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Reviews 4238 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Freshman

Party Scene: About the most I know about OSU parties is that they are frequent and flowing during Football season. I am not so sure that my friends' student experiences have been positively impacted by frequent occurrences of sprinting into trees in a drunken stupor.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Among the very best on campus, for flavor and variety that is, are Woody's, for good pizza, and Sloopy's Diner, for practically everything else. Yet eating at these two places every day may pose to be inconvenient, expensive, and unhealthy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My brother currently resides in the Lane Avenue Residence Hall, a newly converted hotel to dorm set up for Engineering Scholars students, and for the price it is much less spacious than reasonably expected. Otherwise, the atmosphere is excellent.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The RPAC is the best part of campus

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Never lived on or off campus. just at home

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Panda express, canes, Wendy's, tom and chee, just to name a few. Mainly chain restaurants meant for late nights, and quick semi-healthy food. I usually go there for lunch with friends or for a change from the dining halls.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Being a stickler for rules, I appreciate the stricter approach. However if you are a partier, drinker, or smoker, forget it.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply early, hope you're poor, and the most you'll get is loans

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The overly gourmet food can get repetitive and boring eventually. Don't go in looking for mac &cheese, plain pb&j's, or cheap healthy options. A sandwich can be $5-6.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team recently just won the NCAA National Championship and we have other amazing varsity men's and women's sports too!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Check out the area before purchasing housing, also make sure housing is in good shape.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since campus is very diverse, the dining atmosphere is very diverse!

5 College Freshman

Administration: Parking tickets are very hot right now within campus, so please follow regulations regarding parking within campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost impossible to get scholarships if you are not a straight A student. Certain colleges, especially new colleges, do not have scholarships for undergraduates set up yet. Try to apply for external scholarships if possible and get work study if needed.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Make sure that you are smart about your choices when going to parties, never go alone and never walk at night by yourself.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: They really pay attention to allergies, specific food request for vegetarians and vegans. Also very respectful of certain practices for specific religions.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence staff really tries to fit everyone's needs and there are many residence halls with multiple organizations, programs and opportunities to travel, conduct research, and socialize.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My only advice is to start very early. I had difficulty finding a house for 5 in late October. The rentals close to campus fill up very very fast.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the city, there is an unlimited amount of restaurants within walking distance or a short bus ride.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Ohio State gives very very little to out of state students. Tuition is very high and some help to the out of staters would be nice.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of vegetarian options but unfortunately they get repetitive after a while.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are friendly and really invoke a sense of community among the freshman.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Due to my scholarship, I have always had to look for 10 month leases since I couldn't cover the cost in the summers, and usually left Columbus to go back to my parents' house or to Virginia where my now husband was stationed. For that, I had issues finding somewhere. Now that my husband is back in Ohio and we are more settled into Columbus, there are apartments everywhere.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Food everywhere! Most of it is fast food, but there are several nice places to eat. Buckeye Donuts cannot be beat, Insomnia Cookies are great, and Cuzzins Frozen Yogurt is one my favorite places to stop at for a delicious treat!

4 College Senior

Administration: They try to cover everything and make sure it's being followed, but there are really too many students for some things to slip under the rug. I've never had a run-in with them so I can't really say much.

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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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