College Junior 2012-07-19T22:14:10Z
Parking permits cost a lot and can cost up to $500. The biggest problem is traffic and construction on campus. Be sure to get on campus within 30 minutes of your class in order to be on time.
College Junior 2012-07-19T22:08:32Z
Walk or Bus – In order to get to class on time, you should probably not use your own car (unless you are commuting of course). If you are in walking distance or can easily access the COTA bus system, you should probably just walk or use the bus. Being an OSU student gets you free access to COTA and CABS, the bus systems for columbus and campus. Using your own car can be a hassle because parking permits cost so much and parking is somewhat limited and you have to go around so much traffic and it's just not worth it.
College Junior 2012-07-19T22:02:56Z
So Far..Not So Good – So far I have only taken a few classes, and most of those were chemistry classes. I feel like the entire chemistry department is out to make students fail or to switch their majors. I understand some difficulty, but there is a distinct line between difficult and outrageously difficult to the point of tears.
College Junior 2012-07-19T01:11:28Z
Tradition Is Everything – The Ohio State University has one of the top athletics programs in the nation. On game days the whole campus is buzzing with excitement. Attendence at every athletic event is tremendous. There is nothing quite like it.
College Junior 2012-07-18T22:42:09Z
Everyone's Welcome – Diversity is great on campus. I personally have met students from all over the world. Also, acceptance isn't so much of a problem.
College Junior 2012-07-18T22:37:49Z
I feel that, at OSU, there is so much to learn. The professors I've had have stuck pretty tightly to the curriculum, and have taught me a great deal about what I'm interested in, and what's going to help me in the future.
College Junior 2012-07-18T22:36:15Z
Always Something Going on – Nightlife at OSU is awesome. There's always several events and parties going on both on campus and downtown (which is practically right next to campus).
College Junior 2012-07-18T22:34:34Z
The professors and counselors at Ohio State, for any major really, are willing and ready to be involved with helping students excel in the university. They also help give you the tools you need to find a good job upon graduating, and they can also help you find one.
College Sophomore 2012-07-17T20:02:28Z
Health & Safety:
Safety at Mansfield Campus – On the walking trails there are emergency posts and security is available if you need someone to help you get back to your dorm room or apartment at night. I feel pretty safe there.
College Sophomore 2012-07-17T20:01:06Z
Since a lot of kids who go to the Mansfied campus also live in Mansfield, it makes parking harder. But getting up a little earlier before class helps if you want a good spot.
College Sophomore 2012-07-17T19:56:37Z
Mansfield Campus and Ashland University Housing – I absolutely love the Ashland apartments. They are brand new and very spacious. The apartments are actually also cheaper than the Molyet Apartments, OSU's apartments.
College Junior 2012-07-17T15:14:29Z
Engineering Work Load – the Engineering work load is intense. The amount of work & difficulty of required classes is hard.
College Junior 2012-07-17T15:13:36Z
I loved the engineering classes at OSU, but the General Chemistry & math classes leave something to be desired.
College Junior 2012-07-17T15:10:41Z
Engineering Classes – The Engineering program itself is reasonable, but the math & science classes required for it are extremely difficult. OSU is a very competitive environment for those accepted as freshmen to main campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-13T05:37:10Z
You May Have to Work Hard to Get an Apartment Near Campus. There are apartments all around campus,but there are also tons of students. Your apartment search has to start early.There are a lot of realtors specifically designed to find students housing near campus.To get prime real estate close to campus often times you have to get a waiver from the realtor and personally go door to door asking if the residents are moving out at the end of their lease,and if so have them sign it so that you can be first on the list for that apartment.So unfortunately there is not a wide selection,actually a lot of times you don't even get to see the inside of the apartment until you sign the lease especially if the apartment is in close proximity to campus.Landlords are understanding and generally easy to handle.Possibly because they are afraid of the student housing lawyers that students have easy and cheap access to for the slightest injustices on the landlords part.Parking is pretty awful near campus. Not only do you have to buy expensive parking stickers but there are tow trucks everywhere too.Its pretty common to have been towed at least twice during your four years here.Safety has been pretty bad as well.The campus is safe,but there are known gangs nearby that terrorize the off campus housing market.Location is everything in finding housing off campus.It's hard to find a place close enough to campus to feel safe,but if you do living off campus is easy and the freedom is great!
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-13T05:17:32Z
Buckeye MANIA – Step one foot onto the O.S.U. campus and you will know sports are a huge part of the campus culture.Sports teams are given homage from the banners hanging along the streets with our famous sports players to the campus paper with the game score and highlights on the front page.Anyone that knows anything about football knows O.S.U. has a topnotch team.Students stop everything for game day.Weather they are taking part in the famous "O block" at the far end of the field, enthusiastically cheering on their team or are watching with their friends at a local bar almost everyone catches the "football fever". It's not just football that has fans from not just campus but around the country singing the O.S.U. anthem.O.S.U. has everything from basketball to rifle shooting.You certainly don't have to be an athlete to participate in sports.There are recreational sports for all levels,as well as great classes in the numerous state of the art sports facilities on campus. O.S.U. has a league/team for pretty much any sport you want and many more that you've probably never even heard of.
College Senior 2012-07-13T02:19:35Z
Best School – I absolutely love OSU! There's so many opportunities and literally anything you can think of to do.
College Senior 2012-07-13T02:18:09Z
Very Diverse – There are a lot of different ethnicities and religions at OSU.
College Senior 2012-07-13T02:17:01Z
There Is a Lot of Options – There's a lot of options to live off campus, but VERY expensive.
College Senior 2012-07-13T02:13:25Z
It Depends on the Building – Many housing buildings are nice but it depends on where you choose to live. North campus has air!
College Junior 2012-07-11T02:32:47Z
Some Easy, Some Hard – As a biology major, most of my freshman classes were pretty difficult. Gen Chem and math are both weed-out courses, and it doesn't help that they're usually 500 students in each class. Also, it's pretty obvious that the professors don;t enjoy teaching. Once in a while you'll get a good one, but overall, my experience in harder classes sucked. Classes like Sociology and writing were a breeze though.
College Junior 2012-07-11T02:28:53Z
Everywhere I go at OSU, I can see people from foreign places or hear a foreign language. While there is a lot of Caucasian people, there is a substantial Asian population and a smaller African-American one. One of my roommates was from the Netherlands!
College Junior 2012-07-11T02:26:33Z
It's a huge campus, and no matter how much they talk about community and involvement, it's still extremely huge. It is very possible for someone to feel "lost". A lot of the harder courses, math and chemistry for example, are seemingly impossible. Many professors don't care for teaching and it shows. It's definitely a place for social people, and the first year is a HUGE culture shock. I made a lot of friends, but my grades didn't end up how I had planned.
College Junior 2012-07-11T02:22:30Z
I Really Don't Like the Snow. The university does a good job keeping the sidewalks and roads clear of obstructions due ti weather. Classes are relatively close to the dorms, so it's not too bad to walk to class in bad weather.
College Junior 2012-07-11T00:18:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Pretty People Everywhere! There is never a shortage of someone pretty to look at! It is impossible to say that the dating atmosphere is bad. There is sure to be someone on campus that can be a great boyfriend/girlfriend.
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