I am a former OSU student (just graduated) so I may be a little bias, but I also have an insider perspective.
First off, OSU has an excellent Journalism Program. I had several friends in that program and they all got jobs within months of graduation.
Second, they just upgraded all the dorms and built a series of brand new dorms. They just opened this year. They are nice.
Yes, OSU is a big school. It has a lot of students and the campus area is big. HOWEVER, it's really only has big as you make it. The majority of classes are all in one central location which are a very close walk from the dorms. It never took me more than 5-10 minuets to walk to any class or library or food. Speaking of Libraries. OSU has 20-some libraries on campus. You can always find a nice quiet place to study and you can always find the book you need for research.
OSU is in downtown Columbus so there is SO MUCH to do! You will never be bored. However, this can also be distracting to a new student if you are not disciplined in your studies. So be careful. The fun will and can bring your grades down!
It's also VERY VERY easy to get around the city. Every student is allowed to use the City Public Buses for FREE. So you can get anywhere in Columbus (including the airport/malls/movie theaters/zoo ect) for free.
OSU also has there own campus buses called CABS,to get you around campus quickly and easily, including to off-campus apartments. So once you get to be a Sophomore, if you want to get an apartment off campus, you can because the Campus buses will pick you up and take you to campus. Super convenient.
If you are into working out or sports, OSU has the biggest and best Recreational Center in the nation. It's AMAZING! I even worked in the rec center for 3 years. It is VERY nice. Plus, they have 6 different Gyms around campus, so there is always one close to you.
There is a TON of food options. Dining hall food is surprisingly delicious. But there is also a slew of restaurants and food joints on campus and in walking distance. (You will need that Gym!)
Can you tell I love this school? lol
However, I do have some fairly big complaints as well.
The academic advisers SUCK! Because it is a huge school, the advisers have a hard time keeping track of things. You really need to pay attention to what classes you are taking and what classes you NEED to take because advisers often tell you to take the wrong classes. This is very frustrating because it waste your time and money. This happened to me several times. So you really need to be on top of your own academic plan to make sure you don't get screwed. This is a common problem with most big schools.
All in all, I highly recommend you visit this school and see for yourself.
I graduated in June and was Employed 2 months later.