College Senior 2013-01-31T20:45:53Z
I love living off campus, but the area right around OSU campus is not the best. Most of the apartments for rent that are right next to campus are dirty, expensive and to some degree falling apart. If you want to live off-campus near OSU get some close friends (the kind that won't drive you insane) and move in with a few people. Search instead of right on OSU campus go just a little north right in between Clintonville and OSU. The CABS buses go right to Hudson, and it is a safer cleaner neighborhood. Downside is it is only houses and you need several roommates to make it affordable.
College Senior 2013-01-31T20:28:34Z
OSU has something for everybody. I particularly love Thompson Library, with its comfortable chairs, relaxed environment and nooks and crannies for everything you need. The libraries all have quiet group study rooms (for when you need to get out of your dorm - make sure to reserve them in advance) and comfortable seating. We also have amazing athletic and exercise facilities from the RPAC for working out and playing racquetball with friends, to the outdoor tennis and basketball courts to the ARC with Rock Climbing. The outdoor volleyball nets are open all night, which is great to get groups to go play later in the evenings. We also have the oval and mirror lake for relaxing and hanging out with friends. There are great places to eat - Oxley's for Grilled Cheese, Sloopy's for Pie, and the little food place under Pomerene Hall for ice cream! There's always something to do!
College Senior 2013-01-31T20:13:35Z
The Athletics at Ohio State University are phenomenal. We have facilities for just about everything from the RPAC for working out, with many additional rooms for various sports such as raquetball and kick boxing. They also have the ARC which allows for rock climbing, which is a great work out and a ton of fun to go with friends. The atmosphere of sports such as basketball and football is not only are our teams great, but they also really inspire the campus. Ohio State is a sport culture, almost everyone is keyed in to what the teams are doing. Just look at campus at the approach of a big game, it becomes contagious with excitement. The games are a great place to go with friends and to meet new people and socialize.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T16:25:25Z
Out of school tuition is very costly. Some scholarships were given to me most likely due to my 4.0 in high school and good SAT/ACT grades but not enough.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T16:23:59Z
Diversity is great. People from all different locations and races are here to learn. It teaches us that we are all different and we are all the same.
College Senior 2013-01-27T17:36:52Z
The Social Work program is easy to get in. They do have a lot of prereqs but they also fulfill a lot of the general requirements (GEs) that you need to take as well. You have to fill out an application and go for an "interview". The interview is simple and easy. There's 2-3 people and they ask you questions about yourself, why you want to pursue social work etc. They put you at ease immediately so its not nerve wreaking. Then they let you know within a month whether if you're excepted or not.
College Junior 2013-01-27T17:27:58Z
The campus offers multiple dinning options for students and since the campus is in downtown, students also have access to the restaurants there. The libraries on campus also have cafes at students' convenience. The cafes boast varieties in their menu options and most dinning places on and around campus accept the school meal plans.
College Junior 2013-01-27T17:22:13Z
I usually describe the weather as bipolar to my friends and with the distances between class buildings most times being a bit far apart, in the winters it's somewhat hard and chilling to get from one building to another.
College Senior 2013-01-27T17:13:38Z
There's a lot of housing within walking distance of campus. The closer you get to campus the cost goes up. You just have to research and look around to see whats the best fit for you (and your roommates if you are living with other people)
College Junior 2013-01-27T17:09:03Z
Health & Safety:
Measures are taken to ensure students feel safe on campus. Due to the fact that Ohio State has a large campus, the school ensure that students have email alerts and text alerts of any crime on campus. I always see police cruisers and campus security on campus every time on campus especially in the evenings. Students are always warned to travel in pairs on campus so as to ensure safety. For me I always make to carry something to defend myself with or always make sure I am walking with a classmate after classes.
College Sophomore 2013-01-26T16:27:51Z
It really is not hard to catch a bus. With your buckID the busses are free. They go pretty much everywhere on campus. You can even take the city bus for free. that can get you all over columbus!
College Sophomore 2013-01-26T16:25:21Z
Nightlife is for students who are 21 or older. There are a few 18-and-older clubs, but I say skip the clubs. House parties are free, the music is better, and you don't have to pay for a cab back to campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-25T08:04:16Z
There was ALWAYS something going on, and always something to do!
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:28:45Z
I am a Japanese major at OSU and I absolutely love my program. The Japanese department offers a lot of support in helping students research career opportunities and ways to get experience abroad. I would recommend double majoring or minoring with any kind of foreign language though, because it gives you more competition. I've added Economics to my major and I think it will really open up some doors for me to work with Japanese business.
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:26:49Z
I think OSU Is very good about offering financial aid to those who really need it. My financial situation changed drastically in my winter quarter at OSU and I did receive significantly more aid in response to my situation. So I would say that OSU is very flexible in the aid it gives should your finances change, which is very nice.
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:21:58Z
OSU strives to provide dining opportunities that fit student's budget and schedule. They offer many types of plans fitting different budgets and also provide many places on campus to eat. There are a wide variety of styles of dining, such as dining halls, cafes, grocery, and restaurants. Therefore, even if you are in a hurry between classes you can find something to eat on your meal plan.
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:18:50Z
OSU's campus offers an incredibly diverse community to be involved in. As a Japanese major at OSU, I am deeply involved with many of the Asian community organizations on campus. Many Asian communities are well represented and are encouraged to share their culture through events and community service.
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:15:58Z
I am studying Japanese language at OSU. I cannot imagine studying Japanese at any other school because the Department for East Asian Languages at OSU really invests in your educational experience. The classes are intense and offer an "immersion" experience and many of the teachers are native Japanese speakers.
College Junior 2013-01-24T02:13:53Z
OSU doesn't really do drugs but drinking is pretty big here. The school handles it well though, and provides a lot of support for "responsible drinking" and safety services for students.
College Junior 2013-01-22T03:11:31Z
Public transportation is accessible and there are many people to find ride with via Facebook.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T03:04:40Z
They are very nice and well kept. They always work on keeping them up to date. But they are very expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T03:02:40Z
Everybody is involved at OSU in athletics. Weather a varsity sport, club sport, or simply a fan, there is no escaping it. It's part of being a buckeye.
College Senior 2013-01-20T19:46:35Z
School spirit is Huge at Ohio State. Everybody know about the football team and the marching band!! Student section at football games are crazy and so much fun!! But there are plenty of other sports/clubs that you can get involved in. There are two work out facilities and they are free as you pay for them as a part of tuition.
College Senior 2013-01-20T19:44:20Z
There is a free service that runs around campus for students (Campus Area Bus Service: CABS). And Students can ride the COTA line buses for free with a student ID. You can text to find the next pick up times at the location nearest you. Really easy to ride.
College Senior 2013-01-20T19:41:20Z
Ohio State is located in Columbus, the capital of Ohio so there are plenty things to do!! High Street is known for the bars but there are other sport attractions and movie theatres and other various lost cost things to do.
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