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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I applied for suite-style housing as a freshman an got what I wanted. I live in a residence tower right next to the stadium, and I am in a 10-person suite. I have one roommate, and we have a bedroom and a study room to ourselves. My residence hall is very far away from classes, the union, and the main campus in general; however, I am very close to the stadium (great for football season) and the medical campus (good for me because I am pre-med). I really like where I live and the people on my floor are some of my closest friends. The dorms are great for socializing, not too pricey, and generally pretty clean. I don't live in the Hilton, but as far as college dorms go I feel that OSU does a nice job.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a member of Greek life, so I cannot speak on behalf of the members of those groups. However, I know they do a lot for the community (besides throwing huge parties). Greek organizations are involved in many community service projects, as well as community outreach. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a long process, but it is certainly possible to join the chapter of your choosing.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Every college football fan knows the Buckeyes. I think that speaks volumes about the sports program at this school. Football is a huge part of fall semester, and thousands of people pack in the Shoe on Saturday nights. We love our sports teams and our award-winning band dearly, and the Buckeyes are an integral part of the entire state of Ohio. School spirit is phenomenal and showcased during Beat Michigan week-where every single "M" on campus is crossed out with red tape (not exaggerating). Our athletic facilities are state-of-the-art, for both athletes and non-athletes. Everyone on campus has access to the RPAC (recreation and physical activity center), fully equipped with weights, exercising machines, and group fitness classes offered every day of the week. If you're looking for a school with undeniable spirit and impressive facilities, Ohio State is the best you can find.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will be perfectly honest when I say that Ohio State was not my number one choice school. However, after spending just one semester in Columbus I have become a diehard Buckeye fan and I could not imagine completing my undergraduate experience at any other school. The campus is huge-there is no denying the size, but the large student body ensures that there is no shortage of activities going on at any given moment. During football season, thousands of past, present, and future Buckeyes fans gather in the Shoe to watch our National Championship-winning football program. The atmosphere is electric and every O-H is echoed by an I-O! From an academic standpoint, an abundance of unique classes are offered, as well as hundreds of research opportunities, both on and off campus. A year ago I might have chosen a different school, but today I am a proud Buckeye who loves my school and encourages anyone looking for a comprehensive college experience to apply.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is so large so its difficult to maintain a safe environment one hundred percent of the time, but the campus does a good enough job for me.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of my professors are very easy to talk to, the only negative part is some of them have accents and are difficult to talk to.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I find that alot of events are constantly going on to allow students to find internships.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a very nice and new drom my freshman year, and I loved it. They would clean the bathrooms everyday, and it was a very nice building that was kept clean and had several activities going on constantly .

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am friends with alot of people heavily involved in Greek life, the stereotype that surrounds the fraternity is partially true, and partially false. I find that it is a fun time to visit any of my friends, but it usually is just parties, and nothing more.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at the Ohio State are not just an extra-curricular but the basis for the entire town. On game days traffic is terrible but the entire campus is alive with people cheering and going to the game.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Ohio State, it is my dream school, especially considering that I am from Columbus, this school is a micro city in Downtown Columbus, and I love everything about it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't think on campus there are any real security risks. We have the blue lights everywhere and you can call student security at any time if you feel unsafe and they will drive you home. Off campus is a little sketchy near the homes and bars but we are in a city.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses can be difficult and large. Some general education classes have close to 400 students. However, most professors have flexible office hours so you can go meet with them and the TAs seem to know what they are doing.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a whole website dedicated to helping students and alumni find jobs or internships. With such a huge network of alumni, it isn't hard to find someone who can help you find a job in the career you want.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live on west campus which is far away from classes but has a really unique set up where you live with a lot of people in a suite. They are building new dorms which look super nice.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life here is not as big as some other campuses. If you're in it, awesome. If not, oh well. Lots of non-Greek kids participate in the philanthropy events and all the chapters work together.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The whole place is crazy about Buckeye Football but all the other sports get tons of fans too! I've only been here a semester but have been to football, men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's ice hockey games. The fans are awesome. The RPAC (the gym) is so nice and attracts tons of students and athletes alike.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here at Ohio State! The atmosphere is so welcoming and you just immediately want to be a part of it from the first time you step on campus. I came from out of state so I was a little worried but as soon as I got here I felt like I knew I was in the right place. I loved the football games and other activities aimed around raising school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ohio State is very challenging, diverse, and at the same time fun. There are a million things to do and the city of Columbus brings even more. I can't imagine that any other college gives the same life balance to its students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not Ivy League, but OSU competes in certain departments with the top universities of the world. Even in departments that are not "top-tier," every department at Ohio State offers a prestigious and valuable education. Our Fisher College of Business has a great reputation, and so does our engineering college and our med school. All around, if you're gonna end up in Ohio, many many doors will be open to you with an OSU degree.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very safe campus. Has its own police. Occasionally you hear about something happening, but this is mostly related to off-campus areas. Plus, with 45,000 undergrads living on and around campus, hearing about maybe 5 crimes per semester is actually a really low number.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: At Ohio State, there are a lot of options for different types of greek organizations you can join. So you can do whatever fits your personality best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ohio State is a great institution, but sometimes it feels more like you are dealing with a large, bureaucratic government organization rather than a more personal college. Considering the fact that total enrollment is about 60,000 and the college is run by the state of Ohio, you actually ARE dealing with a large, bureaucratic government organization. So I wouldn't say that OSU as a college is promising some personal level of interaction with students and not delivering.

The only issue I've had with Ohio State is when I've had to visit 3 offices to ask about one thing. It's like going to the DMV.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Ohio State's RPAC is hands down the largest college gym in the country. We also have an incredibly robust selection of athletics options.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I'm living in is about 15 minutes away from all of my classes. Although it's inconvenient, I enjoy living in Lincoln Tower. My roommates are some of my best friends and we have plenty of room for all of our personal belongings.

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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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