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Ohio State University-Marion Campus Reviews

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  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a police officer on campus during all class hours!

    Clubs and Activities

    marion offers many clubs, outdoors, sports etc.

    Great for these types of students

    students that are looking to get a degree without spending a lot of money or students that are looking for college classes that are not extremely hard, this is the place to go!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    5 minutes before every class, carmen ohio plays on the bell tower! many events for students take place throughout the year such as free pizza and game week events.

    Bang for the buck

    marion campus tuition is on average $12000 cheaper for a freshman student! its a great option if you want to save major money.

    What to do for fun

    marion is not exactly the most exciting place to be....but it is only 45 minutes from columbus!!

    Food and Dining

    there are many places to eat that are on the same street as the univeristy. subway donatos chipolte taco bell and several others that are quick and easy to grab.

    Dorm Life

    marion currently does not have student dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    free english tutors and math tutors are available everyday. teachers are willing to meet before or after class anytime a student needs help.

    Tips for prospective students

    meet as many people as you can, especially if you plan to transfer to main campus in columbus. the more you meet, the more fun you will have at the branch.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very clean and fairly small. you get to know people on a first name basis as many of the students are in several of your classes. the teachers learn names as there is usually only about 20 students per class.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a police officer... Ive never seen him though...

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Not too many!

    Great for these types of students

    engineers, social workers, teachers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Michigan week we tape michigan shirts to the entrance ways so we can step on it.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio State University Marion is a regional campus. This means that unless you are taking one of their four majors offered there most students go there for a year then transfer over to Main Campus. My major is Speech Language Pathology. This year I have 24 credits (12 to be a full time student a semester) I have had to add yoga this semester to just be a full time student. I have to transfer to Columbus State Community college next year to take classes for my major because I need 30 credits to transfer to Main. Its been hard to schedule anything with Marion.

    What to do for fun

    Study, Do Homework, and Study.

    Food and Dining

    There is only vending machines at campus. You need to go off campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is no housing at OSU Marion.

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers and quality of teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    Unless you are planning to major in the few majors they have at Marion you dont have many options. There are some general courses but not any courses you may need for your intending major. I have to transfer to a different school to have my needed courses.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books from the bookstore look online where it is almost always cheaper.

    In three sentences

    The classes are small, which lets you to meet everyone in class and the professor to remember your name. I like the small classes.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    OSU-Marion, apart from the Main campus alerts, provided very specific details about an indecent. They were very caring about their students so they sent out email alerts whenever anything occurred on campus to keep the students aware.

    What to do for fun

    Marion is a pretty small town. I didn't spend much time there.

    Food and Dining

    There are only vending machines, but many restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is no living on OSU-Marion

    Academic Rigor

    I was only taking GECs at OSU-Marion

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're not ready for the Main campus, which is very large, try starting out at a branch and then transfer to Main. The Professors are more likely to know your name on a smaller campus, providing you with a more intimate college experience. Also, make sure you find that one professor that you can count on to give you good advice, apart from your advisor. It will benefit you in the future.

    In three sentences

    The biggest thing that struck out to me about Marion Campus was how friendly everyone is. I enjoyed the environment. Professors were also very welcoming and eager to help.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a campus cop and he is always walking around or driving in his car. He is very helpful with information and is always helping out!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a wide variety of clubs to satisfy most everyone's interests and if not, you can make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a small, personal campus.

    What to do for fun

    The Ohio State is always throwing something to do almost ever two weeks. Either little contests or even rock wall climbing. They provide coffee and doughnuts during finals week and have work out classes to join. Flyer's are all around the campus for things to do that weekend!

    Food and Dining

    The campus bookstore provides snacks and drinks for in between classes. Local food is just down the road.

    Dorm Life

    No housing is provided

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your class-mates because they will be like your family for the semester for any questions or to build study groups. Don't be afraid to approach your professor, they have always been willing to stop and talk. Never get discouraged and stay involved with what is going on around campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a small but very close knit campus including not only the students but the professors. You are always able to receive fast and helpful information when needed at anytime. The campus clean and the professors always have open office hours for students to discuss any homework problems or anything about the class.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is not a bunch to do for fun here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with your advisor often. Do not be afraid to get a tutor if it will help you. Try your very best.

    In three sentences

    Ohio State is a great campus. The teachers are helpful and you feel like they really care. It is very easy to find classes.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    7 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The opportunities are not as bounteous as those on the main campus there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the university. Take advantage of every academic or social advantages you as possibly can.

    In three sentences

    Ohio State Marion is a small campus university, but that is not a bad thing. Professors have flexible hours, so students are able to create a rapport with the professors and this allows students to attain more personal time. Outside class there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the university, like groups and clubs.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students.

    What to do for fun

    The Marion campus offers many different clubs for students to be apart of. The campus also includes a beautiful landscape which often provides students with the opportunity to play sports. This campus is also located close to a shopping center.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options for food located around the Marion campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although their is dorming on the OSU Main campus, that is not the case at the Marion campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Not only are the professors interested in teaching and lecturing, but they are also interested in the research concerning what they teach so this campus offers the best of both worlds.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that students make the most of their time in college by staying active in class and in the variety of clubs offered at the Marion campus.

