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How We Party: THE Ohio State University

By / 08.15.13

Quick Hit:

Ohio State: football, beer delivery, oval beach, and football.

 

House Parties:

With around 25,000 kids living off campus within 2 sq. miles of each other, needless to say a house parties are a big thing here if you choose to not join greek life. Because all Ohio people are incredibly nice, there is often no cover, no guest list, and no problem in getting into any house party at any time of the night. The parties are open to anyone: freshmen, 5th year seniors, fraternity men, and even our former president Gordon Gee, who goes out a couple nights a months and parties with kids at random house parties. It's not uncommon to have music blaring from a house until the wee hours of the morning.

 

Very open. The sheer hugeness of OSU can oftentimes be intimidating, but the house party scene can make things seem oddly interconnected from time to time. You've got all the advantages of a huge school (can be semi-anonymous), plus the homeyness of a community-oriented place like Columbus. A homeyness that's only rivaled by the impressive levels of rowdy. 9/10

 

Bars/Clubs

If you're Greek then 3 words can describe your 3 years at Ohio State: “The O-Patio.” From Beat The Clock (on Fridays, pitchers start at $2 at 2:00 and go up by $1 every hour), Liquid Dope (a sugary handover concoction served during “Country Night” every Wednesday), or game days. If you're not in greek life, you can try out the other 22 bars along High St, just flash your shitty excuse for a fake ID and you're in no questions. While Ohio State isn't a big “nightclub” school, you can always head to Charlie Bear down in Gateway or go downtown to Park St.

 

You got your solid fill of options, and being in a city never hurts. By no means a be all end all of life, but provides more options than most places – overall, with a respectable amount of options for a big-time party school. Can't hate on the glory of $1 Mug Nights at Out R Inn. 7/10

 

Greek Life

While only 10% of the university is Greek, it's 10% of 50,000 students, so 5000 kids isn't too shabby. Fraternity parties have really shrunk since greek life's hayday in the early 2000's, but the only thing that means is no more GDI's at parties, not necessarily a bad thing. Fraternities pair up with a sorority or two and throw big pregames in their huge houses or annexes for Thursday nights where they order party busses to take everyone to downtown Columbus to go out. Most of the time, a fraternity will have a mixer or “TG” (themed gathering) with a sorority on Friday, and then have another pregame for The O on Saturday. And for our houses, we have 3 houses in BroBible's top-30, even though they know it should have been 4.

 

Ten percent is certainly a misleading number. The Greek Scene here is HUGE. And with that small percentage, it's also developed into an exclusive, more niche sort of thing; not dominating school life, but highly dominant for those in it. Very much a sports team vibe. And as stated, some of the houses ain't too shabby. 9/10

 

Girls

50,000 ÷ 2 = 25,000 girls. You're going to have hot girls, ugly girls, hipster girls, Asian girls, and everything in between. That being said, it gets cold in the winter and girls bundle up, but they never stop hitting the gym. Come spring time, it's like a whole different school as girls lay out in bikinis in the middle of our grassy area on-campus which students have dubbed “Oval Beach.” To sum it up, Ohio State is ranked as one of the most athletic schools in the nation so you may find a butterface but you will never find a fat chick.

 

Always gonna get a slight hit for being a chilly school, but certainly nothing wrong with a diverse, athletic female student body. And you best bet those wholesome Midwestern girls have got some party animal in them. 7/10.   

 

Sports Related Raging

105,000 people in The Horseshoe every home game. Go Bucks.

 

Nothing more needs to be said about sports at THE Ohio State. 10/10.

 

Big Events/Traditions

Mirror Lake Jump is huge. Other than that we have senior crawl at the end of the year where 10,000 graduating seniors (and people who stick around after classes are over) bar crawl down High St. to 20+ bars throughout the day and whatever free concerts OUAB (Ohio Union Activities Board) decides to put out. In my 2 years of being a student I have had the ability to see: Kendrick Llamar, Skrillex, Smashmouth, Matisyahu, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Trace Adkins, Common, Taking Back Sunday and Mac Miller all for free.

 

Anyone who drops Taking Back Sunday in the same sentence as those high-profile acts TRULY knows what's up. What a band. 9/10

 

Intangibles

Cops don't give a shit here unless you are throwing a bottle at a car or taking a shit in public. I've never seen a house party get broken up or someone get an underage that they couldn't get expunged by taking one 2 hour course on how to not drink (you'd think it would be a shorter class). Ohio State is a solid school academically so you don't have to sift through girls that are too stupid to hold a conversation. We have the largest recreational facility in North America (RPAC) in addition to the 3 other large gyms on campus, so everyone is always in shape. Oh, and we have free unlimited beer delivery to anywhere on or off campus until 2:30 AM, almost forgot about that one.

 

The biggest intangible of all? No other school is THE University. 9/10. 

 

OVERALL HOW WE PARTY SCORE: THE Ohio State University- 8.6

 

 

Overall How We Party Standings, Week 13:

1. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: 8.6

2. University of South Carolina: 8.4

3. University of Southern California: 8.3

4. Penn State University: 8.2

5. University of Texas-Austin: 8.1

6. University of Illinois: 7.9

7. Miami of Ohio 7.85

T-8. University of Arizona: 7.8

T-8. University of Michigan: 7.8

9. University of Dayton: 7.65

10. UC Santa Barbara: 7.6

11. University of Central Florida: 7.5

12. ELON 7.3

13. Duke University: 6.4

14.  Georgetown University: 6.3

 

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