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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Lots of good options on the general meal plan. Campus food is overpriced though and, despite the variety, you will get just a bit tired of the same places.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: It is all pretty convenient and gives you the tools you need. It is nice that there is a library open 24 hours a day.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am confident that I picked a good major for me with Computer Science & Engineering. The field has a good job market, and the university and department provides you with opportunities in the job search.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: You just need to go into the CSE Undergraduate Advising Office and quickly fill out the application to the major. I think you generally WILL get in IF you meet the GPA requirements, which I think are reasonable.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: You can use the city busses to get around Columbus, which is very nice.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Computer Science and Engineering curriculum so far has been very good. Professors have been good. But if you are looking to feel like you are an individual in the classroom, you will have to go to office hours and make an effort. At least that has been my experience as a first year. But classes get smaller as you go up, from what I have heard.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are very good. But if you are hoping to feel like an individual in the classroom, you will have to go to office hours and make an effort. At least that has been my experience as a first year engineering student. But classes get smaller as you go up.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Too many people to answer. Lots of variety. You will see plenty of pretty people.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you can spend the money, there are tons of good and different options for eating out.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Ohio. It rains. It's not a big deal for me though.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: As a gay man who was sort of out of the closet in high school but still very uncomfortable with talking about it, I found a community here where it does not matter at all.

A fear I had was that I wouldn't really have close straight guys friends. I do, which is cool. It just makes no difference. But there is a variety of people. There is a minority of students on campus who will treat you differently. But you generally just don't associate with them.

I am sure you will be in a similar situation at most large public institutions in the US.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: You are in a city, but the campus generally in one place and there is greenery. You can find tons of good restaurants and attractions.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never felt restricted by campus strictness.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If you take the correct precautions, you should be fine. You are in a populated area though - crime happens. For example, you need a good bike lock, if you have a bike. People will break bad ones and take your bike.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I almost didn't apply here. I am out-of-state. I received the National Buckeye scholarship, making it much cheaper than the other similar out-of-state schools to which I did apply.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The university has enough money to make most everything pretty. As far as events go, lots of variety. Sometimes it is a bit hard to find what best suits you, because a lot is going on. But that's not a big problem for me.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The main rec center is extremely nice, and the main library is too. The university has enough money to make things nice and pretty. And plenty is going on socially.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I think there are plenty of opportunities to party. I don't take advantage of them often, but there is a variety of things to do.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As someone who does not see a problem with casual drinking and marijuana use, but does not attend parties, I have experienced no problems.

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2 College Junior

Parking: I do not have a car on campus but from what I have heard from others it is terrible, hard to find parking and the cost is outrageous. I personally find it just as easy and convenient to walk everywhere on campus.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is an area where Ohio State thrives. No matter what night it is you can find something to do whether it be a house party, a busy bar or a frat party. Some of my best memories come from nightlife and I miss school when I am not in Columbus.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed my dorm life freshman year. I met some great people and missed living in a dorm so much this past year. I think living in the dorms is very important to meeting friends and finding a place for yourself. The new dorms on campus are beautiful and provide even more opportunities for students.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I would say we have great diversity throughout campus. I would say a lot of different groups tend to stick together for the most part but prejudice isn't really an issue. We have a great number of different people that make up our campus and make it diverse and beautiful as a result.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am in the process of changing majors from pre-veterinary to health sciences. I would say as a whole majors are well geared to your future career goals. What I was experiencing in animal science turned out to not be for me and I am hoping to enjoy health sciences much more.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing is quite dated and if you do want newer housing, the cost is substantially larger. However, what we have now works well for students and gives you everything you really do need. For college students I would say the living is quite suitable.

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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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