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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 out of 46 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for any kind of student. It caters to the ultra-studious, to the laid-back student more keen on extracurricular activity. The atmosphere is comfortable and makes people feel at home and at ease. I would recommend the university to anyone and everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to get caught up so much in the partying scene. It's fine to have a good time, but remember you are paying a lot of money to attend college and you should make the most of your experience. Don't skip classes no matter how tired you are. If you don't show up to class, you won't do well. You absorb more than you think by just going to the class. I've learned this the hard way. Also, when selecting a room, be aware that air conditioned rooms cost $40 more per quarter. It is also cheaper to be in a double than a single. Also, realize that an umbrella and rain boots/snow boots are essential in navigating this puddle-prone campus. Finally, go into it with an open mind about the people you will meet. There will be many people from different backgrounds and upbringings than you and it's a great experience learning about different people and their cultures.

    Bang for the buck

    The reason why Ohio University gets three stars for this section is because for a public school, it is a bit more expensive than comparable schools like Ohio State University or the University of Cincinnati would be. I've visited both OSU and UC and the food at both universities exceeds the food at Ohio University. Ohio State University in particular has a good swipe system where students can swipe for just about any kind of food he or she desires. Ohio University is more limited in its food selections and the meal plans are expensive. It also should be noted that a student must live on campus for two years at Ohio University and must have a meal plan during that time.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being at Ohio University. The school gets a bad reputation for being a party school and I was a bit nervous about that going in, but I have since learned that the school is what you make of it. Sure, it does have a prominent party scene, but it also offers a lot of other extracurricular activities. Some of these activities include Baker movie nights (free movies shown in Baker Center for students), productions/performances/plays (admission is free with student ID), craft nights, dances, sports (Ping recreation center is new and free for students), etc. My favorite part about Ohio University and also one of the main reasons why I decided to attend, is the campus. It is the most beautiful campus I have seen (and trust me, I've visited and seen a lot.) There are many trees, flowers, fields, and animals around campus that make it have a natural and peaceful feel. The squirrel population is enormous and they are extremely friendly. There are also a lot of practice fields, benches and open space where students can gather to play sports, games, tan, read, study, etc.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot during my first year at Ohio University. However, most of what I learned came from being outside of class because the classes themselves just serve to introduce and provide overviews of the courses. First year students typically are taking the general education tier requirements and a lot of the information will be similar to what was learned in high school.

  • 09/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for any type of student. There are so many groups, clubs, and other students here, that anyone can find what they are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those of you thinking of coming here to OU here are a few tips: 1. GO TO CLASS. This is probably the most important thing to do because, now that we are on our own, we have many distractions and fun things to do. However, you are here to get an education and the best way to do that is going to class. 2. Study: To do well on test and exams, do your work and study so that you will be prepared. Also by study you will most likely get better grades, making your parents happy and keeping you off academic probation.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally I believe Ohio University is expensive, especially for out of state students. From what me and my friends have learned from this past year, OU will try and take as much of your money as possible whenever they have the chance. With this said, OU will give you many opportunities and connections to help further your career. Also you will have a great quality education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ohio University is one of the most beautiful campuses around. There are countless groups, clubs, and other activities that you can get involved in to make you stay here at OU the best four years of your life! Also it is a very safe campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Ohio university offers many great opportunities to help you further your education, however, in order to succeed and learn you must be wiling to work hard and study. If you do both of those you will have a great time here at Ohio University

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is a college and campus for all types of students. If you make the most of your experience and yourself, you will love OU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give for prospective students would be to enjoy yourself and do not be afraid to experience new things. College is about finding yourself, so take advantage of education opportunities as well as extracurricular activities. Have fun but do not skip your classes because whether you believe it or not, even boring lectures are key to being successful in classes. You are there to learn most importantly! Go out and meet new people and join clubs and new activities, you will be amazed at what you can do and who you will meet. Take advantage of free tutoring sessions and the library, they are so extremely helpful!!

    Bang for the buck

    Although Ohio University is a bit on the expensive side, I feel it is worth the expenses. The whole atmosphere and community at OU is amazing, some of the buildings and dorms are in need of refurnishing, but all in all, they are nice places to live. The education offered at Ohio University are worth the costs, and the opportunities are endless.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ohio University, is indeed different and while the location is a bit far from the craziness of the city, it is such a beautiful and enjoyable place. Yes, OU does tend to have the reputation of being a party school, but there is so much more than that to the school and people. The school offers many free events on campus, that are great ways to meet new people! These events can range from sporting events, to movie nights in Baker Center. There is so much to do at Ohio University, you just have to go out and find it!!

    Am learning a lot

    Ohio University is a great academic school and I feel I have learned so much in just a year of attending this university. Although, freshman year is based on tier one classes and usually are only review and basics, they are great refreshers and help in your transition from high school to college. I feel these classes helped me greatly and rose my confidence in being able to excel in college classes. Not only are these classes helpful, but the professors are usually willing to work with you outside of class hours.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Anytime there is ever a threat to safety (which isn't often) you immediately get an email, or if it's important, a text.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great here, but not a big deal if you don't join. Everyone gets along with everyone regardless if you're greek or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be a club for everything you can imagine. One of the first weekends at school there is a huge involvement fair where you can sign up for various clubs/organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can find their place to fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is the craziest time of the year. Thousands of people come from all over the state to enjoy the biggest Halloween party.

    Bang for the buck

    OU's tuition is definitely one of the more pricier in the state. It also gives out very little scholarship money. For a 25 on your act and a 3.0 you only get $500 for the year.

    What to do for fun

    There's always a party and you can always find someone who wants to go out. In the spring time, the fests are where everyone is at.

    Food and Dining

    Shively is the best, however they did just renovate Nelson so I'm sure it'll be just as good as Shively, if not better. Boyd's food is terrible and so repetitive. Boyd grab n go is good though since you have the option of hot food.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of the dorms are older here but just try and get one that at least has air conditioning. I've never had a bad time in the dorms and all my RA's were super laid back.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what your major is. Business majors have it the easiest, while science majors are always busy with their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many great parties here that if you miss one it's okay. Remember that you're here for school and that should come first. Join a lot of organizations and clubs, it's a great way to expand your circle of friends.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus and such a blast to be able to live here and go to school here. The party scene is huge here though, so it can be easy to become distracted. I would never want to transfer anywhere else.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    OU has something for everyone. A top notch student exercise facility that basketball courts, raquetball courts, yoga, soccer, volleyball and the traditional weight room is great for anyone that wants to use it. The campus is beautiful and has reasonable walks all over campus. The people are great and the classes are, well....classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you interested in sport management then OU is one of the best places you can be. We have an extensive alumni network that makes it easier to get a job out of college.

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe OU is great for any student, but being a minority student myself, I would recommend it for others. There are millions of programs and so many opportunities just for minorities and we need more on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to take the ACT or SAT as many times until you get the best score you possibly can. Many scholarships are given out, especially for minorities, based on these test scores. So do your best!

    Bang for the buck

    Our school is a little more expensive, but it's because we are on quarters rather than semesters. It's seriously worth every penny in my opinion.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being an OU Bobcat, there are so many extracurriculars offered and it is a club for everything, and if its not a club, you can make one! There is hardly a dull moment living here.

    Am learning a lot

    I really am learning a lot at Ohio University. In comparison to other schools I would say that we have many more support services here to help students achieve their best.

  • 01/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    It may sound crazy wanting to be at school, but I love OU! Seriously, I once thought I wanted to go to Columbia University because of their amazing Journalism background, but now after I've been at OU for a year and a half, I wouldn't trade it for any other school in the world. No lie. The campus is gorgeous during all seasons. The people are even nice! Everyone I've met has never seemed unfriendly or uninviting. I have a good time and I'm able to focus on my work despite the party school title. The real party happens at Alden, that's our main library. We call it Club Alden jokingly because everybody is always there, getting down to business with their books and its open 24/7 so some people plan to be there all day.

    Am learning a lot

    It's way different from high school! I am finally learning what I want to learn. They do have a standard requirement for students in their DARS report which helps students organize their credits and keep track of thier progress towards graduation, but you still get to pick classes that YOU want for YOUR major. Thats the awesome part! So yes, I am learning alot because its what I want to learn and I havent met any teacher that wasn't dedicated to help me if I needed it.

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like medium sized campuses, students who like rural settings. People who enjoy wild partying on the weekend. People who enjoy kind, intelligent professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are TONS of hills. If you're not much of a walker, grab a bike. It rains a lot as well, so bring boots! Be prepared to study, they like exams here.

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing I would wish for would be a film major that is available to everybody. Right now the only film major is for the Honors Tutorial College.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus. The people and instructors and staff - everybody - are so lively and happy most days. The rain is a bit of a literal downer some days, but mostly it's fantastic weather. Fall is gorgeous, winter is pristine and spring brings life about in ways that winter couldn't dream of. The party scene is good, if you're into that kind of thing. If you're not much of a partier, (like myself) there's always like minded people and plenty of free shows to see at the various places on Court Street. The only thing I don't like is the lack of film program. It's the only reason I'll be leaving the University and it was a decision that's breaking my heart in two.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the classes and professors here. Some of the professors/instructors were particularly helpful to me and I often enjoyed seeing them outside of class, usually strolling about campus. The wide range of classes here also allows me to pursue my various interests, like a drawing class I took Spring Quarter, as well as my tiers and general education requirements.

  • 10/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Every type! I have met every type of student here and continue to make unique friends daily.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to have fun BUT can keep yourself under control, welcome to Athens! But if you have a hard time focusing and partying gets in the way of your studies, this may not be the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition cost is what you would expect from a state school. It's not much more expensive than other schools in Ohio that offer far less value in education. If you are coming here for something like journalism, which we are ranked nationally for, the price is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE Ohio University. The students are nice and the professors are great. Any type of person could find there spot here as everyone is pretty open and happy. Some students enjoy it too much as there are parties and events happening every night. Keep yourself focused, have a good time, and enjoy the beautiful campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot at Ohio University! I am a sophomore who recently transferred here and so far I believe this decision was one of the best I ever made. The GenEd courses are not too hard but I have studied a lot and therefore learned a lot. Yes, OU is a party school, but the classes are just as good as the night life.

  • 11/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who can balance work and play well; can be involved in a lot of different things and get homework done; looking to not just learn, but EXPERIENCE; must like Halloween (it's a REALLY big deal here); enjoy small towns and strong communities; committed to ALWAYS being a Bobcat

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun. Get involved early and wait to weed out the less important clubs/opportunities. Stay posted on all the events OU has, both for fun and academics. Use ALL the resources (Career Center, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Center, Tutoring, Ping Recreation Center, Athletic Events, the list goes on and on...) - they're free, helpful, and lead to more fun.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, I'm paying a pretty high tuition. However, I'm a Sport Management student at OU, and OU's program is the first and premier program in its field. Plus, they have a high ranking professional club for the Sport Management students AND a great club for students interested in sports agency. I also really enjoy my sorority, and greek life here is pretty well received. On a more general note, I've heard that, overall, OU has amazing programs that all the administrators and faculty get excited about. Plus, alumni are super-involved, and always looking to extend a helping/guiding hand to fellow Bobcats.

    Am enjoying being here

    The combination of professor enthusiasm, social life, and laid-back atmosphere make this school loved by pretty much everyone. However, the quarter system can be pretty high-tense, and fast-moving. Students rave about the social aspects, the campus, and infinite opportunities OU gives us, but are always ready for a break from class.

    Am learning a lot

    Pretty much all of my professors are enthusiastic about their topics. They are always looking to get their students as enthusiastic, so they make sure to keep the ball rolling fairly quickly, moving from topic to topic throughout the quarter. Don't be surprised if professors ask the class what they are most interested in focusing on or what topics they'd be interested in learning that aren't included on the syllabus - it's a common practice. However, you won't learn a lot unless you attend class. I know, it's a bummer.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who already live in Ohio get a fairly good deal, especially with scholarships (especially public school students--there are several scholarships specifically for graduates of local schools). OU is also very homeschool-friendly. On the whole, it makes a very good choice for students who want solid academics on a moderate price (and a pretty campus to boot!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed during your first quarter. The campus is lovely, so take a walk or two. Take advantage of the library. It's very useful. Be mature and responsible--there's plenty of time for goofing off during breaks.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the downsides is the fact that, like all universities, OU can be somewhat pricey (especially when it comes to dorms and meal plans!) Still, OU's faculty are usually very high quality. All things considered, it's not a bad deal at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Athens campus of Ohio University is a very beautiful campus, all things considered; although the winter weather can be somewhat inclement. My professors have been very knowledgeable and willing to help, and are very clear when answering questions. It's a very enjoyable atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    Although only finished with my first quarter at Ohio University, I've already delved into topics that I initially only had hopes of studying. An example would be that I was very interested in archaeology and mythology, and read much about it throughout high school. One of OU's freshman courses allowed me to revisit my long lost love, and learn a great deal about it in the process!

  • 06/21/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 12 people found this review useful. 12 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    any student who is good will achieve the best in life

    Tips for prospective students

    good student

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is a great school for students looking for a big school, with a small school feeling. Yes, there are over 20,000 students attending OU, but the campus is close-knit and easy to get around. Students looking for a beautiful campus that is accessible and has much to offer should look into OU. OU has everything a college should offer and odds are it's the right choice for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Ohio! You wouldn't read a book without looking at the cover, right? Well, same goes for choosing the right college. Ohio University was the last school I visited before I had to make my final decision and was already set on another school, but had the tour set up already. Instantly I changed my mind the second I stepped foot on to OU's campus. It was home to me. Odds are OU offers your major, so the only thing you need to do is schedule a visit and be sure to ask questions, because the people at OU are there to help you and couldn't be more friendly and open to answering any questions you may have.

    Bang for the buck

    Princeton review has rated Ohio University as one of America's colleges with the best financial aid and they couldn't be more wrong. OU offers endless amounts of grants and scholarships, and is more than willing to help students in need.

    Am enjoying being here

    To say I am enjoying being here would be putting it mild. I love being here! I came to this school from out-of-state, not knowing anyone, being over nine hours away from home and the security of my family. However, right away I felt the comfort of home. I had to reach out of my comfort zone, meet new people and adjust to living in a new place, a place I am now happy to call my home. The student body at OU is diverse and friendly and the campus has a homey feeling, it's the most beautiful campus I have ever seen, and anyone here will say the same.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much at Ohio University and it's only my first year! The academics at OU are outstanding and my professors are truly in love with the subjects they commit themselves to teaching. My favorite class this quarter was my Spanish 213 class, it was difficult, but I learned a lot and my Spanish had significantly improved, thanks to my dedicated professor and hard work. There are so many classes I want to take and am excited to keep learning new things as the years go by, which I hope isn't too quickly.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Friendly, Lively, Energetic, Enthusiastic

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be worried about making friends or doing well in classes, it will come easy to you. People are constantly there to help with studying and managing time. You will feel right at home by the end of the first week and you won't want to go home when Winter Break starts.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely have received way more in one year of college than I ever expected, and it was completely worth the money. First of all, Ohio University awards many scholarships to many people, so if you need extra help, you are sure to find it. But going to OU is more than just a school, it's an investment. I have made connections already that may help me find jobs in the future. I know many teachers are willing and happy to help with recommendations for any student that asks. The investment I've made by choosing Ohio University will carry with me for the rest of my life and make finding jobs and careers easier than ever imagined. OU is definitely worth the price in the long run.

    Am enjoying being here

    If anyone says they don't enjoy being at OU, they must be from another planet. Ohio University became a second home to me just after my arrival. Not only is the campus beautiful with brick roads, old buildings and tons of rolling hills to please the eye, but the people here are just amazing. Anywhere you go, someone will talk to you, 'just because you go to OU'. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. I don't think any other college really could add up to how fun and friendly OU's campus really is.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like every single day I learn something new at Ohio University. So many useful things that I may need to recall as I continue my education have already stuck in my head due to the amazing teaching skills provided for me at OU. Most people don't sign on for the education factor, but I could understand if they did. I seriously do learn every day I am here and I know the knowledge is going to stick with me forever.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ohio University is a very safe school. trust me once you get here you'll get the text messages. OU has a balance active police force and campus security that are always monitoring and making sure no ones going to crazy.

    Greek Life

    We have a huge greek experience at Ohio University with tons of activities. If you are unsure about rushing we have a lot of support as well to make sure you have a great greek experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ohio University has almost anything you could want to learn from rock climbing to yoga, and if you don't see your club here then make it!

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for all students. Not just because its a great school and blah blah blah but because its big enough that anyone can find there way here. We have a vast assortment of majors in almost all fields and most of them are highly recognized. The campus rests in the most beautiful little city that is gorgeous to look at. The people here are great and fun and because its a community you don't feel like you get lost in a city like most big city universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as traditions go we have them. Far more than you can count. Some of the more well known traditions lie within the party atmosphere. For example we have the biggest halloween celebration in the country and YOU MUST WEAR A COSTUME! Trust me its just more fun that way.

    Bang for the buck

    Well as far as money goes Ohio University is one of the more affordable schools in Ohio but also has one of the highest job placement ratings of any school in the country so if you want bang for your buck, there you go!

    What to do for fun

    Well there is the obvious partying that Ohio University is known for. Don't worry, many students come here and ask me how to find a party. There everywhere! walk down the street and you'l see thousands of people just like you looking for a party; that is the party! Aside from the normal college activity theres plenty of fun things to do in our little college oasis. We are a mountain town so the temperature almost always stays moderate to hot and we have gigantic state parks with beautiful scenery comparable to any post card, including a beach and Native American carved caves. Ohio University has something for everyone and appeals to all your sensibilities. I have learned and grown as a person simply from being in this environment.

    Food and Dining

    Theres nothing like the dorm food. some people don't appreciate it until they leave the dorm and have to make their own food. Personally I loved it! Dorm food is an unlimited supply of all your favorite food, munchies ect. that you can eat whenever! Here, the best place to eat is Shivley. It almost feels like a community around dinner time, thats when you seen everyone on campus trying to get in.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the best times you'll ever have are in the dorm. Theres something about being cramped with hundreds of students you don't know having a completely new experience that seems to bring everyone together. Dorms are fun, but be smart RA's are on the prowl! Dorms are most students first independent living space so have fun designing it and making it your own.

    Academic Rigor

    OU has a lot of classes. Make sure you enroll in the ones your actually interested in. The way I see it; classes are hard when you don't care because then you don't put in the effort. Restrict yourself to classes that mean something to you personally (not just your parents) who knows maybe you'll find a major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming here is a lot of fun. Almost too much fun. The reason is we're the number one party school and have a beautiful open campus that will suck anyone in. The only thing I caution you from is understand that while its easy to stay out late make sure you hit the library once a week. Go there and study or read or do homework. It will make all the difference.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is the perfect balance between open-mindedness and work ethic. It creates an atmosphere of fun but through trial and error allows the student to discipline themselves rather than forcing silly or unnecessary rules on the student. It gives the student the opportunities to grow and explore in a safe comfortable environment that prepare them for the working world.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, not sure I am going to be able to afford the 4 year education. Loans do not cover everything and not able to work and go to school.

    Food and Dining

    You are required your freshman year to purchase a dining plan. Would be a lot more affordable to be able to eat on your own.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is required for all freshman and very difficult to try and understand how the housing process works. You pay a deposit then wait to for your turn to pick what type of housing you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early your senior year high school with applications.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I don't think you will find a much safer university. Usually our only run-ins are when someone is walking home drunk at 4 in the morning.

    Clubs and Activities

    We are now known as the number one party school in the U.S., and we have the best strip of bars (Court Street), but if you're looking for nightclubs we don't have any.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges, which used to be a state mental hospital until about the 1990s. Ohio University bought the place, and it isinfamous as one of the most haunted places in the world. It sits on top of a hill overlooking campus, and can be very spooky - a favorite place to visit around Halloween.

    Bang for the buck

    Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

    What to do for fun

    There is the bike trail, a scenic route for jogging or biking. There is also Strouds Run, where there is a lake for cooling off and having summer fun. We also have a bowling alley, movie theater, ice-skating rink, shops, and are near to the Hocking Hills (beautiful for hiking).

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls on campus, which are very nice and all-you-can eat style. There are also great places to eat on Court Street, like the student favorite Chipotle. On East State St, close by the campus, there are more nice restaurants for when students want to go on a nice dinner date.

    Dorm Life

    I've never actually lived in the dorms, but I did work for the Housing office. Our dorms are very nice, and are currently being renovated a few buildings at a time. There are activities set up for the dorms so that students can get to know new people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes for every interest and hobby. They are much more challenging than high school, but with the support from faculty you need to succeed. There are also many tutoring resources available.

    In three sentences

    I love Ohio University! It is in a very safe and beautiful location. There is a small-town lifestyle but with plenty to see and do.

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 7 people found this review useful. 18 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    any type of student who wants to get a good quality education

    Tips for prospective students

    good school

  • 06/22/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 19 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Try to visit the campus.

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your way around campus, and ask for help if you need it.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University has a great athletic facility if you are athletic, and their library is extensive. Their campus is beautiful, plus it's eco-friendly. The only thing I didn't like about OU was that their dorm rooms were a little on the smalle side. I still think it's all worth the cost.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 187

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    Am enjoying being here

    Coming from Maryland, it was nice to meet people outside of my county. Everybody from Ohio is so nice! I love meeting new people, and although it is difficult to find other people who were out-of-state, everybody came from a different part of Ohio which meant nobody knew each other in the beginning either. I have met so many new, friendly, and interesting people. There is also so much to do on and off campus! Whether you go to an event at Baker Center, or to Open Mic Night at Donkey Coffee off campus, you're sure to have a great time anywhere you go!

    Am learning a lot

    At Ohio University, I have learned so much in all of my classes. I felt that in each one of my classes all of my teachers have been enthusiastic about the course they are teaching, as well as a strong passion for their students to achieve as well. The teachers are always available for extra help during office hours, and I can not tell you a single class where I didn't learn at least SOMETHING. Each class was interesting and each class was a great experience!

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People interested in the green movement - campus wide recycling, farmer's markets, etc... Anyone planning to major in journalism, communications, or film.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never worry about the party school title. If drinking isn't your thing, I promise you will find people just like you. The school hosts student events specifically for student who don't want to party. All colleges have students who party and drink. It's your own character that sells you to employers, not college stereotypes.

    Bang for the buck

    Though tuition isn't terrible compared to other schools, room and board is expensive. Students are also required to live in dorms for their Freshman and Sophomore years.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Athens. It seems like everyone can find their own niche in this town. As a first year, don't feel intimidated by other people. The majority of students on campus are extremely friendly. The campus is gorgeous and the gym is excellent. I thought by not having a car my first year I would feel stranded, but in reality I was given a chance to really appreciate this small town.

