College Senior 2012-07-03T02:49:58Z
Civil Engineering Is Perfect for Me – As a lover of all things mathematical, I knew some kind of engineering would be ideal for me. The Civil engineering program has been a great experience, and I have been enjoying stretching the limits of my academic ability and reaching for the higher levels of math and physics. I hope to find a job that allows me to help design bridges or buildings and positively contribute to my community. The only concern I have is finding a job that pays well enough for me to pay off any student loans I may accumulate in finishing my my degree in a reasonable amount of time.
College Senior 2012-07-03T02:44:06Z
ODOT Internship – My internship at ODOT has been a positive experience. They treat their interns well and it is much better than my other job. It also is a wonderful experience and real world application of a Civil Engineering degree.
College Junior 2012-06-30T19:54:19Z
I Prefer South Campus – new doors are being completed for 2013 and they are also air conditioned
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:50:23Z
Pretty Hidden, Very Basic – Ohio State is a campus fueled by alcohol. I would say at least 75% of students drink or have drank here before, and it is the main focus when students go out at night. Marijuana is pretty abundant off campus (I definitely live within a few blocks of stoners) and things like Adderall and Ritalin are pretty easily accessible. Other than that, students tend not to touch anything harder than that- that is definitely a burnout thing to do.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:41:23Z
I Wouldn't Change a Thing – Ohio State is amazing. It is so easy to find your niche here. Columbus is general is great- there is so much to do and see. I made tons of friends and started dating someone who I am still with all within 3 months of being here. Your degree means a lot coming from this school; our alumni network is huge and well-connected. This means you also need to WORK HARD to get your degree. OSU does not mess around when it comes to your grades, they will definitely get on you about it and it could lead to academic dismissal. But enjoy your time here: the years fly by!
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:34:12Z
Special Is Few and Far Between. Some places are really good to get grab n go, especially if you don't live on campus, like The Union or KSA Cafe. Meal plan is alright, you will almost ALWAYS have swipes left at the end.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:25:00Z
Guys & Girls:
Huge Mix of People – OSU has a pretty even guy to girl ratio, and pretty much every single type of person you can imagine. It is not hard to find someone you find attractive here (or many people). Girls don't really care too much about their appearance while on campus - think sweats, no makeup, workout gear - and guys are pretty torn between caring and not caring. But the weekend is a different story; everyone gets dressed up in their best.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:20:55Z
I transferred as a sophomore and lived on North Campus for Winter and Spring Quarter. I had two roommates and we shared our own bathroom (which was nice, no floor bathroom like in south campus), a living room area, and a bedroom. I really really disliked one of my roommates (the other was cool), but because I didn't know anyone coming here I was kind of just shuttled in with them. But North Campus has absolutely NO social life. You need to go to the bars or South Campus to experience that.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-29T19:18:14Z
Just as Easy to Walk – OSU is a big campus at first, but as you narrow down your classes and especially when you get down to your major classes, getting to class isn't bad. I can get across campus walking in about 15 minutes, from Fischer to the Union. Transportation is great for getting home if you live off campus, but not necessary.
College Senior 2012-06-28T16:58:06Z
You can find an internship for everything. The college website gives a whole list of places looking for interns for you to choose from.
College Senior 2012-06-28T16:54:08Z
Bad Area – I personally have not lived near campus but my friends have and its not very safe. Peoples apartments are always broken into and housing is getting vandalized frequently. My friend watched his living room door knob get turned from the outside by someone checking to rob him.
College Senior 2012-06-28T16:50:46Z
Takes a While – You have to plan ahead to find a good parking spot. Parking costs are rising next semester and your competing with 65,000 students for close parking.
College Senior 2012-06-28T16:49:10Z
The weather isn't that bad at all. Every now and again you get rain or snow but for the most part it isn't a problem.
College Senior 2012-06-27T14:26:08Z
Varsity sports are a large part of campus life whether on main campus of a branch. Our facilities and couches are some of the best in the country.
College Senior 2012-06-27T14:21:01Z
Dining Grade – I think there are many different places to choose from so no matter what mood you are in, you can find something you want.
