Ohio State University-Main Campus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (64)
Great overall experience, Columbus is a city someone can easily leave in, campus is massive, all rounded student life, lot's of extracurricular opportunities, high academic standards, large international students community, lot's of recruitment opportunities.
I had a terrific experience at Ohio State. The Student Personnel program is top-notch. The professors are some of the best in the country, and therefore they attract some of the best students in the country as well. Great people, stimulating classes, beautiful campus, all in a terrific city. You couldn't ask for a better educational opportunity, both in the classroom and out.
Deciding which university to attend was not an easy choice. I wanted to become an engineer, so I was looking for schools that offered a comprehensive program. That’s when The Ohio State University shone over the other ones I considered, plus I had family living in Cincinnati, making the move away from home (Puerto Rico) an easier one. As it happens, I did not finish engineering, but was able to transfer most of my credits and finished a degree in marketing and international business. Thanks to the diversity of courses offered and OSU I was able to make this switch without wasting time. The Ohio State University has something for everyone. If you want to just go to college, you can do that at Ohio State. If you want to do sports and get a degree, you can do that at Ohio State. If you want to meet new people, people from different parts of the world, at Ohio State you can do that. OSU offers the best teachers, programs, and facilities for whatever a student can be interested in. Some people say that being such a big campus with so many students it is difficult to navigate through the system. I would say otherwise, it is the size that gives it its flexibility and diversity. There groups, associations, clubs, extracurricular activities, anything you can think of is available at OSU. My years at OSU were great and I would not change anything about them. My first year I stayed at the dorms (Halloran House) and it was a great way to start my college life. I was able to make friends, get to know other freshmen, get to know my way around, I was able to learn the ropes of college life. Even though I was not a sports fan I developed into a hardcore BUCKEYE. Something to be very proud of. The counselors at the College of Engineering were always contacting me making sure I kept the right path in order to finish my degree. The Office of Minority Affairs also did the same thing, looking for ways to make me do well and finding out about scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Once I switched majors the follow up continued and I was able to graduate ‘on time’. After graduation I came back to Puerto Rico and a few years later got involved in establishing the OSU Alumni Association. We always received the help of the Alumni Association and were able to get the group going for a few years. As of this day, I am the main point of contact for the Buckeyes in Puerto Rico.
I knew I went to a great dental school when I got to my post graduate residency program. I was able to solve so many more dental issues than other residents who went to different schools. OSU has so many top notch professors and specialty areas that you are able to learn about all aspects of dentistry from true professionals. So glad I was accepted to OSU Dental. By the way, football games aren't too bad either.
I truly enjoyed the Political Science Program at Ohio State. Being in the Ohio's Capital and having the ability to be at the heart of the city, county, state and national races were beneficial since my emphasis was in campaign politics. The campaign politics class required to work on a campaign throughout the quarter and have the opportunity to get a hands-on approach to the campaign. I also enjoyed the courses that walked you through each step of the campaign and learning what the processes were to run for office - from establishing a committee, gathering signatures on petitions through the final campaign finance reports. I definitely felt prepared when I chaired my first campaign for a candidate.
The Ohio State University offers fabulous opportunities to students who wish to broaden their horizons. Yes it's a very large university but the dorms, clubs, sports ,the Greek life and the colleges allow you to find your own areas to excel and grow and learn to get along with individuals from every walk of life. It size allows you opportunities you simply can't get at a smaller school. Whatever your degree program as a Buckeye you know you are getting an excellent education and the opportunity to network during and after your college years with tens of thousands of Alums who are happy to share their Buckeye pride, advice and connections. Finally whatever you choose to study know that the University is there for you for life...best times ever!
My years at Ohio state were some of the best years of my life. The friends I met there are still women I keep in touch with. Each time I return to campus I get so excited. I have so many happy memories of each and every place on the campus. I now live in South Carolina and am so proud to share my love of Ohio state. Go buckeyes. I hope you are as happy at Ohio state as I was.
Being uncertain of my professional field of study, I wanted to be sure if "plan A" didn't pan out (which it did not), that I would be attending a university that I could easily pick up and execute a "plan B". The size of the university provided a real life picture and prepare me for working in a competitive working world would be! It won't going to be a cake walk. Regarding extra curricular activities and clubs: If it wasn't currently offered as a club--as long as you had 3 people who also wanted to do this activity--the university would sanction the group as a "club". The diversity of, and level of excellence in all areas of extra curricular activities is beyond what any unsuspecting freshman could fathom.
Loved my area of study , the college of agriculture although at a big university was a smaller family like group. Which made going to a city after growing up in a small town much easier to handle. The professors were easy to find when you needed help , my advisor was always willing to help with class choices and academic advice. My degree has helped me open my own agriculture facility which I absolutely love.
As a Ford Fellow I received a Masters of Arts so I was prepared to administrate in an Urban District. The program was excellent since I was able to work side by side with national recognized educational leaders who were the professors in educational administration. Our program was one of the top leadership programs in the country. I followed that work up six years later by earning my Ph.D in Educational Leadership. Once again by working for the University, I built life long friends with my professors and fellow students. the placement service and the networks of the professors led me down a professional career path that was absolutely amazing. These experiences were priceless.