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2 out of 5
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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!

5 out of 5
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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.

4 out of 5
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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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4 out of 5
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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!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

I attended Oregon State University and graduated in 2015. I majored in Human Development and Family Sciences. I was an online only student. This program was perfect for me at the time I attended. I was a preschool teacher looking to finally finish my bachelors degree, but wasn't sure an education degree was what I wanted. I already had a certificate in Early Childhood Education and had been teaching for about 5 years at that point. I moved to Oregon with my parents and began looking for programs in social services that would still work within my job. I eventually found the program at OSU and found that it was a perfect blend of everything I wanted. It allowed me to pursue the knowledge I already had about families but extend it further beyond what I knew in my childcare profession. The degree has three options, I chose the general option, but there is also an early childhood and human services option. I was initially concerned about studying online, but now I know it's what I should have pursued all along. I am a very self motivated person and I read a lot. I was working full time when I started and it fit perfectly with my schedule. I feel now with my degree I am ready to move on from teaching and move into the Human Services field, which is what I will be pursuing for grad school.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Geology/Earth Science, General
Graduation Year: 2009

I loved going to school in Corvallis. Nice small town, mostly college students, but close enough to major cities. Small class sizes where professors actually care how you do.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a great school! The teachers are great, willing to help when you need it.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Construction Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Great college with a very committed faculty in the CEM program that cared about my career success and how to achieve it through schooling.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2009

Oregon State is located in Corvallis, Oregon--a little more than an hour south of Portland. It's a small town, but there are tons of things to do. The food is amazing, the people are laid back, and the campus is beautiful. Oregon State is most known for its agriculture and engineering programs. They've done a lot of work in the area of sustainability. They also offer strong Liberal Arts classes.

4 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011

The campus is great, and there's a heavy focus on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs.

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