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OSU consistently screws up their textbook ordering program.Quite BrightEconomics
OSU consistently screws up their textbook ordering program. I have problems with them every term. You don't know what textbooks you need to order until your course opens up, but your due dates in that course are now less than a week away. If you need an eText access code to use an online homework system, you won't be able to access it in time to complete your assignments.

Most recently, we were offered a physical bundle or just the eText package. I foolishly picked the physical bundle, thinking it would be nice to have a hardcopy of my text. Not only did it cost me an extra $100.00, but it screwed up my grade as well. My access code is now embedded in the physical text which I will not receive until 4 days after my first online quiz.Way to go OSU. You robbed me and you hit me right in the gradebook. Something like this happens every term but this is the worst one.

1st Year Male -- Class 1922
Useful Schoolwork: B, Innovation: F
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Corvallis is the middle of nowhere.Quite BrightChemistry
Corvallis is the middle of nowhere. There's no entertainment or shopping. Off campus rentals are run down and expensive for what you get. Jobs around town are very hard to find. The locals are very white and conservative. Greek life and sports dominate campus culture. Most back core classes are taught by assistants because professors only care about research. Dorms are set by major so it doesn't matter if you have a roommate in mind already.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1920
Friendliness: B+, Surrounding City: F
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Tuition is at aNot so brightChemistry
Tuition is at a fair price and there's lots of majors to chose from. Corvallis stinks esp in the long gray winter. Diploma factory. You're just a number. Classes are over full. TA should not be teaching. Dorms run down. Food is awful. Nice people but not diverse.
2nd Year Female -- Class 1921
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Innovation: F
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