Ohio State University-Main Campus Reviews

  • 92 Reviews
  • Columbus (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,742
93% of 92 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 92 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Erik Leiden
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I had an amazing time at Ohio State- I think attending an enormous university allowed me to develop social and leadership skills that I wouldn't have been able to build in a smaller program. More importantly, Ohio State's in-state tuition, along with many generous scholarships funded by donors, allowed me to patch together a series of 14 scholarships that funded my undergraduate education. I wouldn't have been able to attend college without these scholarships, and am thankful to this day for all the opportunities provided."
Rachel Erford
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"My experience at Ohio State made me the ambitious, goal oriented and eager person I am to help other students looking to enter their undergraduate program. The Ohio Stat University main campus is daunting, the campus is huge, but the family is so welcoming. Once your major is decided your campus becomes smaller, your family becomes more intimate and you have access to any supports you may need. Ohio State will forever be a home to me and I will be forever grateful to my years spent there. Go bucks!"
Andy Van
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Loved THE Ohio State University! There are a lot of places where you can grow and explore. Many different clubs and organizations that will allow you to be exposed to either things you love or that are new to you. It's a very diverse school and you will have a lot of resources."
Michael Fisher
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2019
  • Degree: Construction Management
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"The Construction Systems Management (CSM) program at OSU is very organized and adequately prepared a student for a career in the construction industry. The program incorporated a required internship as part of the coursework curriculum. I was able to maintain an internship throughout my undergraduate coursework. This gave me job experience and the start of a professional network in the construction industry. The college should strive for accreditation and possibly establish a graduate degree program. However, they have collaborated with the architecture school to offer a double major with the CSM degree."
One of the many
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2019
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Oh the wonders of State universities. I was in a class of 850 others for a Marketing class...unbelievable, but when you have over 100 year old brick and mortar facilities to maintain you have to get your money somewhere. After the mandatory classes are over you are in smaller classes. My major typically only had 30-40 students in them. OSU is a great place to learn, but you really have to dig for it. A big plus is the success of the football team. Everyone has heard of THE Ohio State University and it will definitely open some doors for you. Just brace yourself for the endless contacts from the Alumni association looking for $$$$$. You will be well advised to take AP Calculus and Physics and transfer the credit so you do not have to take classes from non-English speaking TA's."
Rachel S
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"My experience at The Ohio State University was overwhelmingly positive. The diversity of the student body and the energy on campus was unmatched, and as I continue to meet people who have had a different college experience, I have no doubt that I made the right choice. The Ohio State College of Social Work in particular was a great example of a niche I feel lucky to have been a part of during my undergraduate years. Potential students are often intimidated by the size of a large university like Ohio State; however, I strongly believe it's all a matter of finding smaller communities on campus to become a part of. There are hundreds of student organizations, volunteer, and learning opportunities to take advantage of. The faculty are wonderful and supportive. Anyone can find a place for themselves at The Ohio State University, and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering making the commitment."
Ivan
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The Health Sciences program at the Ohio State University was very well organized, the content and subject matter within this program has played a large roll in my pursuit of a career in physical therapy. All of my professors and counselors were a great help throughout my time at the university."
AJ
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2018
  • Degree: Construction Management
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"It has been quite some time since I completed the undergrad program so there may have been some changes but I would have appreciated a little more emphasis on commercial construction and the typical protocol and procedures affiliated with managing a commercial project. Covering simple construction administrative topics such as RFIs, submittals, document control, scheduling (in more detail), BIM coordination (which they may do now) would have been helpful in entry level employment."
Julia Koenigsberg
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2018
  • Degree: Animal Science
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I loved being at Ohio State and the Ag campus felt like a close community. Some of the large first year science classes however, were too large and made it difficult to learn. I enjoyed all of the opportunities Ohio State provided me as far as extracurriculars and would highly recommend this school!"
Madeline Fall
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"O-H! Ohio State may seem big and intimidating but it is really one big family. The Buckeye Family is one that is loving and supportive. That is particularly true for both the Psych and Women's Studies department. Through my double major I gained a better understanding of the world around me. The professors want you to succeed and they are always available for advice or a friendly chat. The curriculum is designed to give you both breadth and depth of any subject. It was a honor to go to this school that has taught generations of my family and I would recommend it to anyone."
