These schools are similar to Oklahoma State University-Main Campus in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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It was a rough start going to the main campus, I was struggling through all of my classes, and I was alone, which was even worse. I live in Tulsa, OK, so I am commuting to the campus back and forth, so this is very challenging to keep up all your school work and everything. I always write down my schedule to plan everything to keep my mindset.
What I didn't like about OSU is that there was not much help from the teachers. It was all about speed-teaching and minimum information during lectures. I have to rely on YouTube videos and other school-related websites like Chegg or Quizlet.
As an engineering major, I don't think I could have a better experience at OSU. The number of opportunities presented to me has been endless; being able to surround myself with people in my major and take advantage of the offerings here have outweighed any negative that might exist. I really think, especially for the cost of attendance, I'm receiving a degree that I will be able to use, and I'm actually learning the information needed for my field.
Food can feel repetitive, and the distribution of food locations is a bit strange. I wish the eating options for open for a larger range of hours, but nothing is unbearable. Traditional style dorm living has its ups and downs but that comes with any college experience.
As a sophomore, I enjoyed my time at OSU. I'm in the CMB Marching Band Colorguard, which made it easier to make friends, and the football games are super fun. As far as classes, I haven't had a teacher that isn't willing to help or set up meetings; most of my teachers have been great and go above and beyond. The lasso center is also a great resource to get extra help, essentially for first-year students. From my experience, I haven't had any safety issues. The Police are very responsive. They have an excellent safety app that can make sure you get places safely or call two background-checked adults to walk you anywhere on campus.
In my opinion, the food could be better with more of a variety, but for what it is, it's decent.
Being in the music department, I have gotten to be in so many ensembles and have gotten many opportunities that I just never thought I'd get. The Greenwood school of music has a nice, homelike feel to it. As a music major the majority of what I do is at the GSM (Greenwood school of music) which is such a nice building, it has so many recourses and is just a nice place to be. I live in Wentz, which is probably the oldest and the least kept dorm building in Okstate. Walking around campus feels surreal sometimes, but in a good way. For me, it's been a nice environment. I also like how meal plans are set up.
The majority of the problems I have had are with the fact that music is grueling as a major. I have not had a semester with less than 10 classes yet. Wentz is probably the oldest and least upkept of the dorms, I do wish I had my own bathroom and shower sometimes but overall not horrible.
The number of resources available to students.
First-year students are required to live on campus.
It's more of a community environment. Everyone is very friendly. It's just a bunch of good ol' boys trying to make their way.
It's kind of big and easy to get lost if you're not careful.