Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University


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Recent Reviews

Courtney
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A comfortable campus based on social and academic success.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A comfortable campus based on social and academic success.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The right college depends on what you are most interested in. Students need to find the niche and feel comfortable in their surroundings. There shouldn't be any pressure to choose a college based on the fact parents and grandparents have gone to that school. The right school is all about the experience you want to have. Go on a campus visit and follow your instinct.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Besides your advisor, you have to survive on your own. The administration building is worthless when you need help unless you are paying your fees and tuition. There's a lot of red tape and bull you need to go through to get your problems fixed with them.

Matt
Describe the students at your school.

Students here are very diverse and full of life, well focused on their classes while still enjoying socializing, partying, an...

Describe the students at your school.

Students here are very diverse and full of life, well focused on their classes while still enjoying socializing, partying, and having a good time in college.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important part of choosing the right college is expecting change. Over the first two years of college, you may find yourself to be a completely different person from when you finished high school. Taking this into consideration when choosing a college to attend is crucial. Don't just look for a college to attend because of your lifestyle in high school. Take a close look at your interests, and find a university that is diverse and offers everything that you love, and many things that you don't know much about, because in a couple years, you will find yourself doing things you never imagined you would be able to do. The most important part of maximizing your college experience is making new friends. One great way to do this is to live on campus. Although the dorms often have stricter rules than living on your own, you will meet amazing friends living there. I lived on campus for one year, and the people I live with two years later and my best friends are the people I met living on campus. Be outgoing, be friendly, be social, and love life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think that Oregon State is a good college for anybody to attend. It is very welcoming to all types of people.

Mary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My biggest tip would be to really just get into and involved with the school. Go to all of the awesome events, join a few clu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My biggest tip would be to really just get into and involved with the school. Go to all of the awesome events, join a few clubs, take randomly cool classes, support school sports... you know? Go crazy for your school! Show some spirit. I know people say it over and over again, but it seriously is a great way to meet people and have a ton of fun. Work hard, play hard.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

it's very accepting, fun, vibrant, open. campus is beautiful! lots of activities, clubs, events.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

to beat the lunch rush at the on-campus cafe's and restaurants.

Tiffany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure when you're choosing a college, do campus tours, talk to those that are on campus taking class and see what they th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure when you're choosing a college, do campus tours, talk to those that are on campus taking class and see what they think of the school. Do your research.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I personally think that anyone should attend OSU. It's a great school. The people are really friendly and just great people to get to know.

Ashleigh
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our most popular colleges are engineering and health sciences. A lot of research goes on at this school, especially that whic...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our most popular colleges are engineering and health sciences. A lot of research goes on at this school, especially that which pertains to engineering, the environment, forestry, geosciences, etc. We are a more conservative campus compared to other schools in the state.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are one of two schools in the nation to be a sun-grant, sea-grant, land-grant, and space-grant university.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a school that is in an environment that you can picture yourself living in for four years. Don't worry if you don't know what you want to major in right away. Look into all financial aid possible. Make as many friends as possible. Check out the Greek community on campus.

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Giving advice about picking the right college is diffcult. You have many factors which involve are in the actually 'choosing ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Giving advice about picking the right college is diffcult. You have many factors which involve are in the actually 'choosing of the school.' Does your student know what he/she wants to study? Does he/she play sports? Will your student be interested in student involvement, etc, etc. If your student is one of the lucky few that knows his/her's career path. I would elect the idea of picking the best ranked school for that degree. Not to forget the factors of costs and expenses. For the rest of us, unknowing young adults, I suggest picking a school that's offers a broad range of classes which one can experiment and explore. A school that is well rounded with academics and student organizations. Attending college is firstly about the education, but the close second is the development, fun, and experience of that student. It shouldn't be an either-or in the decision process.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person that wants to gain knowledge and/or better their education. But this does not exclude people whom do not know what career path they should follow. Oregon State offers a wide array of classes for any sucessful job in the real world.

What's unique about your campus?

If you're struggling with anything; school work, friends, emotional life, health, there are tons of resources to help you. The faculty is extreme helpful and have given the impression that they do care about the student's well being.

