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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Either a house or an apartment off campus, and then it's all slums or overpriced as f***. People get raped and mugged monthly, and there was even a person who was found murdered and dumped in a dumpster outside a CVS a block from my apartment which I can no longer afford since they raised the price another $100 a month. Slums for me I guess. Stay at home and commute if you can.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: While there is a lot of help available, you really don't have any help searching for anything outside of Federal Student Aid. No ideas or info on anything but departmental scholarships which are 1 in 50,000 chance at getting one.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It is pretty great to have all the facilities, and of course, there are those Buckeye's....

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not much bad to say about that.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The real downsides are just the ugliness of the area and the distance to the shopping centers, where pretty much everything is located. It seems the only real convenient places are University owned, which will price gouge you.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms can be overpriced, and if you're living in a quad things get really cramped. I lived in a double so I had no problems, but I thought some of my roommates would suffer from claustrophobia. Making friends in dorms is very easy to do.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: To request campus escort service you have to schedule it in advance, or you'll be waiting around for a long time. Not a great option if you don't know you're going to need a ride.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living by yourself can get pricey, but if you know how to budget you should be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The chemistry department has a reputation for not teaching students very well, but if you work hard in classes you'll be successful.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The best part about OSU academics is the number of opportunities to do research or study abroad. OSU even has a May session during the summer that's designed for students to pursue these opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful, OSU has a great RPAC and athletic facilities, and there's plenty of things to do. If you're bored, then it's your fault. The only reason I give the campus a four is because housing on North campus is a travesty. The atmosphere looks absolutely horrible compared to West and South campuses.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: OSU tried to implement a smoking ban across campus, but I honestly didn't think the issue was prevalent until the "ban" was implemented. They're pretty good about enforcing rules on illegal drugs, but not so much on tobacco.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Students tend to keep to themselves when going off campus; it's not very safe in some areas such as past 4th street, especially at night.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of fast food places, but there are also some great restaurants if you know where to look.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are numerous clubs and organizations that offer different types of sports. It gives you the opportunity to continue a high school sport, or try something new.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I haven't started school yet so I am not sure.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Ohio State University is large and spacious for sure. However, while expansion and building projects have increased the size and number and number of types of buildings and services they provide, the quality has not necessarily been equal to the physical expansion of the campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I'm sure that academically speaking, Ohio State University has an excellent reputation, and from what I know, it deserves it. However, I am disinclined to be so generous with my impression of their student life. Being a large school, the students get lost in the crowd and not treated as individuals necessarily.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is very sub-par. And prices are terribly high

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is just trying to fit in.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Wildlife Sciences is a super fun major. While some of the science can be a little difficult for those not used to it, and we still need a Calc class and two physics courses, a lot of the classes are hands on and get you working outside. Though Columbus is obviously not the best place for outdoor forest activities, they make due!

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload is not major, though it isn't a walk in the park either. It is mostly a science and communications based major.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I wish there were't any lecture halls, but other than that it's been good. The professor always are people with incredible resumes, some are better than teachers than others. My first year I had classes as small as 12 students and as large as 700, but mostly positive experiences. I learned a lot my first year and was challenged but could manage the work load.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are experienced people with impressive resumes. Some can teach better than others but for the most part the are very knowledgeable and want to help you.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of options in different price ranges. I am living off campus starting in the fall in a modest 5 bed apartment. I know some friends who live in really big but old houses as well as friends who live in expensive trendy apartments. Very doable though, and cheaper than dorm living.

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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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