Ohio State University-Main Campus Reviews

  • 245 Reviews
  • Columbus (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,742
94% of 245 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 245 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I love OSU. It has everything you need to succeed in college and more. You won't regret going to a school with so many opportunities, majors, and great sports teams."
Sara Eppler
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Ohio State is one of the top-rated programs in the country. The College of Public Health has professors that have worked in the field and are very knowledgeable about their respective areas of teaching. As a top research institute, there are many chances for students to get involved in research projects in a variety of public health topics. The small size of each cohort ensures students constantly work together and know each other very well. The student life of both the CPH and the university in general is very lively."
Jonnita Green
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2015
  • Degree: Dentistry
"I feel that my program is very competitive to get into but once you are in you are treated like family. The professors want you to succeed so they are always available to assist you in educational and personal needs if needed. I feel that the course load is strenuous but it makes for a better professional."
S. Baker
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Management
"Ohio State was an incredible college experience. You literally have everything at your fingertips as a student. Your opportunities are endless at Ohio State and there is so much diversity everyone will find something that's for them!"
S. Baker
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Human Resources
"Ohio State was an incredible college experience. You literally have everything at your fingertips as a student. Your opportunities are endless at Ohio State and there is so much diversity everyone will find something that's for them!"
KA
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Welding
"My college experience was amazing. I enjoyed the benefits that a large university has to offer, but my major was pretty small, so I still felt like I fit in and could find help."
Aaron W.
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
"College was an excellent way to get hands on experience in a vast array of topics and research that would otherwise be difficult to find."
Ronald Hill
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"I enjoy how the classes/workload are challenging but not unreasonable. I'm still able to go to work during the day, and attend classes in the evening. Pros include: alumni and connections to important companies not only in Ohio, but in the United States and around the world. Likewise, there's a moderate amount of flexibility for work (e.g. having to travel, and missing a few sessions). Cons include: no grants/scholarships through the school for part-time students."
Kenneth Shick
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The biggest con by far is that the university does not provide financial support or scholarships for part time students. I understand they want to save this for full time students with no job to support them while they are in school but I pay the same price for my schooling in addition to my mortgage, car payment, utilities, etc. I am at a disadvantage because I did not save tens of thousands of dollars to pay for school ahead of time (I bought a house instead)."
Jill from Columbus
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved my college - socially and academically - I came from a smaller town and haven't left Columbus (been here for over 10 years now). I feel I received an amazing education, I excelled and have found my own personal potential."
Mariana
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The first couple of years here were tough because I did not have a major yet and the class sizes were too big. I never connected with my professors. It was not until I chose my major that I started feeling a connection to the college and to my professors."
SJ GOSSE
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"(Referring to East Asian Langs. & Lit) Generally a top-notch faculty that's large and diverse in their research interests. What I couldn't find within the department in terms of training in specific research areas, I was able to find in outside, but related depts. This is a big plus of a university with the breadth of OSU. Support on the job market, at least in my field and with my committee, was excellent and led to my placement in TT-job in my exact research specialization. Teacher training is also rigorous and very coherent with the teaching philosophy/pedagogical research of the faculty. This is actually more important than it sounds to young grad students who can benefit from good models/mentors. One con about the program is that many of the professors in the department seemed oblivious to the fact that those studying interdisciplinary topics NEED to take courses outside the department to gain knowledge needed for dissertation and the job search. The lack of a research methods course for linguistics-track students is a glaring example--students should be told very early in the program to take one of those offered by other related departments (ling/psych/edu, etc)! A great experience, probably on par (if not in name, then in quality)with any other EAS program in the country."
Buckeye613
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Graduating from The Ohio State University is a point of honor and pride for me. I made connections academically, professionally, and socially. The academic programs available are some of the best in the world, well worth the money. Plus the sports are top notch."
Andreas
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2015
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Terry Forman
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: School Counseling
"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."
Marisol Lugo-Juan
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"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."
Jason Ciminieri
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Dentistry
"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."
Martha Campbell
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
S. Ivey
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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!"
Cheryl
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
"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."