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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

A pro of my graduate program is that it is very small, so there is a great outside network that has developed. When I will be looking for jobs this will be great. It also means that there is a lot more possibility for student involvement with professors. They are busy, of course, but with fewer students, access to teachers is great. They want to graduate students that will positively represent the program. However, welding engineering is a small field, thus it can be competitive when looking for a job.due to an overall smaller amount. People from the program graduate with a good reputation and generally land good jobs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019

In the most important regards, OSU's graduate program is second to none. From the earliest days of orientation, the curriculum has been theoretical, scholarly, and practical. Advisors check in multiple times per semester, and the peer group is supportive, encouraging, and offer advice on the unwritten aspects of graduate life. All faculty I've encountered have been friendly and helpful, even if I'm not "officially" a student of theirs (enrolled in their class or their advisee, etc). They're very aware of the problems facing academics, and they're optimistic and yet cautious about job possibilities after graduation. And they've got a great placement record! The largest con is being a graduate student at one of the biggest public universities in the world. The campus and surrounding areas is very undergraduate-oriented and very, VERY university-sports-y. But there are plenty of opportunities to avoid that world entirely. And there's lots else to focus on: arts, culture, great food, wonderful community, and super cheap cost of living.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Phenomenal program, extrodanary faculty and staff with a state of the art medical center that offers abundant resources and opportunities! I highly recommend for anyone interested in infectious disease epidemiology.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

I graduated from OSU undergraduate with double majors in accounting and finance, which both rank around top 10 in the U.S.. I will graduate from OSU MBA with double majors in 2017. Pros: good business ranking, overall U.S. ranking, and overall world ranking; good location with many F 500 companies; Cons: too many students too many competitions; too big campus too much walk.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are the alumni and connections to important companies not only in Ohio, but in the United States and globally. The cons are there are no grants/scholarships through the school for part-time students.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The Special Education program has excellent and approachable faculty. All faculty are experts in their fields and embrace and mentor students. There are many opportunities for research and field experiences. My program is heavily focused on working with students with autism.and my personal interest involves working with the at-risk population.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

This is a good enough program, but make sure you come into grad school with your eyes wide open. Even if you feel like you're behind, or you're worthless, you're probably just thinking the exact same things other people are. Such is the nature of grad school.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

One big con is that there is a ton of pressure to finish as quickly as possible. I understand what limited funding has to do with that pressure, but there is no system in place for profs to do anything but prod you to get done, and sometimes not all that gently. My adviser has done very little to encourage or direct my steps. As a result, I'm in very real danger of not being close to finishing in the allotted time. Some of that is on me, but much of it is on the lack of resources provided by the department.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I love attending Ohio State University. I have learned so much and grown as a person and musician. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to go above and beyond for their students to succeed. The connections I have made here have and will continue to benefit my career. I received no financial aid for my Master of Music putting me over $40,000.00 in debt, which is the only con.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors truly seem excited about their research and are more than willing to discuss it and recruit grad students. The other grad students get just as excited about learning the material and getting hands on experience, which makes for a great academic environment with collaboration instead of competition.
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