Recent Alumnus 2011-05-25T17:50:34Z
Need for Car – for a commuter, a car is an absolute necessity. the cost of parking permit is very high near campus, and the farther you get away from central campus, the more reasonable it is.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-25T17:45:30Z
Computer Labs and Printing – there are plenty of computer labs for students. we used to automatically get $5 for our printing needs and then they stopped doing that. For having to pay so much for tuition, the least they could've done is keep that.
College Senior 2011-05-23T18:06:03Z
Prevalent but Not Overwhelming – The greek life can be seen pretty clearly on the weekends around here but they do not pressure you into joining and are fairly laid back.
College Senior 2011-05-23T18:03:33Z
Wide Variety – There is a huge selection of apartments and houses off campus. They do have rather high rent but it's still cheaper than living on campus. The university offers a housing fair to aid in finding a place that fits your needs.
College Senior 2011-05-23T17:58:48Z
Health & Safety:
Super Protective and Proactive – Campus police can be seen on a daily basis driving around campus and the Student Wellness Center offers many programs and activities to promote good health practices.
College Senior 2011-05-09T22:07:32Z
Internships for Communications Majors Strongly Encouraged – Positions in the college of communications, particularly for journalism and strategic communication, are limited, which improves the quality of applicants and the reputation of the program. The faculty includes a mix of professors and lecturers who have worked in communications. The advisors in the department of communications stress the importance of internships both as a way of gaining experience and as a way of experiencing the various career opportunities in the field from advertising to public relations to marketing to journalism. As an adult learner pursuing a second degree, I am very satisfied with Ohio States communicaiton program.
College Senior 2011-05-09T04:13:09Z
Profs Are There for Me (Seriously) – I am in the industrial design program, and All the students and faculty are always super-helpful and constantly encouraging me to more than I thought. Even outside of classes. I don't know how other departments are in this area, but I absolutely love and would recommend it to friends and family.
College Senior 2011-05-09T04:08:57Z
Two words for ya. Buckeye Football. Eveytone around OSU campus is Buckeye crazy. There is a real strong fan-base for the sports that go on, and they programs themselves are some of the best in the nation. The Facilities are also excellent. Including the included RPAC building with access to any student at OSU.
College Senior 2011-05-09T04:04:06Z
Well-Rounded Body of Students – It seems to me that there are equal amounts of most of the ethnicities in the art district, where I spend my time. The acceptance of these different races seems to be welcomed and I hardly notice them flocking towards eachother... everyone seems to mingle just fine.
College Senior 2011-04-30T02:52:46Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – The safety system is decent but the health system is hit or miss. sometimes you wait for hours, other times your in and out in 40 minutes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-25T17:12:44Z
Returning to the "big school" theme, a necessary evil that goes along with it is the massive underlying bureaucracy required to keep it running at all (if not always smoothly). Although I did eventually have no problem getting the loans that I needed, the process took a very long time at the start, and cut it so closely that I worried whether it would go through in time for classes to begin. The office lost my documents several times. Anytime students are working in an office setting, you can almost count on the fact that things are not going to get handled properly. This is not against their capabilities, but rather an issue of simple lack of experience in such an environment. The problem is that it is in this environment where other students' documents need to be properly handled, so there are others at risk when the efficacy of student workers is in question.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-25T17:08:52Z
Organizations and Varied Opportunities – Because OSU is such a huge university (60,000+ students), it has a wide variety of things in which students can get involved. The list of student organizations seems endless, and there is something for everyone. If you don't find something that is for you, the process to creating it is also fairly painless. The student facilities are beautiful; the new Ohio Union building is great, and is suited for all types of meetings and events, from balls and galas to small, focused meetings.
College Senior 2011-04-25T17:05:12Z
I love The Ohio State University. I had planned to attend Miami University all through high school and chose last minute, to attend Ohio State instead. I am so pleased with my decision. I have met so many amazing people and made so many wonderful memories. And the career opportunities offered by OSU and around Columbus are almost unbeatable.
College Senior 2011-04-25T16:58:38Z
Drinking Over Drugs – There is a great deal of alcohol consumption that goes on in public and at parties. Drinking is the most popular activity. I don't see drugs being as prevalent.
College Junior 2011-04-23T16:13:27Z
Buses Go Around the Entire Campus – OSU has a wonderful bus system, with prompt and regular arrivals that bring students all around the large campus. It is very convenient, and free for all students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-19T15:49:16Z
There are a variety of places to find many different types of ethnic and Americanized foods. The prices are reasonably and all food stations are extremely sanitary.
College Senior 2011-04-13T00:43:38Z
I Don't Know – I don't go out much, so I really can't comment on this. Most people I know usually go to house parties, I think because there are only a couple of places that allow an under-21 crowd.
College Senior 2011-04-13T00:35:32Z
Occasional Restaurant-Eater – I don't eat off-campus all that much, but the experiences I've had were pretty good. The prices were pretty average, and most restaurants are an easy bus ride if they aren't within walking distance.
College Senior 2011-04-13T00:33:40Z
Just Like New! Ohio State is overflowing with fantastic facilities! The libraries have any book you could ever need, the dining halls are clean and organized, and the main recreational center (called the RPAC) is the biggest gym facility I've ever seen. Everything is so well kept, it looks like new. We also have the student union, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, where you could spend hours exploring or just studying.
College Senior 2011-04-12T23:22:42Z
College City – While it is hard to get around the whole city without a car, there are tons of activities on campus and within walking distance to make the weekends fun. There are lots parks, some interesting museums, and multiple shopping centers nearby. And there are so many student groups, there's almost always something going on on-campus to take part in.
College Senior 2011-04-05T01:16:35Z
The Computers on campus are great and can be found in any of the many libraries with wireless access and printing at a small cost. For student athletes; we receive access to computer labs with free printing.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-04T20:23:00Z
Bad Winter – Winters in Columbus are awful. We rarely get snow days so be prepared to walk 40 minutes to class in -20 F weather and black ice covering the ground.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-04T20:20:53Z
No Cars for Freshmen – Freshmen cannot bring cars. If you live off campus, close parking is nearly impossible. You will often have to park 10 minutes away from where you actually live.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-04T20:18:39Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys Are Unique – There's a wide range of men on campus. City boys, country boys, geeks, nerds, jocks, outcasts.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-28T23:16:26Z
Just Get Out of the Dorms – Again, not far removed from what would be considered "typical" on a college campus. Ohio has been adamant about maintaining its no-smoking laws since passing, so if there are any doors or windows in view, be prepared for an RA to come outside and tell you to leave if you light up. Happened to me on numerous occasions, as surprising as it sounds. RAs and HDs won't hesitate to fortify the typical campus policies regarding drinking, drugs, etc. so if you do anything remotely "questionable," either stay out of view or be prepared to defend yourself. Fortunately, the university is pretty laid back outside of residence life. Students can swipe into any building on campus throughout the day, visitors can come and go. As long as you don't interfere with res life, OSU should stay out of your way.
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