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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ohio State is amazing. Everyone here is truly proud to be a Buckeye. There is endless opportunity to pursue anything you can imagine. Football Saturdays are the best days of your life bar none. If you come here and take advantage of what Ohio State has to offer I promise you that you won't regret it.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had some of the best professors I've ever experienced here. They generally seem to be passionate about there work and helping students grow their passions as well. Some of the general education classes seem pointless and even some within my program but you just have to weather them at times. Chemistry is a BEAR no matter what level you take it on so be ready for that.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was a transfer student and had no problem getting into all my classes and figuring out how the program worked.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: This is where Ohio State shines. OSU football is life here. Columbus shuts down on football Saturdays and the Buckeyes are all that matter. This is the reason you come to OSU. All of my best days as a buckeye were football game days. Athletic facilities are top notch as well for both varsity sports and for the student body. RPAC is an amazing facility although usually crowded. Intramurals are a lot of fun and generally well set up.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of the houses are old and worn down but that adds to the experience if you ask me. They fill up fast so start to figure out where you are going to live the following year ASAP. If you're going to get a good location you have to jump on it very quickly and most likely know the people already living there. The best strategy is to go door to door and ask people if they are moving out and if so if you can look at the house. If you like it let them know you want it and try to contact the landlord. Can't emphasize enough that if you want a good house and location you must get started early. Also they are a bit pricey but it's supply and demand.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: In the campus area I'd say you can find any type of food you would like. Late night everyone goes to Cane's, Pizza by the Slice, Apollo's (Gyros), or Jimmy Johns.

College Junior

Administration: I haven't had any run-ins with the administration so I guess that means they are fairly lenient. You have to be careful with parking as I know people get tickets all the time. Some professors are very strict with cheating but I think that's understandable and fair. No real problems here.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is something for everyone on pretty much every night of the week. If you can't find what you want to do you aren't looking hard enough.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I transferred in and it was frustrating that I couldn't get the scholarships available to freshmen.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: At high traffic times it can be a pain waiting in line for food but other than that it is usually pretty tasty although most of it isn't very good for you.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I didn't go here my freshman year or ever live in the dorms so I can't comment on the campus housing.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived in off campus housing, so I really only hear a few things from some people that I know.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options right on High and Lane, which makes them easily accessible.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Academic policies are normal, no cheating or plagiarizing. Also, campus is tobacco free. Other than that, there's pretty much complete freedom here.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really party much, but the bars around campus are always full Thursday-Sunday

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents make just enough money to put us in the zone where we don't receive much financial aid, but we also don't have enough money to pay for college out-of-pocket.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food really isn't usually as bad as people say. The meal plans do kind of suck because most people end up wasting a lot of blocks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on South Campus is a little bit of a pain because it's kind of far away from campus, but I love living on North Campus! I just wish we could have small animals (such as hamsters/bunnies) in our dorms to help alleviate stress.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of fun for a college experience.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you can walk/drive or take the bus there are good options south on High st or west on Lane.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I have always had a good experience.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am not eligible for scholarships I have found through OSU.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: In the past I have liked Oxleys.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not living on campus now. Moved off campus in 2007.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I would have gotten more scholarships, but It is a big school so they couldn't give out as many

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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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