    Am learning a lot

    I love Ohio University because there is a huge variety of classes to choose from. If you are motivated to do something with your life, then you know there are professors and advisers that are there to help you. Though there is a large number of students at Ohio, I feel that there is always someone there to help you academically as long as you ask for help.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 187

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    Tips for prospective students

    if one wants to get something done, it will involve much going to offices and seeing people who may not always know what they are doing.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 187

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    Campus Safety

    we have our own police department that is always on duty. we also have a service provided by students that ensures you don't walk home alone at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    hall council is a great way to get involved in your residence hall community.

    What to do for fun

    i go to all of the sporting events and i hang out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    shively is by far the best dining hall on campus. the others aren't terrible but shively ranks way higher than the rest.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is my favorite part of college. i love the relationships i've made with everyone here.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are definitely challenging but they prepare you for the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend living on the green closest to your class locations.

    In three sentences

    ohio university deserves a 10 out of 10! the campus and atmosphere here is remarkable. the teachers really want you to succeed and so do your peers.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 187

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    Food and Dining

    There is more than enough food at the dining halls. The proximity to uptown is also great for getting food from both local and chain restaurants. Shivley and Jefferson have the best meals.

    Dorm Life

    Living on East Green is the best because of it's proximity to the dining halls and the Main Green. The dorms themselves have spacious doubles. The lobby is equipped with a nice TV too.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough, but not that bad. The Honors Tutorial College is demanding, requiring students to keep above a 3.5 GPA. Having good writing skills is essential to succeeding at Ohio University.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 187

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    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for students who have a passion and eagerness to learn and excel. The students that I have encountered are very ambitious and involved in multiple organizations on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to not look past this amazing school simply because of its party school reputation. I will admit that I had my concerns about Ohio University, but after completing my first year I could not be happier. Getting involved on campus is a great way to learn, make new friends, boost your resume, and have a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, the tuition at Ohio University is very reasonable. There are numerous scholarship opportunities for students who are in need of financial aid. Regardless of the price, OU is an amazing school. The academics are top notch, the campus is gorgeous, and the student body is friendly.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ohio University has a picturesque campus. The rolling hills, brick sidewalks and buildings, and the colorful foliage are absolutely breathtaking. During they day, OU's campus is perfect for relaxing outside, walking, running, biking, exploring, and just about any pastime you can think of. OU is known for its night life. As fun as it may be, partying is not for everybody. There are so many activities for students to partake in if they wish to steer clear of the party scene at OU.

    Am learning a lot

    OU is a great academic school. In high school I was hardly motivated to try my hardest during classes. However, in college I am a completely different student. Many of my teachers were knowledgeable and interesting which helped to make some of the duller subjects exciting. I am finally getting the opportunity to take classes that are of interest to me. OU also has hundreds of clubs and organizations for students to join. I have found that these clubs and organizations create opportunities for students to learn things that the classroom can not teach them.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 187

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    Great for these types of students

    I think Ohio University is great for everyone, unless you are the type of person who needs to be in a major city. Athens is a little college town- we basically double the population of Athens. It's relatively small, but there are so many people that you don't know that you don't even notice. Nevertheless, there aren't a ton of shopping centers as there would be at a college in a big city. This hasn't been a problem for anyone I know of, though. Come be a bobcat!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and talk to people! Nearly everyone I've met here have been friendly and very nice. People are generally laid-back and down to earth here. The student population here is very diverse, but this just adds to all the cool people you can meet. Also, make sure you spend your time wisely - don't forget about studying! There are a lot of things that will distract you from your work, so make sure you get that done and you'll find you have a ton of time to spend doing other, fun things.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University has an average price- a little over $20,000 for tuition, fees, housing, and dining expenses. I don't think this is a bad price at all, considering how much I've learned, the good friends I've met, and all of the wonderful times I have had thus far in my college career, especially when I see how much private schools cost. I honestly would like it to be a little less, but that's only because I'm a broke college student paying my own way through. In the end, after scholarships and loans, the cost is very low for how much I am getting out of my experience at OU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I cannot even begin to describe how much I love Ohio University. For one, the campus is absolutely beautiful. There are so many flowers, plants, and trees. There are even two little lakes on campus, one with a waterfall, benches and a path around it. We also have a very scenic bike path that winds all through Athens and into other towns. Even the buildings are pretty, as most are made of brick. On one of the dorm greens there are basketball courts and sand volleyball. In addition, the campus is a good size- it takes only about 10 to 15 minutes to walk from one end of campus to the other. We have what we call uptown, also known as Court Street. It has a variety of little shops, bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants and bars you can go to and spend time with friends. If you get bored of being on campus, there is a state park (Strouds Run) a few minutes driving distance away with hiking trails, grills, and a beach. There are sporting events happening year round as well. If you don't care for sports but still want to workout we have an excellent recreation center called Ping- it even has a two story rock wall! There is always something you can be doing, as long as you try to find out what's going on. I love my school.

    Am learning a lot

    How much you learn is directly related to how much you put into it. The professors I have had have been wonderful, with the exception of only a couple (who happened to be in courses not related to my major). As long as you are willing to learn and put in some effort, you will learn and do just as well as you would at any other school.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt more safe on a campus that I do at Ohio University! They also provide a campus safety service that will have someone walk you home at night if you ever feel unsafe walking by yourself.

    Greek Life

    I am in Greek Life myself and I really enjoyed my experience and met some incredible people. Joining also helped my transition into college because they provided a great comfort blanket for me when I was a freshman.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I have mentioned before, there is an endless amount of clubs and programs offered at Ohio University. It would be hard not to find one just for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the traditional walk through the gates of college green at the beginning of your college career as well as the end. Also Athens is known at a haunted town so there are many locations around campus know to be haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe attending Ohio University is worth every penny. The only aspect about going their that is overly priced, is the off-campus housing. You really have to be careful with where you choose to live when you move out of the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    Ohio University has a countless number of programs that occur all around campus each and everyday! They also hold multiple concerts, plays, comedians, etc. A lot of recreational activities are available to partake in. Basically, it is hard not to find something fun to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at all of the dining halls is great! They have also been renovating a couple of the dining halls on campus that has expanded the student's options significantly. Also with the meal plans, their are markets located at the dining halls, where you may spend the meals you do not use during the week, to buy grocery like items!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Ohio University was a great experience! I met some of my best friends in the dorms! I also received a good feel of what it is like to be on your own, but have a great sense of security with in the dorms themselves as well as the staff that is there for the student's support at all hours of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    As long has you make time for studying everyday and stay on track with your assignments, you should do great at Ohio University. You get out, what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Don't be afraid to be yourself! -Take advantage of everything that Ohio University has to offer you. -If you keep your priorities straight, you will succeed. -Embrace all the memories that you will gain in the years that you are a Bobcat!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an incredibly inviting campus that offers and endless number of great programs to meet all of its student's needs. The atmosphere of Ohio University is home to a close knit student body that is supported by the wonderful community of Athens, Ohio. Being a student, at Ohio University, I have received everything i expected to from a college and more!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 187

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a great environment. There are friendly people all over campus. I love it there and I feel safe.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 187

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    Great for these types of students

    Full time working nurses.

    Bang for the buck

    Most affordable BSN completion program out there.

    Food and Dining

    I do not attend campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The 5 week courses are intensive but doable while working full time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get started soon.

    In three sentences

    Great school to complete your BSN Online. The Program is affordable and flexible.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With all the students that come to Ohio University and the many events that the school sponsors the campus security is top notch. The local police department is a integrated force that police the school and the in school security protocols insure a safe environment for their students.

    Greek Life

    The sorority life is a huge social avenue for anyone wanting that experience. The sorority life takes place near the busy Court Street that is a main social area of the city.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for any individual who decides to go to Ohio University. From sports clubs to video game enthusiast groups there are clubs that provide many activities for those who become involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student! There is limitless diversity in the social circles and clubs that Ohio University offers. The University's programs and degrees covers the majority of professions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ohio University is known for it's festivals and holiday celebrations. The entire campus comes out and has a great time. Also Ohio University's Football and other sports activities have a huge social structure and are attended by thousands of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University is not a cheap expense, that being said the experience is well worth the price. The education that you will come out with will make you job ready and stalwart in the face of the tough job market.

    What to do for fun

    I have been to Ohio University for visiting friends who currently attend their multiple times for up to a week and a half at a time and each time I was pleasantly surprised about the amount of things to do around the campus. The campus itself offers a matinee that shows recent movies for fairly cheap. For example I saw The Green Lantern a month after it's release for free, the films are not always free but they are cheaper then the standard movie ticket cost.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining halls at Ohio University have a huge variety of tasty and affordable food for their students. The meal plans at Ohio University also provide flexibility for their students when it comes to eating around the school. I would suggest a flex 14 meal plan to any start student because it offers a good amount of resources for students to use for food in many different ways around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The variety of dorms available for the students is a true testament to the commitment Ohio University has put forth in making their students as comfortable as possible. Ohio University has rooms for parents, vegetarians, and quality dorms for those with outstanding academic achievement.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University has a large range of degrees and programs that should be able to cover almost any profession. Having this diverse academic field doesn't take away from the classes depth and focus on making Ohio University's students ready for the challenges they will face in their perspective professions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus layout fast, everything is in walking distance but the campus is immense. Look at the list of clubs and organizations and find starting points for developing strong social structures. Visit the city of Athens, it's small but has a lot of interesting venues surrounding the campus. Take advantage of the amazing Ping workout center. Look at jobs on campus because they will work with your schedule to find you a job, much easier then finding a local place that is willing to work around your schedule.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and vibrant. The social environment is diverse and friendly. The classes that I have sat through have been well structured and taught by professors who are both knowledgeable and friendly.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 187

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    Clubs and Activities

    There were so many opportunities to get involved as a Freshman, it was a little overwhelming. I had a tough time choosing which organizations I would enjoy best for the next four years. I am trying out for the Women's Chorale and I also signed up for their pep club, The O-Zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Athens is known for their parties but from what I have seen it's not all about that. Court Street always has fun, safe, student friendly activities going on. The athletic events are always filled with students and the streets are packed at night.

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University does a great job at providing different foods for all types of people. They are very cultured and if you are missing home cooking I'm sure there is a restaurant or hall with something you will like. I am a vegetarian and I found the food selections very suitable. Another plus is they recently refurbished all their dining halls.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a beautiful campus and very impressive staff. The city of Athens is extremely welcoming. I am looking forward to spending my next four years here. Go Bobcats!

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    OU has an extremely safe campus and I have never felt unsafe walking anywhere by myself, even late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The list is endless. If there is something you like, chances are there is a club for that. If there's not, you can start one easily.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are outgoing and looking to get involved with different things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges is an old insane asylum that overlooks Ohio University. Athens, OH is also one of the most haunted towns int he nation.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio U is one of the most expensive schools in Ohio. Also, the price of off-campus housing is absolutely ridiculous. It is practically double the other colleges in Ohio.

    What to do for fun

    OU has a drinking culture, but there is a local beach called Strouds Run that people frequent a lot. The university also holds events during the week such as Improv Shows and free movies.

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University has many options for food and dining when it comes to having a meal plan. There are 4 dining halls that offer grab n go, and a food court in the student center that offers nicer food on the go. The restaurants up town are usually locally owned and student oriented. There are some great places that serve food hard to find anywhere else.

    Dorm Life

    The downside to dorm life at OU is that you are required to live in the dorms for your first two years. The dorms are pretty standard and located on three different greens, each with a different feel. There are two dorms that are sophomore-only and have their own bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Also known as Harvard on the Hocking, Ohio University is not a walk in the park. Classes are challenging but as long as you have time management and a good work ethic, you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ohio University is known as a party school. Any college can be a party school if you make it one. With that being said, OU has a great nightlife scene if that's how you wish to unwind on the weekends. This should not overshadow the quality academics at the school or the friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. It is filled with great students, amazing professors and administrators who are always willing to help. There are so many opportunities that are available for students whether it be internships, study abroad, or career services.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus and beautiful scenery.

    Greek Life

    Huge at OU

    Great for these types of students

    New and non traditional.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautiful Midwestern campus. Too many great things to list.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable tuition and worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Food and nightlife as well as student activities. A lot of Greek life at Ohio University

    Food and Dining

    Great food and restaurant scene.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous academics. Numerous resources for learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Affordable tuition rates. First class academics. Beautiful campus and student life.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a wonderful institution of higher learning. I have had an amazing academic experience here. I would recommend this university to any future student.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a path to anywhere you'd like to go that is completely lighted and safe. In addition to the emergency phones around campus, there is a safety group that can escort you anywhere if you feel unsafe at any time.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is incredible! I am currently involved in Greek life and I couldn't be more glad. It is such a unique opportunity that provides you with a family, a home, and a chance to give back. I wouldn't take the choice I've made back for anything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Almost every restaurant or shop on campus is locally owned. Athens does all it can to support it's local economy.

    Bang for the buck

    OU is absolutely worth every penny. It is worth so much more than what you are paying for for this excellent education and beautiful campus.

    What to do for fun

    Even though OU was the number one party school, there are so many other things you can do for fun. There are many things such as clubs, sports, and people to hang out with for all different kinds of people.

    Food and Dining

    Aside from Boyd dining hall, the dining halls are all very clean and sanitary. Their food is very good, as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and well-built. Nothing is falling apart or malfunctioning. They are also scattered very conveniently along campus so that no place is too far from your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers challenge you to help you reach your full potential. But, if you ever need it, they will always be there to help you without hesitation.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important to get involved on campus. It gives you the opportunity to get your foot in the door and make the most of your college experience. It is almost very important to manage your time wisely. This will help you keep your grades up and eliminate stress.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the Ohio University campus in Athens. There are so many opportunities to get involved, meet new people, and achieve a meaningful education. I feel I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity to better myself now and for the rest of my life.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 187

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    Campus Safety

    Its pretty good. especially on big weekends. Although i have heard of a few muggings, they have mostly been off campus though.

    Greek Life

    I'd say it's pretty good. There seem to be a lot of sororities and frats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs. Both academic and social. Join one! You'll love it.

    Great for these types of students

    Party Kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bong Hill. It's just what it sounds like. A lot of people go there. I'd say it's pretty unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not bad. Although a lot of the small shops are pretty expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties and sporting events to attend. Just go out and enjoy nature and what Athens has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    it's pretty good compared to other schools and has a lot of verity. But yet still gets old.

    Dorm Life

    It's pretty good. But try to go beyond just your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my freshman year hasn't been too hard. Although there are a lot of things I have to get done most dont take too long.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to enter a major upon arrival. Get involved. Go out and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    It is a good journalism school. It has a great atmosphere and night life. The people here some to rally care.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 187

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    What to do for fun

    Go on adventures such as hiking and hanging out with friends. In college we can do whatever we want! Hocking hills is right around the corner and we have a strouds beach which is a great time.

    Food and Dining

    Three dining halls, they are all decent. Nelson is the newest one and has the most variety. Boyd is the oldest, but I living in Boyd freshman year so I ate there almost every meal.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on dirty south, west green and now I am in Bromley Hall. I loved every dorm. As long as you are smart and don't do stupid things you will not get in trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University has a wide range of majors and work with you when you want to change your major. I changed my major and it was an easy process to go through and my advisor was very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, but have some fun too. Explore, and do things you would not usually do. Live life to the fullest, you are in college!

    In three sentences

    I love Ohio University, it was the best decision I ever made. I applied to 10 schools and chose Ohio University. It is a large school but has a lot of originality and character about it, everyone here is super friendly as well.

  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cultural, committed, friendly, and people who want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here if you're just looking to party. Parties can be found everywhere. Come here if you fall in love with the community and local delights. Ohio University opens a lot of doors for students, exposes a lot of cultures and beliefs, as well as encourages students to be well rounded.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive for a financially struggling family, but I understand why is costly and still love being here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I couldn't ask for anything better. I have three great jobs through the school and the community is to close and kind.

    Am learning a lot

    The dedicated professors and staff here not only push me to learn but they make me want to learn. They're interesting and teach in a variety of ways.

  • 03/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded students Hard-working students Liberal-minded (but not necessarily) Students who love the outdoors

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! It is the best and most important way to meet people. Get out there and join organizations that have similar interests to you. I met some of my best friends through organizations. Take your studies seriously!! You can get by if you party hard every weekend but you will not be reaching your full potential. Keep your priorities straight. You have the opportunity to be extraordinary.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of budget cuts going on currently so it's been a little rough lately. A lot of students aren't happy with our current administration because of the kind of things are tuition is used for. In comparison to other schools, however, I think it is worth the bang for the buck. It is cheaper than a private school and if you are in state, it's definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living in Athens, OH. It is an amazing community. It is just small enough that you feel as if you are a part of a community - but it is not too small either! There are so many opportunities. There are so many great organizations on campus and there are plenty of ways to meet people. It is also an absolutely beautiful campus as well!! We are surrounded by trees, rivers, parks, woods, and even a beach area at Strouds Run Park.

    Am learning a lot

    I have gotten so much out of my classes at Ohio University. The class sizes are perfect. They are not too big or too small. As a freshmen, I had a few large lecture courses but I still felt like an individual student, not just a number. Most of my experiences with the professors has been great. I have meant so many amazing educators who have helped me and influenced me. I have been able to take a wide array of classes and subject matters. I feel like I am getting a well rounded education.

  • 03/09/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 187

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get drug into the party scene. I saw a lot of kids have to leave because they couldn't control themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, it's a lot cheaper than other schools.

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes and No. The campus was beautiful and I loved that part. The other things made me not enjoy it.

    Did learn a lot

    I had quit a few good professors, but I also had a lot of trouble getting the help I need. I was never able to get a math tutor and when I had some problems going on I was told false information and then still penalized for it.

  • 04/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University can be a wonderful place for anyone. It's located in a small town with a lot of people. It's the best of both worlds, if you are like me. I am from a small town, so I love the home town feeling. Also, I enjoy the city life and Athens has a special way of bringing both feelings into one.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is difficult being a college student. Be true to your values, do your best in school, and enjoy yourself. Courses can be very difficult, and sometimes you will be tested to your limits and breaking points, but don't give up on yourself and your education. Everything works out in the end, just maybe in different ways than you had pictured. Find resources on campus and USE THEM! They can make a huge difference in your experiences at school.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio is a great school, and being a state school, it isn't as expensive as many other colleges and universities. Although earning a degree is quite exorbitant, it is well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ohio U is a very enjoyable place to be earning an education. Despite OU being high on partying, I am not a party gal and still have tons of fun. I am not only enjoying myself outside of the classroom, but in them as well! Athens is a small town, but there is tons to do and so many people to meet!

    Am learning a lot

    If you are serious about your education here, you can learn a ton of wonderful information. I have certainly learned a lot of valuable information in the courses that I have taken.

  • 05/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is social and likes to get involved. There are so many options for majors that this school is right for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just relax and study during the week; too many students get caught up in the social aspects of college and forget what they're really there for! I've seen too many students drop out of college as first year students this year because they don't put in the effort. Work hard during the week and have fun on the weekends!

    Bang for the buck

    I love the classes, the accommodations, and the campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    With a time-consuming major, it's been hard to find a good group of friends this year. The campus is beautiful and there are so many options! I would definitely enjoy it more if I had more time!

    Am learning a lot

    Being a Pre-Medicine student for Biological Sciences is no walk in the park but I love my professors and I've learned a lot so far. I definitely recommend this path if you are up for a challenge!

  • 05/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to enjoy a laid back college lifestyle, while keeping up with school work and still having fun. No matter who you are, what your interested in, or where you come from, Ohio University holds a place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not all about partying and drinking. Just because you want to or are going to Ohio University, does not mean you have to fall pray to peer pressure. Enjoy yourself through your own personal preferences, but always keep up with your school work. Getting your work done and doing well should be your top priority in college, as you are paying for it. In college, you are free to be who you want to be. Study hard, get involved, and you will still have plenty of time to have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University does cost a lot of money, but when you get to live on the beautiful campus, partake in any organization of your choice, and utilize complexes like Ping (sports and recreation center), the money suddenly seems to be worth it. Housing and meal plans are primarily my only disappointment when it comes to cost. Dorms are small and meal plans are way too large, but always use your swipes! One important thing to remember is that you are paying for your meal plans and you should never let your money simply go to waste.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have greatly enjoyed my time at Ohio University. The atmosphere is very laid back and in a beautiful area. Involved in organizations or not, you will meet so many people with so many different cultures, backgrounds, and personalities. Do not be afraid to get involved, even if you are doing it alone. There are endless opportunities to volunteer, get involved in clubs, visit art exhibits, see movies, listen to famous speakers, pick up a new sport or talent, and I could keep going.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a plethora of information in and out of class. Going to lectures and doing is extremely important if you want to do well. Most of first year classes are similar or identical to high school courses, but chances are they will get a lot more in depth on topics. If you do not go to class, you will miss a lot of useful information because the curriculum is fast paced. Ohio University has also allowed me to open my eyes to what is important in my life. I know that I am able to control my life now, therefore I can choose the path I want to take for my future. College is not all about learning and memorizing information, its also about finding yourself.

  • 05/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure how to answer this one because really any college isn't going to be cheap.

    Will enjoy being here

    it's only an hour -hour and a half away from where I live.

    Will learn a lot

    I haven't started yet or been accepted but i'm hoping to learn alot.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like a diverse atmosphere with a lot of excitement and passion about learning and experiencing life, this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit. You want your college to feel like home or you will not enjoy your experience and as a result, you will not enjoy learning. OU has a way of making everyone feel at home.

    Bang for the buck

    Although any college is pricey, OU definitely makes their cost worth it. There are plenty of places to get edible food, the rooms are decently sized so you don't feel like you're living in a closet, and the education you get is worth the money. Not to mention, there are many scholarships available to help with the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is a residential campus, meaning you must live in a dorm for your first two years out of high school. The Residential Housing staff is fantastic in creating communities and planning all different types of activities geared at student interest. There is never a dull moment whether you are on Court St, on College Green, or just hanging out in your residence hall lobby.

