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Loved the University when I transferred from theBrightEngineering Department
Loved the University when I transferred from the East Coast. I was very easy to make new friends and have a good time. Ended up running into complications with some of the individuals in my hall because they acted like it was high school. The education I felt was wonderful unless you're transferring to a semester school. I am transferring near home because of the cost of the school. It is outrageous to go there as an out of state student. The room I was in, in the engineering department was small and frustrating. The floor underneath was destructive and caused issues for the entire building. The teachers were helpful for the most part when you were able to find them. They usually kept their office hours through most days when classes were cancelled. If I was an instate student I would have stayed there. The night life isn't spectacular unless you are in a frat. Most of the people who weren't in frats did get together and have small parties in the dorms. If I had the choice to stay I most likely would have.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: D
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UHDS (Housing and Dining) has had employees stealQuite BrightAerospace Engineering
UHDS (Housing and Dining) has had employees steal things from my dorm room and blame me with outrageous attempts at "violating housing contracts" in order to charge me additional fees, all of which I have had dismissed. My first year at OSU, my roommate attempted to rape a girl and UHDS did nothing to evict him. A group of men had to pin him down and let the girl get away when he tried to attack her again.

Parking Services will give you tickets in areas your have permits for and if you appeal the ticket with evidence, they will only cut the fee in half. I have had parking services follow me around after campus is closed in order to try to write more tickets and fabricating the ticket times.Tuition is generally overpriced as you see very little of that value return to you and go more towards upper staff and the athletics department.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Scholastic Success: F
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I graduated some time ago, but I wentNot so brightJournalism
I graduated some time ago, but I went to both Oregon State and Oregon and found the curriculum to be identical for most undergraduate core classes. The big benefit to OSU was all of my undergraduate classes were taught by professors or associate professors. At Oregon most, if not all, were taught by GTFs (Graduate students), which was really lame. Especially in large concert-hall size classrooms. OSU had its share of large classes taught in auditoriums but fewer and the professor was not there just to complete his/her requirement for a graduate degree. They were there to teach. One of the biggest negatives to OSU is the nightlife. If you want to have fun, you have to drive to Portland or Eugene. In Corvallis, there is very little city night-life. This actually was good for me because it helped me focus on advancing myself academically. Eugene is amazing city if you want to have fun, but sucks for undergraduates. OSU was reasonably priced when I attended, but the costs have gone up substantially since. I would consider taking my core classes at PCC for the first 2 years and transferring in as a junior if I had to do it over again at these prices.
4th Year Male -- Class 1993
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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