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3.7 of 5 stars (20 Ratings)

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3.0 of 5 stars

November 2018 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Good Football team and state school atmosphere. Make sure you pick a major that will pay a decent salary.

Downers

School is very big. Was the largest student population in the US when i was attending the school.

Comments

Consider junior college before attending 4 year university. Best to spend more on a masters degree.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Ohio State

3.0 of 5 stars

January 2018 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The campus and the people are so friendly. Everyone is willing to help.

Downers

The classrooms are extremely big and there often aren't enough seats per person.

Comments

The school is great and the student body is fun and willing to help.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Finance Ohio State

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

good connections
excellent facilities
surrounded by other smart students
fun

Downers

less connections to wall street
many students in classes
too many people

Comments

figure out where you want career path to go. OSU has many options and great connections, but also has some lackluster connections (WallStreet).

Would You Recommend

Yes

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

If you want to do it, at Ohio State you can. With a university this large the possibilities are quite literally endless.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2015

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are many choices of classes to choose from for you general education curriculum, which is awesome because if you're not a science or history person, you can find the class that falls into the category that best suits you and interests you. Major degree requirements aren't all that bad, and are usually pretty clear as to what's expected of you to complete to earn your degree. Seeing your academic advisor is really helpful, and seeing both your academic advisor and major advisor at least once a year and keeping them both informed as to what's going on with you is helpful. There's a ton of study abroad opportunites, and there are advisors that can help you find one that suits you and your needs easily. Professors are usually pretty accessible and when they're not, they're pretty good with keeping up with e-mails so if you just shoot them a quick e-mail you can easily correspond with them that way as well.

Quality of Life

Dorms aren't that bad as long as you get along with your roommate but if you don't, your RA can help you figure out what to do. It's pretty costly to live on campus in a dorm, but it's definitely worth it for your first year. It's the best way to meet people, familiarize yourself with campus, and get involved. Campus facilities are pretty clean and up to date. Our main library was just renovated not too long ago so it's definitely up to date and can satisfy any need you have! There are many choices for dining on campus, just depends on where you live and how far you want to walk. It's pretty safe on campus, and for when you don't feel safe there's Student Safety Services, though sometimes they're pretty backed up. Overall the life at school is amazing!

Admissions

On the application, there are a few essays that you have to answer. There's only a regular decision process, and the earlier you apply usually the earlier you hear back about your acceptance though most don't find out until December/January. There are many scholarship opportunities, though you typically have to search for them on your own through the school website. Financial aid is given to whomever needs it.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

I transferred from a small private college of 2,000 students and was expecting there to be a huge difference in class size. Surprisingly, most classes cap at about 50 students which is a nice classroom size. All the professors I have had were more then willing to help with any questions I had and my advisors are just phenomenal.

Quality of Life

I have been very happy with life at this school. Living on campus is a bit pricey, but you'll get that at any university. The campus and facilities are very well maintained.

Admissions

I applied as a transfer student and my only admission requirements were the official application and transcripts from my previous college. I did not have to submit an essay or interview prior to acceptance.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

3.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Tons of Research opportunities. Very large class sizes in the sciences. Quality of professors vary from class to class.

Quality of Life

I really enjoy living on campus. Never felt unsafe.

Admissions

There is a ridiculously short essay required. It is very hard to say what you want to say. As an out of state student I expected to receive the out of state scholarship that most receive but I did not.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are standard general education classes that most students take, however each college has different requirements. The classes are very challenging, but worth the work. We have an exceptional faculty and there are so many opportunities.

Quality of Life

I love it!

Admissions

Essentially a fillable sheet with the standard questions. There is one essay that asks why you want to be an OSU student.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are lots of avademic advising available for you. There are some general requirements depending on your degree. Class sizes are average and have had many small classes. Research is a huge thing on this campus and is such an exceptional opportunity. Faculty are amazing professionals in their field of study.

Quality of Life

Lots of housing, low cost of living, amazinggggg campus. Amazing library. Little crime. Awesome campus. There's something special here that you don't really understand until you're here.

Admissions

The application is fairly easy to fill out with two or so short answer questions.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

3.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

First year classes, especially for very general subjects are quite large. You need to fulfill certain courses before entering the major. Maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA is a necessity for good academic standing. Lots of opportunities to study abroad but I would recommend planning ahead if you want to do a study abroad program. Advisors differ according to the college you are enrolled in, but most advisors are willing to help and work with you. Use your Survey 100 class wisely to ask questions about your degree requirements or university resources. Some people think its a waste of time but I learned about all the resources in that class section and I would highly recommend attending class. President Gee (the OSU President) is very popular with students just because he loves to walk around and will say hi if you call out to him and he is always willing to take a photo with you. Don't be afraid to approach him because he is the coolest university president ever! Take "easy"-ish classes the first quarter if you can because a lot of organizations (e.g. frats and class honor societies) tend to give you awards or entry into their honor class/frat if you maintain a high GPA for your first quarter and also for your first year. This is a great advantage for people who seek to enter these honor societies. The huge tip here is: GPA's fall faster than they rise. So keep that in mind!

Quality of Life

Housing on campus is great because its so close to everything you need to kick off your college life. Great place to meet new friends and get to know the campus areas in no time. RA's have been trained to be a resource so use them well! Campus dorms also have a ton of events specially organized for on-campus residents so those are a lot of fun. However, all these convenience comes at a price as on-campus housing is more costly. But I highly recommend staying in the dorms for at least one year. Cost of living depends on your lifestyle. You'll spend a lot if you go out and shop or party very often. Otherwise, its pretty okay. OSU has a lot of great facilities, we have a 24 hour library for all the late night work, the campus grounds is generally safe and quiet at night. There is a student-escort service available for all students and there are many emergency phone poles around to alert a 24 hour police staff in the event of an emergency. The community here is huge, but we're all connected with the Buckeye spirit and school tradition that unites us all. I'm loving the uniqueness that is Ohio State. Don't forget to get your spirits on, and memorize the lyrics of Carmen Ohio as soon as you can and you'll see why all these play an important role in having an awesome time being a OSU student!

Admissions

Application essay was needed.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

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