    Am learning a lot

    OU has fantastic professors that truly care about educating you. They will encourage you to question what you have learned, to open your mind, and to learn not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of your life.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves history, beauty and people. Athens is full of history and beauty but the people are the best! If you want to get to know more people, come to OU. If you want more opportunities, come to OU. They have millions! There are so many different clubs and groups and there is always something going on. You will never ever be bored here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't over-pack. I thought I would need a lot more than I actually did. Don't be afraid to get involved. If you see a sign for something that interests you, just go! Don't worry about going with someone else because you always meet new people. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is nervous when they first go to college and chances are, they have gone through exactly what you are going through. Be respectful. Everyone's mom has told them the golden rule- do onto others as they do onto you. If you come to college being respectful to other people, their stuff and where you live- it will be a smooth experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course college is expensive. Its always going to be, and you can't get around it. You have housing, books, meal plans, classes, etc. For housing, OU has different prices for different residential halls, since some are renovated, some are mod style and some are traditional. There are also different pricing for singles, doubles, triples and quads. For books, you need to buy them at local bookstores, but what is nice is that some let you rent books at low cost. Also at the end of quarters OU has a book-exchange site, and a facebook page where students post books they are selling or trading or whatever. Every meal plan is at a different price, depending on which one suites you. When you are registering for classes, the registrar shows you extra costs (if any) that a specific class has. I like OU because even though it is expensive like any other college, you have options, which is why I choose 4 stars.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was going to a community college and absolutely hated it. When I transferred to OU, I was amazed. The atmosphere has a homey feeling, is friendly and no, its not all about the partying. There are plenty of people here that are all about learning for their major. Everyone wants to get to know everyone else, so if you come here and you know no one, don't worry, you'll meet so many people your first week, you won't remember names!

    Am learning a lot

    Not every teacher is the same, and most have their own teaching style. Some teachers here at not for everyone, but have no fear! If you get stuck in a class where the teacher just sucks at explaining the material or you just are not learning much, OU has so many more ways to learn the material for that specific class. OU provides SI, (supplement instruction) which are students that have taken the class before. The SI's go to every class as you go, and hold classes (usually in the evenings) for a student to ask questions, go over homework, and simply just help! Best part is its free! OU also provides Math Lab's and Chemistry Lab's in Alden Library, which is also free, and who doesn't like free stuff?!

  • 06/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS, always!!! Do your work. Study hard and play hard. Have fun and enjoy things, don't let yourself get way too stressed to enjoy being in college! Find something that distresses you...trust me classes get stressful. You may want to pull your hair out sometimes, but it's always worth it in the end! COME TO OU!!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said before, if you go to class and do your work you'll definitely get what you deserve. You will get what you pay for if you apply yourself, if not, well then you will get what you deserve and probably fail a class or two. OU has definitely been a life changing experience for me and I would never give this up.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love OU! It definitely has a party scene, but trust me there are always other things to do! Partying is not the only option down here. It's beautiful here, so take a hike around and see what's here! You might be amazed at what you find here. All around, OU is wonderful. It's a nice change from flat Columbus.

    Am learning a lot

    GO TO CLASS!! If you go to class and do your work, you'll do great! Of course, there will always be those simple classes that you may get by with not going to every once and a while. But seriously, just go to class and do your work. You are paying for it. Lectures can be kind of long and bored, so take notes. It'll keep you awake and plus then you'll have something to go back over and study for later. It helps to write things out the way you understand them.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Ohio University is awesome! the campus is amazing and the faculty are so nice. The only problem I have run into is a lack of effective communication with future students. i'm not sure what that will be like as a student in the fall but all in all OU is awesome and I am so excited to be a bobcat

    Will enjoy being here

    Ohio University is awesome! the campus is amazing and the faculty are so nice. The only problem I have run into is a lack of effective communication with future students. i'm not sure what that will be like as a student in the fall but all in all OU is awesome and I am so excited to be a bobcat

    Will learn a lot

    Ohio University is awesome! the campus is amazing and the faculty are so nice. The only problem I have run into is a lack of effective communication with future students. i'm not sure what that will be like as a student in the fall but all in all OU is awesome and I am so excited to be a bobcat

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I'm in the Scripps College of Communication, and it's really great for students that are wanting to get into the production world. The professors know what they're talking about, and we have state-of-the-art technology to produce high-quality projects that will get you noticed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Right after convocation there is an involvement fair, with every single club and organization represented. Get involved with as much as you can handle. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge you can gain about your major by working with other people in that major, not to mention you will get your name out into the network.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm getting a very high-quality education, with very high-quality professors and technology. My only complaint is the price of living on campus, which is a little high, but that's it. In the Scripps College of Communication, you're getting a Bachelor of Sciences, which looks better on a resume than a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, and I got involved with Young Life Ministries and got a very good group of friends. The professors are all really nice, and work with you very well. I love it here!

    Am learning a lot

    It is required to take a very well-rounded variety of classes, and as long as you go to every class, you'll end up with a very well-rounded variety of knowledge.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Look into OU, but most of all, VISIT THE SCHOOL! This is the main thing that will help you decide that you for sure want to go to OU. Also, apply to other schools as back ups. Even if you know you are going to get into OU just do it to be safe. I applied to 4 other schools and got into all of them, but once I go the acceptance letter from OU that didn't matter to me anymore. But to think back and think what if I didn't get into OU and I didn't apply to other schools really scares me. So make sure you apply to other schools just to be safe.

    Bang for the buck

    OU has so much to offer a student! If there is one thing that you don't like about the campus, it's OK because there are about a billion other things that will attract you to this campus. Most of all, you are getting an exceptionally great education for a good amount!

    Will enjoy being here

    I have so many friends there already and I can't wait to make more! This is going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can't wait to see all of the amazing things OU has to offer me!

    Will learn a lot

    This is such a great learning environment! On top of it, I have some really dedicated roommates this term that have the same goals as me! I feel like the teachers will be there for me whenever I need them, but I also know many students that can help me too!

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you're looking for a public school that will cause the most positive impact on your life, go to Ohio University.

    Am enjoying being here

    The best people in the world go to Ohio University. The time flew by and I found myself dumbfounded when summer arrived. I had made numerous friends, expanded my views on most everything, and had experienced differing cultures firsthand through classmates.

    Am learning a lot

    From the moment I stepped on campus my learning began. I learned about Spanish culture because a graduate student (whom I became close friends with) happened to live right next door to me in my dorm (I lived in Boyd freshmen year). The complexity of the classes and the challenge to think outside the box is always present. Ohio University is a genuine place of learning and it literally begins when you first move in.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend reviewing the majors offered at this school because I was looking for Marine Biology and yet it was not offered here.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has a moderate cost compared to others I have considered attending. This school is a good distance from home, but it has excellent academics and it has a beautiful campus. This school has an okay bang-for-the-buck value.

    Will enjoy being here

    Ohio University is a beautiful school, and I love the size. I does not feel too big or too small. The school is scenic, and yet the building are close enough together. I will enjoy being at this school.

    Will learn a lot

    I was accepted and visited this college quite a few times, and I always received a valuable impression of the academics. I will definitely learn much needed information at this institution.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social people looking to have a good time, while learning a lot at the same time

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus, and you will immediately know whether you want to go here or not.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the money was one of the reasons I decided to come here. Ohio University is well worth the money, I could not see myself anywhere else.

    Am enjoying being here

    This college was a great decision for me. I really enjoy the feel of the campus and how friendly everyone is. It's so easy to make friends, and contrary to popular belief, you do not have to party to fit in.

    Am learning a lot

    My major is Actuarial Science and I find most of my classes to be challenging. I have a fairly large workload, but it is just about right for the amount of free time I have.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    - love of academics - love of Greek life - love of the sciences - love of creativity, writing, or journalism - love of exercise and health - love of education for themselves and teaching others - love of media or the arts - love for business, marketing, or management information systems - passion for new experiences - desire for self-development - love of a sense of community - willing to challenge yourself - want to grow as a person and a friend - students who want to live up the college experience

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love the college-town atmosphere, this is the school for you. Miami U (of Ohio) claims to have that feel, but a college town has no judgements, no limits, and NO dress code. The academics at this school are extremely strong and if you want to join Greek life, there are a bunch of fraternities and sororities (social, religious, and academic). There are always people willing to help with anything from academics to personal issues to looking for a job or the nearest dining hall. Being in the residence halls for two years, you find your truest and utmost best friends. If you're considering OU, make sure to come visit before you rule this awesome place out.

    Bang for the buck

    Trying to not be too cliche, you can't put a price on the OU Experience (yes, I capitalized it). In the classroom, out of the classroom, in between classrooms. It all is a priceless experience where the best years of your life really come into play. I feel that every dime I spend on tuition, and if you're in-state it really isn't that bad, goes towards every moment I create within these four years in Athens. Not once have I second guessed my decision to come here and, I'm not sure if it's something in the water, but if someone bad mouths Ohio University, you will come to stand up for the O-H-I-O.

    Am enjoying being here

    With the most wonderful college atmosphere on this side of the Mississippi, Athens is the greatest college town and, being a girl, I always feel extremely safe walking around by myself, even if it is after dark. The best part about being here for me is the extra-curricular activities that I am involved in and how it has helped to shape my college experience. Not only have I built upon my resume for the future, but I have also made life-long friends, many of which I may work with after college.

    Am learning a lot

    Going into this school with an open mind, I have come to fall in love with the academia that Ohio University has to offer. WIth its plethora of academic and extra-curricular possibilities, I am learning that there are a billion and one ways to be involved and to keep your options open to new educating experiences. The professors at this school are always there to support you and there are large amounts of opportunities for one-on-one time with your fellow students, professors, and your academic advisor. I have learned more in one year at Ohio University than I ever thought I would in four.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's fairly difficult to find a balance between work and play when you are in college. It is easy to get distracted by all of the distractions any college environment brings, but once you find that balance you will do well.

    Bang for the buck

    When searching for universities, my two main concerns were finding a school that offered a program for my intended major and one that was fairly inexpensive; Ohio met the criteria.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm fortunate to have found a balance between school work, play, and student organizations to make the most out of my time at Ohio University. With this balance I'm having the best few years of my life.

    Am learning a lot

    Even in classes in which I have very little interest, such as COMS 103, I've learned numerous everIyday lessons along with practical and critical thinking skills.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for any laid back student that wants a down to earth college experience. It is also great for any student that is interested in journalism, Scripp's College of Communications is nationally renowned for it's journalism.

    Tips for prospective students

    OU is a great school and a better campus. Just make sure to check out the a/c available for your dorm room because it an get awfully hot in the summer time. Make sure to join a learning community; there not the best class but it is an easy A and it really helps undecided students pick a interest of study.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive to attend but too ridiculous. I just do not see the university putting money back into the residential housing.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is amazing, OU is awesome.

    Am learning a lot

    There are some great professors at this school. But, the university is lacking in a whole in the Math department, every math professor I have had was flat out horrible.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who don't mind walking a lot and who want to be social.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try your hardest.

    Bang for the buck

    School is expensive, end of story.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and friendly I've had a great experience so far.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are harder than high school but still involve a lot of book work.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Serious acadmics will love the HTC program, as well as classes outside of the college; sport fans will enjoy the basketball and football, both of which are doing quite well; and art/dance majors will love the wonderful facilities, as well as the more creative class settings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy campus life, but don't get too caught up in the party or drinking scene. Always visit with your professors during the first two weeks during office hours to ask questions, and, if you find this course hard, to ask for advice of how to do well in this course.

    Bang for the buck

    This school offers an honors college unlike any in the country. It is based upon the tutorial system in Cambridge and Oxford, where students are assigned tutors to teach them their area of study at an accelerated rate. If you can get into this program, you will get the most out of your major, guaranteed.

    Am enjoying being here

    OU has a wonderful learning community, which is very tight-knit. As long as you have some hobbies or interests that you enjoy or are curious about, it is always possible to find like minds.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here really care about your progress and take the time to explain most questions in class or at least during office hours. As long as you keep up with homework and ask for any help, its easy to do well.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are able to balance work and play well. Ohio University presents students with so many options that it is easy to lose sight of other responsibilities. Students will do well at Ohio University if they enjoy college night life as well as hold their academic standing high on their priority list.

    Tips for prospective students

    While university run campus tours are beneficial, try to stay with a friend who goes to the university for a weekend! It is really helpful to get both an administrative perspective on the school as well as a students.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, I am struggling paying for my schooling. Ohio University is extremely expensive for out of state students, however, not completely unreasonable. I personally believe that the hard work I do to earn money is worth my experience at Ohio University.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus and all of the friends I have made. The town of athens has a home-like feeling and is extremely welcoming. Currently, I am on a 6 week winter intercession, and cannot wait to go back!

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman student, I have only completed one quarter of classes. Two of them truly challenged me, while the other two I took were definitely blow off classes and easy. For the most part, I feel accomplished in what I have spent my time on and learned.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    OU's great for a variety of students. Come and see for yourself if it's a good fit for you! I'm sure you'll love it like I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to OU because of it's reputation as a party school. There is a lot more to do than party. I don't consider OU to be a party school. The events such as the block party and different festivals just add to the uniqueness of OU's atmosphere. OU has the feeling of a small campus. Athens is a smaller town, so be prepared for less of a variety of shopping and recreational opportunities if you're from a large city. Don't let the small town keep you from coming though because it's a gorgeous campus and it's a perfect college town because of the sense of community you feel when you get there. Athens has a lot of unique, locally owned businesses and a really good farmer's market.

    Bang for the buck

    OU offers a great education for a good cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    OU initially wasn't on the top of my list because I'm from the Athens area. I'm glad I made the choice to go to OU though. It's a great campus and there's a variety of activities to participate in. I've made a lot of great friends and am very happy at OU.

    Am learning a lot

    I've just finished my first quarter as a dance major at OU. Already I feel I've grown a lot as a person and as a dancer. The faculty is great. They care about the students and are always available to the students if we need something. The classes are challenging but very fun also.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    most paths are well lit and if you're still worried about the walk home you can call ohio university safe-t patrol to escort you home.

    Greek Life

    there are sororities and fraternities everywhere you go. if you want to join one, it's easy to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the ridges-- the old athen's insane asylum. must visit.

    Bang for the buck

    a reasonable cost... if you have some scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    there's something to do everywhere you go in athens. the college of fine arts does a great job of promoting upcoming performances and exhibits. the college involvement center send out daily e-mails, too. but if you don't like any of that stuff, we *are* the #1 party school for a reason.

    Food and Dining

    food varies across campus.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life can be great... if you get your housing contract in on time. don't wait last until the last minute! last pick of dorms wasn't a good experience and although i enjoy everyone i live with, i live in one of the farthest dorms from where my classes primarily are.

    Academic Rigor

    my major, music performance, has proven to be very rigorous. the classes are fairly difficult and hours of practice are required every day. however, although the teachers have high expectations, their office hours are always very reasonable and can be contacted through e-mail or phone at just about any time.

    Tips for prospective students

    i cannot emphasize enough how important it is to not procrastinate! get your application in and any interviews and auditions scheduled. if you have acceptable act/sat scores but are planning to take the test again, go ahead and apply now-- they will up your scholarship when your better scores are sent in.

    In three sentences

    an overall great experience. everywhere you go there are friendly faces. classes are informative-- challenging, but not difficult.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to movies, go to the ridges, go hiking. socialize with friends on the weekends. whatever you want, options are limitless.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent here. the dinning halls are great!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm you have to stay in for the first two years at ohio u. they are nice and well equipped. hey, it is a place to stay dont need to worry about getting all your bedroom and housing stuff down to furnish an apartment or a home. i like the dorm life personally. everyone is different. they are a nice size as well.

    Academic Rigor

    any college coarses are going to be tough. some are simple some are tough. the professors are there for you they don't want you to fail. all of them want you to succeed. they are open to any questions or concerns you have. just email or meet with them. depending on the major you decide, the work load or difficulty differs.

    Tips for prospective students

    come in with high hopes and an open mind. expect anything and everything. accept the experiences that ohio university offers and has to offer.

    In three sentences

    ohio university is a great school. it has so much to offer and a wide range of major/career opportunities for you to enhance you education. it is a beautiful campus and has a welcoming atmosphere.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the safety here on campus is good. we do have a few of crime alerts occasionally, but there aren't many. i feel safe at ohio university.

    Great for these types of students

    ohio university is great for any type of student, regardless of your race, where you're from, your background, your gender, or any other characteristics.

    Bang for the buck

    ohio university is not too expensive and you definitely get your moneys worth. a great thing about the university is that most of the incoming students receive some type of financial aid, whether it's a scholarship, a grant, etc. as long as you take advantage of your education, then this university is definitely a bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    in athens you can go to parties, go to the restaurants on court street, go bowling, go see a movie, go to ping, go swimming, or just hang out with friends. there are more things to do in athens if you know how to find them. sometimes you do have the weekends where there isn't much to do, though.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good. the best dining halls are shively and jeff, and then there is west 82 which is in baker. also the grab n' go at all the dining halls are great. the fast food restaurants around campus always have great deals for the students. for instance, dp dough, pizza hut, bw3's, burrito buggy, and many more .

    Dorm Life

    living on campus is probably one of the best things about college. not only do you get a hint of independence, but you also get to meet new people and experience the new college life.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor depends on what major you are pursuing, but most of ohio university's college programs are some of the best ones in the country. that is another reason why the university is great: their academic level.

    Tips for prospective students

    ohio university always has some type of event going on for their students and makes their students' college experience worth- while, but one thing you can't forget is the reason why you're going to college. that reason should be to receive a higher education.

    In three sentences

    the university is a very great school to receive an education. not only is ohio university's campus beautiful, but also the general environment itself (people, atmosphere, social, etc.) is amazing and beautiful. i would definitely recommend ohio university to any upcoming college student.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    lot of the same food but they are making a couple of new restaurants/ dining halls.

    In three sentences

    on a scale from 1 to 10 i would give ou a 9. the campus is beautiful, people are friendly, advising could improve but that is everywhere.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    volunteer, attend concerts, dine at amazing local restaurants, interact with other students, be active, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    ohio university is a wonderful school that provides an amazing academic atmosphere as well as providing its students with the essential tools to achieve a bright future.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    All the expected food chains with great bits of local and exotic fair thrown in for good measure.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the course load is exactly what it needs to be enough to feel like your past High School but not so much that your stressing out all of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get acquainted with your professors most are very personable and great people.

    In three sentences

    A great place for whatever your college needs may be. Great educational qualities. Excellent sports and parties also.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a friendly and inviting atmoshpere. The life style has a true college feel. The campus, the people and the college itself is everything I want in a college, and makes my decision to attend Ohio University an easy choice.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Saftey is never an issue. I always feel safe there are emergency phones all around campus and a service that will have someone walk you home if you are alone and scared.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities, it is a great way to get involved in campus and meet new friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students, there is something for every type of person!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have some old buildings right off campus called the Ridges that are said to be haunted. We also have the big Halloween party every year along with all the fests in the spring.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a beautiful campus that's not too big nor too small. All the people here are friendly and its just a loving environment.

    What to do for fun

    We didn't get picked #1 party school in America for nothing!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls offer some pretty decent food and they also have markets around campus offering any thing you could need. All the dorms come with a mini fridge/ freezer and microwave.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm turned out to be the best experience of my life, i met some really great friends in my mod that I know will be good friends for a life time. The rooms are a decent size and its a comfortable environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are extremely nice and the work is not too bad if you take the time to focus on it. I feel the grading system is extremely fair and help is always available if you need it, usually its even free!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself and be prepared to have the time of your life while creating a life long foundation for success in the mean time.

    In three sentences

    There is no place in the world like Ohio University! I absolutely love it here. The campus is really nice as well as the professors and fellow bobcats!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During Fall quarter there were a few Rape cases, But i have not heard of anything since. Only thing i can say about that is do not walk by yourself at night especially if you are under the influence of alcohol there are alternative ways to get home.

    Greek Life

    I have not Really gotten into the Greek Life. From the outside looking in THe Fraterinties and Soroities on Campus are Nice people. Although I Have attended Most of the NPHC programs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There Is a Club Team for any sport you can name. There is also Yoga and Zumba nights at the Campus Recreation Center.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, Positive, Can party but still get there work done.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ohio University has a reputation for being haunted there is an old Insane Asylum right across from the campus. There is also dozens of ghost stories people tell. There is even a haunted dorm called Wilson Hall on West green. On the other hand in the Spring time there are a lot of Fest that go on.

    Bang for the buck

    At the College bookstore you can buy a t-shirt and get three free.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on Campus you just have to stay ative in the community and be aware of when a event is happening. The University Sends out emails.

    Food and Dining

    The food uptown is good . If you have a meal plan i would advise you to get FLEX 14 because you can use the left over meals from the week in the market as cash each meal is worth $6 market dollars. This plan also comes with $125 Flex points a quarter which you can use in BAKER only. This is the order of dining halls from best to worse: Shivly, then Nelson and Jeff is about the same, then Boyd.

    Dorm Life

    The R.A's that I've had were cool as long as you follow the rules and are quiet during quiet hours.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are for the most part good if they speak English. Try to avoid professors you do not understand because you will not succeed in those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a beautiful campus. Everywhere you go people will say hello to you if they know you or not. The party life here is crazy but fun.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The price that a person may pay for out of state may be a little pricey but its worth the price because of everything that you may do.

    What to do for fun

    I dont know as of right now i havent seen anything that may be fun up there so ill write back on that.

    Food and Dining

    The choices for food at OU are outstanding with the many choices that you have there plus the meal plans help out allot.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen can pick out there own dorms plus if you know a second language you can be used in the dorms to translate. For example i know asl i can be used to room with a deaf or hard of hearing person to translate for them if needed.

    Academic Rigor

    The campus's academic rigor can be hard but if you want a good career then you will put in the time and effort in the schooling that you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your Gpa high and keep on top of your application and know your due dates for things and make sure to take the sat at least 3times in your high school career.

    In three sentences

    I rate Ohio university a 4.5 stars because its one of the best schools to become a Doctor of Osteopathy and an Orthopedic doctor as well. And from what i heard OU is a good school to meet new people and have long lasting friends.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    While Greek Life isn't HUGE on campus, it is definitely a fun thing to be apart of. Most involved in the greek community are very vocal about their love for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to get involved in on campus. From Swing Dancing to Snowboarding, from LGBT to Game Show Appreciation, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    I've said it a million times, OU has something for everyone. It definitely has it's fair share of hipster spots, but there are also a million townie, jock, rap, etc spots for everyone to enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the fall, there is the famous HallOUeen block party which is fun for everyone. Throughout the year there are also street fests, which are usually more for the partiers. Definitely check out Donkey Coffee and Fluff Bakery for a cozy treat or some of the diners for a late night snack.

    Bang for the buck

    Some things are definitely over- priced (never buy books from the book store), but especially in the communication school, there are so many opportunities for your money.