Natalie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Oregon State University is the largest school I considered, and is much less religious than a couple of the other schools I l...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Oregon State University is the largest school I considered, and is much less religious than a couple of the other schools I looked at. The campus is in a very rural area, and the school is the life and center of the town of Corvallis. There was a lot of class variety, but the English program was lacking. I found that the school was focused on engineering and didn't care much about the humanities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school based on the fact that it suits your personality, field of study, and ideal environment. Don't just choose a school based on the fact that it is prestigious, and don't think that the higher the tuition is, the better the school. Know thyself. Really, it all comes down to that. Know who you are and be realistic; don't assume that going to a big party school will make you less of an introvert, or that going to a science school will make you like science more. Accept your traits and desires and work with them, not against them. Another important factor is the environment. If you like sunshine, don't go to a school that has rain and grey skies for most of the year; you will only end up depressed. However, once your college is chosen and you move in, it is time to try and step outside of your normal boundaries and grow as a person. Make new friends that are different than the ones in your highschool clique. You aren't required to be involved in everything, but pick something you love to do and have fun with it!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes to party and will fit in well in a fraternity or sorority. Also, this person should love the cold and rain, as they will be walking in it to and from class almost every day. Someone with a science, engineering, or business major would do very well, or someone who was interested in agriculture. They should enjoy staying in cramped quarters with a stranger, using communal bathrooms, and shouldn't be worried about their weight (because the food isn't very good for you). Also, an unnatural love of ugg boots for the girls is a must.

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice that I would give parents and children about finding the right college is: choose your college based on your chose...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice that I would give parents and children about finding the right college is: choose your college based on your chosen career field and apply for as many scholarships as you can. Financial aid is sometimes hard to find, so start early on in the process for college. Take time with your application and apply detail to them and the scholarships that you apply for. They determine you success and acceptance into the school of your choice. In order to make the most our of your experience in college, I would enter college right after you graduate from high school. You will be more prepared for school work and for the world of studying. Entering into college with you graduating class helps get you aquainted with others with possibly the same interests as you. In addition, you will meet friends and have a quality social life if you do decide to live in the dormitories. Living with people of the same age and having a roommate who is always home and there for you to talk to is the best environment for the first couple years. Moreover, go to every class and always be prepared and on time.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Oregon State University is that we have a variety of majors and minors to choose from. There are a numerous opportunities to take advantage of on campus and a lot of activities to get involved with. I also love how much the professors enjoy teaching. It makes the class as a whole excited about learning.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is that the dorms do not offer the best living situations. The roommate matching network is not the greatest and the food for the dormitories aren't the best. They need more varitey and they charge too much money per meal.

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Selecting the perfect college is very important to create a great educational and social learning environment and experience for each student. There is a lot of anxiety attached with picking a school. When deciding where to go, it is very important to visit the campuses of your choice to make sure that you like everything from the size or the campus, to the amount of students attending, how crowded the school is, and the overall feel of the campus. It is a good idea to research the weather if you are going somewhere far away from home. Some students are not used to lots of rain, for example, which can cause seasonal depression. It is also extremely important to be realistic. Students will be much happier attending a school at an appropriate academic level for them. For example, if a student is not ready to work hard, do not apply to an ivy league school where academics are the absolute main focus. If you value your social time as much as your education and are not willing to spend all of your weekends studying, go to a college with a more relaxed atmosphere. You will be much happier there!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

this school is for everyone. I really enjoy it. Depending on major, can be relaxed, or very difficult. Has a variety of majors, making it a good place for almost anyone

J.
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school that fits a students learning needs and wants. The desire to go to school must be present and an understandi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school that fits a students learning needs and wants. The desire to go to school must be present and an understanding to seek education and positive life experiences.

What's unique about your campus?

The best "thing" about my school is the flexible course options and the up to date information utilized in the course delivery. As a science based student, I find the teachers of my school to be very focused and defined in the information being given. Many of the text that are used in courses are developed from onsite teachers. Overall, a great school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not dedicated to academics and focused on the task of earning a quality education should not attend this school. This is not a party school. It is one of academics and learning.

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