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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Ohio State University may not be for everybody but I love the big campus feel. Being a buckeye is a lifestyle and as students, we always proudly sport our school's logo. I'm proud to be a part of such an incredible school with a sense of community as well as a fantastic academic standing.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I'm sure there is a lot of crime that I do not hear about, but for as large as the campus community is I am surprised that more does not occur. Students get text or email alerts when a serious enough crime has occurred on campus. In addition, Ohio State has its own police force (in addition to Columbus Police) and a student safety service that offers safety escorts on a nightly basis. I would same crime rates are about what would be expected in a large city like Columbus. Take advantage of self-defense classes offered as well as safety tips from buckeye block watch and the police department.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: GE courses aren't the best--classes are huge and they try to weed a lot of people out with the maths and sciences. However, there are a variety of help labs, office hours, and tutors available to help you through. Professors are more personable and easier to talk to once you get into your major-specific courses. Class sizes also get smaller as you move further along so it becomes easier to meet people and form long- lasting friendships.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Ohio State University has a great reputation! The University is so large that it offers a variety of different degrees and supports a very large student body--this means that networking is huge!! Professors have strong ties with different professionals and/or corporations in every field imaginable and if you talk to the right people they can help point you in the right direction.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived in a dorm, but I had access to one through my scholars program as well as when I would visit friends in their dorms. I chose to live off campus because it was cheaper for me. From what I saw there was plenty of space and amenities as well as tutoring services offered in the basement some evenings.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm really not involved with Greek life so I'm not sure what to say about it. Two of my roommates are in a sorority and they are some of the sweetest gals I know. I have been invited to greek parties and I am non-Greek so I do not feel excluded. The houses are HUGE and there are lots of them so chances are if you get into a fraternity or sorority you will be able to find housing with your brothers/sisters.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Although I am not a fan of sports in general I can't deny the appeal of being a "Buckeye" and claiming them as my team--"we" are national champions after all. There is school spirit like I have never seen before and it is easy to get caught up in the traditions and events that revolve around the football team.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: For as good as Ohio State's reputation is I think a lot of their programs are lacking. Professors are there to do research in their field--not to teach. My tuition could be better spent on things that would benefit the student body. However, I like the campus environment, diversity, and wide variety of classes that the University has to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Feel very safe, know police can be there in secs

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So professors truly have passion & care about kids

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The name says it all

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on which dorms you live in&experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School basically revolves around the football team

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is hard to pick one when there has been way too many great experiences.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: While I don't live on campus, I have friends who do. They say that although it is cheap to rent, the living experience depends on roommates, who can either be amazing or awful. It's all the luck of the draw. The best option are the houses in campus. The more problematic houses are outside of campus, about two miles from the academic core.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There are 5 gyms on campus, with 4 having weightlifting equipment. The biggest one, the RPAC, can easily hold 500 people working out simultaneously. It's absolutely incredible. There are walls to climb, soccer fields to play on, and multiple basketball courts distributed around campus for public use, and this is to say nothing of the Buckeyes. The team has the most support of any college team in the US. On gameday, several dozen miles radius is jammed. Overall, the school has a very strong athletic presence for both individuals and teams.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is no school in the US that has such a diverse population and wide range of classes. Conviniently, it's about 10 miles from my house, and I consider myself very fortunate for the chance to go to OSU. On top of that, it's relatively affordable. The only cheaper school in the area is Columbus State, but it only has two-year programs.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a car service that you can call to pick you up if you feel unsafe walking around campus at night. I have used t one time before and it was very nice.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had the best college algebra professor and also second year writing professor. Both of these professors took time out of there days to help me understand things I didn't before. My writing professor also helped me write my essays for my major application

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the atmosphere of living on campus. I also love the staff that they hire for the dorms. I have become very great friends with my RA's and the other people that work in my building.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: They are the best in the country, everyone comes together ever Saturday and cheers them on.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and the atmosphere it has. Every Saturday every student, alumni, and community members are out celebrating the teams and the school. They also introduced me to the best friends I have ever had.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the new dorms that they just finished before I moved in, and the facilities are amazing! The best housing options im my opinion are those on North campus, because the dorms there are the newest, and are very close to the science and engineering buildings. Also, its in close proximity to High Street, which has several shops and off campus dining locations.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Fan support? Ohio State blows the concept of fan support out of the water! I've never been around such dedicated students who show so much school spirit!

The gyms on campus are fantastic, the RPAC is the main gym on campus and has everything you could imagine!

The facilities are top-notch on campus, and they're currently in the process of building even newer facilities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and there's always something to do and some way to get involved! The classes can be very rough but there is a huge support system, for example, there is a lot of office hours available and several places on campus where free tutoring can be found! If I had the chance to redo my college selection experience I would choose The Ohio State University every single time. This campus is full of loving and spirited students who have A LOT of school spirit and support for their fellow buckeyes! I would recommend this university to any one!

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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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