Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University


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

Be careful about your work load. Start off the school year taking between 12 and 13 credits during fall term; that gives you...

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

Be careful about your work load. Start off the school year taking between 12 and 13 credits during fall term; that gives you time to get into the swing of college life. Increase your course load winter term if need be. Just don't overburden yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is very career focused should attend this school. OSU is known for being a party college, so in order to succeed one should be able to handle his or her own corse load and be able to ignore the party scene (for the most part). Also, the person should be ready for a small town atmosphere, since Corvallis can be a po-dunk town.

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

Corvallis is in a beautiful area, and so far the weather has been fantastic, though I known this area is prone to rain. If I brag to my friends, it would be how our team is doing in football or baseball. Other than that, I don't have much time to brag about anything to anyone.

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

Motivation is the keystone to success. Students cannot rely on a college to pave a career path for them. Students must take...

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

Motivation is the keystone to success. Students cannot rely on a college to pave a career path for them. Students must take accountability for their future; when they do, any college will act as an instrument toward fulfilling their career path. Success is not based upon which college an individual attends, it is based on what the student does while they are in attendance. If admittance to a certain private university is viewed as the determining factor for a student?s future, then that particular student is sure to falter. However, if a humble student starts their freshman year with the desire to grow intellectually, with an eye for the future, they will be appreciated by their professors, and they won?t spend their senior year trying to raise their grade point average in a frantic push for a graduate program. A motivated student turns in every assignment, goes to their professors with sincere questions, and utilizes the resources that each university provides. An unmotivated student, waits for counselors and professors to come to them with solutions, has a sense of entitlement for turning in late assignments, and blames their professor, school, and various associates for their failure.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is only going to school because their parents are paying for it, or it is expected. If a person isn't motivated, they shouldn't attend this school or any school. Otherwise, if an individual is humble, they can get everything they need from this school, they just simply have to put out some effort to get it. If an individual's ego tells them that they need to attend a private university in order to feel special, I recommend they don't attend this school because again, they won't be motivated to do well.

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

I wish I would have taken high school more seriously. College is only difficult when I am playing catch up (I.e. writing ability, math, etc.).

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

To students and parents getting ready for college I would advise them to find a college that fits you. Find someplace you fe...

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

To students and parents getting ready for college I would advise them to find a college that fits you. Find someplace you feel comfortable going to school, living and working. Find somewhere that you might want to get married and raise your family. If you end up settling for a college simply because of the location, or the price; in the end you may not be happy. College is the time in your life to take risks, make big changes and take big chances. Making the most of your college experience is more than just studying hard and earning good grades. It is finding a field of study that you are deeply passionate about, finding friends that you are also deeply passionate about, and trying new things. If something interests you- do it. Go for it; because you will never know unless you try. Do study hard and do earn good grades. But, make sure that when you graduate college you have graduated knowing that you did everything you could, and that you tried everything you had an opportunity to try.

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

All I can say about choosing the right college is to find a place that you could call home for 4 years. I toured a couple of...

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

All I can say about choosing the right college is to find a place that you could call home for 4 years. I toured a couple of reputable colleges and could not stand them. I personally discovered after touring the Universities of Washington and Oregon that I did not want to go to school in the city; I now go to Oregon State which is very much away from the city, which I love. Others find exactly the opposite I love OSU and have a lot of fun, but I think the most important thing is to remember why you are there. While my college is a place where there are parties EVERY night, it is important to balance the fun with the work. It is said that "you can retake a test but you can't relive a party", and I would say that this is poor advice. Stay on top of your school work to keep the stress down, and you will have a lot more fun in the long run. You CAN go out every night, but that does not mean you should.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think the best way to describe OSU is that it has a "work hard, play hard" environment. People to whom this appeals will like OSU.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That the beavers CAN NOT win a basketball game to save their livers

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

this one had the original program i was going into, athletic training, and then i switched to resteraunt food management. o...

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

this one had the original program i was going into, athletic training, and then i switched to resteraunt food management. one thing is that the city is very focused on the university making it feel more small town even though it's a 50,000 + population. the campus is always green and beautiful, there are so many resources availible to help sucess of any student, i wish i had figured that out sooner.

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

one peice of advice i wish i had recieved as an incoming freshman is to use ALL the resources given to you. students pay tuition for a reason, that enables you to use various centers for math, reading, writing, science and many more. these are great tools that are ment to help you suceed in your college career. i would also encourage trying new things whenever the occasion arises. you meet so many people who will impact your life just by going to a organic growers club, or the rainbow continum (gay strait aliance).

What's unique about your campus?

i love the campus in general. some of the buildings are very beautiful, such as weatherford and the women's building. the rec center is also outstanding. while generally dorm rooms are small, you can find decently sized ones that make living with someone new easier. the ra's are extremely freindly and helpful, i enjoyed the dorms

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.

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