    What to do for fun

    If you're into the party scene, there are definitely things for you to do, but Athens also has a rich culture of different music, art and theater. You can always catch a show or an open mic. There are also fitness classes, sporting events or just chances to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    This really depends on the dining hall. None are poisonous, but some are definitely better than others.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms may resemble a prison at times, but they could be much worse. There are plenty of opportunities for you to be very close to your room mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the amount of credit hours you take and your major, your course load will vary, but I'm pretty sure you'll live.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with a good attitude. Work hard so you can play hard.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful school hidden in the country with a little bit of an edge. It may be quiet in the morning, but at night the party comes out. Don't be too worried, though, there are plenty of things to do besides live up to the party school

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have had some problems in the past but if you travel with your friends you should do just fine. Also, there are buttons along the paths that you can push if you need help and there is a police station right on campus that you can call.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of Fraternities and Sororities on campus. Although I am not apart of any, I hear that they are great and have opportunities to form close bonds with a lot of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 100s of organizations on campus to choose from! You really can find something that's right for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well there are several places on Court Street that are well known and really nice. The street is lined with all sorts of stores and shops.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive! But, it's not really more expensive than other colleges. You can also get very good degrees here so in the end you will be making big bucks.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations that meet and have fun. You can go out partying (and you don't have to drink) and just hang out. They have extra activities all the time!

    Food and Dining

    The food is halfway decent. There are a couple places to eat that are terrific while some are ok. And, they are working to renovate the dining halls so that they can get better!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves are typical old dorms. They may not be the nicest but you're going to have problems if you go to a college as old as OU. They aren't terrible though and the residence halls do a good job of putting events together. This helps you meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it is about average for a college. You're going to have some really tough classes and some that just need some effort to keep up. I'm a transfer student to OU and it seems to be in line with my other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go to class and put forth the effort and it won't be too bad. Also, just have some fun and meet some awesome people!

    In three sentences

    It is a very well accredited college despite it being the 'party college'. There are a lot of great students where everyone is friendly and kind. The professors are great and have a passion for their students.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to do assignments. The assignments require a lot of research.

    In three sentences

    I've enjoyed the RN-BSN on-line classes that I've taken already. There's a lot of work involved in each, but I learn so much from the instructors and the other students. I look forward to finishing and achieving my goal!!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe here on campus. They have emergency poles everywhere and you can even call campus patrol to walk you home. You rarely here of anything bad happening to anyone.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is not as prominent as I would say other colleges are. The life is here though and is promoted if you are interested in doing so.

    Clubs and Activities

    The year is started off with a fair promoting all the clubs and activities here at Ohio University. If you are interested in it they have something for you. The leaders of these clubs want people with the same interest to join and that shows.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for the students who want to get away from home and find out just who they are. Students who want to find a good medium between tedious school work and a fun and exciting social life. The location is good for students who want to be away from a city and can find themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ohio University has been known for its tradition as being the number 1 party school and has good reason for it. The fests attract a lot of people to Athens while Halloween is known as the largest party going on. There are many other things to do though other than party.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Ohio is currently raising, I don't quite agree with that. While the professors are almost exceptional in every way, most lectures are big and don't focus on individuals. I would also like to see the tuition money go towards making newer residency halls.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with some clubs and other organizations. Athens is a small town but there is a lot going on in it that a lot of people do not know about. With a ton of student organizations and an interesting night life, Ohio has everything to offer to keep you having fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are legit here at Ohio compared to other dining halls I have been at elsewhere. They are constantly trying to accommodate to the students needs and find what they want. You have to also look 'uptown' where there are a ton of good restaurants, ranging from mediterranean food to hot dogs at O'betty's.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a good thing for incoming freshman and help you adjust to meeting new people. The friends I met when I first moved in are still some of the most supportive and trusting people I know. The only downside is that other people may not be as cleanly as you want them to be.

    Academic Rigor

    Based on your major Ohio University can be a big eye opener in the amount of studying you have to put into your school work. Taking about an hour a day for each class is pretty realistic for any major. The best thing I have found to do is to take the rigorous classes mixed with a few electives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school with the mindset to work hard, when you are a full time student attending classes should be like going to work. Success comes with hard work, the grades you want to get are not easy to come by, they require a lot more work than high school. Have fun, getting your priorities straight and making time for fun is essential.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is the place to come if you are looking for a college that has its city based around it. Its a small quaint town with brick roads that has a very tight community in which people help one another. The academics are challenging yet the atmosphere of the city helps you really get an interesting social life with your peers as well.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    partiers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fests

    What to do for fun

    Fests, bars, organizations, fraternities, school sponsored activities like craft night, pizza parties and club sports

    Food and Dining

    Off-campus dining is good, meal plan is okay

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in dorms but I have heard they are similar to other schools

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to keep on top of any charges you owe the University, they will only give you a bill right before your loan comes in so they take it out of that without you noticing until after your refund comes in

    In three sentences

    Ohio University faculty are determined to keep students on track with their graduation goals. There are many opportunities to participate in school activities outside of the classroom like Fests, Fraternities and Sororities, etc. The university offers a huge variety of majors tailored to every student and even offer a make your own degree major.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Your safety is first at Ohio University. From campus patrol to an organization that will walk you back to your dorm late at night. Ohio University will protect you.

    Greek Life

    Ohio University's Greek life is top of the line. From step shows to cookouts, to special Greek events. Greek Week never fails to excite.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for any type of student. There are always fun activities and events going on all year round, and there is always something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University offers top of the line academics, spectacular sports programs and a ton of fun. Along with a beautiful campus and a great environment, Ohio University is a hard place to overlook. As we say at Ohio Univerisity....OU OH YEEEAA!!!

    What to do for fun

    At Ohio University there are many things to do and get involved in. Ohio University offers many organizations for all types of students. No matter what you like to do for fun Ohio University will meet your needs.

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University offers four main dining halls to choose from. The most popular is Shively Dining Hall on East Green. It offers a buffet style meal with food choices from Home Cooking to a full range taco bar, and everything in between. Ohio University has a dining hall on each Green, so that no matter where you live, your always close to a good meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Ohio University is full of fun, excitement, and memories. From the first day you move in on campus you make new friends. You get a opportunity to meet people different from you, that you might share common interest and hobbies. Each Green has something special to offer and they each add their own flare to the campus lifestyle.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University thrives on academic success and they offer various programs to help you with any academic problem you may have. The professors and graduate teachers know their material and take it upon themselves to teach you what you need to know. All of them are there to help you, you just have to want it bad enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to come visit Ohio University and see whether the campus is a fit for you, because college is a long-term period in your life and where you go becomes your new home. Also I would tell Prospective students to come to Ohio University with a open and focused mind, and don't settle for anything less than success.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an overall beautiful and outstanding campus. Ohio University has many majors, organizations, and life changing opportunities. I Give Ohio University a 10 out of 10.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be concerned with the partying, sure it goes on but it doesn't mean you have to every single day or even at all. If its not your style, stick to your friends that have the same opinions about it as you. Never cram for tests and always go to class.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is close to home for me, so I still get the going away feeling while knowing if I need anything it's not too hard to run home. The campus is beautiful and has just about everything for different types of people. All in all I am so excited to start OU this fall, I am sure it will be a great experience.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has always felt very secure. OU has its own police department on campus, and there are emergency call boxes placed on every building and every 20 feet or so on the bike path surrounding campus. OU also offers something called Safety Patrol, which students can call to be escorted somewhere if they're walking alone.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for students who love that small-town feel. Though Athens is quite a small town, it's close to Columbus and Parkersburg. The university is also great for nature-lovers, as it offers plenty of outdoor recreational options.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is one of the most haunted in the country. Students like to visit the Ridges, an old insane asylum just off campus, and tell ghost stories or visit the many cemeteries.

    What to do for fun

    OU has a pretty heavy party scene, however, there are other options. Baker Center often offers free activities, and students get discounts on theater show tickets, etc. The Student Activities Committee also plans a lot of free events for students. There are also a lot of options for nature lovers. Strouds Run State Park, 10 minutes from campus, offers camping, hiking, a beach, and boating.

    Food and Dining

    Like most universities, certain dining halls are better than others, but overall the food at Ohio University is quite good. There is a wide variety of options, and even the pickiest eater can find something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms can be a varied experience. Some people love living in dorms, while others find it annoying. OU offers different types of dorms, too, and that can impact your experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your major, but despite all the partying, OU really is a serious academic school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! OU offers hundreds of clubs to choose from, and you're sure to find your niche somewhere.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an excellent school. It offers a vibrant atmosphere, small-town charm, and challenging academics.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't bad just make sure you have air condition or it will be very hot for you

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is challenging and you are going to have to work really hard but honestly being at Ohio University makes it all worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. There are so many opportunities available to you!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is amazing. It is a beautiful campus and everyone is really welcoming and friendly. It has a warm and homey feeling there and I cannot wait to go back in the fall. OU OH YEAH!

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are available and there is a walk out service if you need to be walked to your car at night.

    Greek Life

    TONS of options for joining the Greek Society!

    Clubs and Activities

    Great options for clubs from Chess, Gay Straight Alliance and a Gaming club.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is a treat! They close down the city street and party.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers awesome options and the price is about right!

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous bars in the area for people over 21 to enjoy. There are also tons of nature areas to see including Old Mans Cave and the Wayne National Forest that has so many trails to go walking on!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food options on campus and around the campus area. The school has a GREAT food court that has anything you could want including a salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    I have not had the pleasure of living on campus however from the tours the Dorms were definitely nice!

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are average difficulty and the professors are there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come early to the area to get a general idea of it. There are numerous smaller communities around the Athens area that allow additional living choices other than living in the city of Athens or on campus. Also, mind the hills while driving!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school that offers numerous degree options. The University is located in Athens Ohio and is centrally located with everything the average student needs. OU is located near numerous attractions including nature centers and places to relax!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Play it safe, and you should be fine. Don't go anywhere alone at night, and don't go down sketchy places and you'll be perfectly fine!

    Greek Life

    Not dominating, but definitely there. They throw great parties, host wonderful volunteer opportunities, and whether you join one or not it's not a big deal at OU.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO many different clubs, it's hard to just join a few! Whatever you want to do, OU most likely has a group for that! Besides Greek Life, there are a lot of volunteering groups, religious groups, and athletic associations.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! There are a ton of different types of people at OU, so it's easy for everyone to make friends, no matter if you're nerdy, from out of the country, sporty, preppy, or quirky!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is definitely the biggest tradition, along with homecoming and sports games. Themed parties are also really big at OU, and you definitely have to grab a brick before you graduate!

    What to do for fun

    Dorm parties, socials, uptown, movies, plays, and there are lots of cool bands to check out in Athens! Also tons of food choices!

    Food and Dining

    Not too much variety, but still plenty of choices. Great way to catch up with friends.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to make friends, have fun, and the one place you can relax!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, professor, and which classes you take, but nothing is extremely hard or extremely easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends! Study hard! Have fun!

    In three sentences

    Amazing, beautiful campus. Fun, interesting classes. Friendly, sociable people!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I normally go out to bars with my friends or to house parties. OU puts on a lot of concerts and shows that I love going to. Most of the shows are free of charge, but concerts students get a huge discount.

    Food and Dining

    To be honest I became a vegetarian my first year is Ohio University. I was not a huge fan of the food. Many people love the dining halls because they are all-you-can-eat buffets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. I met my three best friends at Ohio University in Ryors Hall. The best green to live on in my perspective is West. The workers in the dorms really make incoming freshman feel at home and welcome.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important to Ohio University. In many majors you must obtain a certain GPA. For example I am in the School Of Art at Ohio University and i must obtain a 3.0 GPA to stay in my attended major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have loans and are up to date on all grants, awards, scholarships ext.

    In three sentences

    This school is very welcoming, and a great place to start off your collage journey. The atmosphere, the people, and professors are outstanding. The financial aid part of Ohio University is not the greatest in my opinion.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great, they have phones all around campus that you can use for security to pick you up if you are concerned, different safety classes that you can go to or even host them in your own dorm.

    Greek Life

    I am not all the familiar with the Greek Life, but do know that there are many opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activites! Sports clubs, service clubs, mentoring clubs, drama clubs, art clubs, music clubs, anything you can think of!

    Great for these types of students

    OU is really diverse! There are all types of people here to further their education and become all theat they are meant to be!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not familiar with a lot at this time since school just started this week but there is a March 110 that takes all the incoming freshman. The band plays and marches across the main campus bridge with freshman class following them. It is really cool!

    Bang for the buck

    I believe OU is a great place to be, it provides lots of opportunities so that you can get plugged into the school and make it a success! It is ultimately up to you on how well you succeed but they defenitely offer many opportunities! Get involved! College is not about partying all the time! Learn to balance yourself and learn good management skills!

    What to do for fun

    I am involved in Intermural swimming, lots of service opportunites and social clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining has been a positive one. There are lots of place to eat and good food!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been really good so far. I have met a lot of friendly people who are there to help you as a freshman, learn your way around campus and give you hints and tips on how to make school successful!

    Academic Rigor

    I have found the academics to be challenging but rewarding! Lot's of classes to choose from and lots of help from staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and take a visit. Get involved in groups, clubs and lots of activities to meet new people. Stay focused on your goal and come here for the education, not just the party life!

    In three sentences

    I have just started my freshman year and have found it to be a great experience thus far. The people here are so friendly and helpful. The staff has made me feel that they are here to support me in any way possible!

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of on campus activities

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is fair.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the process early, so you won't be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    The college campus is great. The classes are within walking distance. The campus is lovely.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always police patrolling and it is easy to get a hold of them.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of fraternities

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who are looking to be pushed academically that can't get into very selective colleges

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual pride in the school itself

    What to do for fun

    Of course their are parties. But there is also great facilities to work out, sports, clubs, etc. You'll never be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great place to live. Take advantage of everything.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Challenging courses. Convenient living.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No problem

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cannot think of any....Go Bobcats!!!!

    What to do for fun

    I do play xbox and play in the Marching 110. That keeps me busy.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Good locations.

    Dorm Life

    Good. It is getting better.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work hard but it is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into OU. It has a great school and great community.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. I think that it is a great school

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on uptown and on college green. There are also many clubs and organizations to be involved in!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus, see a dorm room, eat dinning hall food, and most importantly MEET you professors!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is the most well-rounded college you will find anywhere. OU is located in beautiful Athens Ohio and everyone is friendly. OU is nationally ranked in academic and non- academic areas.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Have a system that police can come, one male and one female, and walk you home if late at night and worried.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of organizations around campus. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, there are so many people that just do their own thing.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, Clubs, Hanging out all up town.

    Food and Dining

    Very good food, some homemade style food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty nice and well laid out.

    Academic Rigor

    Good school for Music and Engineering, Has good teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends quick cause if you don't it becomes harder.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a beautiful campus. It has a great all around curriculum. The marching 110 is the most exciting band in the land.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe, there has never been a time where I didn't. There is a service that you can call, which is on the back of your I.D, they will walk you home if you are alone. Campus police are very good at their jobs as well. But always walk with someone. Even if you are technically walking by yourself, stand in front or behind someone so if something does happen, they will be there.

    Greek Life

    Not too prevalent on campus, especially not as much as Miami. There are some, but no one can really tell if the person they are talking to is a member of a sorority or frat house. We all blend in!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs it is ridiculous. Obviously sports, religious clubs, and multicultural clubs, but there is a Dr. Who club, a Disney club, so many!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back. That's it. There aren't too many uptight, super high maintenance girls or guys. Obviously the partiers, but you don't have to be one to survive! I'm not, and I love it here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges, Halloween Block Party is HUGE!!!!, Dave Rave is like a club of sorts, Court St. in general is a character!

    Bang for the buck

    I really love it here! The atmosphere is really calm, and cool. The people are generally really nice, the food is good, classes are good, it is easy to make friends!! Just come!!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, hmmm let's see. There are a lot of art programs, all the time. The plays are good, and the Singing Men of Ohio are also really good to hear. There are football games, and hockey games (my favorite!). On court st. there are a lot of food places, and bars. Chipotle is there! Some clothing shops, etc. The Ridges is kind of fun, it is an old insane asylum transformed into offices and a museum that is really nice. It is still creepy though! There are lots of sports and clubs to get involved in, also there are many things going on in the Baker Center, which is the student union.

    Food and Dining

    There are 4 dining halls across campus. They are all different in their own way, and each has something better than another. Jeff has a wok and smoothie bar, Nelson has all day breakfast, and awesome donuts, Shively has everything, but they have really good home cookin type food, and a sandwich shop, and Boyd is good if you are on West green, but that is it. East green has 2 of the 4 halls, and they are very easy to get to. You swipe your meals and you can get anything you want! I like it, but i do miss my dad's cooking!

    Dorm Life

    I love living in my dorm, I am in Lincoln. Which is a renovated dorm on East green, the fine arts dorm. I think East green dorms are some of the nicest, but it depends on where you live. Rooms also vary, but you get to pick your room if you sign up early enough! I love my roommate, and my room. The only thing i miss, is how big my room used to be, and cooking. I can definitely deal without the fire alarm going off because people do not know how to make popcorn! But I love it, and i think everyone should have the experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Since I am a freshman art student, I have a lot of projects due at the same time. So the course load is a lot to handle. I am also taking an English class that really takes time to think about, I'm not kidding, it is decently difficult. Most of the classes are small, unless you are taking like a psychology class or something in a lecture hall. I thought my freshman year was going to be really hard, but it is really not that bad compared to going to class every single day for 7 hours, then doing homework, it is so much better than high school!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here, which you should, I would advise to try out different classes that you would normally not take during your first year. It is a time to explore and find out who you really want to be, and see if what you thought you wanted to be worked out! Bring a camera too, it is beautiful all year, even in the winter, and I hate winter. Getting to know people outside of your classes and major is also very important, but being in a Learning Community really brings you close to the people that share the same interests as you. Go for it!

    In three sentences

    OU is the best, the atmosphere is great! Depending on your major, for I am an art student, the teachers become close with you, and help you on your way. The friends that you live with are also great!

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Night safety cabs and self defense classes are offered free to students.

    What to do for fun

    There is Greek life, class clubs, hiking, craft and game nights in the student center, and dorm events that take place almost every day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    Uptown is in easy walking distance and they have at kinds of delicious restaurants. The dining halls are for the most part pretty good. Only complaint is of weekends when most people go home the dining halls only offer concession style food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old and a lot of the building have community centered living so everyone of the floor shares the same bathrooms. It is not to bad once you get used to it but it can be intimidating at first.

    Academic Rigor

    Well that really depends on your major. I am a third year student in the plant biology department and our classes are pretty hard but manigable as long as you stay on top of the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spread your fun classes out don't take them all at once. You will regret it if you do when you are stuck taking only your major classes your last couple of years. Also, you will hear a lot about all the parties on campus. They are fun but you need to be careful and make sure you don't do anything you shouldn't.

    In three sentences

    OU is a great school for any type of student. We have some of the top programs for many of the science fields like criminology and plant biology. If you are willing to talk to your professors they are some of the nicest and most helpful people you will ever meet.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ohio University has their own police department who are constantly on the look out for everyone's safety. There are also plenty of emergency phones located throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities available to the students.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student has a special place here. Everyone feels like they belong and no one is excluded. No student should have trouble finding their place on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of religious campaigns and rallies that are occasionally strange, especially to those who do not practice their religious beliefs.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University is an expensive school but well worth it. The experiences it provides are unlike any other and keep you happy and content.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus. There is a swimming pool and ice skating rink as well as trails and nature walks. The Baker Center on campus provides fun activities constantly for the students to engage in.

    Food and Dining

    Newly renovated dining halls provide an excellent atmosphere to dine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms on campus are thoughtfully placed and welcoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and study more then you planned on.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a highly valued school with a beautiful campus. The people on campus are friendly and helpful. There is a place for everyone to fit in at Ohio University.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It appeared very fun and busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining seemed average among all other schools.

    Dorm Life

    They offered suite dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The university offers challenging programs, but has a different scholarship process than my other choices.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful and the programs seemed great. I've heard all positive comments from past and current students I know. It is my first choice, but I do no not know if it will work financially.

  • 11/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Returning and graduate students!

    Food and Dining

    Not as many choices as a big town but everything you could want is in walking distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful on rentals in the area. Try living a little further from campus when possible to save money.

    In three sentences

    I give Ohio University a 10! I have lived in Athens, Ohio for years and love the college town atmosphere. When returning to school O.U. made it simple, great programs and professors.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to parties. Hang out with friends. Go hiking.

    Food and Dining

    I miss home food. I don't like dining halls. I feel like I'm in a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I hate sharing a bathroom. I miss my mom's food. I love my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are only hard if you don't study. Homework is easy. You have to set aside time to actually work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please come here! I love it. The campus is beautiful.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. It's beautiful. The teachers care.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Generally, things are safe around campus. There are easily acceptable ways to avoid walking home in the dark if you don't have a friend to walk with you. Though some areas aren't well light, it wouldn't be that bad if you did try to walk home in the dark. Other than that, I've never felt scared or threatened while walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    OU has many fraternities and sororities. Some are specifically for people in the same college and others allow anyone to join. There's almost an entire street dedicated solely to houses for some of these organizations. Most organizations are friendly and welcoming to prospective members.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU has numerous clubs that you probably wouldn't have thought of before. There are also the standard organizations that many people look for in a college. OU is also very open to new clubs, so you can always find a group of people who like the same things as you.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for anyone willing to learn and willing to meet new people. It's good to get connected with people in your classes and maintain good relations with your professors so that you ensure you always know what's expected of you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just slightly off campus is a place called The Ridges. Currently, it's an art museum that shows the works of local artists and some famous artists. The museum works directly with the school, providing jobs to art students and and allowing students to set up some of the shows. However, the building used to be a mental hospital and many claim that it's haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University is not a cheap school to attend, but the money is well spent for the most part. Many great organizations receive the funding the need, the facilities are well maintained, the faculty is awesome, and it's not so expensive that tuition is too hard to pay.

    What to do for fun

    OU has all kinds of clubs and organizations that you can get involved with. OU also has a great recreational center with weekly classes and all sorts of other activities you can do. In the surrounding area, there's a great park and beautiful rolling hills. The university almost always has some kind of show going on, whether it's by students or if it's someone brought in for the performing arts series. There's always something going on; you just have to look for it.

    Food and Dining

    With two newly renovated dining halls, the food on campus is pretty good. Occasionally, you'll come across some poorly cooked entree or something that just doesn't taste good in general, but the variety and quality of the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a newly renovated dorm, so it's in great condition and is well taken care of. However, some people in my dorm like to stay up late and will occasionally be loud in the hallways after quiet hours. From what I hear, other dorms aren't quite as nice and their locations are terribly inconvenient.

    Academic Rigor

    As a music major, my teachers constantly expect me to be getting better and to participate in class. Though a couple of my teachers will except late work within a few days. However, the general education class I'm taking doesn't accept late work and my teacher just flies through information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time effectively. Though the teachers are friendly, slacking off on your work won't win you any favors. Make sure to study and go to class since you are paying thousands of dollars for an education.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school. The teachers care about your grades, the students are friendly, and the facilities are generally in good condition. Even though it's in a small town, there's so many things to do and people to meet that it doesn't feel that way.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have campus police that do a very good job at keep the campus safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities and clubs for alot of majors or occupations people may be intersted in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of hills

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive but get lots of time to pay for it

    What to do for fun

    Go to Ping and get involve with lots of things like camping and rock climbing and movie theatre near the campus

    Food and Dining

    Good food and meal plans

    Dorm Life

    Comfortable and good envirnoments

    Academic Rigor

    Very helpful and caring instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and do good on your first try.

