Ohio State University-Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.12 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 210 respondents

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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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4.33 out of 5.0
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
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
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.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Cons are lot of work load which includes TA and research
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

haven't been able to find funding for graduate school
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The level of support from the faculty and advisors is amazing and so much better that what I've seen at other universities. I also feel like I'm part of a community even though I'm just starting my program. Advisors/staff have always responded quickly to any questions I have. I've also been very impressed by the huge amount of organizations available for field practicum and the variety of concentrations/specializations to choose from. No matter what your primarily interest in social work is, you will find a specialization to suit your needs here. My only qualm is that I wish more financial aid were available, but this is a problem that seems to plague most underfunded social work programs across the country.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff is very assessable and helpful. Networking with organizations within the school is great. The classes are together and can be accessed easily. Financial aid could be better but that's for most graduate schools throughout the nation.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

My adviser and committee members really care about my success and are really supportive. There are tons of things to do in Columbus as well. I'm glad I went to Ohio State for graduate school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2018

U.S. News and World Report has ranked this program as one of the 12 best doctoral programs in the country. The faculty and students in the program are all top quality.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I've really enjoyed my time at OSU so far. Everyone is very supportive and it is obvious that the faculty and students are passionate about their research. I am very happy that I decided to attend OSU for graduate school.
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