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Reviews 2430 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I think the study options and areas as well as the actual classes are fantastic. I personally have not had very good luck with professors being able to teach especially in the math department. And registering is just a pain in the butt. And most of the professors don't take in to account that we have three or four other classes when distributing workload so it can get to be very overbearing.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse and most of the people that attend the school seem to be accepting of the diversity.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At the beginning of the year all of the warnings about drugs and alcohol were taken seriously, but towards the middle and end of the year people weren't as strict about it. It's very unsettling to have to deal with around campus at times when you're alone.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've only been to the START program, and so far it has been so much fun and I love the campus

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love attending this school.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Needs major improvement on quality and management.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: The hazing needs to stop.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Could improve on incorporating more fitness classes at the athletic facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a good school, there are A LOT of students,which makes it easy to find people who are like minded. The problem with this is that class sizes are usually large and it's hard to personally get to know your professors.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've walked home many times by myself when its dark or past midnight. I generally feel safe, but that could be all about luck and that nothing has happened to me.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you want to have fun on weekday, you'll get shouted at for being to loud. Our dorm was always clean and quiet which was nice.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really know anything about the Greek life except the the frats are pretty gross

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Dixon is pretty bad in the start and end of the term, as everyone wants to get some exercise in, which makes it overcrowded, cluttered and straight up hard to work out. If you have no problem getting up early or fighting with serious weightlifting people to get a spot, you'll like it just fine. If you don't feel like that... Cardio may be your only option.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the pride people have for the school, where the whole school cheers on the beavers no matter what. The academics at the school are great, even though quarter systems can be stressful you get what you sign yourself up for. The only the negative about my experience at OSU is that it's hard to get involved in clubs and activities etc as it's hard to find them. Otherwise it's a great school!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great staff willing to work with students in achieving their professional goals. eCampus set up in a way that is intuitive, easy to comprehend and works smoothly. Highly recommend OSU...GO BEAVERS!!!!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In every class except one I have had great professors and well designed courses. Every course provides you with a syllabus that outlines what will be covered in detail so that the student will know what is being studied and can then go to the professor during office hours to ask questions about topics that are not being covered. Usually the course is sequential and designed so that grasping the contents of the course is easy.

The professors really do seem to care about if their students are learning well or not. I think the best example of this would be physics professor David Bannon. He truly exemplifies what I mean by saying that he cares about what students learn. He implements problem solving methods conducive to grasping new concepts. Also he uses a clicker question system to get real-time statistics about how the students are progressing with their understanding of the chapter in class. Countless times he has emphasized the necessity to read the book, come to office hours, and do the homework alone so that you are grappling with the concepts instead of just getting the answer.

Most other professors share similar devotion to the learning experiences of their students. This even extends to the classes that are 200+ people where it should feel impersonal and cold.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Within my degree of Nuclear Engineering there is a generally high career prospect for students with a degree from OSU. This is because the program is hands on and is heavily connected to real world companies, internships, and researchers. Often students will be shown cutting edge research projects in class and are encouraged to get involved with internships both within the school and with other companies. Additionally, the alumni network is quite good in the nuclear engineering department because our program is well known and appreciated so our alumni are well connected.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus crime rates aren't ridiculously high and the streets are generally well lit, but the campus doesn't always feel safe. After all, there was a sexual assault near my dorm within the first week of school. However, as a male walking around at night alone I don't feel too unsafe. I worry for the female students though because for them, there is a real possibility that something could happen to them.

Sometimes you can see a police car driving through campus, but 8/10 times I have been walking around campus at night it feels like there's no security or police anywhere at all. The safest way to get between two places is to use the service OSU Safe Ride. You get into the Safe Ride van after requesting a ride and they take you directly there. This has helped many students stay safe at night.

Throughout campus there are conveniently placed emergency buttons that alert the police that someone needs help immediately. These help easy student's fears about walking alone at night because there is at least an easy way to contact police should something happen.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My responses were entirely based on using the best dorm choice, Tebeau, as the example. It is the newest and nicest looking dorm. Not only does it look clean, but it feels clean. The dorm is located close to many engineering/science related buildings so it is convenient for that.

On the other hand, if you looked at the dorm I stayed in, the responses would be quite a bit different. Finley is one of the oldest dorms on campus and REALLY looks like it. It feels a bit dirty, the water tastes funny, it looks outdated and often has ceiling tiles falling. Since it is the cheapest dorm to stay in, too it was often the last resort for people and thus brought a variety of kinds of people. I was unfortunate to have a floor with people who would trash the bathrooms and throw up everywhere and then not clean it up. So not the best dorm experience, but also not a common one either.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life seems to be everywhere at OSU. Nearly anywhere you look you'll see Greek letters on someone's shirt, jacket, or hat telling you which fraternity or sorority they belong to. While those involved in Greek life don't really look down on those who aren't involved, the reverse is often true with many stereotypes being tossed around about those in Greek life.

What is the simple truth about Greek life at OSU is that most of the student body either views them as the way to party and drink or as dirty and (dare I say) rape-y. Yes, I know, it's pretty horrible to throw a word like rape around nonchalantly, but I cannot count the number of times I have heard stories of people being drugged or of my friends refusing to drink anything once they arrive at a frat party. More often than not the charity events and other activities that Greek life puts on is swept under the rug and forgotten about.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: To be perfectly honest, OSU isn't well known for its athletic program. Usually our teams do okay or poorly. For example, the football team this past year didn't do so well and consequently the attendance for games drops. On the other hand, our basketball team did well this year and school spirit was quite high as a result. I feel as if this is reflective of any school's reaction to their team's performance. Regardless of team performance, anywhere you go there will be at least one or two people wearing the schools colors: orange and black.

From what I hear, the athletic facilities for athletes are generally nice. What I do know is that the facilities offered to non-athlete students are a bit small for a school this large. Often the gym is over crowded during the afternoon hours. However, the equipment and weights are all nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school has a strong nuclear engineering program that is small and focused. Each class is interesting and each professor is different, although they all have one thing in common: they are very smart. The program allows students to engage in (as close as one can get to) hands on activities with reactors, radioisotopes, and readings. My favorite experience so far has been getting to stand on top of the OSU TRIGA reactor and watch the Cherenkov radiation glow and then flash as the reactor was pulsed. Getting to see quantum mechanics in action was awesome!

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is not hard to tell who has the drugs/alcohol. And most are willing to share and/or sell. I am not part of greek life, but I am always welcome to drink as much and as often as I like at greek parties. The dorms always have alcohol and the RA's don't care one way or the other.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: professors in certain classes really don't care about the students. It is obvious they are only there for the money. They could not possibly care any less if you pass the class or not.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They make you feel like you have to be a round peg to fit into their round hole. Good luck if you are different.


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