College Junior 2013-01-08T00:44:02Z
Had a mechanical engineering co-op with a GE engine parts supplier. Real life experience, money, exposure to interview process, coworker interaction, etc. is unbelievably helpful when getting an engineering degree.
College Senior 2013-01-07T22:06:39Z
The freshman dorms are a great place to make friends. They are renovating a lot of dorms so there should be several with modern amenitites.
College Senior 2013-01-07T22:03:06Z
Health & Safety:
There was a spree of crimes during the beginning of the semester.
College Senior 2013-01-07T21:50:39Z
Greek life is a small part of Ohio State so you don't have to be in one.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T19:02:28Z
As a freshman, I see a lot more of this than older students. Living in a dorm, especially toward the beginning of the year, there was some wild behavior with drinking and smoking pot. The cases that were caught were punished, and rules are enforced heavily in these cases. However, there is not always a presence to catch this behavior, and often it goes unchecked.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T18:55:31Z
There are countless ethnicities, economic backgrounds, political beliefs, religions, and all sexual orientations at OSU. Walking down the sidewalk, you can catch snippets of conversations in other languages, styles of dress can be radically different from person to person, and everyone comes from different financial situations. In my dorm alone, there were political disparities and campaigns that fueled debate and thought within the hall. Overall, any type of person can be found here.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T01:35:00Z
Nightlife is mostly for students who are 21 or over. There are quite a few bars for people 21 and up, and lots of different options. However, there are a few places that are open to 18 and up, but only on certain days. There are usually lots of people out on the weekends, so it isn't hard to find a house party to go to.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T21:16:07Z
Basically, there's everything a college student could want at Ohio State. There's tons of late-night restaurants, fast food, good sit down places, breakfast places, lunch places, and dinner places. They also have a super fancy restaurant called the Blackwell that is good for dates or formal occasions. I've never been disappointed.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T21:09:48Z
On campus and off campus are completely different at OSU. Off campus, there are occasionally bike cops that ride around but never really do anything. They are mainly there just to scare kids and disrupt big parties. I used to be scared of police but now it's just a regularity there. On campus however is much stricter. I live in the honors dorms so that may be why but I've already been caught twice in the first semester for drinking. My RA is very intrusive and is always walking in our dorm room and snooping around and is basically a nuisance. First and second right ups include writing a paper and doing some kind of activity, the third time is probation, and the fourth you get put in front of the student conduct board which is very serious. So overall, lay low your first year or two until you move off campus.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T19:46:35Z
Some facilities are newly renovated and some are older. Where some buildings lack others make up for it.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T19:44:57Z
The student body is very diverse. Athought the schools reputation is known for being predominatly white, you are guranteed to find some diversity on the campus whether you look.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T19:41:46Z
Newly renovated student union. Three different libraries with study spaces and cafe's.
College Junior 2013-01-05T02:43:43Z
Foreign students are more into their studies which leads to a majority of the time in the library. I believe they are missing out on life experiences for the total college experience.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T15:04:01Z
I am very happy with the Aerospace and aeronautical program and I would definitely do it all over again and do exactly the same. I hope to graduate and work on AirForce jets and pilotless drones as I will commit 4 years to the United States Air Force once I graduate. I hope to find a career as an engineer with a manufacturing company or stay in the Air Force to continue working with military flown aircrafts. I May also try to find a job with a federal government agencies after the Air Force. If there is one thing I would not have done was take Philosophy because I love science, math, and real facts so the philosophy course really bothered me because you do not really learn philosophy.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T14:52:15Z
I beleive The Aerospace Engineering program is the most vigerous program at Ohio State, but because of this the demand out of college will be very high and will hopefully be easier to get a job. I believe one of the most important things to do is to get to join in on a project that involves your major. I am in an aeronautical club "Design/Build/Fly" where we design and build remote control planes and go to competitions against other colleges. This is definitely giving me the edge whenit comes to learning material in class becase I am actually implementing what I am learning.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T14:40:46Z
I was a Science Research intern at a Liquid Crystal Institute and I was working with a Graduate from China and a Professor trying to improve experiments done in China. Worked with properties of liquid crystals and medical physics. It was a lot of hands on and problem solving which made it very exciting and beneficial. I was not paid but I did this for an entire year and I would not have done anything else.
