College Sophomore 2012-12-26T20:13:43Z
Classic Ohio weather. Growing up in Ohio, I was used to having a sunny 65 one day and needing my boots and a coat the next, but it can definitely be a nuisance when walking across such a big campus. I have learned to check the weather every morning before class or work and always have an umbrella with me!
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T18:27:18Z
Coming from a high school with absolutely no diversity, it was nice to come to OSU and meet people from many different religions and races. However, the majority of the school is still white, but there are many resources, clubs, events, etc. that expose students to the diversity present in our school.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T18:16:06Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe at Ohio State, even when walking across campus at night. The entire school is very well lit, and OSU also provides a service where, in the event that you do not feel comfortable walking by yourself, they will send a car to come and transport you to where you need to be.
College Junior 2012-12-24T09:58:48Z
All the facilities at Ohio State seem to be top notch. Classrooms are all up to date, libraries are unbelievable. The RPAC, Arc, and 3 other rec facilities are all amazing as well. OSU has got it
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-22T15:56:22Z
The facilities are great and majority of them are new or renovated. Most building are well insulated which helps tremendously in the winter and summer months.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-22T15:49:54Z
Ohio State is a very lenient campus. They are strict about underage drinking and drug use but what school isn't. For the most part they give you the privacy and leniency to do what you want as long as you do not abuse the leniency they give.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-22T15:45:57Z
The weather is inconsistent which can be bad or good. Typically it is the worse when we are on winter break so students are not too effected. However if it does get bad while classes are still in session, it has to be like the blizzard of "89" before they cancel classes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-22T15:40:38Z
Living on campus can be a great experience if you are placed in the right dorms such as the Towers or Neil Avenue dorms. South campus dorms are were the fun is but they are not as clean and new as the others mentioned
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T18:17:19Z
classes are too tough after the switch to semesters
College Junior 2012-12-21T17:31:47Z
It depends on if you have a permit or not and how good that permit is. If you do and it is for a close lot, then it is great, but for lower ranking students you have to park very far away and catch a bus to campus.
College Junior 2012-12-21T17:25:31Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a plethora of different types of people at Ohio State. There are frat guys, alternative ones, athletes and anything you can think of. The girls can be sorority sisters, indie, or athletes as well. Anyone can fit in at Ohio State with the diversity it has.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-21T01:24:39Z
Health & Safety:
There were some safety issues at the beginning of this semester: there was a series of criminal activity on and around campus. However, that seems to have stopped. I personally have never felt threatened on or around campus. Also, there were a lot of accidents involving bikers and pedestrians. Ohio State did do a good job responding to those issues though: lately I've seen much more campus police and new warning lights and signs have been added in the busier crossings.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-21T00:57:16Z
There are lots of dorms to chose from and they seem to be relatively safe. I do think that the dorms are kind of pricey but I guess the convenience of being right on campus outweighs that.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-21T00:51:34Z
Nice dining halls but the switch to semesters caused OSU to charge people too much for their mealplans: everyone seems to have extra swipes left that expire before next semester
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T13:31:32Z
It is so hard to find a place to park, and it costs a fortune for a pass, but the bus system is great, so it evens out.
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T05:03:59Z
Health & Safety:
There are always police available to escort you to your cars if you feel unsafe. There are also call stations placed everywhere on campus that make it easy to call for help. I always feel safe on campus and never feel like I will be in trouble.
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T04:58:08Z
Being a student of OSU, I have discovered that there are many different students with many backgrounds. Many international students find OSU to be the best place to come to because there are many others from their same country. There are many different groups people can join based on religion, political beliefs, and sexual orientation. Some come from privileged families while others are paying for college on their own.
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T04:53:06Z
The professors are so willing to help and make the content easy to understand. I have never felt behind and I am actually doing really well in subjects I struggled in high school with. The professors know what they are teaching and are never confused. If the do not know the answer they are willing to find it.
College Freshman 2012-12-17T23:33:16Z
Ohio State is a beautiful campus! There is so much that I can explain pertaining to this question.
The Oval is the main outdoors for the campus and you will see people jogging, playing frisbee, suntanning, and holding clubs and events. The main library is incredible and it comes with such an awesome atmosphere (if you ever get the chance, go to the top floor and look out onto the campus. The view is INCREDIBLE!)
Campus traditions are fun and energetic! Get-togethers around Mirror Lake pulsate the Buckeye Spirit.
The heart of the campus, the Ohio Union, is a state of the art building that fills very homy and comfortable. It is housed with a coffee shop, plenty of studying areas, 3 restaurants, and much much more.
There is so much to explain but to simplify everything, the student life at this university is one of a kind and simply incredible!
College Freshman 2012-12-17T23:27:10Z
Campus strictness is very reasonable. If you do anything loud and obnoxious, you are obviously going to get busted, especially if you are bothering other students.
Because of this, there is not a huge stress level with the police and what police officers I have talked to have been very nice and friendly. I have seen some students do some pretty stupid stuff and were caught. Some of those students that were caught either were in danger of being suspended or were suspended.
College Freshman 2012-12-17T23:23:20Z
Drinking is heavy around Football season and with that, depending on the crowd you hang out with, peer pressure can be reasonable.
Drug visibility is rather low and the only drug usage that I have observed has been on North High Street which is one of the main roads that is right outside of OSU.
I tend to avoid the parties and the Football games since my goal is doing my schoolwork and because of that, I avoid the alcohol and all of the drama that tends to go with it.
College Freshman 2012-12-17T23:15:44Z
Parking is pretty expensive but you are always guaranteed to find a parking spot. With the campus being rather large, their are plenty of parking spots to chose from.
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:11:56Z
Drug and alcohol rules are enforced if you are caught in a residence hall, but they are unlikely to catch you. The police enforce open containers on front lawns occasionally but generally you are fine off campus. It is very easy to avoid drinking though. I have many friends who don't drink but still hang out with those who do! People often enjoy others who don't drink or do drugs!
College Sophomore 2012-12-17T20:09:05Z
I don't ever ride campus busing but the COTA bus is very easy to navigate and you ride for free with your student ID!
College Senior 2012-12-17T18:14:23Z
Health & Safety:
We have a rather large health center. Anyone can go there is they are not feeling well. The safety is negotiable. We have had several incidents in the past off campus that went on every night for a few weeks. It was really scary, but the school apparently worked to make the off campus areas safer after dark. Only time will tell if that actually works.
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