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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.