Another internship I had was very different then the science one, it was an accountant internship. I worked at Airgas Business Service Center for the Northern United States. I am an A/R Specialist which included crediting accounts for defective cylinders, tax exemptions, price changes, and much more. I also created and sent out Re-bills and created many Credit Memos. It was an office job and I had my own cubicle so it was very different than working in a lab, which I like to do much more. I am paid for working with Airgas though.
I also Volunteer and work with Streetsboro Fire Department because I have received my Emergency Medical Technician card and can ride in the Ambulance; this is also not paid.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T14:27:55Z
It is very competitive to get into the Aerospace Engineering Program and because of this it is very intense, but it is well organized and if you want to get it then you need to focus and study and know you are competing with your fellow students. Ohio State is very big but I am in many clubs and extra-curricular activities which makes it much smaller and very enjoyable so I would say get involved and study hard.
College Junior 2013-01-03T18:23:31Z
The weather in Ohio can be unpredictable. You can experience all four seasons in one week. It can be rainy sometimes and the weather can change quickly it could be completely sunny one minute and then pouring rain 10 minutes later so carrying an umbrella at all times is a good idea. It gets pretty cold during the winter and it snows a lot. But you never know last winter we barely got any snow. Be sure to have good winter coat, hat, gloves, and boots. The fall and spring can be really nice though.
College Sophomore 2013-01-02T23:47:58Z
It all depends on what you like to eat! There's a variety of options on and off campus. The campus or Columbus buses are also very helpful when traveling if you don't have a car. Plus it's free to OSU students!
College Sophomore 2013-01-02T23:37:10Z
My parents made too much money to receive any school aid but not enough to pay for my college career so I had to take out school loans.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-31T16:41:20Z
There are people of many different races, religions, sexual preference, and gender at OSU.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-31T16:30:35Z
There are PC's everyehwere! Especially in the new library.
College Junior 2012-12-30T16:19:12Z
The Ohio State campus is surrounded by the usual fast food places: Mcdonalds, Wendy's, Panda Express, etc. Then you have some Asian food places, pizza places, and Bob Evans. They are all in walking distance from the campus, which is good, but I do wish that there were better options for food. Also, be careful, as the street that has most of the food places, High Street, is populated with many homeless people, and unsettling people who lurk around in the shadows and like to ask the students for money. Mcdonalds on High Street is usually full of homeless people. During my freshman year, I went there with my friends around 9 pm to get some food during a study break, and a man approached us and pulled his knife out on us. We escaped unharmed, but the scary experience was enough to make us promise we'd never go back there again. Just be careful!! Night time is not a good time to go walking around High Street.
College Junior 2012-12-30T16:03:53Z
The COTA bus is the main transportation for Ohio State students to get around Columbus. There are bus stops everywhere, and Ohio State students are able to ride the bus for free by swiping their school ID. On campus, the campus bus known as CABS runs around the campus, with bus stops set up within the campus. The campus bus comes every 5-15 minutes at each stop within the campus, and is very reliable and helpful.
College Junior 2012-12-30T15:59:13Z
I stayed in Drackett Tower, an all freshmen dorm, and my roommates were absolutely HORRIBLE. When applying for housing, the school made me take a survey which let me indicate what kind of living conditions I desired, asking me what time I usually went to bed, if I smoked, what my hobbies were, and etc.. I ended up sharing a very small room with 3 other girls, who were all party animals and had no respect for me or my belongings. The strictness, safety, and authority in the dorm building was useless, as the building would smell of weed all the time, and drunk, older people who were not even students of Ohio State would come stumbling into the building after a long night of partying. There were people required to sit at the front desk and monitor who came in and out of the dorms, but they never seemed to notice all the strange, creepy, old men my roommates would drag back from the club and let them stay in our dorm. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, I would wake up and there would literally be 3 men I had never seen before in my life in our bedroom. Fortunately, nothing bad happened, but I am so thankful that none of the guys my drunk roommates dragged back to the dorm tried to harm us in in any way. Housing costs are expensive, and I did not think that the overall living experience with crazy roommates, bad security, and cramped living space was worth the money. I give Drackett Tower, an all freshmen dorm a bad grade, but I heard each dorm building at Ohio State is different experience-wise. My advice from my personal experience: Do NOT stay in Drackett Tower. Avoid it at all costs. My friend who stayed in a dorm that was full of mostly upperclassmen expressed that it was much more quiet and less rowdy and crazy than Drackett, and she said she was able to focus a lot more on her studies. I would say to take her advice and strive to stay in dorm with more upperclassmen who are more focused on studying and getting work done, other than getting swept up in the drinking and party scene at Ohio State.
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