fantastic program and I will get a job after college but I just have to make it into the program first.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have heard of a handful of cases of sexual assault in the dorms which is not very reassuring in terms of safety. Also the medical centers are not the most accessible as they are somewhat far and you cannot always count on the busses.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't experience much off campus housing but I think it all depends on what you are looking for. I have seen great off campus housing and other off campus housing that I would never live in. Also, if you want to live off campus you have to decide very very early for the next year which can be difficult for freshman if they want to live off campus their sophomore year.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: When I first moved in, my dorm was not even clean. The floor was dirty and we needed to clean it ourselves. We have a decent amount of space, and the bathrooms are ok except that the person who is supposed to clean them does not do a very good job cleaning it. Other floors of my residence hall have said the custodian who cleans their bathroom is great but that isn't the case on my floor. Furthermore in the beginning of the year the water fountain broke on our floor and they said it couldn't be fixed until after winter break. I'm not sure why at such a big university that something like this cannot be fixed right away when we pay thousands of dollars to live here.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think the people involved in greek life really like it but those not involved generally don't like the greek community.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: Most aspects of Columbus are great such as the shopping, attractions, and sports. Others are not so great such as parking and obviously since it is a city safety is always somewhat of a concern.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Most people are very passionate about supporting athletics especially football and the campus really becomes one during football season.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of variety and it is all pretty close to campus. There are also a lot of student discounts.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a bit of a walk to any off campus dining as well as the added problem of not using the dining plan that makes me feel guilty for going off campus. however, the options are good for late night convenience as well as a good variety and quality of food.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Neuroscience is the most interesting thing I've ever done and my advisors are people who are always willing to help and I feel as though they truly care about my success and I wouldn't ask for anyone else to help. They keep me informed, answer my questions, and make me aware of opportunities i wouldn't otherwise have been aware of.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am currently in the process of rushing and I think greek life is a great asset to the community. Also, the things such as housing and opportunities available to greek life are incredible.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: There are a couple of big malls nearby and there is always something to do in the short north. Honestly, I have not done a ton of exploring because I don't understand the COTA bus system and I don't have a car.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I was just admitted into the early childhood education BsEd program. They just remodeled the program and the admission process. This year applicants had to have an interview. I was confused as to how they assessed us because they kept us in groups of 12.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have not really experienced the financial aid process. I applied for a couple of scholarships through the university but was not rewarded any money.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many of the places on high street within the campus borders are fast food chain restaurants. There are more places in the short north, but it is a bit of a walk.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My landlord is amazing and I live pretty much on high street across from the union. My apartment complex is extremely safe, with three sets of keys in order to get into my room. The cost is not terrible for the location and there is a parking lot, but it costs extra to park there.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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