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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wouldn't chose to go anywhere else. Ohio State has everything you possibly need in a school in terms of classes, social life, sports scene, local atmosphere. There really is something for everyone here.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career services here work hard to make sure you are prepared after school.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are tons of places to eat on campus, especially on South Campus. In South Campus, you have the Marketplace, which is a favorite of many because of the variety of options. South is also home to Kennedy Commons, the best dining hall on campus. Connected to Kennedy is 12th Avenue Bread Company which is basically campus version of Panera.

The Union is also very convenient for those who live on South, and about a 10-15 minute walk from North. The Union hosts the Union market which is a food court style with options ranging from Sushi to paninis to burgers. The Union Market also has one stand that changes per semester with a different culture such as Polish, Mexican, Chinese etc.. The other dining facilities in the Union are Woody's - which is basically a campus sports bar. There are tons of flat screen TVs and a bar for those over 21. Woody's sells pizza, calzones, wings, buffalo chicken dip, and other sports bar foods. Woody's stays open until midnight on weekdays. Espress-O is a coffee joint that sells gelato. The final food spot in the Union is Sloopy's. Sloopy's is the only sit-down restaurant on campus. They specialize in breakfast food, but also have plenty of other options. They have excellent milkshakes and pastries. Sloopy's is open really late every night for those who like a late-night snack.

Mirror Lake is the best place to stop by for a quality burger or ice cream.

For those living in West Campus, the two closest food joints are the RPAC (which is excellent and health) and Morrill Traditions.

North Campus is home to North Commons. Inside of NoCo exists three different dining options including North Traditions, Fresh Express (a quick to-go place that has deli-sandwiches, pasta, paninis, and more grilled options), as well as Burritos, which is basically campus version of Chipotle.

One of the best lunch spots on Campus is Oxley's, while the best breakfast spot is KSA cafe. There are other various cafes in the libraries and certain buildings.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's plenty of diversity on campus. My friend group has people from all walks of life.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: High Street and the Short North have plenty of shops available in walking distance. A COTA bus can take you to malls and Easton if you need more shops. The Arena district has plenty to do.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: High Street is heaven. Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it. Lots of places deliver and take Buck-ID cash. If you're looking for somewhere nicer, head down to the Short North. It's a 30 minute walk or shorter COTA ride.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's plenty of variety on campus. Due to the number of students, it's really impossible to say what the 'average' person is like. In my experience, the warmer the weather, the more good-looking people you will see. It's pretty hard to walk from class to class without coming across a few attractive students. Whatever you're looking for, I'm sure you'll find it. Everyone is generally friendly, but like anywhere you'll find a few that aren't.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are boatloads of majors to choose from, some more demanding than others.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet had an internship, but the ASC Career Services is constantly sending emails about available jobs and internships. The school really cares about helping you find one.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's something for everyone. A lot of parties are pretty average and just feature people hanging around in small circles drinking Natty, but there are a lot of bars and clubs that can be fun even if you don't drink. Not everyone goes out, and it's not something you have to do to be accepted.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus is beautiful. There is nothing better than hanging out on the Oval with your friends on a nice day. There is interesting architecture all over campus from the gorgeous old buildings that line the Oval, the fascinating architecture of KSA (I highly recommend hanging out on the roof-top garden), and plenty of modern facilities like the new labs being built.

Thompson Library has multiple floors of beautiful study space, including the highly recommended reading room that overlooks campus. The Union has plenty of study and hang-out space as well. When the lake actually has water, that is another spot that is great to hang out at.

Ohio State has so many wonderful traditions, and OUAB works very hard to make sure students always have something to be entertained by.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: One of the best sports schools in the nation. Football rules the campus. Basketball has a very, very strong following as well. Hopefully the moderate success the Blue Jackets just had will increase attendance at OSU hockey games, as that is the only major sport that is lacking a strong following. The RPAC is arguably the best gym facility in the entire country, and there are other various facilities all across campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great way to make new friends and meet new people. There is a mixture of brand new buildings and really, really old ones. Every building is part of a community council that plans activities and events. Generally, South Campus is thought of as the 'party' side, but students can still have fun in North and West campus. North Campus is closer to the majority (but not all) of classrooms (and have more options if you want your own bathroom) while South has the best dining options. West campus is close to the RPAC and a short walk from Target and the AMC.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly middle class white people

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find, can be dangerous

5 College Sophomore

Majors: EEDS is a wonderful, relevant major

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe for the most part

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College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't started nor went to any classed yet.

College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't graduated from this university yet.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: guys love sports. always crowed when football game start.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: don't have so many places to eat but they are all quite convenient.

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College Junior

Academics: I have just transferred to ohio state university from China.

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College Junior

Academics: I have just transferred to ohio stae university from China.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat off campus, because I have to spend my blocks, but from what I've heard everything is great!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is just beautiful. There is a perfect balance between green spaces (such as The Oval, the South Oval, and Mirror Lake) and buildings. And the architecture is diverse-- lots of old building remain around the Oval, while plenty of new modern buildings also fit in with the surroundings, such as the RPAC or Thompson Library. There are so many places to hang out or study, you could probably find a new and different spot every day.

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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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