    In three sentences

    The Ohio State University at Marion is an exceptional choice for students looking to get the most out of their college career. There are a variety of classes that can be taken which is very helpful. As with the variety of classes there are a variety of professors at this campus who are more than willing to help their students succeed.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a cop car that sits at the entrance but that is about it.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life here that is all down at main campus in Columbus

    Clubs and Activities

    There really isn't much to do on this campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alot of people tend to hang out in the student center.

    Bang for the buck

    There price for this college is amazing, it's cheap enough so everyone can afford and you still get the same education as if you were at main campus.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't much to do besides play basketball/volleyball, lift in the weight room or play on our new disc golf course.

    Food and Dining

    The only food on campus is in vending machines so if you want to eat you will have to leave campus and find something or pack your own lunch/dinner.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this campus so there is no dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are always willing to help you out and to make you a more accomplished college student

    In three sentences

    Very good school and the teachers are always willing to help the students out. Good way to get your OSU experience going. There just nothing to do on campus so it gets boring really fast.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play sports and, hangout and talk to students.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is decent and, a lot of the time it is free.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms there but they have apartments nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    It gets you ready for whatever your major is that you are studying. So you should be well prepared when you graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus on your academics. You will have a lot of fun there they always have fun activities going on.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere for a college. The class sizes are smaller so, you get more one on one time with the professors. Tuition is also cheaper.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 15

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of shops and restaurants around that area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the study areas and keep up with the course work. Don't fall behind and don't be afraid to go to study sessions or the professor's office hours. Don't forget to have fun too!

    In three sentences

    It's very personable. The professors are helpful and create a comfortable living environment. Also, campus is easy to understand and maneuver.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus seems pretty safe here at Ohio State University at Marion. I have never ran into, or heard of any problems on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many, many, many and you can even create your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do know that on campus at Ohio State University at Marion, the campus has a Halloween Costume contest, hot apple cider, a Fall Fest, corn hole contests, and the new addition-- The Hunger Games!

    What to do for fun

    There are many, and I mean many, clubs/student organizations at Ohio State University at Marion. The best part is, if there isn't a club/ student organization that you think fits you then you can apply to start a new one!

    Food and Dining

    There is vending machines on campus, but not much. However, there are a lot of restaurants right near campus that students could always go to.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not currently provided at Ohio State University at Marion. However, Ohio State University at Marion has been working on making a dorm site for its students. But, for now Ohio State University at Marion does provide its students with housing complexes near campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Because of the wonderful help and support system at The Ohio State University at Marion, students who have any problems never face them alone. Teachers, students, and staff work their hardest to present open doorways for students to ask for help and receive it. The University also 'keeps an eye out' for any troubles showing on a students academic performance so academic advisers can meet with students and fix any problems they may be facing. Problems from course work, family issues, relationship issues, and financial issues. The Ohio State University at Marion is there for it's students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small college where help is always easy to find, teachers are welling to help, follow students are supportive of one another, and where you as a student have many options of what major you can complete on campus, then you should go to Ohio State University at Marion.

    In three sentences

    The Ohio State University at Marion, is a great place for students who like small classrooms. The teachers are wonderful and the students are all kind to one another. I highly recommend Ohio State University at Marion.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's always an officer,so that helps out alot.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were a few clubs and they were decent.

    Great for these types of students

    special needs autistic people druggies hipsters right brained people

    Bang for the buck

    Marion is definitely good if you don't want to spend a whole lot of money on college.

    What to do for fun

    -drink -smoke -party -join a club

    Food and Dining

    There's alot of good restraunts arounf to get good food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't that great.

    Academic Rigor

    OSU Marion is somewhat challenging in that you have to do all the work yourself and have to do everything on your own.Nobody is going to spoon feed you.If you want to do well,put in the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to OSUM,make sure you have friends from HS if you;re going there.Otherwise,it is pretty hard to meet people and make new friends.People in Marion feel like they are above you and won't really give you the time of day.Like I was saying Marion is like HS,so if you don't find a group or clique you're screwed because that's where all the social life and cooperative cheating goes on.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are great and are very helpful/flexible.Not much going on this campus overall.If you didn't like HS cliques,then don't go to OSUM.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take summer classes as it will lower your fafsa amount.

    In three sentences

    I like the smaller population and class sizes, and that I can live a little cheaper than on the main campus. The price is still very high, but then again what college is not.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 15

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Security is awesome, and have yet to have a problem.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Many options, have sport and club options.

    Great for these types of students

    If you wanna get college over for less than a major university come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing worth mentioning. The town is pretty boring.

    Bang for the buck

    You get some much for so little. The teachers are awesome, classes are not very hard.

    What to do for fun

    Get an apartment here with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Chipotle, Subway, Panera, Cicis pizza, arbys, wendys, McDs, Perkins, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut and many more.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms yet.

    Academic Rigor

    It is basically paid high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going to main campus, take all your hard classes for your major here first then transfer. It is easier than main and at a huge discount. If you wanna stay here they have a bunch of majors you can take and finish here and your diploma still says Ohio State on it.

    In three sentences

    It is a commuter campus and it definitely feels like it when you get here. The classes seem like high school, difficulty and size wise. No dorm option here yet but dean has said that the plans are in the process.