College Senior 2012-06-26T16:03:06Z
Promising Future in Nutrtion and Community Health – My program is Nutrition and Community Health. I have no regrets about choosing this path. With a major involved in health care there are plenty of job opportunites. I really like studying it, and it fits in with my career goal of working in the medical field without medical school, and I can work with kids. My only complaint is that the academic advisor rarely have open appointments, and are not all that helpful with scheduling or getting back to you on questions involving scheduling and classes that you need to take.
College Senior 2012-06-26T15:55:42Z
All Four Seasons. (Sometimes in One Day) – It's Ohio so the weather can be completely unpredicticable. It can go from 70 and sunny to freezing in the 30s all in one day. You get to experience all four seasons which can be both a blessing and a curse. Fall is usually beautiful. Winter is cold. Classes never get cancelled. And it doesn't really snow more than an inch or two, but it ices and can get really slippery. But once spring warms up campus is really pretty. All through spring and summer though everyone goes to the Oval and turns it into our verison of the beach with frisbee, football, cornhole, and just hanging out with friends.
College Senior 2012-06-26T15:43:39Z
You Don't Really Need a Car. Transportaion around Columbus is pretty simple. There is a campus bus service, and a pass to ride the Columbus Bus is included in tuition so it is free with a Buck ID. But even with the buses everything is within walking distance. Late at night there is also a student safety service that you can call and they will come pick you up and drive you home. The only real need for a car is when you move off campus and need to do things like grocery shopping. But as long as one roommate has one, you can all go together and you really don't need a car.
College Senior 2012-06-26T15:36:32Z
The RPAC Is Amazing! Ohio State's Rec Sports facilities are amazing. The RPAC is currently the largest rec sports facility in the USA. It is only one of five facilities. It contains anything you could possibly want to do to stay fit and maintain your health and wellness. Not to mention their incredible and very helpful staff. Thompson Library, one of the many libraries is incredible. The view of the 11th floor of downtown at night is beautiful. And the Ohio Union is under five years old. It has three places to eat, plenty of places to study, and all kinds of resources for students to use. It really shows Ohio State's school spirit.
College Senior 2012-06-26T15:24:19Z
My friends that are involved in Greek life really like their experiences. But Greek life does not have a very strong presence on campus. Most parties that are thrown are not Frat parties. Very few students that are not invloved in Greek life, and are not freshman attend any Frat Parties. Most of the non-Greeks view the presence of Greek life as kind of pointless and dumb with typical sterotypes of frat guys and sorotity girls. They avoid sorority row and frat parties but no real problems exist between the two groups.
College Senior 2012-06-19T00:50:18Z
Could Be Better – There are very few places for students to park directly on campus. The dorms have very small parking places and can make finding a spot near holidays difficult. The options for parking are expensive also. The university could do better with on campus parking
College Senior 2012-06-19T00:48:42Z
There is a vast diversity on campus. Some majors may be filled with a more distinct race or religion than others but walking around campus you see a wide range of different people.
College Senior 2012-06-19T00:42:07Z
High Quality Athletic Organizations – Not only are the varsity sport organizations top notch at osu the intermural sports are also amazing. There are many organizations to be involved with, each has amazing fitness crew and the chance to improve performance is extremely high. If you don't think the fan support is amazing there is something wrong. Most sports almost sell out to students throughout the year. OSU has the best athletic programs a college can offer
College Junior 2012-06-12T17:53:13Z
A loose leash – Gordon Gee isn't your mom. Although OSU takes measures to keep campus safe, those measures are restricted primarily to safety. The police wont bother the typical Friday night partier or the sly stoner smoking a joint on the oval. As for residence halls, it completely depends on your RA. My RA was very relaxed and wouldn't reprimand for drinking in the dorms. But I've also heard horror stories of RAs going to great lengths to bust residents for drinking and smoking weed in the dorms. Keep your head down when the cops come around and don't cause a scene and you will go 4 years without a problem.
College Junior 2012-06-10T16:50:03Z
Health & Safety:
Somewhat Safe – alot of crime on campus but is addressed by campus police
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