Oregon State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Engineering

3.7 out of 5 stars
(6 Reviews)
  • Corvallis (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,141
100% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars
AV - 10/21/2020
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2021
"Don't be fooled by these 4-5 star reviews left for Oregon State University. These are from small-town farmers who know and have seen nothing better that could be offered from a University. If you are unfortunate enough to be living in Oregon when you are graduating high school, opt for a community college, or an east coast school. At least at these schools, they dedicate your tuition to the growth of the school, and to further your education. In Oregon, they like to give your money to the failing sports programs, and the incredible amount of student employees getting paid to stand and miss class. OSU's student body culture boasts a pretentious urge to be accepting of minorities, yet pushes them to the outskirts of campus at all costs, while having little to no actual minority involvement. Most of the student life is dominated by exclusive and chauvinistic fratboys and sorority girls, who have simply chosen OSU to get their Mr. and Mrs. degrees, promptly drop out after a failed year at business school, and then stay around the heart of the valley in Oregon. These people are easy to find when they drop out, as they are often sporting "Oregun" stickers on their enormous vehicles, waving giant American flags, and attending republican rallies ornamented in Oregon State University clothing. If the culture alone didn't keep change your mind about wasting your money at this school, consider the extreme bureaucratic systems OSU has set up, that make what used to be simple tasks for students, an absolute nightmare. For example, if you would like to change your password to your student account, it is going to take you no less than 2 hours, speaking to various students(paid with your tuition) and jumping through hoops, just so that you can find out what your schedule looks like. OSU makes it SO hard to put on any sort of event, and really challenges people that want to get involved, into figuring out how they can do so with their strict policies. OSU is constantly changing their curriculum and programs. The education alumni got 5 years ago is drastically different than the one people get nowadays. I have taken many classes at OSU where we were expected, and set up for failure, with class averages on exams being in the 30% range, and that translating to an A with a curve. This is an awful way to teach and is frequented at OSU. Twice now, has OSU decided to change their curriculum, and force me to take a class, that when I first enrolled at this school, they did not think was necessary to take. This tacks on thousands of dollars in debt for students, and forces them to change their plans and schedules without any warning. Ultimately, I feel as though I have made a huge mistake going to this school, and if I could have put my money and time somewhere else, I would have done that immediately. This school is a giant gold-encrusted turd, and has forced me now to spend the next 5-10 years of my life paying for OSU's failure of a football team/coach and repulsing greek life."
3.9 out of 5 stars
SG - 9/15/2019
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"I started OSU as a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering and just never really connected with the material, just just seemed a bit flat and dull to me. Spring of my sophomore year I found Ecological Engineering and switched, and am so happy that I did. I loved the courses and material, it really just connected with me, and there were some terrific instructors that taught with so much enthusiasm and passion that I will never forget them. The Ecological Engineering program it had only recently gained its accreditation and I was in one of the first graduating classes, so there was still a little bit of shifting in the program itself, but it was a great experience overall. And the OSU campus is gorgeous, if I could continue my Masters on campus I would in a heartbeat."
3.9 out of 5 stars
SG - 9/15/2019
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"I started OSU as a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering and just never really connected with the material, just just seemed a bit flat and dull to me. Spring of my sophomore year I found Ecological Engineering and switched, and am so happy that I did. I loved the courses and material, it really just connected with me, and there were some terrific instructors that taught with so much enthusiasm and passion that I will never forget them. The Ecological Engineering program it had only recently gained its accreditation and I was in one of the first graduating classes, so there was still a little bit of shifting in the program itself, but it was a great experience overall. And the OSU campus is gorgeous, if I could continue my Masters on campus I would in a heartbeat."
3.9 out of 5 stars
SG - 9/15/2019
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"I started OSU as a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering and just never really connected with the material, just just seemed a bit flat and dull to me. Spring of my sophomore year I found Ecological Engineering and switched, and am so happy that I did. I loved the courses and material, it really just connected with me, and there were some terrific instructors that taught with so much enthusiasm and passion that I will never forget them. The Ecological Engineering program it had only recently gained its accreditation and I was in one of the first graduating classes, so there was still a little bit of shifting in the program itself, but it was a great experience overall. And the OSU campus is gorgeous, if I could continue my Masters on campus I would in a heartbeat."
4.7 out of 5 stars
CEM2015 - 11/30/2015
Degree: 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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013
"Oregon State University's Construction Engineering Management program is great. You have huge amounts of opportunity to regularly meet with industry professionals, have a very high rate of getting internships for the summers and jobs right out of college, and a very knowledgeable set of instructors and professors."