Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Oregon State is very large making it very diverse and fun.

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

Oregon State is very large making it very diverse and fun.

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

Travel to all the schools your interested in and then research the ones you felt most comfortable at. look into financial aid and go to classes that relate to your major.

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

More information about financial aid and how I was going to pay for my education. Also I wish I had known more about the class sizes and teacher student interaction.

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

It's filled with a lot of beautiful trees and the campus is pretty secluded so you can meet a lot of other college students w...

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

It's filled with a lot of beautiful trees and the campus is pretty secluded so you can meet a lot of other college students while you are there. I like that the whole campus is all in one space so it is relatively easy to get to all your classes without being late.

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

I would say that you should make sure that the college has the major, minor, or whatever you are interested in. If you choose a college and find out they don't offer as much as a different one, then it will be hard. Also, visit the school. Make sure that when you are on campus, it feels right and you could imagine yourself being there whether it's to visit as a parent, or live there. Also, cost. Make sure that the college is a good value for you and would be worth any money you need to pay. When you're in college, try to be outgoing and meet new people. Talk to people in class to get to know them, and sign up for small volunteer opportunities. Also, it's important to manage time! Don't get caught up in all the new freedom that comes with going to college. Make sure that priorities are set and that homework always gets done on time. Enjoy your experience! It's really fun exploring new areas, learning new things, and experiencing new adventures.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who shouldn't attend this school would is someone who doesn't enjoy a more rural environment. There isn't a lot of stuff to do on the weekends, so you have to be creative. Also, the weather can be unpredictable and pretty rainy in the fall and winter months, so one should be prepared for it.

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

First you need to make certain that you are ready for college. A good High School experience and GPA are not always an indic...

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

First you need to make certain that you are ready for college. A good High School experience and GPA are not always an indication that you will do well in college. It's much, much harder that high school. A thorough research of available support services prior to making a college or university choice is crutial. Parents, make sure that you stay in contact with your student and ask the hard questions about grades and performance. Don't take the casual answer of "everything is fine" without verification. It's too easy to slip behind and extremely hard to recover once you are down. The overused phrase that it takes a village to raise a child, doesn't just apply to small children. It should also apply to young adults trying to make it on their own for the first time. We are still in need of a guiding hand. College experience can be very rewarding. Some day, looking back at my time at Oregon State, I feel certain that it will have been an overall positive experience.

What's unique about your campus?

It is a very friendly campus.

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

It has a beautiful campus compared to other schools I applied for.

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

It has a beautiful campus compared to other schools I applied for.

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

I would reccomend visiting the campus or taking a tour of the campus, as well as talking about the school with not only teachers and other academic personel on campus, but also with students who attend the school. Get a feel for the school before actually applying for it. Also, get a good idea of what you want to study, if you know, and apply for colleges that offer good programs in what you want to study. Apply to several colleges, to keep your options open. Remember to keep in touch with your family and old friends when you get to college and leaving your dorm room door open when you're in your room in the first few weeks will help you make more friends. Be active and involved with the programs happening not ony in your dormitory, but also around campus. Make friends in your classes and talk to your professors. They really aren't as intimidating as it seems. On a last note, just remember to have fun and there will be time for a social life, as long as you budget your time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who aren't focused enough on learning won't do well at this school. You need to be willing to carry the work load.

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

The most important thing about finding the right college, and therefore having the best college experience is to make sure th...

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

The most important thing about finding the right college, and therefore having the best college experience is to make sure the college you are interested in fits your needs. Yes, you may be applying yourself to a certain college, but a certain college needs to apply itself to you. Ask youself questions such as: "Does this college have what I need to academically succeed?" "Does this college have clubs are organizations that I find interesting?" "Are there going to be people there that I can make lifetime friendships with?" And after you have chosen the right college for you, make a promise to push yourself, because this is a time in your life where no one but you has control. But more importantly, as hard as you push yourself academically, push yourself to have fun!

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

About all the clubs and fun places to hang out! I just found them this year, when last year I should have taken a tour!

What's unique about your campus?

The access to spots involvement. Even if you aren't on a team, there are plenty of things you can do to be involved. Everybody has school spirit.

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

Oregon State makes memories happen in the Rain an the Sun, Go Beavers!!

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

Oregon State makes memories happen in the Rain an the Sun, Go Beavers!!

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

Any student and parent should experience the school for themselves. The individuals would be suggested to take a tour of the campus and visit as much as possible to get a feel for your surrounding. Students also must be willing to live in the Dorm or off campus on their first year to obtain such an experience. Personally ,this was the best choice I have made to this day!! Living at home would have been cost effective but I won't have met anyone. Going to a college close to home and being around people is also very helpful to have!! Money should not be an issue in any decision! Most of all their must be dedication to being in an active roll at your college!! If you are always out of the loop your college years won't be the best of your life. Good luck and be aware of the Freshman 15!! (It happens to everyone) Thanks for this opportunity! I enjoy teaching people about my college and getting things of my crest about my experience thus far!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone that wants to have a good college experience. Oregon State has the tools to create oportunities for individuals of any race, gender, etc. The campus is becoming more inclusive every day. At Oregon State anyone can fit into anything that they would like!!

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

Oregon State has a lot of different major and also activities.

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

Oregon State has a lot of different major and also activities.

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

Pick a school based on all different factors and make the most of your time to enjoy your college experience..

Karen
Describe the students at your school.

My peers at Oregon State are a diverse, driven body of people, with generally a common goal of excellence in a variety of dif...

Describe the students at your school.

My peers at Oregon State are a diverse, driven body of people, with generally a common goal of excellence in a variety of different disciplines.

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

As I complete my senior year of college, I feel qualified in offering advice to those families seeking the most appopriate college. College selection must be a commitment that encompasses every aspect of the students life, not academics alone. The student and college of choice must be a good fit for the student and their family. Success in completion of the program revolves around not only the accomplishments of study, but also true happiness from somewhere within.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Although Oregon State is a very diverse college, being a 47 year old single parent can be frustrating at times. There are fewer women from my background and experience, which leaves me feeling like more a mother to my colleagues than a fellow student. A positive step for the school would be more offerings for students my age with peer groups.

Alexandra
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for its research and agricultural related studies.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for its research and agricultural related studies.

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

I would advise parents and their children to start "shopping" for a college or university early on; during their sophmore year in high school would be adequate. It is very important to not only find a colllege in which your major is offered but to also find a campus that you are comfortable with and a city that you can live in comfortably. That means researching the climate, night life, crime rate, population, housing market and job oppurtunities. Once decided on a university, I would highly suggest visiting for a few days to get a feel for the campus and the residents of the school. Upon begining college I would advise students to take classes outside of their comfort zone. Meet new people, explore the surrounding area, go to pep ralleys, football games, and bonfires. See the fall concert put on by the school band and view the play put on by the drama department. Much of who I am today is because of my experiences in college, and I wish that I would have looked beyond studies, frat parties and a part-time job to experience those other things you will never experience in the same way again.

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

I wish I would have known how crumby the weather can be here and how it effects your mentality and studies.

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

Start looking and applying early. Procrastination is the worst. Parents be open to students ideas/needs/wants and studends h...

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

Start looking and applying early. Procrastination is the worst. Parents be open to students ideas/needs/wants and studends have fun with it but know when to take it seriously!

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

More about class size and how exactly professors taught. More about housing on and off campus would have been helpful and what is in the general area surrounding the school.

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

The lack of parking for students on and off campus.

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