- Class: Senior
- Major: Engineering
- Gender: M
- High School: Glen Este (Cincinnati, OH)
- Transfer Student: N
A lot of people feel like Ohio State is so large that they would become just another face in the crowd if they came here. But the great thing about a huge university is the huge number of opportunities you have. There ARE a ton of students here, but that just means that you're practically guaranteed to find some awesome people that are interested in the same things you are. And while OSU is definitely a big school, it doesn't take long before you start to feel like you're part of the family. Another great thing about Ohio State is the number of traditions that we have. From jumping in Mirror Lake to yelling "O-H! I-O!" at each other around campus, football season at Ohio State is definitely an exciting time to be a Buckeye. Being surrounded by 100,000 other screaming Ohio State fans at a game is definitely an experience I'll remember for the rest of my life.
One of the great things about Ohio State is that you don't really feel like you're competing with the other students in your classes. By and large, your fellow students are more than willing to work together on homework or study together for a test. The professors at Ohio State are great about making time for students. They're more than happy to answer questions during class, after lecture, during office hours, or by e-mail. One of my professors even gave out her cell phone number the last week of class, in case we had questions over the weekend while we were studying for the final.
Ohio State has such a diverse student body. I've met people from all kinds of cultural backgrounds and walks of life that I would never have been exposed to at a smaller school. Over the past four years I've been pretty involved with student organizations geared toward Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) students. Overall, I've found that Ohio State is very welcoming of GLBT students - I've experienced very few instances of homophobia first hand. Most of the students that I've talked to about it seem curious, mostly.
The Best Things
There's so much to do here!
The Worst Things
It's kind of loud on weekends, especially off-campus