Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.12 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 59,482 (45,831 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,425 in-state; $33,897 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I am in the online Family Nurse Practitioner program at The Ohio State University. I feel we are being shaped as professionals, and not just simply taught the material. I am confident in my education and am excited to start my career. Since this is not my first degree, the quality and events of campus life were not important to me. Instead, I was looking to get a good education based on evidence-based practice from a reputable school.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- Academic competitiveness. Saying you're a student of OSU is respectable. The professors and community lecturers have been very knowledgeable and accessible. Cons- Certain courses are not required that should be, such as Diagnosis and Practice Methods. As all students, wish more financial aid was available. I find it ridiculous graduate credit hours are three times higher fee than undergraduate.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: -wide variety of courses/research areas -excellent connections in industry -generous financial aid -low cost of living area -courses are challenging -good computing resources Cons: -lack of camaraderie among students -many faculty too busy with their own research and inaccessible -boring social scene -lack of student diversity -students aren't as strong as one would hope -public transit in Columbus is a disaster -parking is also a disaster
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Since my undergraduate was in Electronics, transition to computer science, that too graduate level, makes it very difficult to compete with batch mates who have had experience in the field for four years and are well aware of the topics. Getting an adviser to support the thesis also becomes extremely difficult because of two reasons: 1. Non CSE background (which is why they are skeptical of investing time and money on you) 2. Masters student (PhD students are always preferred) In spite of all these factors, i feel that even if your aim is to do a PhD, its better to get into Masters program first so that you get a clear idea of your research potential before actually jumping into it. Moreover a Masters from a good school opens your gate to better schools for Doctorate degree.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program of Horticulture and Crop Science is good to the extent that it offers enough knowledge for agricultural development. The challenge of it is its diversity, Using documents like diploma, It's difficult to tell if a graduate student specialized in weed science, plant breeding & Genetics, Ecology, Plant physiology etc. Its Just "Horticulture and Crop Science"
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

I like that The OSU is really integrated between all disciples. I don't like that it can be difficult to get face to face time with financial aid officers, Healthcare or other things not related to my education.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbus is consistently ranked as one of the top cities for young professionals. Easy access to government offices from campus, arts, events, culture, food, diversity, and sporting events can be conveniently accessed by public transportation or personal vehicle. Graduate program faculty and lecturers are a blend of experienced researchers and teachers, industry professionals, and new researchers and teachers with fresh, new ideas. Graduate Student Association plans social events for graduates to mingle and a research conference for students to practice presenting research. Very happy, challenged, and content with my choice in programs!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2020

Professors are really supportive and are willing to see you succeed in the Grad program!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2021

OSU sociology is a competitive yet supportive program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2019

The anthropology graduate program at OSU has been incredible. I have earned my M.A. at a different institution, and it did not even come close to being as supportive, productive, and encouraging as this one. The professors have high expectations, yet they remember that you are still learning in the program. The professors tend to help graduate students who are not only their own students, so the department is very close.
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