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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process went fairly smoothly for me. I would recommend for others to make sure to score high on standardized testing if they want more scholarships.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a lot of local places to go that you can't go to anywhere else and it really provides a sense of community in this big city.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties but I would say the impact on students is definitely not positive.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: googd attentive doctors and services; but sexual assault is not being attended to as much as it should be

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Huge city, but more suburban than anything else, really. Not very lively or vibrant

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: a lot of house parties.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school has a ton of opportunities. However, considering the fact that I had never visited Columbus beforehand, I had expected the city to be more vibrant and lively than it actually is. Personally, I feel like as someone who likes interacting with open-minded, liberal people and being in places where there is a lot of diversity (i.e., culturally/ethnically), I am a little disappointed that I didn't look into OSU further before I decided to apply.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for need-based financial aid, however, Ohio State gives many merit-based scholarships also. I received a merit-based out-of-state student scholarship that covers $6,000 of the $19,000 I need to pay each semester. I didn't need to apply for this scholarship because my general application to the university is automatically entered in the possible recipients for this scholarship.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Personally, my living accommodations are very nice because my scholars program is required to live in Smith-Steeb, which was recently renovated so it is very nice. It is fairly near to my classes by walking but there is also a bus stop nearby so the bus is easily accessible. My residence hall is also near multiple places to get campus food, which is a benefit. As for the other residence halls, some are just as nice as Smith-Steeb, however, there are also many that are in desperate need of renovations. Multiple residence halls have no air conditioning and are in poor condition.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very lenient on most topics. The only ones they are strict about are understandable and implied, such as cheating, underage drinking, and illegal drug use. I completely understand the school being strict about these subjects because they are unacceptable and many are illegal so I assume it is implied that the school will be strict about them. However, I and other students appreciate that the school does not go looking for students misbehaving. Administration only deals with these issues if they are brought to their attention or could possibly cause problems for the university.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I am in a program called International Affairs Scholars, which is a group of around 120 students throughout the first and second year classes. It required a separate application and essay and was difficult to get into because it required good grades but also a well rounded student outlook. Applicants needed to write multiple essays on why they should be in the scholars program and how it fits with their future goals.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet had an internship, however, I plan to get one eventually. I am confident in Ohio State's resources that I will be able to find an internship I am both interested in and related to my studies. There are multiple opportunities throughout each college to find internships locally, in another city or state, or even abroad.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't yet know too much about off-campus housing but most students after their second year move off-campus so there is a lot of options available. If one is in a fraternity or sorority many of them live in their respective houses. Most other students, however, live in some sort of apartment or house near campus. Ohio State has many opportunities to assist students in finding off-campus housing for a reasonable price.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a variety of opportunities for students to be involved in athletics here at Ohio State, whether it be as a supporter or a participant. If not on a varsity team, there are many club teams of multiple different sports available for students to be a part of. As a supporter, there are also many opportunities to be involved in various sports. You can attend games, plan events, and especially enhance school spirit!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I have enjoyed living in Columbus very much since being at college! It's great that it is the state capital because there are many companies and resources for future careers for college graduates. There are also many different educational and cultural attractions to explore for students and residents.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety and security is mostly great here at Ohio State. You can see emergency button poles from any point on campus in case of an emergency and, if pressed, the police will show up in under a minute to that location. Obviously, if you're walking around campus by yourself late at night it will not be completely safe, however, I have never felt unsafe walking around campus at any other point. There are also many resources here on campus to learn how to keep yourself safe, such as self defense classes.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a psychology major (one of the most popular, I believe) and since I'm an out of state student it was more difficult to get into. Its not one of their hardest by any means since you can do a number of things with it - but sciences and writing are the most important.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: THE PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM IS AMAZING. I'm in love with all of my courses. There's a crapload of different options for classes so no matter what things you have to fill you'll find something you love doing. The Undergrad Research here is also unbelievably insane. My freshman year I got a 4 semester internship at a Social Neurochemistry lab studying how common modulators (from Tylenol to SSRI's) affect people's behavior in aspects such as aggression, trust, rejection response, etc. The amount of research opps here is unreal.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: RIGHT off campus starts the off-campus housing. its across the street and as close (and some are closer) than some of the dorms. Some are Super fancy and some are basic first-apartment complexes youd imagine. (((a lot cheaper than living on campus))). OSU holds a huge Off Campus housing fair where a bunch of complexes come and you can explore and sign leases and such. It's phenomenal; I recommend it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can get Anything like wendys, five guys, buffalo wild wings, 18 different chinese places, 40 styles of pizza (dominos has, no joke, 12 different specials just for students; theyre amazing), all the way up to classy 3 and 4 stars for dates and expensive 5 star restaurants if you have rich parents that visit (if so, I envy you. their menus look to die for).

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't be an idiot and you'll be completely fine. Dont smoke or drink on campus and you'll be totally fine. Don't cheat on tests and you'll be entirely fine.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: So far campus crime has not been a big deal at all unless you're absentminded (so far the only thing that has happened is laptops have been stolen when people leave and dont close their doors). There are blue light systems All over campus so if you ever feel the desire to be escorted late at night its not a big deal at all.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have only been to a handful but my roommates go out almost every night. There's something for everyone regardless of if youre under 21 or if youre into greek life. There have been huge parties that go a bit insane and also (to me) more preferred sized ones where you can get pretty trashed and have an awesome time and also not run into a thousand people on your way to the bathroom.

Anyone who's smart goes off campus, so if you're not into partying and want to stay in, people wont bother you. there's also plenty of stuff to do on nights out both on and off campus if you dont plan on drinking.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My dorm is WAY larger than my friends at other universities. Multiple people could sprawl out on the floor and not hit each other. We have a "living area" between beds that has 3 chairs, a carpet, fridge/microwave(included), and about 7 feet across is a bookshelf with a tv on it. Our own bathroom which is awesome. and insanely close to all of my classes. People on the floor frequently go out to bars or the town together or congregate in someone's room.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: High Street is a 5 minute walk and has everything from Buffalo Wild Wings to Giant Eagle to TONS of local restaurants. A 5 minute walk from there are a few of the cutest parks ever - traveling musicians that will play a solo piece on the cello for you and your date near ponds and fountains are not uncommon. Downtown Columbus is a 30 minute walk (or a super quick bus rise - free with your BuckID). Free open concerts, super awesome restaurants, and (my favorite) lines of benches that have been converted to swings that overlook the river and their awesome lit-up bridges. An ideal place to say the least.

3 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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