Oregon State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CACREP
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,354 (25,327 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,061 in-state; $24,483 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program in chemistry here at OSU is very good. All the faculties and staffs are very supportive. There are teaching and researching assistantship available and the living expense here in Oregon is not expensive. I like my program so far.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: My program is very interdisciplinary; you can interact with faculty and take courses in a broad range of departments including Civil Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Forestry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Statistics. Faculty are very nice, hard working people, as you would expect from a R1 university. There is a lot of opportunities to do exciting field trips, and Oregon is an excellent place to study water and natural resources. There is also opportunities for outreach projects within student groups and in the community. Corvallis is a very nice college town, and pretty much any type of outdoor activity is within a two hour drive. Cons: Winters can be cloudy and rainy; some students have problems adjusting to the workload and high expectations of the program. Faculty expect students to come up with good projects.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2012

The program was in dire need of some balance. There was very little marketing content and the generalist approach to the MBA was not to students' advantage. There was not much "after degree" help with job placement or opportunities. The IBP project, however, was where a lot of the value was in the program. Creating a comprehensive business plan and presenting it to business professionals and VC's for feedback was extremely educational.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

The best perk of the program is availability of scholarships. Math grads are paid some of the highest salaries on campus (I fully sustain myself through my scholarship, and could probably save some money, had I been living farther away from campus). The rent here is rather unreasonable, but if you are willing to drive and always worry about parking (or pay crazy money for it), it would be ok. Most people bike to campus. This is the greenest place I've ever been to (literally and figuratively). It is so beautiful here, even though it rains frequently (I never mind it; in fact it aids my learning). The hikes and trails nearby inspire peace and adoration for nature. With the stress of graduate school I think it is good to sometimes forget about classes and come outside to enjoy outdoors. The collegiate atmosphere among the math grads is wonderful and beneficial to all. The courses are challenging and rather high-maintenance at times, but at the end of each quarter you would be sure of learning more for the past couple of months than in your entire career. I love it here a lot.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Great city, quite and small. Sometimes not much to do, but there are a lot of activities in Oregon in general. I like OSU, but I've never studied in any other universities in the US.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

There is an every increasing abundance of quality interdisciplinary research occurring at OSU. It's a pretty quite, small town that's a good place to live. There's a very diverse range of research at OSU that creates a good opportunity for collaborations.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I LOVE this program. The professors are all very supportive and knowledgeable. If you like the outdoors, Bend is a great place to go to grad school. If you are in need of public transportation, Bend isn't the best for that.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm attending college of pharmacy. Its one of the two Pharmacy school in Oregon. I think OSU offere a really good program. There aren't that many scholarships
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

I enrolled in two graduate programs; I will review for the first graduate program where i had the most challenges Pros -competitive and renown professors -diverse graduate student body -great benefits for students i.e. tuition remission, health insurance -great facilities for students Cons -academic path and assistant ships for some students is not well defined from the beginning -limited variety of graduate courses -poor advertisement of career center resources to students
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Support of director and accessibility of faculty and e-campus resources including library. Cons: Classes seem somewhat disorganized and unclear of focus.
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