    In three sentences

    Great learning experience

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Athens is strictly a college town so the crime rate is a lot lower than in a bigger city. The biggest crimes are robbery or theft which a majority of the time could be prevented with proper precautions. Students receive email alerts of crimes that occur on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely present, but you don't have to join greek life in order to have a social life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of organizations on campus to join depending on your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    party-ers, hippies, business students, journalism/writers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween at Ohio University is nationally known as one of the biggest halloween parties in the United States. The population grows by over 5x for that weekend with a huge block party on court street. The city allows bands to play on multiple stages on court street through the night. I highly recommend googleing about it. Everyone participates in a shuffle at some point or another. A shuffle is basically a themed bar crawl where a group of people will go to each bar and typically have that bar's drink or shot that they are known for. Usually the shufflers wear some type of unique/matching outfits to match their theme. You write on the bathroom walls to document your shuffle. It is always entertaining reading the posts while going to the bathroom at the bars. Homecoming is always a fun weekend where kegs and eggs begin at 5-6AM.

    Bang for the buck

    Costs are pretty much the same across Ohio except off-campus rent in Athens is a lot more than other college campuses because of supply and demand and the isolated location. There are a lot of unique spending options in athens though such as their Farmers Market held year round to buy fresh meat and produce.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers a lot of events, but most students partake their evenings/weekends at house parties or at the bars on Court Street. There are 20 bars that are within walking distance of all of on and off campus living. In the spring time there are fests which are basically huge block parties on different streets each saturday. The fests get pretty rowdy.

    Food and Dining

    When I lived in the dorms the dining halls weren't the greatest. We really only had one really nice dining hall and it wasn't open on weekends. Now though, two are newly remodeled and they are going to be remodeling the others too. The food at Baker Center (our student union) is really nice, and there are three on-campus coffee shops spread out across campus. If you don't have time to sit down to eat there are grab-and-go options too that are open more extended hours. There are markets too but they are over-priced you would be better going to an actual grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    They have plans to be building 10+ new dorms where current building exist over the next several years so I am sure they will be nicer than the current ones. At Ohio University you have to live in the dorms your first two years of college. You can live in a single up to a quad. The layouts vary and there are three different dorm communities called greens (South, East, & West Green). All are close to classes and dining halls.

    Academic Rigor

    I am sure the academic rigor varies by major. I am double majoring in Accounting and Business-Pre Law. The accounting program is very rigorous, but is worth it when it comes to job placement and the CPA exam. Unlike other Ohio schools the accounting program at OU offers/requires the number of accounting courses needed to sit for the CPA exam so you do not have to get a master's degree in order to take the CPA exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the best you can in high school (GPA) and on standardized tests so that you can be admitted to the program of your choice upon applying instead of coming in undecided. Plus, the better you do in high school the larger the renewable scholarships you may qualify for. If you know you want to be some type of journalism major or business major this is an excellent school. As with any school, I highly recommend a campus visit to see how you fit.

    In three sentences

    This school has great journalism, business, and engineering programs. It is by far the most beautiful campus in Ohio nestled in the foothills of Appalachia. The party-scene here gets pretty crazy and is usually ranked in the top 5 on the Princeton Review's Top Party School List.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great at OU. You can even call the Safety Patrol if you want them to walk with you at night.

    What to do for fun

    Going for a walk, or shopping down Court St. is one of the things us Bobcats like to do for fun, and go to parties.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls which are Nelson, Shively, Jefferson (Jeff), and Boyd. The best in my opinion is Shively, and in everyone's opinion on campus, Boyd is the worst and that is located on West Green.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, I would have to say is pretty amazing. South Green by far is the nicest Green on campus, and the mod styles are nice, because you get that common living area between the rooms which is good for socialization.

    Academic Rigor

    Just know that this is still college, and homework still exists. As far as writing papers go, it honestly just depends on what type of teacher you have and what that actual class is. I have some friends that haven't written any papers this quarter yet, but I have written about 4 or 5, but you'll get through it. Other than that the academic rigor is pretty up there but definitely not too much to handle. However, freshman year will most likely be your easiest year, and that goes for any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to remember that college is fun, but college gets hard sometimes, and there will be times when you just want to cry because of all the stress. A great thing to have would be good time management skills, and that way you can do what is needed as far as all of your work, and then you have time to have fun. Work hard, play hard.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is honestly one of the best places to go to college in Ohio in my opinion. I was originally going to go to either Ohio State or Mississippi State, but when I came to OU for a visit, I knew at that moment I was going to be a Bobcat. Once you step foot on this campus you will learn to understand why so many people love it here.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is too much crime on campus at night though, especially towards young women.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are just looking for a fun school, not so much the education, just having a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat for the size of the campus and most of them are very good.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not live on campus, but the students who do seem to be favored more, they also do better since they have access to everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to actually stay ahead and learn time management.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I know that I personally could not stand the atmosphere of Ohio University and it just did not fit my personality. I would only recommend Ohio University if you plan to live on or close to campus and you have someone paying your college. I do love the campus, but use www.ratemyprofessor.com before scheduling any classes, it helps A LOT.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to the sporting events. To have fun I usually go to court street or hang out with friends at the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Nelson is my favorite, next would be Shively. Boyd is at the bottom of the list but its not terrible. Boyd has the best grab n go.

    Dorm Life

    Get to know people on your floor. The RA's are really cool and some try to set up activities for the floors.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes. If you stay on top of your work and work hard you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs or sports. You meet a lot of people that way.

    In three sentences

    OU was not my first choice but I am glad I came here. The campus is small and beautiful. The class sizes are just right and I feel like the teachers really care.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lit and well patrolled by campus police. Court Street can get hectic on the weekends so keep your distance from drunkards.

    Greek Life

    I do not have experience with Greek Life but I know that they do a lot for the community through fund-raising, organized clean-ups, and events.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the best things about Ohio University is the opportunities for involvement. There are more than a hundred different clubs and sports to get involved in. There is something for everybody. If they don't have something you want you can create it yourself very easily.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for media, business, sports management, and journalism majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges is only a short seven minute walk from campus and it is one of the top three most haunted places in the US.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University is a great education but they do find ways to make you pay more than you have to. Fees accumulated to large totals.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of local bars and great restaurants. Athens also has a very good music scene.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall on campus are very clean, healty, and nicely designed. I wish there were more variety though

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are run-down from being old but my experience has been very average. There are always activities that RAs are planning and they make it a very friendly atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    My course load challenges me to think critically and creatively. There are a lot of great professors who love to teach with enthusiasm and confidence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get an RA position. You will have no expensive housing costs.

    In three sentences

    Although relatively large, Ohio University is founded on the idea of community. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help with any problem that you may have. You will meet some of your best friends at Ohio University.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ohio University is a very safe campus. i definitely feel safe anytime I'm on or off campus.

    Greek Life

    Anywhere you go you'll always see Greeks. The Greek life is good, especially during the beginning of fall when all the girls and guys are rushing to try to be apart of the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, it's ridiculous. You definitely won't have a problem trying to find any type of clubs to join because there is such a variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for students who want to experience the rural area/ college town.

    Bang for the buck

    The fast food restaurants have the best food and prices/deals ever. Especially when you become hungry at one in the morning.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are probably the number one thing to do for fun, but other than that you have the movies, restaurants, bars, and some other things. There aren't many off campus things to do because Athens is a very small town.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good and the meal plans are great. The versatility of the meal plans are awesome. After a while dining hall food gets old and you'd love to have a home-cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Ohio University are amazing. I believe dorms are one of the best parts of college.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University is a challenging school, but as long as you work hard you'll receive great grades and college will all pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming into college make sure you remember why you're there: To receive an education. Don't ever forget that.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school academically. Ohio University definitely gives one a great college experience both academically and socially. Ohio University strives to make their students happy and continue to do so presently.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems safe to me!

    Greek Life

    Not large with frats but sororities are big.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to chose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Fun people who can create there own entertainment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Haunted campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Little cute shops around town.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining halls. Great food around off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    Avoid Voigt Hall!!

    Academic Rigor

    Scripps School of Journalism is very vigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, play hard.

    In three sentences

    It is a very lovely and quaint town. Not the greatest reputation but still very challenging. Love it!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on Ohio University's campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a great variety of clubs and activities for students to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    I think I have met every kind of person at Ohio University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is a blast! Everyone will enjoy it. There is music, all of Court Street is blocked off, and everyone walks around in their very unique costumes.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this university. I think it's beautiful, and has offered me some great opportunities so far. However, I think they have some serious work they could do on some of the buildings, and they could definitely update their technology and internet access around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Fun can be found if you aren't interested in partying. There are comedy nights, concerts, Dave Raves, the bike trail, and hanging out with your friends! There is a sand volley ball court outside of Nelson hall, basketball courts at Ping, sporting events, and at certain times during the day, the hockey rink is open for ice skating!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good quality here! Shively and Nelson are very up-to-date dining halls and serve pretty good stuff! There are some yummy places to eat on Court Street, but my favorite place is Union Street Diner. Open 24 hours and has delicious food!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are outdated and old buildings, so if you're looking for some lavish, beautiful, serene mansion, you won't find it here. (Or really in any dorm on any university campus.)

    Academic Rigor

    I love my program so far, as a freshman, and I cannot wait to get past all of the general education courses next year and start my professional internship and student teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Base your opinions of Ohio University on their amazing faculty and staff dedication and the excellence of their programs. Do not let the party school image sway you. The students can put on a good party, but that is a very small part of what the university is all about.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a beautiful, historical school that has always and will continue to produce excellence. However, I believe that this school could do more for their students. Some of the facilities are much too out-of-date to even function properly, and it makes the school more unappealing to incoming freshman.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of parties, not much else to do if you aren't interested in sports.

    Food and Dining

    There's always the dining halls, but the campus is a stereotypical college town with not much around it if you're looking for restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and the people in them have always been friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it gets kind of a bad rep for being a top party school, it isn't a bad school and you'll get a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget to study! All of the parties are fun, but don't overdo it!

    In three sentences

    Fits the college town stereotype. It has a very pretty campus, but there isn't much to do around Athens. The dorms are nice though, and even there are a lot of parties even if there isn't much around the town.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ou has very little crime, and one feels safe on the streets of Athens.

    Greek Life

    OU is not as big a Greek school as Miami University, but has a decent amount of fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU has a very wide selection of groups from a variety of majors and interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with high ACT scores can earn a full ride (32 or above), making it a financially viable option for such students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges, a former lunatic asylum owned by the University.

    Bang for the buck

    Room and board is more expensive than tuition, but is not worth the expense.

    What to do for fun

    OU is known for its fests and parties, but has little else to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Two of the four dining halls are fairly poor quality, while the others are of decent quality.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the dorms are older, with plumbing and network issues.

    Academic Rigor

    Despite its party school reputation, OU has many dedicated students, and many resources are available for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be wary that OU does not have a traditional honors program, but instead the highly selective Honors Tutorial College.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an excellent school with a great atmosphere. Professors and administrators take an interest in their students, giving a personal touch to the educational experience. The beautiful town of Athens gives the university a great setting.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are buttons you can push if you were to feel unsafe and both the Athen County Police and Ohio University Police Department are very helpful with any kind of situation you may encounter.

    Greek Life

    I love the Greek life at Ohio University. I like how Greek life is not everything at Ohio University which is different from a lot of schools. I have many good friends that participate in the Greek life in Athens Ohio.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in the Women's Club Lacrosse team and I am a very proud member. We have so much fun as a team and we are able to interact with many of the other clubs and groups on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    -outgoing -open minded -determined -successful -thoughtful -responsible

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The HallOUween at Ohio University is so much fun as well as Homecoming, and Fests. Although the social activities are fun, we also have some great Varsity athletics and a beautiful campus. Everything about Ohio University is unique and exciting.

    What to do for fun

    Not only are there an abundance of clubs and activities but the people and opportunities in Athens Ohio are above and beyond. There are so many things to do on campus and some of my friends are always doing something.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms and I was able to live in a dorm that was super nice and was able to make many friends.

    In three sentences

    Although Ohio University is known for partying, I have found Athens, Ohio to be another place that I call home. I have received a great education so far as well as some life long friends. Ohio University is somewhere I am happy and somewhere I enjoy tremendously!

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus feels really safe, at any hour. Plus there are blue lights everywhere, and the university has its own police department. Also, if you are on campus or near campus and need someone to walk you home or give you a ride, you can call Safe-T Patrol and have someone there for you in no time.

    Greek Life

    Those who are in Greek life love it and are very proud of it. However, you don't have to go Greek to have something to do. Plenty of students do not go Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whatever your interests, there are clubs here at OU for you! Check out the campus involvement center, and be sure to attend the campus involvement fair at the beginning of Fall Semester to see what is available!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for partiers, though they don't often do that well in their classes. Excellent for students willing to put the the work to achieve greatness.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be sure to check out the Ridges, the grounds and building of what used to be the Athens State Mental Hospital/Insane Asylum!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I'm definitely getting an excellent education without it costing me an arm and a leg. Lots of scholarships are also available.

    What to do for fun

    OU is known for its party/bar scene, which is great, but there is so much more to do than that. There is a bike path, tons of hiking in area state parks/forests, and always fun programs going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    All the dining halls at OU are pretty good. You may eventually get sick of the food there if that is all that you eat. Plenty of delicious food is available close to campus or able to be delivered.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms always comes with some awkwardness, but overall it is a good experience. The residential staff will be glad to help with any issues you may have. Get involved with your hall council so you can directly affect the quality of life in your residence hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult anywhere, and while many classes at OU are very challenging, most teachers are more than willing to help you learn the material. Just be sure to ask for help before you are in over your head!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get a meeting with faculty from the major you are considering. Also be sure to check out local eateries like Bagel Street Deli, Brenen's Cafe, or Big Mama's Burritos as soon as possible!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and safe. The town is easily accessible. Most professors/instructors are great and really want to help you learn.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you could walk, hike or bike around the campus, the scenery is beautiful!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Nelson seemed to have more variety than some of the other halls. Though all the food was tasty. A plus, if you're vegan or vegetarian(like me), they have good options too.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a dorm for the Halloween weekend and I must say, I love the dorms! I was nervous about my first stay in a dorm and whether I would like their dorms or not, but I love them!

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken courses yet, but my friends said the classes are easier than high school but more work.

    In three sentences

    I love OU! I visited t he campus this past fall and fell in love. Everything is in good walking distance and the scenery is beautiful!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The OUPD are always out and about making this campus extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    It's not huge here, but it's a great atmosphere for anyone that joins.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options and programs for students here to get involved in. This gives students an opportunity to really find what is pleasing and enjoyable to them.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do here at OU such as ice skating, swimming, nightlife, parties, recreation center, coffee shops, restaurants, concerts, and school productions/school programs.

    Food and Dining

    The food off campus is amazing. The local restaurants in Athens have never once disappointed me. They are welcoming to all college students and provide great service and food. The dining halls on campus vary. Some are beautifully designed and have great food while some of the others are a little more disappointing. However, I have never had a problem finding something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    No matter what dorm you live in, chances are you'll love it. Ask any student here, they will tell you that many of them met their best friends in their dorms. The rooms are accommodating with the necessities needed. Also, some may be smaller than others but two fit comfortably. Many are also renovated and brought up to date with new shelving and closets. Students get to bond and live in co-ed dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what college you attend within Ohio University, the academic rigor is different. However, this school strives for excellence in academics and is very in-tune and up to par with their curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before coming to Ohio University, talk to students about which green will fit you best. Each one has a different atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Get involved with as many activities as possible right away. This way, you can figure out your interests and select a major with ease.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great campus in which anyone you ask here will tell you how amazing their time has been. It's a perfect sized school, centered in a small beautiful town making students feel safe and comfortable. The students are well-rounded and friendly people who share the excitement and spirit of their bobcats.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a great city and campus police department. They always tell us alerts and are always looking out for our safety. We are always in the loop with what is going on with our campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great to get involved in! They take part in volunteering and really get you involved in the campus. It's pretty big here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love the clubs here! there is honestly any club you could imagine, and if it's not around, you can create it.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are out going and love a homey feel to campus should definitely check us out. It's a nice sized campus but nothing is ever too far away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Athens is known for being haunted! It sounds scary but it makes Halloween really fun. They say we are number one party school but honestly, people are just really happy all the time and like to have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricey to go to college but there is a lot of ways you can get help with money!

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join within your major or just if you are interested. We have a recreational center called, Ping and it's a great place to workout or just play. Court street is the main street and it is full of little shops and stores. There are many good restaurants to try out!

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome! Shively dining hall is the best. They are also remodeling the old ones to make them even better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty sweet. They are in the midst of remodeling and creating new residence halls. Try not to live on the top floor though if there isn't an elevator!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough but as long as you study, you can get through them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and be on time. Get to know your professors because it can help you a lot. Explore campus and get to know it, it has so much to offer!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is the best decision I ever made. It has great professors and I have made the best friends I could here. It's beautiful and a comfortable campus.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is a very strong Greek life. I can't even count how many organizations there are.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can never be bored with all the various clubs and activities. There are over 300!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are serious about their studies with a relaxed mindset. Everyone is really peaceful, friendly and outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is common for students to collect bricks from around campus with Athens, OH engraved in them.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the bars on Court St.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dining halls and each serve something special that the others don't have which provides plenty of options. Also there is at least one dining hall on each part of campus so food is never too far away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Everyone here is really cool and easy to get along with, the only downfall is sometimes you will want/need privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman right now so my classes are all pretty basic but still require a lot of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish work as it is assigned. People are very good at convincing you to party with them, even on the weekdays. Although it is extremely fun work is more important and should come first.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a colonial themed designed. Mostly everything is brick and the buildings are chapel-like. Overall it is a nice place, the vibe is very laid-back which the students really appreciate.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Neither I or any other students I know have ever truly felt endangered at this campus. When an armed man was loose nearby the entire campus shut down, when I feel like in larger campuses that isn't big enough cause to cancel classes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges are a very unique part of Athens. They're an old insane asylum and burial ground, the university will sometimes host events up there that are pretty interesting.

    What to do for fun

    There's something for anybody. There are tons and tons of clubs for about any interests someone might have. Intrumural sport leagues are great, I've played a few and had a great time. There are also clubs that range from academic interests, equestrian teams, and knitting clubs. The University sponsors many events as well and the night life has its own reputation!

    Food and Dining

    They have also been redoing their dining halls so no matter what you're in the mood for there's probably an option for you. Its not very great quality but you can only expect so much from a cafeteria after all. There are also four different dining halls you can choose to eat from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone gets along so well for the most part, however most of the dorms are pretty old (although the school is in the process of renovating so this rating should go up soon). Also, the wifi isn't very reliable.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are interesting yet challenging at the same time. Most of my places are ones that simply require a great deal of work. In Athens it's almost a rule-if you want good grades put in the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    You probably hear all the time how much harder college is than high school and its very easy to dismiss these comments. However, it actually is a lot harder- a lot more enjoyable but also a lot harder! You have to adjust to moving away from home and the stronger academics at the same time so don't take on too much at first, ease yourself in!

    In three sentences

    A great community of friends that feel like family. A wonderful learning environment with great academics. An absolutely gorgeous campus that's bound to feel like home.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are alerted in a timely manner if there is ever danger.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of a sorority but plan on rushing a National Honors fraternity next year. We don't just have social frats & sororities, but also honors frats, business frats, and social frats!

    Clubs and Activities

    I have a hard time deciding what NOT to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    There's something here for everyone. Visit to see if it's for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is Bare on the Bricks, a Nearly Naked Mile, which is a clothing fundraiser for the local shelter. Also, the fests here are unbeatable.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be because I have never been responsible for much of my finances before, and college in general is expensive, but sometimes certain charges and financial obligations seem a bit much.

    What to do for fun

    If you party, OU is a great place for you. If you don't, OU can still be a great place. There is never NOT something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Halls provide food that is delicious and nutritious. The main street has a plethora of delicious fast food and fine dining options as well.

    Dorm Life

    I love the family formed from living in my dorm. However, not a fan of community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    As you would expect from a large university, there are easy and hard classes. It really just depends on how you apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit. Even if you think you know where you want to go to college, visit your potential schools. I didn't want to go to OU before I visited. After I came, I fell in love with the campus and the school.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a unique spirit and a great feeling of togetherness. The professors are helpful and the people are friendly. This is a great school to achieve your goals.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a main focus of Ohio University. Call boxes are placed roughly every 50 yards around campus in case of emergencies and each student must subscribe to campus safety texts and emails that keep them up to date on any safety issues occurring. Students always feel safe walking around our campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is about 15%. It gives a good balance between opportunity to go greek and be active in it for those students that choose to without being forced on students that do not and making them feel outcasted.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus ranging from traditional academic clubs such as the accounting club to the more obscure clubs such as Humans vs Zombies club which hold bi annual nerf wars that span the entire campus. There is almost always campus wide activities occurring such as penny wars, fund raisers, pep rallies, or inflatable days where carnival style inflatables like bouncy houses are set up in the quad for students to relieve some stress in.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is perfect for students who are ready for an academic challenge but are also very laid back. The fun and engaging atmosphere gives the perfect balance between school and life. It is impossible to be bored here and the hard working students that also like to play will love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ohio University is known country wide for its Halloween festivities which have been attended by celebrities ranging from rapper Kid Cudi to the cast of the Jersey Shore and many more. Furthermore, Ohio University holds both a polar plunge in its scenic river once a year as well as a nearly naked mile up on its main street. Ohio University is also surrounded by scenic hills and state parks.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University is an amazing deal for the education you get. It is known as Harvard on the Hocking for its stellar academics but comes at a cost that is lower than many other state schools. For the esteem and credibility that comes with an Ohio University education, a better price cannot be found.

    What to do for fun

    Ohio University is built around campus life and fun. Free events that include food and games are held nearly every weekend and topics range from safe sex to homecoming to water pong tournaments and many in between. Along with these, intramural sports are very big here and concerts are held at least once a month.

