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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'd say that at least half of the students that actively attend Ohio State, work there as well. It's very easy to find a job and they offer tons of career/job fairs at a variety of times for students to attend.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The space is kind of small compared to living off-campus or commuting.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It just sucks for people who can't afford to be apart of that life. I'm sure it's a blast if you have money, though.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have plenty of options for student involvement in athletic facilities and other team-related activities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Literally everyone wants nothing but to help you. Professors, TA's, Grad students, our peers, everyone is so willing to do what it takes to benefit everyone else. It a good feeling.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is in the middle of a city, so safety is about the same as you would expect from a city. There are campus police or city police always around campus, and during the day it feels generally safe to be alone on campus. But once the sun falls, that safety also falls. I would not feel safe alone on campus at night regardless of what I'm wearing or consumption of alcohol. I'm not sure how campus follows up on victims of sexual assault, but I would hope they're supportive and willing to help in any way possible.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since I am currently a freshman at OSU, I haven't had very much experience with many professors at OSU. I'm in mostly General Education classes now, so my lectures are very large--150 to 300 students. With classes this large, it can be hard to be attentive to all of the students. But it is very evident some professors are very concerned with helping student learn while others couldn't care less. It's important to me that my professors not only are passionate about what they are teaching, but are equally as passionate about students understanding and learning from class.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Once I have a degree from Ohio State, I am confident I will have a job waiting for me after graduation regardless of the major I choose. The Ohio State community and network is so large and respected, anyone is willing to help a fellow buckeye.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In my experience, living on campus is a good thing--you live down the hall from some of your best friends. But as for the dorms themselves, they're okay. Some of the newer dorms are very nice, but the rooms are small. If you live in one of the older buildings (like I do), the rooms are larger but they don't have air conditioning. The dorms on south campus are better located for the social life on campus, while the dorms on north campus are better for the academic life on campus. But west campus dorms are just very inconvenient and out of the way.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally chose greek life to be apart of my college experience and it's one of the greatest decisions I've made. It is a great way to not only be involved on campus, but to make such a large community like OSU and make it smaller. Greek life has made it possible to recognize at least one person everywhere I go on campus. Although there is a stigma about greek life from people who haven't experienced it, it is the best decision I have made about college so far.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Ohio State is a world famous university not only for it's academics, but its athletics. The entire OSU community is filled with pride and support for our athletics program.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I committed to Ohio State, I committed to the endless opportunities and the great education. But, being apart of this large community showed me something equally as important--diversity. I am from a small town and even smaller high school, so diversity isn't something I had ever experienced. At OSU, I've met people from every religion, ethnicity, and cultural background. I've been pushed to become more open minded, accepting, and above all curious. I am more curious than ever to discover all the world has to offer and what life is like outside of the fishbowl I call my high school.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Too much emphasis on sports

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have great colleagues and faculty members.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I know a good amount of people on drugs but it doesn't really affect my relationship with them or how they have a good time. But I do stay away from drugs because its not my thing,

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't needed it but its around and I know where to go if I do.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses demand your attention and trust and believe you need to do your homework but all in all, if you study then you shouldn't stress too hard and there's always people willing to join study groups no matter how big or small the class is. There's a class for everything so find the ones you think are cool but don't forget to mainly take the ones in your major.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So many companies come to school looking for osu students to work for them. You should be able to find tons of internships and jobs. If those fairs don't work then talk to teachers or osu, someone is bound to give you a research opportunity, a job, or a connection to one.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Can get a little tight but they have a lot of options so choose the best for you. Its what you expect for being a college in the middle of a city.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not much knowledge of it. I have friends that are in them but its not really a big deal. They can be cool but mostly they don't affect me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Regularly use them. Convient because they are near my dorm and have food in the facility so after my workout I can grab food before heading to my dorm to shower before class. Evey machine is kept up to date and all work. However not everyone puts back the free weights.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's no other place I could imagine having such amazing experiences during my undergrad. Best decision I have ever made.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is crime anywhere you go, but Ohio State actively tries to prevent it. There is a student security team that will walk or drive you back to your dorm if you are ever feeling unsafe. There are alerts sent out when something happens and the community works together to help those in need.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State is one of the best public universities in the world. There is something for everyone and anyone is welcome.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are job fairs every few months, websites where employers post job openings, and our alumni community is the largest in the world.

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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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