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Reviews 4238 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Diversity: People from all walks of life are located on this campus. People I have never seen before are on this campus and there are so many asians and other races I never even had a clue existed.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: campus usually well lit at night, barely any probs

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Ohio is unpredictable. One day it can be very hot while the next day it can be freezing. It is not very consistent. this makes walking across campus difficult at times because campus is so big. especially when it snows, walking is terrible.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus food is not bad at all. It depends on where you go. Either way, Nothing is too terrible and some places are very good. With a meal plan, you do not have to look at the price, but without a meal plan, Dining halls are in the expensive side. They are not worth it if you do not have a meal plan.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus bus service is consistent and easy. Busses run on a consistent schedule so you are never waiting too long. They usually are not too crowded. The stops are located all around campus which makes the buses very convenient for almost every location. Late at night, there is not much transportation. I believe there is a number to call for an escort which is not very convenient. Otherwise, campus transportation is good.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus and off campus buses are free so its just a matter of getting to the bus stop. Off campus buses (COTA) are always late so plan for that. On campus buses (CABS) are great and comfortable for the most part. At peak hours they're super crowded but come often. Only downside is they don't run very late on the weekends.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's so much school spirit and its amazing. Coming from a small high school with sub-par sports its nice to root for the winning team.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Ther'es always something to do and people to hang out with

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Ohio State always has plenty to do. There is something for everyone, you just have to go find it. There are thousands of students clubs and organizations. There are great libraries and gyms, and even an outdoor center with a rockwall. Really Ohio State has some of the best facilities in the country.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is always a spot for everyone, but chances are it may be super far away from where you need to go. Buses are always running though.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Columbus is a huge city! There is always something to do on campus, or even just off campus so you don't even need to go into Columbus, but of course it is lots of fun and the city is full of interesting things to do.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is good, and almost always available. The only problem is that there could be more. There are so many people at OSU so it makes buses very crowded.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There are A LOT of parties, but also a lot of police enforcement (especially during football season).

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2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: DANGER DANGER...if you are a female it can be pretty scary living off-campus. Keep your pepper spray handy.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options just around the area of Grandview and UA that are unique to the area, but there are also chains if you like to play it safe. All you need is a friend with a car!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Great attention given to each student in my program.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many options and possibilities for students.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: On the Columbus campus it is like one big melting pot and you can meet all kinds of people in just a short stay.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Like most colleges at night, you can find multiple parties going on, some drunk people, maybe even a fight, but for the most part people are just happy and respectful.

3 College Junior

Technology: OSU does pay to print, so printing anywhere is a hassle. Most places to print require that you have money on your BuckID to swipe and pay, but the Union takes cash, credit, or your BuckID. Most of the time people are on a computer printing or looking something up, but usually students have their own laptops and are using the computer for a quick print.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial Aid is nice, but can be a painful process to go through. I would say that a decent amount is dished out, but it could also be better. There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of students who need it so I can understand if it gets hectic and all our needs can't be met. To get the best, I would say to keep that GPA up up up and take care of financial aid in person.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Columbus is huge and there are so many different people to meet. It may be a lot to take in at times, but most often, people are friendly and welcoming, especially the students! I have never seen so many happy people in one place. Walking through the oval, you see a new face every day and have the chance to make a new friend.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There is a lot to do, especially on High Street. Most nightlife is for students 21+. Although, there are bars and clubs that allow 18+ in. Since there is a large number of students that attend OSU, there are always house parties, and most are friendly enough to let in a few straggling passerby's. Walking may seem like a burden, but it's quite fun.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I usually feel very safe on campus, but I don't like it when they beef up security on jay walking.

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3 College Junior

Parking: The cost of the parking pass is average and there are always spots in the lots and a shuttle is by every 10-15 minutes to take you where you need to go.

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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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