Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The math department of OSU provides a friendly environment for graduate student. They have well organized administration and facilities support. Strong areas include Topology, number theory, ergodic theory, math bio, and others. The main campus in The city of Columbus has a fancy sport center and of course the home stadium of OSU football team.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

The pro is that after completing this graduate program I feel I can do anything. The con is that sometimes the workload is a bit too much to handle.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Excellent community feel to the program. Lots of opportunities to get involved in different types of research. Extremely supportive faculty.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019

Great pedagogical support for new GTA's; excellent professionalization and job prep for those going on the job market; wonderful support from faculty and other grad students; competitive yet friendly; and situated in a very livable city and department. Basically, best place to do your PhD!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

Ohio State is one of the top-rated programs in the country. The College of Public Health has professors that have worked in the field and are very knowledgeable about their respective areas of teaching. As a top research institute, there are many chances for students to get involved in research projects in a variety of public health topics. The small size of each cohort ensures students constantly work together and know each other very well. The student life of both the CPH and the university in general is very lively.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2019

I feel that my program is very competitive to get into but once you are in you are treated like family. The professors want you to succeed so they are always available to assist you in educational and personal needs if needed. I feel that the course load is strenuous but it makes for a better professional.
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The workload associated with the Msw program is doable, however the internship requirements are extremely time consuming for someone who already has a full time job. The second year internship requires 24 hours a week for two semesters, which is a great learning experience, but is overwhelming.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoy how the classes/workload are challenging but not unreasonable. I'm still able to go to work during the day, and attend classes in the evening. Pros include: alumni and connections to important companies not only in Ohio, but in the United States and around the world. Likewise, there's a moderate amount of flexibility for work (e.g. having to travel, and missing a few sessions). Cons include: no grants/scholarships through the school for part-time students.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

The biggest con by far is that the university does not provide financial support or scholarships for part time students. I understand they want to save this for full time students with no job to support them while they are in school but I pay the same price for my schooling in addition to my mortgage, car payment, utilities, etc. I am at a disadvantage because I did not save tens of thousands of dollars to pay for school ahead of time (I bought a house instead).
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

(Referring to East Asian Langs. & Lit) Generally a top-notch faculty that's large and diverse in their research interests. What I couldn't find within the department in terms of training in specific research areas, I was able to find in outside, but related depts. This is a big plus of a university with the breadth of OSU. Support on the job market, at least in my field and with my committee, was excellent and led to my placement in TT-job in my exact research specialization. Teacher training is also rigorous and very coherent with the teaching philosophy/pedagogical research of the faculty. This is actually more important than it sounds to young grad students who can benefit from good models/mentors. One con about the program is that many of the professors in the department seemed oblivious to the fact that those studying interdisciplinary topics NEED to take courses outside the department to gain knowledge needed for dissertation and the job search. The lack of a research methods course for linguistics-track students is a glaring example--students should be told very early in the program to take one of those offered by other related departments (ling/psych/edu, etc)! A great experience, probably on par (if not in name, then in quality)with any other EAS program in the country.
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