- Class: Senior
- Major: Agriculture
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
You have to make your OSU experience. It is a LARGE campus, and most faculty and administration care more about RESEARCH than the education aspect, which is very annoying. I wonder how it might have differed at a smaller school. Also, athletics tend to place a shadow on academics. The most important warning is that speaking English well is not a requirement for professors. I wish I'd known how many professors I would not be able to understand before I came. I had an English class professor that had just moved to the U.S. and was trying to learn to speak English still! (These professors have a research agenda, but they are giving a light academic class to keep them on staff= ANNOYING for students.)
Most professors are not very personable. I had my first one this spring that tried to get to know our names. In large lectures you are just another student, however in the smaller recitation classes there are only 20-30 students. You have to make it a point to talk to your professor, just for the sake that they get to know your name and can recognize your face. This will make a great difference.
OSU does have a DIVERSE student body. There is a great percentage of Asian students. They seem to have much greater academic success, and it comes easier to them. It can be frustrating. The students here could almost represent every group from a typical high school. There's the girls that wear mini skirts and wear too much make up, the jocks, the book nerds, the smart Asians, the over-achievers, the well-balanced individuals... The only groups missing are the D average students. It gets old after so much academic talk and it would be nice to have some of these students around just for a little piece of mind.
The Best Things
Value of OSU Degree
The Worst Things
Research 1st important, 2. Athletics, 3. Academics