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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've only ever lived in my two story duplex about a mile from campus so I've never had any housing problems. The rent is cheap and there are plenty of parks around to stretch your legs if you look. There's still some bad parts of town as this is a big city but there is plenty of housing available around campus. Don't be afraid to look at a bunch of different places though cause there are some affordable ones and then some that are asking 900 a month per person.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are three different Indian joints, a Japanese joint, and two Chinese joints all within a four block radius of my apartment. And their cost ranges from quick lunch to sit-down sushi bar and bistro. We have coffee shops and book bars, Mexican sit down, and order out doughnuts. The food scene is the cream of the OSU cake. You want it, you can find it on high street. There's even two different bakeries, one devoted to cupcakes and one to French desserts.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather barely touches Columbus. It's like we're living in a precipitation-free zone until April hits. And then, of course, all summer long it's unbearably hot but that doesn't affect school much cause we're on vacation.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are billboards in the halls that offer jobs and internships as well as school help. The workload is heavier than some being an engineering major but is much MUCH lighter than some of the harder disciplines like Aerospace and Biomedical. Being the discipline with the most students, the facilities are huge with massive buildings and classes. The downfall of this is the lack of student- professor communication which is solved by office hours for the prof's, and the upside is the huge possibility in study partners.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Frankly the place is a stew pot of diversity that's probably only a couple steps from a real version of Tumblr. Everyone seems to have the 'I love getting drunk' thing in common though so we all get along pretty well.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's a bar every two blocks right in front of campus and there are parties thrown all over frat row and dozens of other houses but this is college, a public one at that, so it's kind of to be expected. Drugs in the form of hooka, cigarettes, and pot are pretty abundant but people respect your boundaries. You say no and it's never brought up again.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The cops so their jobs but we still get robberies and muggings late at night. There are emergency phones scattered all over campus but even in the past few weeks we've still had 3 robberies between 11pm and 3am

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If I could do it all again I would try to get into my program sooner. I kept having to wait for the rest of my class to catch up so there would be enough students in my classes and if I had known that then I would've taken some other core classes while waiting. Beyond that the major is great, it starts slow and builds difficulty just like the rest.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: To get into the major you need to apply and be accepted. Acceptance is based on GPA and EPR. So your grade point average and how well you do in individual classes that act towards the major. Most importantly is to get the prerequisites for applying out of the way and apply as soon as possible, before higher level courses drop your GPA.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Anywhere you need to go in a seven mile radius is accessible by bike. There are bike lanes on most of the roads and the traffic knows to watch for cyclists. If that isn't enough, the public buses are cheap and have bike racks on the front in case you're going long distance. There's also a campus bus system that carries students all throughout the campus and university village, the university apartments. You can get almost anywhere in the city using these systems and for the rest you can either drive or hoof it.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus doesn't worry about what we do in out free time. The only concern the campus has is to teach us, or more specifically, to make sure we come back and continue to pay tuition. The teachers care much more about how much we learn and make sure we get the material. There's plenty of help from advisory staff if we need it and it's often a very smooth process when we do.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: They have their own area of campus and most are cool people

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3 College Junior

Majors: Mostly government jobs so if you plan to go another direction you need to search for the right one

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5 College Junior

Majors: Most the staff has real world knowledge

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some places will over charge for crap quality

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4 College Junior

Academics: There are better schools but for the cost and education its one of the best

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Huge fan base and great teams

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: MAy have to travel a little but great food all over

5 College Junior

Local Area: Close to many great things. Number one zoo and roller coaster park in driving range. people in the city like the students

3 College Junior

Parking: Pretty much ever where can get filled up. But sometimes lots are ghost towns

5 College Junior

Technology: If you want to wait sometimes computers are there and good. BUt if you have your own wireless is quick

5 College Junior

Diversity: Huge selection of people from all walks of life

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Downtown Columbus has several incredible amenities! There are boutique restaurants, great shopping, unique bars, sports bars, the Arena District where the Blue Jacket's Nationwide Arena is located. Downtown Columbus has a city-like feel, but almost each resident is a proud Buckeye or supporter of the Buckeyes!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Each student tends to be pretty fit and dress in a presentable manner!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse and every individual student at OSU is very accepting of one another!

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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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