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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.