    Food and Dining

    All of Ohio University's dining facilities either are undergoing or already have been renovated. The new multi million dollar facilities have a restaurant feel in a buffet format. Carving stations, breakfast all day, mediterranean grills, and wok bars are just a sampling of the multiple options that are offered.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is very fun. A wide variety of options are offered from mods to singles to quads to suites in a variety of hall types from all one gender to mixed gender on the same floor. The conditions are amazing and of a far higher quality then normal dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University's academics rank among the top in state. Although academics here are hard, it prepares you for the future in a variety of engaging ways. The teachers are very helpful and are extremely accessible when it comes to helping with academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ohio University is a big school with a family feel. Get involved and make the most of your time here and you will have the best time of your life.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a breath taking campus. The teachers here are very friendly and are always available to help students with the competitive academic course load. The student life here is engaging and fun and truly makes you feel like you are part of a family.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe in Athens, OH. It is the sort of leave your keys in the car sort of town. Once in a while you would hear of a drunk student doing something stupid, but their really was no crime to be heard of.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities, a really strong Newman society, lots of clubs. I was often in and out of the music school buildings and even the music majors have like 50 different clubs to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has been rated the top party school several times. Not my kinda attraction, but, I know many people not interested in that sort of thing that went there and never were bothered by the parties. It is also the 17th most haunted town in America, so the college students have lots of ghost stories to share.

    What to do for fun

    Sit on the green, watch the symphony perform, play ultimate Frisbee or Frisbee golf, go swimming, go to a party, or even go stargazing. The campus is hopping with activities.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of cool places to eat. if you take a tour, stop and get a burrito at the burrito buggy. You will apply just to have that available to you.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty easy to apply and get accepted. I have never been a student, but I do know the professors. The professors are knowledgeable and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have good grades, you will probably be accepted.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a beautiful campus, Athens is a great town, and there is a lot of variety in the students and majors.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do have to brag a little on campus safety because the OUPD are always out patrolling and we have had a few robberies but were dealt with in a good manor, which was the best for the student's safety

    What to do for fun

    Being Athens if you're 21 or over it's fun to go to the bar (on the weekends) and dance/hang with friends. There is also the Ping Center where you can get a workout in, a golf course, tennis courts, you also have several clubs to chose from. Plenty to do if you have the time.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't ate everywhere on campus yet but the places I've been such as Baker has some pretty good food, not too horribly priced.

    Dorm Life

    From what my friends who live on campus have told me dorm life isn't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an engineering student and must say it is not easy but the good side is the teachers are helpful and want to see you pass/succeed so they do what they can you just have to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers, ask questions, and find friends who can possibly give a review of a teacher ahead of picking a class. Oh and keep the gpa up and b.a.c down.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a really nice school. Most of the professors I've had are helpful and have no problem doing what they can to help you pass. Also has a nice presence because not being in a huge city, you can still get a country feel.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had a safety issue here. I feel pretty safe walking back from the library or other places on campus at night, and I haven't been in any dangerous situations so far. If you party hard and make stupid decisions and put yourself in danger, that's different but if you're smart and take care of yourself you should be fine.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here. I underestimated that before coming here. If you're into Greek life that's great. If not (like me) it can be kind of a drag since it seems like so many other people participate in it. But I made the mistake of not getting really involved right away. The more involved I am in other stuff, the happier I am.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of clubs and activities. Get involved right away.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're coming here just to have fun and party, you'll find what you want. Also though, if you come here with your education forefront in your mind you'll find fantastic opportunities. It all depends on your perspective. Athens is great for a wide variety of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a great bike path in the back of South Green that runs along the river. It's fantastic for running, going on walks, biking, just sitting around in the sun. There's a hill that people hike up sometimes too. Also the Ridges, ruins of the old insane asylum on the edge of campus. That's fun to explore.

    Bang for the buck

    OU as a whole is well worth what you pay. The only thing I disagree with is that they kind of suck your money out of you when you're here. In the Nelson Market for example, everything is basically three times the price of what it would be elsewhere, and there are huge flat screen tvs that project stupid things like the hours a store is open, etc. As far as education goes though, five stars.

    What to do for fun

    If you're into the Greek life, join that. If not, join anything else you can. There are tons of organizations for every sport and hobby, just get out there. Also, there's a great bike path for when its warm, there are plays and concerts in the auditorium which are often free for students, there are cafes and restaurants up town.. there's a decent amount of stuff to do here for Athens being the size it is.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls on campus, all of which are very different from each other. So, there's a decent variety in food choices. Obviously, eating at the dining halls all the time, you kind of get sick of it and because its all mass produced food its generally somewhat flavorless. The only serious complaint I have is the lack of real fruits and vegetables. The mass produced stuff isn't even edible sometimes, like rock hard apples etc. But overall its okay.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies a lot. Personally, my dorm (on South Green) isn't fancy but it's functional. It's pretty plain and generic but its clean, its a friendly environment, close to the dining halls, and you'll never get fat living here because you walk up hill to go everywhere. Overall, it's been a positive experience so far.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on how into academics you are. OU has a rep for being a party school so a lot of people here (stupidly) blow off classes and assignments. BUT the faculty is incredible. They really know their stuff, and all of the professors I've had have been really passionate not only about their subjects, but about teaching too. They really want you to succeed. Basially, you get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED. It's a common phrase, but its seriously important. If you don't get out of your shell and join a club or activity or something like that then it's going to be hard to make friends. Also, don't get carried away with the partying and all that. Yes, there are parties. But if you don't go looking for them, and make stupid decisions at them, then they won't affect you too much.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a beautiful, if hilly, campus. It's faculty is passionate, kind, and intelligent, and classes are fulfilling for those who really want to learn. The small town life is nice, but if you aren't into partying you need to get involved in other ways, since parties and Greek life make up a large portion of what to do around town on a weekend. (But you don't have to party to have a good time)

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the Marching 110 and I love the organization. I have made great friends in the group and I will continue to play with the 110 for the next few years to come.

    What to do for fun

    You can go exercise or just relax and take in the view. There are several intramural sports and clubs that you can sign up for in your spare time. Really, there is always something to do, you just have to go find it.

    Food and Dining

    There are some really good dinning halls on campus, I just happened to be put right next to the worst one. The food is not terrible but it is not the same quality as the other dinning hall's food. I have no idea why they decided to renovate two dinging halls within one hundred yards of each other and then leave one mediocre dinning hall across campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice, there are only a few cons such as internet connectivity issues but that is only during hours when everyone is using the internet. The staff is very nice and helpful to all of the students in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is not overwhelming, if you put in a little work every day you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not bring more than what you NEED.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great place to attend school, there is a beautiful view everywhere you go. The staff is very helpful and will even go out of their way to assist a student. I love Athens, Ohio.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Live off campus

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus and was an on-line student.

    Academic Rigor

    The program was challenging as it should be when educating individuals that care for other human beings but the support available makes finishing the program obtainable.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the quality, functionality, and accessibility of the RN-to-BSN program a 10 on the 0 to 10 numerical scale. The commitment of the faculty and staff was superb.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in Athens for fun. Most people associate it with partying, but if that's not your thing there are others things you can do as well. If that is your thing and your 21 you will really enjoy the bar scene. If you are not 21 there are always parties going on, on campus. Fests are really huge at OU. I highly recommend attending as many your schedule will allow. I promise you will not be disappointed.

    Food and Dining

    I do not have much experience with on campus dining since I lived off campus, but a majority of the food I tasted was pretty good. There are not really in a big chain restaurants in Athens, but they have the normal fast food places like Mcdonalds, Wendy's, etc. Most places deliver as well so that is always convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I have plenty of friends who did. The only thing I know about dorms is that location is key. The campus is fairly large so being close to your classes can make things pretty helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are not too hard, but I would not say it is really easy. Keep up in your work and try to maintain a balance between parties and school. If you do this you should do fairly well. It's really how much you prepare for you classes and how much time you are willing to put in. Classes that students have difficulties in usually have some type of component set up to help students. Teachers are also very accessible if you find yourself struggling in any class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really get to know the campus before you come. Walk around see what there is to offer. Get involved as soon as you get a chance. People are really friendly so do not be intimidated to do this. Getting involved in some type of extracurricular activity can really help in meeting new people.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school. This is the third school I have been to in the last three years and I feel like attending here was the best choice I ever made.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the OUPD really makes us feel safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here is not stereotypical- the girls and guys are so nice and not stuck up like what you see in movies. they participate in a lot of community service and really help out the community!

    What to do for fun

    Make friends with the people in your dorm and go out with them!

    In three sentences

    I love Ohio University! The atmosphere is great. Not only do I have fun here, but I actually enjoy learning for the first time in my entire life!

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everything. There's tons to do around campus, plenty of beautiful areas to sit, and great stores. If you're hungry, there's great places to eat. Want to grab a beer? No problem. There are bars everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food. It isn't five star dining.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms leave a bit to be expected, as most colleges do. The bathrooms can get a little gross, and the rooms are small.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at OU are some of the best in the country. The professors all know exactly what they're doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party too much. I'm all for having fun, but do not let your grades suffer due to having too much of it.

    In three sentences

    The Ohio University is set in a great location, in the beautiful Athens, Ohio. Professors at OU are all willing to help, and are extremely well-versed in their particular areas of study. They offer a wide selection of majors.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is a real concern, rape numbers are high and the Athens county police are not very through. I recommend always walking home with someone and taking self defense courses if you plan to be out late regularly.

    Greek Life

    OU is very into Greek life, walking down court street you will always find groups of girls in their sorority shirts going to lunch or just sitting outside their house.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs on campus don't do a whole lot, which is a bummer for activists. But you can always start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find their niche here at Ohio University. You just have to know where to look.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you do not participate in the Halloween block party, get up early the next day and sit outside the courthouse. It is so fun when you can take a shame pic of one of your class-mates the day after such a night.

    Bang for the buck

    With one of the lowest university costs in the state Ohio University is a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling, dancing, numerous school sponsored events. However my favorite things to do include hiking, biking, and playing beach volleyball.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls always have something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and crowded, I am grateful I live at home!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I took in my first year were not exceptionally challenging. Science and Math majors, beware the courses are much tougher for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't drink too much. Always keep an eye on your mom during moms week.. you will lose her.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has something for everyone. As a vegan on campus there are many options from the dining halls to chipotle and LuiLui restaurant. Athens is an experience unlike any other.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things on and off campus to do for fun. The Ping Center is great to work out in, and blow off steam with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful. Restaurants are wonderful off campus and on Court Street.

    Dorm Life

    I never had to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very knowledgeable, and they want you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be serious to go here. It is a fun place.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an amazing campus. The professors are great, and the atmosphere is wonderful. It is just like a second home.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus and the campus police are always patrolling the campus. If a person is afraid to walk alone at night, they can call a service that will send someone to walk with them.

    Greek Life

    Joining Greek life isn't for everyone, but there are plenty of opportunities and options.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of options when it comes to clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Radar hill is one place one must go while attending the university. You can see the entire campus. The Ridges is another. This is an old insane asylum. It is just a pretty place to look at.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are reasonable for the education and experiences you will receive.

    What to do for fun

    Athens offers many options for people to do for fun from bands to art exhibits. Of course there are lots of bars for the weekend party crowd.

    Food and Dining

    It is no five star restaurant, but there is a wide variety. Once you live off campus, you miss it.

    Dorm Life

    Ohio provides different types of dormitory styles. I feel that anyone can find something they like with the variety.

    Academic Rigor

    It is only as hard as you want to make it. If you focus, it can go by smoothly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ohio U is not only about partying. It will definitely prepare you for the real world. You'll never want to leave though.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an extraordinary. The campus provides an atmosphere that will inspire and experience that one will remember for a life time. There is no other place I would rather be instead of friendly Athens.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    As a freshman I had the most fun being able to run around campus with my new found friends and staying up late in each other's dorms. Now being a senior (and finally being 21) I can enjoy the night life a little more and explore the many bars Athens has and the locally brewed beer. The great thing about Athens is that it's surrounded by history and nature which has given me the chance to explore and to understand Athens a little better. I recommend running the nature trails, exploring the Ridge's Insane Asylum and going to Stroud's run if there's ever a day you have nothing to do. After living in Athens for almost four years, there are still many places I haven't had the chance to explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food was always the same and I never felt that great after eating it. I always had to resort to a salad or something plain because everything else was loaded with salt! Loved being able to meet up with friends but barely could ever find a seat to do so.

    Dorm Life

    The drawbacks of my first year in the dorms was my bad roommate and neighbors that were constantly loud and obnoxious and a RA that wouldn't do anything to help. O, and no AC! I did make a ton of new friends in my first year, which made it all worth it for me. Luckily my second year I got ahold of a single with an AC.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm currently in the new traditional 4 year BSN program as a senior. Like any new program, it has it's glitches. However, you won't find better faculty anywhere else. The professors and instructors have years of experience and truly care about your future and make sure you're prepared to go into such a challenging profession.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up with the college life that involves partying every weekend and even during the week. A lot of YOUR time and money is being spent to get this college education. Once the student loan bills start rolling in, you'll wish you would have been more responsible with it.

    In three sentences

    The campus is stunning especially when all the trees are in bloom. The students that attend come from many different backgrounds, so there's never a dull moment. The best part for me is going to all the different locally owned cafes and stores only familiar to Athens.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing too bad ever really happens. The worst thing was some guy on campus with a gun, but they dismissed class for the day for safety reasons aaaand everyone went to the bars. No one was harmed, my quiz was pushed to the next day, and I got to kick back on one of my most busy days. It was a good day.#FugitiveFest

    Greek Life

    Not a part of it. I love it. Great people. Great parties. Great work!

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't really know much about them, but the one I actually somewhat faithfully attended, I loved it and the people in it.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERY TYPE I have met some of the most outgoing people of my life at the same place that I met the most introverted people. I've met sneaker heads and people who are just generally obsessed with shoes, and there was a guy who always passed me on Morton hill and I've never seen him wear a pair of shoes in my life. Every type of person is there, you just need to be yourself and your people will come to you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hahaha! Take that tour and ask your guides. They are the most entertaining part of the tour...oh yeah, besides the haunted dorms and the fact that OU is in the center of five cemeteries that when connected make a star. Watch the most haunted places thingy on you tube. I didn't watch it until I was already there sooo...good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition did go up this year so my parents pulled me out. Luckily, if i scrounge up enough scholarship money they'll send me back! Honestly, it is worth it. The community is absolutely wonderful and you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.

    What to do for fun

    Sooooo many bars!!!! Can't get in to bars? Make friends that can, go on underage nights, or choose one of the many houses throwing parties on any given weekend day...yeah...Sundays too.

    Food and Dining

    I. LOVE. IT. You'll be fine. Brinner anyone? Yeah...all day breakfast bar, have fun.

    Dorm Life

    I've made some of the best friends of my life at OU and sharing a floor with all females made it even better. No matter what you think about it, a floor with all girls gives you a chance and many, many, MANY closets and if you're floor is packed of girls...don't worry about never seeing boys. They'll come to you.

    Academic Rigor

    They make sure you learn something when you're leaving, but they still allow a social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends!!! Give it a chance Put all stereotypes in the back of your mind

    In three sentences

    Absolutely beautiful green and clean campus. There is never a boring day...weekday and weekend. I have never been somewhere that felt more like a home to me than my own house.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Well if you don't have fun at O U it's your own fault. If you like clubs there are many to involve yourself with. If your a workout freak, there's Ping. Great workout facility with all kinds of fitness classes. There are civic minded activities if you go that way. Great hiking trails all around the campus and out lying areas. You have to check out the Ridges. Athens it's self has some really nice places to go and enjoy such as the weekly farmers market. Once of course your of age the downtown bars are a blast!

    Food and Dining

    Well it's college food....enough said!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is like many other schools with small spaces and lack of privacy. Some of the rooms are dated and old but hey it's freedom! I have issues with how some people live and how they act and do things that they would never do at home. If your lucky you could meet people that you will have great times with and life long relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    I think OU has very rigorous academic programs. It has may programs that rank in the top ten in the country. Like many things, you get out of it what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students can expect to be wowed. From the beautiful student center to the historic buildings on College Green, the campus is a treat to the eye. However, wear a good pair of walking shoes and make sure you have a comfortable way to carry your computer and things. Don't be afraid to take advantage of the many services the university provides to aide students such as the writing labs. Get involved in student life as much as possible. It's a great way to to meet new people and be involved.

    In three sentences

    I think Ohio University is a wonderful college with unlimited possibilities and opportunities. It has everything a large university offers but with a small college feel. The campus is one of the prettiest I have visited

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ohio University has one of the safest campuses in the nation. There are two police stations located on campus and each are a short distance away and an officer will respond in a hurry. If you feel threatened or followed at any team there are several kiosks located around campus that have emergency buttons that alert police to show up at the scene immediately. There is also a campus wide alert system that alerts every student via text and e-mail if there is ever an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a large part of the campus, so large it pretty much has it's own street! Almost all of the Greek Houses are located on one street and they are located uptown so your'e a step away from the restaurants and everything Athens has to offer. An annual tradition at OU is Greek Week, in which all of the new recruits are welcomed. The week ends in each Fraternity and Sorority picking their own song and dancing to it, in a public showing, in the challenge of air bands.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ohio University has a club for almost everything from academic to sports. If they don't have the club or organization you wanted to join then all you have to do is request to start your own club. WIth so many students on campus you will be hard pressed not to find other students who don't have similar interests as you do. There is so many things to do around campus you will always be active and if you want to find something to do you won't have to go far.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who aren't afraid to be themselves and maybe take some chances sometimes to step out of their box. Ohio University is very diverse and this is the opportunity to meet people you otherwise would have never met. For example a Chinese Student lives across the hall from me last year and he would give me things such as Chinese Tea and good luck charms in exchange to learn more English and help him get around campus. It is memories like that one that will stick with me for the rest of my life and I hope more students will get the chance to have the same feeling.

    Bang for the buck

    I truly could not think of a better place to have my college career. Going into my senior year I like back and think about all of the great memories and all of the friends I have made here. In the Summer I cannot wait to head back to school but when Spring Break rolls around I'm dreading that I have to leave soon. I mean just name another university who has a Vice President who does the duggie for incoming Freshmen at orientation. Even though the student body is large in number there is never a time I haven't felt like part of a close knit family here.

    What to do for fun

    Even though Ohio University has been ranked one of the top party school for several years now there are many other options to have fun. Athens has movie theater and several restaurants to eat at if you're in the mood for a nice dinner out. If you're looking for things to do on campus you will be guaranteed to see students covering the green spaces on campus playing frisbee, sand volleyball, tossing the football out, or just laying out. There are several club and intramural teams (competitive and non competitive) to join with a few friends. A brand new recreational center overlooks the entrance of campus and it's a great place to join workout classes or just shoot the basketball with some friends. Along with these activities the Ohio University Campus includes an Olympic sized swimming pool, it's own golf course/driving range, bike trails, and a ice skating rink. If you are in the mood to watch a sporting event there are few better places to catch a football or basketball game.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options are located all over campus (no further than a short walk) and each has recently been renovated. The hours of operation are spread all throughout the day so that one dining hall is almost guaranteed to be open. Not in the mood to sit down and eat? No problem because grad and go options along with carry out options are always available. Don't feel like eating dining hall food again? Once again no problem because there are several restaurants located in the uptown part of Athens and it is a short walk from anywhere on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Ohio University is filled with tradition rich Resident's Halls (not dorms). Each building is unique in it's own way and it allows for students to be close and social. The resident's halls are all within a five minutes walk to campus and the recreational center isn't far off. As part of the staff in residential housing I take great pride in providing a comfortable place for students to live.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a great balance at Ohio University between having fun and academic life. There are several different majors to choose from and lots of resources to help if you ever need it. Just go to Alden Library on any given night and you are sure to see someone from class there.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I would give is to be social and join as many clubs and organizations on campus as possible. It makes the experience so much more enjoyable to meet new people and learn new things. Also do not be afraid to ask for help, the university pays people to answer your questions at anytime so never be encouraged because everyone needs help sometimes.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University the ideal picturesque college town filled with energy and culture that is hard to match. Mix the brick paved streets, the tradition of being the first campus in Ohio, the friendly faces, and you have the ideal place to be for your college experience. Don't believe me? Just ask the many alumni who flock uptown each and every year just to reminisce about some of their greatest memories of their lives.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, the police are very down to earth and easy to talk to.

    Greek Life

    I am apart of an international professional business fraternity and it is the best decision I could have made in college.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in Delta Sigma Pi, CoB CONNECT, OU Club Frisbee, AITP, and Select Leaders. There is so much to do and so much to get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not an artist but I love checking out the graffiti walls we have on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Oho University is one of the more expensive public colleges, but definitely worth it. Especially if you can get scholarships. I am working in order to help pay for colleges and that makes it hard to balance my social, student, and work lives but it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, Bars, Working out, Sports, Adventuring, networking, there are countless things to do in Athens.

    Food and Dining

    We have some of the best dining halls compared to other universities that I've visited. Sometimes they are crowded but definitely worth the wait.

    Dorm Life

    I love that OU makes students live in residence halls for their first 2 years. I have met so many great people this way and have built relationships that will stay with me for the rest of my life. The dorm experience is great and very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio has some difficult classes, at least in the Business department. These challenging courses are beneficial to the students and help teach them a lot, including time management and other soft and technical skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!!! The more involved you get the greater your experience will be at Ohio University.

    In three sentences

    This is probably the greatest school in Ohio. I am a rising sophomore and I have already accomplished and learned so much from the classes I've taken at OU. The people here are phenomenal and it's a great fit for anyone.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to events associated with organizations, go to house parties, go uptown to the various restaurants and bars, open mic nights, live music events, street festivals.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't horrible. Not 5 star, but way better than the high school cafeteria. Several dining halls have been recently renovated and are very modern and nice.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are average, kind of small but better than most. East green is the most popular due to location and amenities. South green is least favorite due to location and lack of amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but not too difficult if you study and do everything you are suppose to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus multiple times. Try to schedule classes as soon as possible. Get involved with organizations at school.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is located in a beautiful hometown feeling atmosphere. The uptown area is fun, exciting, and very close to the not too big, not too small campus. Everyone that goes there or has gone there seems friendly and happy with their choice.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I usually hang out with my friends. I love going out at night. Basketball is pretty fun as well. There's so much to get into, I am never bored being here.

    Food and Dining

    Also pretty good. Miss not having to cook everyday.

    Dorm Life

    It was cool, but glad to be off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Each class that I have taken has helped me in life in some way already.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get sucked into the partying lifestyle, unless you can handle both school and that life all in one.

    In three sentences

    One of the best experiences that I've had in my life attending this school. I have met so many nice people and have made many connections to help me in the future. The campus is beautiful and I wish I never had to leave.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety at OU is very strong. I have never once felt unsafe walking the campus at OU at late hours. The OUPD is very nice and always there if needed. There is even a number you can call to have someone come and escort you back to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus isn't as strong as it is on much larger campuses such as Ohio State. However if going to be in a sonority or Fraternity is something you're interested in they have many different chapters to look into. I myself am not into the Greek life because it is pretty expensive and college is expensive enough.

