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Degree: Women's Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

I transferred to Oregon State from my current university because I loved the program options available and felt passionate about the major I chose. I was incredibly excited to join the Women, gender, and sexuality studies program. I spoke to my College of Liberal Arts advisor and things went well. I was awaiting an appointment with the advisor from my major, so I decided to research textbooks and how they are purchased. Both of my previous schools, my community college and the university at which I am currently enrolled, allowed students to use their financial aid to pay for books. In fact, all other schools I have looked at also offer this. Not Oregon State. I couldn't find how to pay on their website, so I emailed the Ecampus to find out. Turns out, you have to pay for textbooks out of pocket via credit card or check, and they recommended budgeting $300-$500 for books and course materials each term (that's every 11 weeks or so). I receive a large amount of financial aid grants, loans, and scholarships because I am very low-income. There is no way I could pay these costs. I ended up disheartened and having to cancel my admissions. TL;DR - If you're incredibly poor, don't waste your time applying here.

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Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I was always told that college would be the greatest four years of my life and I never understood what that meant until I attended Oregon State University. Going to a larger university I was very nervous about leaving home and starting a new chapter of my life. Even with over 28,000 students attending the university I was still able to find my friends for life and my home away from home. Oregon State University had amazing opportunities for individuals to get out of their comfort zone, spread their wings and try new things. Not only did I have the opportunity to join a sorority, but also a variety of clubs all through out campus that were specific to my Exercise and Sports Science major.

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Degree: Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016

The Public Health and Human Services department at Oregon State University was wonderful. I felt passionate about helping others before I began undergraduate school, but this passion intensified as I furthered my education. The faculty cared about my education, and I never felt bored regarding the material. On a larger scale, the University itself was a terrific experience and I'm glad I chose it. Go beavs!

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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2009

Oregon State University certainly changed my life in so many ways. The school is just the right blend of conservative and progressive values mixed to blend into a balanced campus with equal exposure to all ideologies which exist in academia. The location in Corvallis Oregon (~60 miles south of the Portland International Airport) was great for me because it allowed me to focus on school, but be close enough to the big city for events and transportation. When I attended school for my undergraduate degree the History and Political science departments were both top-notch professional departments who were truly dedicated to my education. Since then, my sister-in-law has also graduated from OSU, and I almost done with my Master's Degree.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

I strongly encourage networking with teachers and other students. I also strongly encourage entering into an internship or jobs that relate to your career it will significantly increase your chances of finding a job you're looking for once you graduate.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

The admissions department here is one of the worst Ive ever seen. Absolutely no contact from them at all. They dont care about you as a student here at all. While working through admissions, I was never called, emailed or sent any mail about the process or how things were coming along. Why would you ever spend that much money at at school that couldnt care less about you...?

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Degree: Horticultural Science
Graduation Year: 2021

I'm only writing this review to give others a helpful insight on my disappointing experience with this University as a Veteran of the Armed Forces and 100% education benefits {Post-9/11 GI Bill} college recipient. I applied as a full time student for the fall semester B.S. in Horticulture with a dual degree in Sustainability. I was proactive in meeting all their requirements months in advance. I sent transcripts, a copy of my DD from 214 proof of active duty service, received my eligibility certificate to pay for classes, completed the new student orientation, set up an email account, and even applied for financial aid if need be. I was on top of my game but couldn't register for my classes for 4 weeks due to the incompetence of my academic advisor {who also has your PIN # to resister per/semester}. Classes filled up fast and I was left with unanswered emails, repeated cancelled appointments, no return phone calls, or any correspondence from my advisor. I wasn't asking to be micromanaged or my hand held, as I was a Senior NCO in the military, but you are completely left independently to your devices. The academic advisor has zero regards in the success of your future and has committed little if any advisor-student interaction. She was unreliable in answering any questions or re-scheduling appointments she had cancelled within a 4 week period. I'm completley unsatisfied with her being the ONLY advisor for the ECampus Horticulture students. She has failed professionally in advising me with my future aspirations, education abilities, academic pursuits, and a most importantly a degree plan. At the time, I was honored to be a part of Beaver nation, eager to pursue my degrees with OSU however, discouraged & fully aware that this is NOT the right college for me considering the core values I once served of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do with the United States Air Force. In closing, I did elevate my complaint with the chain of command in writing the Dean/Director College of Agriculture, only to have my email returned to the advisor to finally contact me. I received absolutely NO response from the school to rectify the situation. I would not recommend this school to others, or my Brother/Sister in Arms. I deployed 3 tours to Iraq and served my country honorably-this school is not worthy of my hard earned monetary GI Bill. Do your homework when applying and understand that if you mean this little to them as a student, let alone a Veteran who served their country-put your blood, sweat, and heart elsewhere because they simply DO NOT care!

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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

I was lucky to come into Oregon State as an international student and managed to get a generous amount of scholarship! However, due to circumstances I became a permanent resident and the school rather than throw me off my scholarships stepped and found me alternate funding to finish my degree. In terms of classes my professors rather than focus just on theory really focused on application knowledge which prepared me for the workforce and gave me a lot of confidence. Starting from freshman year I had a technical internship every summer both on campus and off which is a very unique experience. The Oregon State community is also very welcoming to students and fosters teamwork very well. I am still in close contact with all my friends and feel lucky to have attended the school. I could not recommend the program more than I do right now. It will give you a good grasp on getting into the real world and understand where you want to go. You will also have a really unique international experience because culture is welcomed and embraced.

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Degree: Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program and great faculty. I have obtained two degree from Oregon State University and I would have it no other way. The staff are always helpful and I felt like the education I received prepared me well for the field I was entering. The classes provided great information and resources.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

Oregon State University is a great school for those students interested in the science or engineering fields. Although the curriculum is extremely rigorous, you are challenged on a daily basis to put in your best effort. Prepares you for your career!

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