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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally will not be contributing to the Greek Life at my school, but I have heard that many students enjoy getting involved in it.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Student involvement is major in athletics at the Ohio State University. Being a Big Ten school, football plays a huge role at our school. Even though I am not a huge sports fanatic, I still find myself contributing to the school spirit associated with athletics. The athletic facilities which I frequently attend are among the best in the country and are kept up very well.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: After completing my first semester at the Ohio State University in Columbus, I can say that it has been a great overall experience. The student population is diverse, but unified. The students as well as faculty and staff are all very welcoming and friendly. Campus is beautiful and always has something interesting going on. I feel like I am learning a lot in my classes and that my hard work is paying off. I am confident that I will have a successful future after graduation and I'm ecstatic to be a buckeye for the next three years and the rest of my life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: With 3 huge rec centers with gyms on campus, one off campus, all with state of the art facilities, there's nothing to complain about.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like Ohio state. There's always something to do and the classes are challenging but I can learn from them.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally feel safe on campus, but a few weeks ago a close friend of mine was roofied at a party and got very sick. I guess that I only feel safe because nothing too terrible has happened to me personally.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With big class sizes, it's a little difficult to keep up with the professors. The courses are also very difficult, but living in a learning community really helps.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although the schooling itself is challenging, getting a degree from OSU is becoming increasingly impressive due to their refined admissions process. It is hard to get in, but I strongly think that the degree is worth it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The building that I live in is on the nicer end of the housing scale, but I have seen some disgusting dorm rooms across campus as well. It all depends on how early you apply for housing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a ton of available housing options for Greek life on campus, but it is a little confusing to learn about Greek life considering freshman at OSU are not allowed to rush until their second semester.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are pretty big at OSU, especially football. The entire city is shut down on game days, which is fun, but can be a little wild at times.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio State is a very large school filled with passionate people, but it is very hard to find friends or a place to fit in. The students that attend this school sometimes have a bad attitude, and it is not always the most supportive crowd.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Going to a large University, such as Ohio State, a common theme of concern for new students is class size. My experience as a student is that it is not a problem. Ohio State does a great job of breaking up the large lectures down into groups of 20-30 students to meet with a TA later in the week, so that all of your questions can be answered in a more typical classroom setting.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ohio State allows you great opportunities to excel after graduation because the alumni network is larger than half a million worldwide. That allows for an instant connection with potential employers and coworkers anywhere you would want to live.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was a great experience because the dorms allowed for a great social atmosphere, something that was very important for an out-of-state freshman like myself, and I made friends for life there.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Personally, I am not involved with Greek life on campus, however, I believe it is an important part of the school because it is a great avenue for people to make friends and to get away from your studies. This can be achieved by all of the different fraternities and sororities on campus, whether it is through service, social engagements, or fundraising, and I believe campus life would be severely altered without it.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Ohio State is considered by many the healthiest campus in the United States, thanks largely to the amazing athletic facilities and programs that students have access too. I really enjoy participating in the intramural programs at school, because I get to compete against other teams in an organized fashion, something that I hadn't done since high school. The varsity sports are also a huge part of campus life for me and for the rest of the student body. Home football games will take over the city of Columbus with Scarlet and Grey and an amazing atmosphere is created that is almost impossible to recreate anywhere else and a whole new appreciation for the school and camaraderie with your peers is forged.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Attending Ohio State University is the best decision I have made to date. There are countless opportunities to get involved in the many clubs and activities sponsored by the school and the academics are also taken very seriously. Overall, the school has many opportunities for a student to excel inside and outside of the classroom.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety rides are only available after dark and before 1am. The service should be 24/7. The campus cabs stop running early sometimes and don't match the arrival times sometimes. This has inconvenience has caused me to walk miles across campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some classes are too large to learn.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wish it was easier to find the African American sororities and fraternities. Most of our Greek life groups are prodominantly white.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Amazing facilities for every sport. You are able to find and field, gym, or practice space to fulfill any type of activity.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school, great people, and great opportunities. My most memorable moment was welcome week. There is always some major company(PINK,Nike, Coffee Mate, etc.) on campus giving out free stuff.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is absolutely no problem with on campus safety, it's the partying that takes place off campus that you have to worry about. I have never felt unsafe on campus, but I have several friends, myself included where we have all been in unsafe scenarios. Generally the student body is on the look-out for one another, but it's impossible to prevent when girls keep getting so hammered on the weekends. One thing on campus that I find as a huge issue is the student health center. Administators advertise to students that they should "take advantage of this opportunity", although you have to schedule at least a month in advance to acquire any sort of appointment. But by that time you're either better or you went someplace else because the Wilce Student Center didn't have an appointment soon enough. It is not fair how little there is at the health center that's supposed to be used for a little less than 50,000 students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school offers top notch professors, courses, and an incredible variety of courses offered. I am constantly amazed by the opportunities of classes that I can take. I have heard that it can be difficult to learn in large lecture-style classes, but I have never had a class with more than 45 students.

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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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