    Clubs and Activities

    I highly suggest joining a club as soon as you come to OU. Its a great opportunity to meet new people who are into similar hobbies as you. There are so many to pick from that there is a club for practically anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is a wonderful college for students who are very active. A lot of the clubs and activiities on campus includes sporting events and runs and things like that. Athens is beautiful and surrounded by so much wild life that is perfect for hiking and camping .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bare on the bricks run held annually at Court st in Athens. You take off almost all your clothes to donate and then you run down Court st. This is just one of the many traditions that are held.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that OU is a good choice financially because I have received much more than just an education there. through club sports and all of the activities going on around campus I really feel like I have found a place to fit in and that is sometime that money can not always buy. I call OU my home.

    What to do for fun

    Ohio University has hundreds of clubs. There is literally a club for anyone or anything and if not you could always create one. I joined the swim club my freshman year of college and it was one of the best decisions Ive made. A lot of my closest friends at OU are on my swim team. There is also a lot of intramural sports. If you're an active person there are plenty of classes such as rock climbing zumba and yoga that you can take at Ping, the gym at OU.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls at OU. Depending on your meal plan you can have a certain amount of swipes on your school ID each week to get into the dining halls with. two out of the three dining halls are buffet style and are very delicious. The most newly renovated dining hall is Nelson on South Green. Boyd is probably the least appealing just because it is the last to be renovated and they don't have as many options.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience at OU so far has been great. Even though my roommates haven't always worked out, a lot of my good friends that I have made are from where I live. In fact we are all returning to the same dorm to live together this year. The most negative part about dorms at OU is that you must live in them for both freshman and sophomore year.

    Academic Rigor

    I give this category 3 stars because it really depends on what major you're going into. I began my freshman year as a biology major and found myself in the same classes as pre-Med majors. I was in the highest level Chemistry and biology offered to a freshman and it was really tough. However if science is not your major, then the workload is not as bad. Your major and college of choice will determine your workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    If youre going to be a first year student I would try to focus primarily on your GPA. Its important to do well in all your major courses however it is very likely that your major will change a couple times and in order to get into different colleges at OU you need to have a good GPA. Stay focused. OU is a very fun and exciting place and it is easy to get distracted. Find the right balance between school and fun.

    In three sentences

    I will be a returning sophomore at Ohio University this year. The campus is beautiful and I have really enjoyed most of my classes and professors. Depending on what major you decide on also determines the work load and discipline you will have to endure.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I immediately felt safe walking on campus. There is both the campus and Athens police there and the bluelight system.

    Greek Life

    There is plenty of Greek Life to join, if you are interested!

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for any type of student! They have almost any major possible, plus you can design your own! You'll meet all sorts of different people at OU.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of tuition is completely reasonable for the education offered. Where they get you is in the prices for the dorms, meal plans, and other expenses.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and teams to join. Student organizations. Trips on the weekend. Places to hang out with friends. Downtown Athens.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good as far as campus food goes, but it really depends on where you go to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, like any campus. I wasn't too happy with the freshman room selection and roommate process, but I guess that just comes with being a freshman. It is nice, though, that each room comes with a mini fridge and microwave, desk, and storage space. Another tip: you can hear everything from outside the dormroom, so earplugs are a very useful things to have.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are designed to give the students options for where they want to take his/her major. The general education requirements offer so many options that you are sure to always be interested in what you are taking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be blinded by the party school reputation. Yes there are parties, but every college in the country has parties, OU's are just advertised and planned as big events. You will meet plenty of people who will have the same view of partying as you! Make sure you visit the campus, if possible, you'll fall in love with it! Ask questions too! Apply early and do write the optional essays, they will help you get in!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a college with a great atmosphere! The campus is beautiful and everyone is welcoming. You are sure to feel at home here.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There were some incidents of crime in my freshman year. Just always walk around with someone, especially at night time. At night time if you have to walk home make sure you walk in the light and where there are a lot of people. I have always felt safe walking around on campus. I always walk around with friends and they keep the campus lit at nighttime.

    Greek Life

    I know a lot of people in Greek life, I am not. There are many different kinds of sororities and fraternities. It is kind of big but not obnoxious.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations on campus. It is best to join one your freshman year because you meet a lot of new people. I joined a club and I met some of my best friends. There are also a lot of activities, to keep updated on them check in at the involvement center and the event calendar.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Ohio University would be great for any student. The teachers really care about you and will go out of their way to make time for you. The classes are not big so you don't feel lost. And the campus is absolutely beautiful. The brick buildings and roads, the trees and mountains.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do. They have plays, craft nights, a movie theatre. You just have to check the event calendar. There are also some bars on court street. Halloween gets fun and crazy. There are a lot of free stuff you can get from tailgating. You should make it to some sporting events because they are really fun and a great way to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining places to eat on campus. Boyd, Nelson, Jeff and Shively. The best dinning hall is Nelson, it is really big and has a lot of different choices. The second choice would be Shively. It is hard to find seats because it is a smaller dinning hall, but they have really good pizza and dessert. Next is Jeff, they are the only dinning hall to have smoothies. Then Boyd. Boyd is not as bad as people say. They have a decent breakfast. They also have the best grab n go. There are also things like Chipotle, Subway, Court Street Diner, Wendys, etc. Baker Center has Latitude 39 and West 82, which are pretty good places to eat. Also there are many coffee shops around campus. For the meal plan its easiest to go with flex. I had standard 14 and switched to flex 14 because sometimes I would miss the dinning hours. The market has a lot of food that flex point can be spent on.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was really great. You have to live in the dorms for two years. A great way of meeting new people is to leave your door open. I lived on west green for two years. I love it. When you choose a green it should depend on where your classes are. West green is where the engineering, sciences and athletes tend to live. East green is close to the business, math and computer science majors. South green has the best dinning hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be really hard. Just stay on top of your work and it can be real easy. Get to know your professor, they can help you tremendously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind on homework. There are a lot of things to do on campus that can get you distracted from school work. Just do your work first then go out. You don't want to have to retake a class. Also talk to some people in your class. On the first day sit next to someone and say hi. Its always easier doing your homework with other people.

    In three sentences

    Going to Ohio University was the best decision I made. They make the transition from high school really easy. I also feel the teachers really care about you.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe, if you don't feel comfortable walking alone at night, there is a free escort service that the police provides (two students would walk with you home). There is an emergency box on every campus building, and campus police constantly drive around campus. Almost all cases of rape are result of women walking by themselves late at night through very dark secluded parking lots. There are police on horses who supervise Court St. on weekends, but they can't prevent a drunk guy from doing something spontaneously stupid, if you're a woman, please do not walk alone through Court St. after 11pm, and especially after 2am.

    What to do for fun

    There are Broadway shows, comedians, musicians who come to Athens very often. Baker Theater shows movies that recently came out for free. The school of theater produces very good shows as well as school of dance and school of music. The ice skating rink is free for all students, but it's $3 if you need to rent the ice skates. All the football games are also free for students, and majority of campus goes there to see the great Marching 110. The country side is beautiful, if you can get a ride to Old Man's Cave and take the trail there, it's so gorgeous. Besides the many many many on campus events, there are of course 33 bars in town, Halloween party, and all the fests.

    Food and Dining

    We have excellent food. There is so much choice. I work at Shively Court- you can get anything from mexican style food, fast food, full salad bar, pizzas, subway sandwich, soups, homestyle, to ice cream. And if that doesn't do for you, there are other dining halls like Nelson that offer wok, and all day breakfast option, etc. There's always a vegan option, and all the dining halls are all you can eat style.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in James Hall, Brough House, and Voigt Hall. The rooms themselves are really old, you don't have the power over the heater since it's controlled by a central facility- so there will be those odd days that are suddenly freezing when it was 70F the day before, but central facility won't turn the heater on until they know it will be freezing for a while. For James and Voigt the doubles were fine, the RAs are cool and there were a lot of events that they organized. Movie nights, BBQ, board games, organized trips/hikes etc. Cool way to meet your neighbors besides seeing them in the bathrooms. Brough House- The single rooms there- you can literally hear everything through those cardboard walls, which may become very awkward at times. The room is also unbelievably small. If you're able to get a renovated dorm such as Adams or Biddle, they are much much much nicer.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are expected to do their work well. The professors have office hours and very good about answering emails if students have any questions. There are a lot of resources if a student feels they need help. Campus judiciary is not forgiving if a student has been caught underage drinking or accused of rape. Most likely the student will be on a probation or expelled, respectively.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is indeed a very active social scene, the students who tend to drop out or do poorly are ones who do not show up to class and/or spend their entire time partying. The best tip for any college is to learn how to manage your time well and get involved with school organizations and events. There a lot of very well-respected guest speakers who come to campus, college of fine arts has so many student concerts and shows that are amazing. There's always something going on.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school in a beautiful campus. The professors are very approachable and it's easy to meet with them for office hours. It is in a very small town, but then again you can practically walk anywhere.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of precaution is taken

    Greek Life

    Although greek life is not a huge part of OU's atmosphere, it is definitely an opportunity

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs to fit literally any interests

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges is an old, Victorian style mental hospital that was converted to a university building. It is supposedly haunted and open for tour

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a cheaper school with a great value, but watch out for hidden fees

    What to do for fun

    Tons of concerts on OU's concert series lineup, great athletic events and downtown area to compliment.

    Food and Dining

    Many new, renovated dining halls with excellent food

    Dorm Life

    Very active dorm life with nice rooms and buildings available

    Academic Rigor

    This varies from degree to degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on academics, don't get in over your head with the college life

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school filled with a great college atmosphere. OU is rich in history and tradition being the oldest college in Ohio. It has a vast variety of majors with challenging courses to make this school very well rounded.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to comedy shows and shows at the front room. There is always something to do in Athens.

    Food and Dining

    All the dining halls have meals for any type of special diet you have. The food is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    I love Dorm life. It's my home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor's really want to teach and give you valuable information. Study and you will do well and always ask for axtra help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop good study and note taking skills. Work hard. And make the best of your chance a higher education.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has one of the most beautiful campuses. It's staff really encourages you to do well. Everyone is so nice and willing to learn.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    When I tried the food in one of the dining halls, I was surprised that it was so good. The halls are super clean, but always seemed to be really busy. Fortunately, they have a grab and go option. If you don't like the dining halls, there are plenty of other places on campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    During my visit, most of the dorms seemed pretty clean and had plenty of space. I like that you can rent a loft bed, so you can put something underneath and can have more space in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I sat in on seemed very on point, but I don't feel I can comment completely because I haven't started class there yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to ask about meal plans during your visit, there are several different ones.

    In three sentences

    OU has an extremely beautiful campus and really nice buildings. Everyone is really friendly and the students provide a wonderful atmosphere. A great place to attend college.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Athens Police Department is very quick and alert on preventing crimes and helping students. Safety for all is their priority.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at OU is excellent and provides members with lifelong friends and connections as well as promoting the improvement of leadership and social skills. Greek Life offers the best support on campus, in my opinion. When my father died unexpectedly during my second week of college, I had to leave campus during recruitment. I thought I had no chance of becoming apart of Greek Life because I missed the first weekend, but I was wrong. The Greek Life council and community supported me and welcomed me back to recruitment and allowed me to participate. Not only did they permit my participation, they also gave me a group to talk to and support me at any time. Now, I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Omega Upsilon, and I couldn't be happier if I tried.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU is known for its vast range and amount of clubs, ranging from intramural sports to academic clubs, and even those strange clubs, such as the Game Show Appreciation Society. There really is something for everyone and becoming involved allows you to make friends and connections all over campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges is an abandoned insane asylum that is rumored to be haunted. Students will often visit the inside museum and take night tours there. Wilson Hall is also rumored to be haunted.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, many students participate in clubs or intramural sports. As well as this, students usually have the option to attend sporting events, such as football and basketball, free of charge. Other options for fun at OU include visiting the many local businesses in downtown Athens, whether it be the bars, shops, bookstores, or restaurants. Clubs often offer special trips that take students to local areas in Athens for hiking or other recreational activities. One of OU's most renowned pastimes would be the theater. Students put on shows that range from a wide variety of topics, and often, concerts will be held from well known musicians. Broadway shows also often come to OU. All of these options are fun things to do, and usually, they are all reasonably priced or free.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at OU (West 82, Nelson, Shively, and Boyd) all provide excellent food. As well as providing quality meals, the dining halls also give students variety and new items to choose from daily. If a student does not have the time or desire to eat within the halls, he or she may choose to utilize the carryout or Grab and Go option. Along with the dining halls, there are campus markets. For students who do not use all of their meals within the week, campus markets will allow said students to spend their meals on necessities, such as groceries and toiletries. The dining halls and markets also provide many opportunities for students to obtain employment. The dining halls and markets employ more students on campus than off campus employers do. Overall, the food and dining experience at OU exceeds in the categories of food quality, variety, carryout options, seating, cleanliness, and customer service.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at OU exceeds quality expectations. They are safe, clean, and reliable for all students. If a problem is encountered, whether it is with safety, cleanliness, issues with roommates, or maintenance, OU responds quickly and successfully to all reported problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University's academics are challenging and interesting. Courses adequately prepare students for intended majors as well as challenging students to improve their characters. Even if you do not have a major in mind, that is okay! Ohio University provides classes, academic advising sessions, majors fairs, and student aid to help students who do not know what they wish to major in. Finding help is not a hard task at all. Study sessions occur at many places and at many times for a vast range of subjects. Using campus resources, such as the library, the campus involvement center, and the study abroad office will help students improve and succeed in their academic journeys.

    Tips for prospective students

    One major tip for prospective students is to get involved as much as you possibly can. Join clubs that suit your interests and join ones that sound interesting. Challenge yourself to become involved because it pays off, meaning you make tons of friends and learn things you did not know. Another tip for students is to join Greek Life. Greek Life allows students to make lifelong friendships and connections as well as improving leadership and social skills. One thing I learned from experience is this- introduce yourself to your professors and communicate with them. Communication allows professors to see that you are interested and engaged with the course and that you want to succeed. Most importantly of all, do not be afraid to ask for help. Whether it is help with academics or help with personal issues, Ohio University offers a support system that will provide adequate care and address issues to the best of its ability.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University offers not only high quality education, but also a place for students to easily become involved. This campus offers a vast amount of clubs and organizations, ranging from Greek Life to the bizarre Game Show Appreciation Society. As well as this, students feel safe and supported.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a nice school, and I love the atmosphere, but I kind of wish I would've gone somewhere else because it's not all it's hyped up to be.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Court Street for fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, but it gets old after about three weeks. They offer the same food all the time, nothing really changes, Different dining halls have different foods, but it's basically the same.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a house instead of a hall, so it's mod style. It's great to live without parents and be able to come and go as you please.The dorms are actually surprisingly big and pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't hard, but most classes you have to work to stay focused in because all the teachers do for the entire class is just talk. The tests are really easy if you study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here ready to have fun and you will.

    In three sentences

    I like the atmosphere. I like that the school tries to get everyone involved in activities and games. I don't like that because my major was undecided, I was forced into a learning community.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are officers constantly patrolling the campus, and they work with the city of Athens police as well.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an extremely expensive school, and I wish I knew exactly what I want to do so I am not wasting my time and money with general education classes that can be taken at smaller colleges or classes for the same credit. I believe once you re in your major, that changes, and it is completely worth it, because OU focuses on undergrad efficiency.

    What to do for fun

    OU has over 400 student clubs and organizations, so there is at least one thing for everyone on campus. Student athletics and performances are highly entertaining. Court Street has bars, shops, restaurants, and nifty shops to spend time and money in. There are always free activities to enjoy as well.

    Food and Dining

    With 3 dining halls, multiple restaurants, and Uptown's finest cuisine, OU has a wide array of options. Nelson dining hall is newly renovated and it includes a wonderful market, café, and dining room with plenty of choices. The dining halls are very clean and the staff are friendly. Grab and Go and is a great alternative to a sit down meal between classes and hectic schedules.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different types of dorm living on campus, and experiences vary depending on the place and type of space you reside in. Best friends and activities can be made within the dorms, and the RAs are typical very helpful and qualified. The small spaces and community showers will never be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can vary depending on major, but we have one of the best communication schools in the country, and we are recognized for many of our programs on academic excellence. All students need to study and work diligently to reach the standards of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and fall in love with the beauty of it. Don't let the reputation scare you away, but don't base it on the reason you're coming. It is still a highly academic and involvement college, and you need to work hard in order to pass classes. Make sure you can financial support yourself while here, because it is an expensive school and most people do not realize that.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is an absolutely stunning campus with high school spirit and a great college community. The academics are challenging, but worth it, and the professors are willing and wanting to help students succeed. The school may be considered a rich kids' party school, but it is what you make it, and there are many opportunities to achieve educational goals and make a great career path.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is HUGE at Ohio University. Rated the best campus to be on in the United States on Oct. 31st.

    What to do for fun

    Court street is full of on going character. Shops and restaurants do not close until 2 am and bars are full of proud bobcat men and women always looking for a good time. The RA's of each building make a huge effort to get everyone in their building involved with programs they put on each week. There is always something going on each and every night.

    Food and Dining

    Athen's Campus is full of a wide range of foods because of the number of different dining halls and the vast number of restaurants on campus. Also, there is a school market that you can use flex dollars on to buy groceries if you prefer to make your own food. If you plan your meals right, you can save a lot of money.

    Dorm Life

    The wide variety of dorms allows you to find the right fit for you. This campus is sectioned off into 5 greens and each green has it's own personality and persona that comes along with it. There are quiet dorms and loud dorms, and coed or gender based dorms. The wide variety allows you to find what is best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet taken any courses but I know a few students that attend so I feel comfortable giving advice. As with anything, you get out what you put in. Be passionate about the subjects you take and find interest in your classes and you will not find yourself dreading homework or studying. The classes are no walk in the park, but definitely doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because of the vast amounts of students, get your face into every office that interests you. When I was transferring into Ohio University, the very first step I took was meeting with a transfer advisor and also with the financial aid office. Later when I had questions and called them up, the recognized my name because I took the time to meet them and explain my desire to be a part of the Bobcat family. Also, take walks by yourself, without your friends or family, and get to know the campus through your own opinions. It is beautiful. You will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    One of the most beautiful campus' I have ever set foot on, Ohio University is surrounded by mountains, trees, lakes and beautiful hiking trails that prompt you to leave your comfort zone and become a part of the culture. The personality of Ohio is prominent, in that you will find character in anyone and everyone you meet, including professors, students and any of the faculty members. Once you cross into Athens, you will not ever want to leave because the school is so unique that you will never find the same atmosphere again.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police located on a central part of campus. There is Athens police station located a 5 minute walk from campus. Police are everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on the person. There are sporting events for those who like to watch sports. There are a variety of clubs for pretty much everyone. They have concerts, comedy shows, theatrical performances, and movies. For those who love outdoors, there is scuba diving, archery, hiking, cave diving, horseback riding, and zip lining. There are always parties happening somewhere around campus, and there are a ton of bars open all night if you like drinking.

    Food and Dining

    There are two kinds of food: Dining hall or other. Dining Hall: there are 3 located on each side of campus. They have a daily menu online and feature every kind of food you can imagine. Students get jobs working there. They accept meal plan swipes, flex points, and bobcat cash. Other: This can be any variety from sit down to delivery. Delivery is usually quick and reliable. Only Latitude 39, a sit-down restaurant on campus accepts flex points and bobcat cash. Everywhere else will not accept meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    There are different styles of dorms for different sides of campus. South: Mod style. This means that there is a short hallway for girls, and a short hallway for guys. These two hallways converge on a small living room complete with couches, a table, and a chalkboard. There are two mods per floor. Between the mods is one study room. The mailroom is located in a separate building on south. These buildings require keys. Note: The building is set up so that the 1st floor is one story up. There is an elevator. East: Hallway Style: The building is split: one side for girls and another side for guys. There is one large study room per building. Between the girls and boys side on floor one there is a large lounge complete with multiple chairs, tables, couches, pool tables, and a fireplace. Mailrooms are located inside each building. These buildings use your student ID as keys. West: Hallway Style: One side of the floor is for girls, another side is for guys. These have large bathrooms with multiple stalls. These dorms are very nice as they have been recently renovated. For this reason, unlike south, they will not typically have any electrical or heating problems. Like south, however, they do require keys. There are no elevators in these dorms. The RA's go on rounds at 8, 10, 12, and 2.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect you to take a minimum of 15 credit hours during the semester. Here, one credit hour means you have your class once during the week, regardless of how long the class is. This can end up giving you a hectic schedule. Most classes are fast paced, but there are many resources to help you take notes. You can have 1-3 midterms during the semester, depending on your class. You will have one final for each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out in the first week. For many students, it will be their first time away from home. There are a good amount of students who will drop out of college within the first week because they can't take it. Relax and remember that everyone there is coping with this. Take advantage of all of the recourses around you such as the writing center, free math tutoring, supplemental instruction, quiet areas in the library, your resident advisor, and your professors. Don't be afraid to speak to your professor. They're mostly all friendly, and they're all willing to help you. Make friends with your TA! A lot of the time, they will be the people you talk to about extensions and make up tests. Check the weather every morning, it can fluctuate by about 30 degrees during the day. Also check your school email daily. Finally, be sure to have some fun. Look for flyers around campus for things to do!

    In three sentences

    While it has a reputation as a party school, OU is a serious college with an absolutely gorgeous campus. There are many clubs, activities, and events to get involved in for all types of people. Everyone, from the students to the Professors-- even some of the townies-- are willing to help you with anything if you ask them; be open to people and they will be to you.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome

    Great for these types of students

    -Social -Creative -Outgoing -Optimistic -Ambitions

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fest week! Annual Halloween Bash

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown to Court Street and enjoy the night out. Fun Barn!! Hanging out at Alden (yes our library is fun too)

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not a party school we just have a big Halloween party. Study first party later that's how you will have a successful college career. Stay focus and never give up.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is the college for everyone. With our caring professors and loving students this is a place you can call home. Once a BOBCAT ALWAYS A BOBCAT!

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in school clubs and activities, go to school sponsored events, go out in the town for the night.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are great because you can eat whatever you want and there is a large selection.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms could definitely be better.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes were challenging but not impossible. If you apply yourself and try, you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on school work and your education and find a good balance between social life and academics.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a beautiful campus and many off the professors are extremely helpful and good at what they do. Sometimes I feel that Ohio University students are too focused with partying.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Athens is a very safe community. I feel safe walking home at night by myself and I feel like i am in no danger. The police are active and are willing to help in any situation. There are the blue HELP departments all around campus just in case.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs that I have been in have been an amazing and overwhelming (in a good way) experience. I have met so many friends through clubs and activities that I never thought I would. It is truly a great experience to join a club because you never know about the people you will meet.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University was definitely a Bang for my Buck. So far, through the first semester, I have met so many new people, and those are people that I know I will be friends will for a very long time. The classes and the teachers are great, and they aren't overwhelming at all, like some colleges. I am so glad that I picked Ohio University and that I can call it home.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there seems to be not a lot to do in Athens, but I have my friends that I see 24/7 and it is simply amazing. We are like a family and for fun we usually just like to hangout with one another. I know that sounds really cheesy, but when you find a group that is close and tight knit, you don't need to go out and drink and party to have fun, you just have each other.

