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November 2018FORMER 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”
January 2018CURRENT 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”
July 2015FORMER 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

2011VERIFIED 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

2011VERIFIED 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

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The first year math and chemistry classes that I've taken are difficult. The chemistry program is very demanding because of the weed-out process. Opportunities are available for anyone who wants to do well, though. Taking advantage of professors' office hours and the free tutoring services available help you do well.

Quality of Life

I love living on campus. There are enough dining facilities to keep you satisfied and the community is awesome. Libraries are a big part of my studies and there's always one open when you need it. I feel very safe on campus and there are transportation services available in case you need to walk across campus at night and don't want to walk alone.

Admissions

There was a general essay about why you wanted to go to Ohio State along with the basic application. It was not a difficult application, therefore you can tell they really base their decision on the quality of the students.

You are lucky if you get much in the way of scholarship money. Most people only get a few thousand dollars. Full scholarships are not impossible, though.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2015

2011VERIFIED 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

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are great if they're not in the sciences. Sciences have all foreigners with large classes who are hard to understand and are at the University for reseach not to teach.

Quality of Life

Great.

Admissions

Uses common app with one extra essay thats not hard at all. Scholarship opportunities are extremely scarce.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED 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

2011VERIFIED 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

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