Kristin Murray
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"The psychology program at OSU is incredible. Many top researchers in the field teach courses here and it helps tremendously to have their insight and real world connections to theories we are studying. Columbus has many great resources and places for internships to prepare you for any career path you might take. I personally loved having the Nisonger center right on campus as I focused on youth and developmental disabilities. I had a preceptorship here my senior year and learned more in a few weeks than I would have anywhere else. Truly priceless opportunity."
Luke
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Transferring to Ohio State from a small school opened up a lot of opportunity. At first I though I would be "just a number" but quickly realized that the way Ohio State is it is easy to find your place and opens the door for many things down the road."
James Kirby
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Ohio State is a great school if you plan to stay in Columbus, OH to fulfill your degree career. I will say they are very flexible if you are an adult with a full time job and a family. I had to fulfill and internship for my degree but I already had a family and a full time job. My counselor helped me get an exception from the college to take an extra 500-600 level class in my major to compensate and I was able to graduate on time."
Olivia Nugent
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Ohio State and the Columbus campus are filled with diversity, challenges, and a strong sense of community. Professors are very generous with their time and willingness to help students with issues both concerning their classes and outside. Human Development and Family Science is a broad degree that allowed me to keep my options open while pursuing and considering all possible future career paths. I highly recommend this University and it will always be a place I hold close to my heart."
Prayna Bhatia
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The Ohio State University is an institution that has provided me the tools to excel in any step I decide to take in life. Whether I join the workforce or further my education, I have attained skills that allow me to be independent, a leader and an innovator. As students, we are able to build relationships with advisors and professors; post graduation, they have always been available for mentorship. As a transfer student of this university, the Student Life department has assisted in connecting me with various organizations, both professional and recreational. This institution, deeply rooted in history, allows students to create memories that will last a lifetime. As an alumni of Ohio State University, I can attest to the Buckeye pride every student feels walking into a lecture hall, a sporting event, and eventually graduation."
Alex
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"My fours years at The Ohio State University were arguably the best four years of my life. The campus, city, students, and staff all had the most school spirit and love for the school itself. Many of the core/general education classes were taught in big lecture halls with smaller "lab" classes at least once a week to get a more in depth explanation of what you a learning and a knowledgable Teaching Assistant that could work with you one-on-one to answer any questions. The English department specifically had extremely knowledgable and passionate teachers who mastered their specific content area and had a lot to offer to the students who were interested. The English department, however, did not specifically prepare you for any one job or content area, it was up to the student to find their path and navigate their own way to networking and job opportunities."
Meghan
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The opportunities are endless at The Ohio State University. From the diversity of students clubs to the unique classes, making Ohio State home is not hard, as long as you are willing to put in the effort! The university puts your education in your hands and expects you to take advantage of what they have to offer! The opportunities are there, as long as you are willing to work for them! I would not change my time at the university for anything. Becoming a buckeye is a way of life and with it, the experience and knowledge you gain here are irreplaceable!"
Kaleb Curry
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Animal Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I started as a pre-vet student, moved more towards research, then ultimately did a 180 and decided to go into education. That has nothing to do with the quality of my education, however. In fact, it gives me a bit of an outsider view, having spent much of my final year reflecting on OSU's animal science program. It really is one of the most rigorous and rewarding programs on campus. I feel that it was about as safe as any other large school, and the only real hit it takes is diversity. To be fair, I took most of my classes on west campus, which is probably a fair bit less diverse than the rest of OSU. Overall I would highly recommend OSU to anyone interested in pursuing work with companion or livestock animals. Just make sure to expose yourself to main campus."
Brandon Holloway
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Real Estate
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Ohio State is a school for students who wish to be challenged and have their ideas expanded. The professors are very knowledgeable about their topics and have passion for teaching students. The campus is large however can easily be made small by getting involved in clubs and extra activities with peers. Living on campus is very convenient as students are presented with everything they need: lots of food, grocery and retail stores, multiple gyms, friendly staff, and an endless amount of connections. Overall if you study smartly and get involved you'll have a great time here at The Ohio State University."
Chloe E. Kirby
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I am graduating from The Ohio State University this May of 2017. During my time at OSU, I have been exposed to thousands of student organizations and came in contact with many great campus leaders. Ohio State makes it easy for a student to get involved and get their voice heard. The only thing that I could say I really didn't like about Ohio State was the safety on and around campus. I never felt safe walking from class to my apartment at night, or walking anywhere after dark. This is something that I feel like they have the resources to improve, but also is a downfall of being in a big city - they're just inherently more dangerous. Overall, Ohio State had great professors who really seemed to be knowledgeable in their area, and gave students a lot of opportunities to exceed."