Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.1 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 214 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 13 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 58,663 (45,289 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 26% part-time, 74% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,425 in-state; $31,897 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program is Social Work. I believe, at this time, the program is facing some difficulties with changing from quarters to semesters, as well as attempting to re-vamp their entire graduate program. This is a huge disadvantage for the current students, as some people who were on quarters now have to wait longer to graduate, and new students are not receiving a quality education because they changed the curriculum and so many instructors / professors are struggling with the adjustments. While many of my courses were actually valuable, others had no significant impact and I honestly wish I could've tested out of them, or wish I had waited longer to consider beginning grad school at OSU, or maybe gone to a different school altogether. I love OSU, but I can't recommend the MSW program until they work out all their problems; apply in a few years.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Ohio State continues to be one of the best dental schools in the country for their instate tuition. It has every specialty and a large client base in Columbus in order to get all students the variety of cases they need for requirements.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

As an occupational therapy student, I enjoy being part of a small cohort with a small faculty that pays close attention to all of us. At the same time, I am a part of a larger university and benefit from all of the resources and recognition associated with being from OSU.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The campus & surrounding community are great, but a lot of the faculty don't seem too interested in their students and too few American students & faculty for a state school.
1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

1. Some classes only given in Columbus. 60 miles each way from Mansfield (regional campus). Always scheduled in winter. Why have 20 people drive to Columbus when 1 professor could drive up? Why in winter? Tuition higher if take class at main campus...is that why? 2. Some professors just hired because are social workers - not trained in subject matter they are teaching. 3. Only provide certain classes once a year. 4. No connection between College of Social Work and regional campuses. 5. Regional campus (Mansfield) needs to be replaced. Unhelpful, unknowledgeable, inconsiderate
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Law school is difficult and expensive, hence the lower ratings for social life and financial aid. Most law students here hang out together, so meeting people outside the law school is difficult. More financial aid to offset the costs of school would certainly be helpful, too.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I am very happy with my choice to attend the Fisher College of Business. The more intimate program, combined with the resources of a large university make it an ideal educational environment.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The instructors have many years of experience in the field as well as in academia. They have a strong passion for helping students and helping students to further develop their ideas. The program moves at a very fast pace and you must be on top of things and learn software as fast as you can i.e. Adobe suite.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Really just trying to get adjusted to everything. Overall my experience has been good.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The MFA program is incredibly supportive of emerging writers.
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