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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I have grown up in the area around campus and it is absolutely the best city to live in. There is constantly something going on that makes living here so enjoyable.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Being an animal science major is the best decision I have ever made towards my career. I have never met a group of mentors and peers that are so focused on making sure that I get the best education they can possibly provide for me. They care more about the students than any other faculty on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls themselves are very nice and try their best to give us food that we would enjoy, but it doesnt always taste the best. I usually try to stick to the small delis around campus or the places where I can get sushi.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I am not a student who normally participates in partying or going out on the weekends. I would not really know what the "party scene" is like because I would rather hangout with my friends and have fun without taking part in the drinking.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: As a brother of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, it has made my Ohio State student experience even better. Our fraternity and others are always participating on campus with taking jobs, getting involved with philanthropy, and bring academic success to the university. Non-Greek students don't seem to mind Greeks or feel any obligation to join a fraternity or sorority if they do not feel an interest in Greek life. Greek housing is available to anyone involved in the specific fraternity or sorority, and have top of the line housing.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a transfer student, I never roomed in the dorms, but other students have enjoyed living in the dorms. They seem to love the Ohio State on campus environment, and stay involved.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Ohio State provides every option for a student to succeed and provide options for academic success with professor office hours, tutoring, and study sessions.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most restaurants are found on high street around campus. Coming from Los Angeles with a huge variety of food options, Columbus lacks the diversity. Understandably Los Angeles is a much larger city that has many more restaurants, so Columbus is much more limited. Location is also the issue where in Los Angeles it is easy to attain quality sushi, and Mexican food. Overall Ohio State off-campus dining does a good job providing to the student's food needs.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Our party scene revolves around nightlife with going out bars, house parties, and clubs. Usually the party starts at a house and then around 12:30-1 is when we finish at the bars on high street.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The Ohio State University has athletics as a very high priority. Our school had the most attendance for football games in the nation in a year where national attendance was down by 10% and were able to bring home a national championship title. Even, before that accomplishment students had been very involved on campus, and truly we have the best school spirit. Everyone is proud to be a buckeye and athletics is one of the many reasons why people chose to attend Ohio State University.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is no shortage of drink deals for bars and no shortage of great parties on the weekends. Being in Greek Life definitely helps, giving you set plans for most of the week which is great. A fake ID is key for a good party scene, but knowing people with houses off campus never hurts

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5 College Freshman

Academics: If you took AP's in high school, you will survive

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Because OSU is such a large school, it has numerous opportunities and companies working with OSU.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I feel like OSU strongly values sports. It also places a great stress on football.

3 College Junior

Administration: Campus strictness is great with security within dorms - making sure a student ID is used to enter dorms. However, I feel there needs to be more security officers late at night on campus, for safety.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Just depends. As long as you are smart and understand where the dangerous parts of campus are, then you will be okay.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's a most typical college atmosphere. Student's are concerned with looks to a degree, but also kind and considerate and willing to help others for the most part.

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4 College Senior

Academics: You get out of it what you put into it. Simple as that.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some classes have professors that clearly care about being there and helping you achieve success, others would simply you not exist so they could go about their research. Those classes with the professors that care are the most enjoyable.

4 College Senior

Local Area: I've always been able to find something to do on the weekends, when I'm not doing homework or studying.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There are students from all cultural backgrounds that attend the school.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Ohio State's athletic department may be the best in the entire country.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It seems that there are a variety of off campus housing options ranging from amazing to creepy and dangerous. There is just as much variety in the off campus housing prices from outrageous to reasonable. In order to find a good off campus housing option, students need to start in the fall semester and secure their housing early. I feel like the off campus areas on South campus are safer than those on the east side of campus where most parties and safety issues seem to happen. On street parking for off campus housing seems to be a major problem with not enough spaces on the street for the number of students who have cars. The best option seems to be to find off campus housing that has a dedicated parking area for the residents.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far, I really like my major. Of course, I have only taken one course in my actual major so I really don't have a lot to compare. There seem to be so many opportunities for internships and to make connections with possible future employers in the field. The curriculum seems like it will open up a variety of opportunities for different and exciting jobs in the field.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have been able to make my dorm room a very comfortable space. It is larger than my sister's at a smaller university nearby. I would like more storage space, but the amount of space is about what I expected for a dorm room. I would have liked to be in one of the newly renovated (and air conditioned) dorms, but my coach had her athletes assigned to my dorm as it is open during breaks and some holidays. The social atmosphere is great in the dorms. Everyone is so friendly and I have already made so many amazing friends.

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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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