    Food and Dining

    All the dining halls have great food. I didn't expect dining hall to be any good when I first got there, but I have found myself on a sort of schedule on when I NEED to go to the dining halls. It is great food and they even have healthy options for people. Wide varieties ranging from Vegan Options, Vegetarian Options, and more. It gives the students more opportunity to try things out.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm that I am in. I live in a single (mod-style) and I could not ask for a better RA and better mod-mates. Everyone is so nice and I know that we will be friends for a very long time! I can go to my RA for anything because that is how close I feel to him. Everything about the dorm life at Ohio University is simply amazing and such a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The class range from difficult to not. It is very, very different from High School obviously, but Ohio University really does a good job of transitioning the freshman so they are more comfortable and and can get used to the change.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a place to get away, Ohio University is perfect. It is far enough away from anywhere that it would make anyone happy! It seems like it is in the middle of no where, but that just makes the campus more beautiful! Everyone is so happy and accepting and if you want to make friends every other day, come to Ohio University!

    In three sentences

    It is simply spectacular. The openness and acceptance from all the student body, the faculty, and the staff is amazing. I am so happy and proud that I can call myself a Bobcat!

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe--walking around at night is not the least bit unnerving.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety at Ohio University--you have to try to not find something of interest, and starting your own club is simple.

    Great for these types of students

    There are two types of students--those with a full-ride who are focused on academics and those who love to party. Take your pick.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fest Season is very popular at Ohio University, and these include street-wide alcoholic binges that are named for the streets on which they take place.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say you can get a fairly good GPA with effort, as well as a great social experience with a venturesome spirit.

    What to do for fun

    Generally students go Uptown to the shops, bars, and restaurants. Many get involved with Greek life or other extracurriculars, or simply hang around the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are mostly renovated and serve fairly good food, but can get old at times. Luckily the shops and restaurants Uptown are a 2-5 minute walk.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the green you are in and the type of dorm you live in (renovated or not) your experience will be different. Generally the staff are helpful, and the dorm set-up is conducive to easy networking.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in effort, you can generally pass classes easily. Depending on your program, requirements and rigor changes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, and make sure you have established what you want to get involved in before you come.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a variety of students that attend, ranging in diversity as well as academic interest. It has a great outdoor space that is fantastic in the warm periods, and the faculty for the undergraduate program are highly involved. The people who attend are generally warm, and the environment is very safe.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs you can join at Ohio University, such as intramural sports, foreign languages, literature, and music. Anything you are interested in or hobbies you have there is a club for it. Also people are always out playing in fielded areas. Sporting events are free and there are concerts, shows, and stand up comedians you can see.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're considering Ohio University you won't regret making the decision to go there. The class sizes are reasonable, you'll meet tons of great people, your professors will work with you and there's not a problem or stressful situation that could come across without being helped.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great school in all areas. They help you to be successful academically as well as being happy and making big decisions. The university makes starting your future easy.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every freshman class walks together under the University Gateway in College Green to start off the new school year. Ohio University is also well known for their spring fest, where a big performer comes to the school and puts on a show. During fest days the students are out and about on Mill Street getting ready for the show at night.

    What to do for fun

    Since Ohio University is known for being a party school I am here to tell you that there is so much more to this institution. There are plenty of opportunities to do community volunteer work with local farms, day cares, rebuilding houses, ect... You can also play in intramural teams, go hiking or camping, rock climbing at our rec center, and join other clubs such as sororities or fraternize. Court Street is home to 18 bars in a one mile walk and is where many students spend their weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Three major dinning halls on each dorm living area on campus which makes the food easily accessible. Each dinning hall comes with a market where you can buy small snacks or microwaveable meals for your dorm room. Understanding how the swipes work is easy once you get the hang of it. Each dinning hall has a buffet style of food with many different cultural items for everyone's liking.

    Dorm Life

    Many different styles of dorms depending on where you live. Overall each dorm has its' own characteristics that make it unique and bring hall mates together creating a friendly place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Class difficulty depends on each student and their desired major. Nursing and medical students have more science and math based work that could be easier for students who are more skilled in those areas; whereas, Communication and the arts could be difficult for the less creative. No matter what major you will be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be social and make as many friends as possible, remember to take time for studying no matter how much fun you could be having, don't be afraid to ask for help from an RA or a tutor, and finally make memories that will last you a lifetime with friends you will never forget.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is more than just a party school, here I have found the meaning of true friends and happiness in only one semester. The academics have been difficult but not impossible and the professors are always willing to help a student in need. Attending Ohio University has helped me gain confidence and leadership to achieving my goals and was the best decision I have made so far.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. If you are in search of fun, you need only go down a block and there's probably something awesome to do there that'll give you memories that you can hold on to for the rest of your life. Personally, I love people watching on Court Street, visiting the beautiful parks on campus, walking around the Ridges, attending comedy events hosted by OU, and concerts put on by the School of Music.

    Food and Dining

    As a junior, now living off campus, I quite honestly miss the dining hall food. It's delicious and the menus are always varied.

    Dorm Life

    I had great experiences with dorm life. You will hear horror stories about bad roommates and small living quarters, but these were not my experiences at all. I lived in the dorms my freshman and sophomore years, and each year I had a random roommate. They both ended up becoming life long friends, and we attended many of the social events offered in the different buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that each academic program is masterfully compiled to help you to gain the most from each class you take. I honestly cannot say that I have ever completed a semester thinking that my time was wasted by taking ___ class. I have always felt that my knowledge has increased with each passing class and semester of my time at OU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Build up your leg muscles before getting to campus! The Athens area is beautiful, but with great beauty comes great work-outs, and long sweaty walks up huge hills.

    In three sentences

    Athens, Ohio has such a rich cultural experience - everywhere you go, there are new and unique experiences waiting to be had. In addition, OU has fantastic resources available everywhere for its students. The environment at Ohio University is accepting and inviting... there's no other place like it!

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Worth every cent.

    What to do for fun

    I got involved in Greek Life so personally i like to spend time with my sisters, go to comedy events, or any kind of sporting event.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are clean and although not always the best there are plenty of delicious options. On campus, west 82, latitude 39. And off campus, DP Dough and Goodfellas for example.

    Dorm Life

    My experience may be biased because I got a fantastic roommate but I love living in the dorms. BUT, don't expect to have any privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt challenged in my first semester but at a manageable level. I had time for friends but still worked hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pet the horses. Bring rain boots, the bricks flood. Try DP Dough.

    In three sentences

    The college atmosphere is perfect. People are kind and they take the bobcat family seriously. I feel at home.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of anyone in Athens getting jumped, in a fight, threatened, or any other type of violence. This is not true at many other campus' specifically OSU, UC, and Dayton. OU is a very laid back happy place, rarely is there ever a problem with campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I am a part of Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I highly recommend joining a business fraternity if that is something you are interested in. I also know many students who are in social fraternities, and I have heard nothing but great things.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently in Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity and the End Slavery Movement. Both are fantastic clubs, and there are dozens and dozens more that are equally as fun/beneficial. They provide great opportunities to acquire new skills and enhance your resume.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for students who love to work hard and play hard. For me school and work has always come first, but once those are taken care of there is more fun in Athens than you can imagine. A student looking for a college town where everyone loves everyone, OU is the place for them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fests at OU are a tradition that no other university nationwide has. They bring the entire school together, and are more fun than you can imagine. OU has a special way of making 20,000+ students feel like 2,000.

    Bang for the buck

    If you compare OU to many of the other Ohio universities, especially the private ones, there is basically no other school that has a better bang to buck ratio. Also, I have applied for a lot of scholarships which I highly recommend.

    What to do for fun

    OU has a great recreational facility, Ping, that me and my friends go to a lot to wor out and play basketball. There is also a great trail along the Hocking River that you can run on when the weather is nice. There are a number of student organizations such as the snow cats or business fraternities that provide a lot of fun. Mainly, as I am 22 years old, it doesn't get much better than the Court Street bar scene. Oh, and the fests year round are a blast!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are fantastic, you can basically get as much food as you can possibly eat, and if the dining halls don't have what you're craving you can be sure that Court Street will have the right restaurant for you.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot speak on behalf of the dorm life at OU considering I transferred as a junior, but from everything I have heard the dorm life is just as fun as the off campus living... which is awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not easy by any stretch, but at the same time it is absolutely possible to get the grades you desire. After two semesters I have an overall GPA of 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to OU, you will not regret it!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a phenomenal place both academically and socially. I just transferred here from the United States Air Force Academy this past summer, and it has undoubtedly proven to be the best decision in my life. Almost all the professors are very easy to communicate with, and are very understanding if you are involved in campus organizations or have an internship.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's not to expensive, but you still get a great education and memories to last you a lifetime!

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, hanging out with friends, south green volleyball courts, and pretty much any silly thing you'd like to do!

    Food and Dining

    Shively and Nelson are the best, and they're worth the walk from West Green!

    Dorm Life

    Love all the dorms, and met all my great friends there.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm challenged to think outside the box and better myself through my academics here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get flex 14 as your meal plan.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school. It's got the large campus part about it, but with the close knit community surrounding it. It feels like home.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out with your friends is always fun on the weekends but the football games and sporting events are a blast. Also, there are many places to eat and shop on Court St.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club to get involved. It helps you to get to know people and keeps you busy.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is very welcoming. No student is ever left behind. Also, there are many ways to be involved in the community.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything you please. The whole campus has so much to offer for people of all different interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything you need to far before the deadline. It makes things so much less stressful. Take courses that will challenge you, but don't stress you out.

    In three sentences

    Great people. Great courses. Great experiences.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety seems to be TOP priority at OU. The campus police aren't breathing down your neck all the time watching for every infraction, but do hold a hard line on underage drinking. If you don't feel safe walking any where its easy to get an escort any time. There are also easily accessible call boxes if you need to contact police while you're out on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't belong to a sorority because of the time commitment involved. If you aren't Greek you aren't made to feel like an outcase nor do you lack a social life. Its an ok if you are and ok if you aren't kind of attitude.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you can imagine. There are also sports clubs and intramural sports. The school prodives some concerts too.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would fit in here. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many of the walk ways between building on campus are brick. It is a tradition for graduating Seniors to take one of the bricks as a memento. When the President of OU was advised of the cost of contantly replacing bricks he said if the students felt that attached to the school to let them take the bricks that he would be glad to keep replacing them.

    What to do for fun

    If you live on campus there are school sponsored activities, many kinds of sports teams to participate on, more clubs than you can imagine, and a great recreation center at Ping Hall. When the weather is nice there are pick up games of football, basketball, frizbee or whatever. There is a party almost every weekend at one of the Greek houses. Halloween weekend is super fun. It involves the town and the school.

    Food and Dining

    Its better than most colleges but it still isn't home or good resraurant food. There's lots of variety. Dining halls, Grab and Go, coffee stops and markets are available at multiple places on campus. There are a lot of good places to eat a few blocks off campus that aren't very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm room. I'm in a quad and we set up one room for sleeping and the other for studying, watching TV and entertaining. This way no one is kept awaks when others don't want to sleep. The dorms are clean and well maintained.

    Tips for prospective students

    - use the FB page to try and find compatible roomates - use the academic support resources available - attend all classes, don't skip

    In three sentences

    OU cares about the students and goes above and beyond to put programs in place to help ensure their students succeed. The faculty as well as the students are all friendly and helpful. The campus environment is beautiful and condusive to learning.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    OU really tries to haved lots of stuff going on for the students

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are all pretty good, but you need to get the food when it is fresh

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home

    Academic Rigor

    You really learn a lot

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though OU is known as a party school not everybody parties all the time.

    In three sentences

    A very friendly school and general environment. All of the classes that I have had have been really beneficial. All of the people who work for OU are really there to help the students.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency telephones all over campus in case of an emergency and there is the Ohio University Police Department directly on campus. They offer services such as giving students a ride back to their dorms late at night if they do not want to walk alone or walking them back after a long night of studying just so they feel safer.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big on campus, but if you are not in one, you are not limited by social activities. Plenty of people on campus do not associate themselves with one group of people or one frat/sorority.

    What to do for fun

    There are different clubs, fraternities, and sororities on campus to get involved with. There is a club for every major so everyone here has something to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining halls and cafes all over campus. There is a carry-out option and I am always having enough to eat. The dining halls are buffet style so one can eat as much as they want and get their money's worth.

    Dorm Life

    One gets to meet many different people from all over the place. Personally, I have mod mates from Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. It is a learning experience about having to live with other people and be responsible.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload for every class is pretty difficult. Reading the textbooks and taking good lecture notes are crucial for every class on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate; your work will catch up with you. Find a balance between schoolwork and getting involved in the community. Build relationships with your professors.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere at Ohio University is ideal for learning. The staff and students are always offering their help and are genuine. The resources on campus help out the students so much.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Different variety of organizations and clubs to join. A lot of ways to get involved on campus and to meet new friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are good, there's a variety to choose from. You can also shop at the market if your on the go and or if you don't like the dining hall food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is surprisingly quiet for the most part, clean and maintenance is up to par. The buildings are historic some older than others but new dorms are building build all around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are challenging but there are a lot of opportunities to get help and be tutored to understand the material. Professors are friendly and office hours are convenient and usually opened to students majority of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a umbrella with you because is constantly rains in Athens, Ohio. Makes sure to get involved with organizations that suit you so you can be surrounded by peers of the same interests.

    In three sentences

    Ohio university is a smaller campus with about 23,000 residence. By being so small Ohio university feels like a community which is great because we are well connected through out the university. Professors are helpful and encourage students to come to office hours if students have a issue.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus patrol that walks with you at night when you're out late, There're many emergency phones around campus so you can feel safe wherever you are

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of greek life but i know people who are and all of them love being part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a great variety of clubs from the Doctor Who club to Student Senate. Theres always an activity going on at our recreation center.

    Great for these types of students

    studious, partiers, and everyone in between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Number Fest is a cant miss. hallOUween is the best of all. Opening weekend is also amazing cuz almost every house is hosting a party.

    Bang for the buck

    The more people you meet, the easier it is to buy cheap textbooks from them. Also, some teachers find ways so you don't have to buy it although you'd have to buy the access codes.

    What to do for fun

    Court street is the place to go for day time and the mills street at night.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent enough, it's not the best thing but it's better than high school food for sure.

    Dorm Life

    One of the most amazing parts of O.U. is the dorm life. You meet some of the greatest people that you can study and party with. The co-ed dorm is even better because you meet both awesome guys and girls.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are easy but you'll have to study at least 3 hours per credit hour to have a decent grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to work hard to stay in this school. It might be a party school but the workload is quite hard.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is one of the more than the party school it's been rated as. Not only does it have a beautiful campus, the people are one of the friendliest you'll ever meet. The faculty is also very helpful when you visit them during their office hours so i encourage everyone to come and join the Bobcat Family.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends and try different places to eat. My group of friends we go to Latin Dance every Tuesday and play basketball occassionly.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of options from home cooking, to burritos, sub station, to breakfast station. It's simply amazing.

    Dorm Life

    It's awesome, you become close friends with your neighbors because you run into each other and talk in the hall ways.

    Academic Rigor

    Not everyone pushes themselves but overall students are engaged as well as the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful on weekends, especially Halloween weekend. Communicate with your roommates. Time management key here and at any other universities, if you have time management down it will be easy and less stressful.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a beautiful campus with over hundreds of clubs that anyone can do. Everyone is real friendly and it's easy to find new friends and get to know people. The staff and faculty are even better they try to work with you and the majority are great people and professors.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Seems to fit well for most people. I am an online student.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has a lot of options for people of many interests to go out and find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and only take as many classes as you are ready for. Start slow.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has many options available for students that have busy lives. Compared to other schools, the tuition is better. Office staff are always helpful if you have to call them for some reason.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is of course the party scene. There is also the recreation center to workout, play sports, climb a rock wall and do many other things. You can go to movies, get involved with clubs or just hangout in a coffeeshop with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Theres a lot of people here and the academics are a little tough. Be ready to study hard and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Very accepting school. Great diversity and culture with many clubs and activities available.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers wherever you go making sure that you are safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are a whole lot of sporting events to go to for free, and the gym is open for free whenever you want to go.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of choices to choose from when you want to eat on campus and the food is really good for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a substance free dorm for my freshman year is the best. Everyone in my dorm is a close family and we are always doing stuff together. The Ra's will hold events for us as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can get challenging but for the most part, it is a very fun atmosphere in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active early and focus on school first. Social time with friends can wait until all of your work is done.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is home to many bobcats who are given the best opportunities to help their careers. It is also ranked one of the safest campuses in Ohio. There is always activities to be apart of which makes this University well known.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! Cliche, but it'll make all the difference in terms of meeting people and extending yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Explore the spooky Ridges, which used to be a mental asylum.

    Bang for the buck

    A few years back, I would have given this a higher rating but tuition spikes have left a sour taste in my mouth. Still, when you consider the price of most colleges, in-state tuition is pretty affordable compared to most.

    What to do for fun

    Utilize the unique atmosphere of Athens. Get some awesome coffee at Court Street Coffee or Donkey Coffee. Go check out activities at Baker Center. Sign up for an intramural team at Ping! Catch an independent film at the Athena Cinema. Literally, your options are ENDLESS!

    Food and Dining

    It's getting better! Two renovated dining halls and renovated markets allow for students to get a better variety of food. Plus, Court Street is also filled with many food options as well.

    Dorm Life

    Currently, most of the dorms are under renovation...which is sorely needed. I know that South Green and most of East Green are begging for reconstruction. As of now, the dorms aren't terrible but they certainly could use some fresh paint and remodeling. East Green is the best to be on, unless you are an athlete or medical student...otherwise West Green is your best pick!

    Academic Rigor

    OU has some amazing programs. I'm in the English department which offers not only bachelor's and a master's degree option, but a doctorate in English as well. Scripps College of Communication is famous for a reason; the professors and students are DARN good at what they do! The College of Business also offers a rigorous program that produces some of the savviest graduates in the state. With over 280 majors, plus the option to create your own major, you have so many choices!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active and join clubs. Don't feel pressured to commit if it's not your cup of tea, but if you don't put yourself out there, it gets very easy to shut yourself in your dorm room. Also, most freshmen are in the same boat...don't be scared! Everyone is nervous but at the same time, most everyone will be nice to you because of it. OU is generally a very friendly campus.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is known for its outrageous parties, but it really is one of the best schools in the state. Its wide variety of programs and clubs make for a diverse and pleasant experience. And no other campus in the country looks as beautiful as OU in the fall; not even the Ivy Leagues!

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police department located right on campus. I feel that Ohio University is a pretty safe place to be. You don't hear a lot of crime being reported in the news that happened in Athens.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a good education and be exposed to a wide variety of people

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University academic prices are reasonable for a 4 year University. However, I do not live on campus because I think that the dorm and dinning room prices are a bit high.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities for fun in Athens. There are many places to go out to each with wide variety of food choices. There are movie theaters there, stores to go shopping, tanning places, and Ohio University has the Ping center for those who love to work out.

    Food and Dining

    I ate at Shively Dinning Hall once. My experience there was a good one. There are so many food choices, and the food is actually prepared very well and its tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms. I don't have any comments about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University's instructors do really well in teaching and communicating information in class. They make classes challenging enough to be interesting and promote learning, but they don't make it so hard that no one can pass classes or that many students struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learning time management is key. Some classes involve work online, blog posts, quizzes, and reading chapters. Taking 5 classes at a time can be overwhelming. Just remember to set aside time to work on school work and study and develop a routine schedule to complete homework and other class activities.

    In three sentences

    I give Ohio University 5 stars. I have really enjoyed going to OU. The classes are really interesting and the instructors are passionate about teaching and helping students learn.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OU has great support from both the University police and the Athens police. It is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from- it is hard to pick! Go for it, join a club, be courageous! The are also a wide range of activities each weekend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You will just have to come and find out for yourself! It wouldn't be any fun if I told you!

    Bang for the buck

    I do think that OU is expensive. So I do take advantage of everything that the campus has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or a sport! OU has many clubs with ties to religion, ethnic background, food, human rights, movies, volunteering, arts, and even special interest! OU has a program called Arts for Ohio which is for students and faculty and it allows you to go to art shows, dance concerts, movies, concerts, special events for free or a low price (but most are FREE).

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University is always changing the food to meet the students wants and needs. They have many vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as many ethnic foods. They are also always renovation the dinning halls so the buildings are nice, clean, and up to date!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it, so don't be afraid to talk to your neighbors! Join a learning community dorm so that you will get to know everyone better. The RA's in each dorm put on special events (like a Harry Potter night!) just for you so go and have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard, but if you manage your time wisely you will have plenty of time for fun! The professor are really amazing so take advantage of their office hours and get to know them. Some majors have specific classes they want you to take each semester, but only do what you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have fun between all the studying that you will be doing! Get out of the dorm and experience the culture of Athens. Join a club and be active in your community.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University isa beautiful campus that has a down to earth feel. The student professors and community work together flawlessly. The experiences on this campus are simply one of a kind!

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Horrible for girls.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know what you want to do with your life, this school has an amazing program to help you out with that.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important. Ohio University makes sure their students are safe by providing many services. A favorites are the Emergency Towers and Green Cab services. There are numerous blue towers throughout campus that say in bold letters Emergency. If you push the button on them, you are basically calling 911. Soon someone will answer your distress signal and help will be on the way. Another favorite is the Green Cab. This a cab service that will pick you up 24/7 and take you anywhere on campus. They are inexpensive and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ohio University has over 300 clubs and activities that you can join. If you don't see one you like, simply make a new one!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do at Ohio University. From attending sporting events on the weekends to social activities in the Student Union during the weekdays, OU provides so activities that you'll never get bored of. Every time I turn around, someone is either throwing a party or a festival is taking place.

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University has four dining halls; Nelson, Boyd, Shivley, and Jeff. All four dining halls have great food and are known for making sure food allergies are limited by separating different foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome! You are finally free from your parents. However, there are some rules to follow. Every dorm is different but they all follow these standards; no illegal substances, value others privacy, and many more. Once you learn these rules, dorm life is fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Ohio University can either be rigorous or lenient. Its totally up to you. If you hardly study, the academics will be tough. However, if you study everyday and attend your classes, the academic rigor is a breeze!

    Tips for prospective students

    I have five tips for prospective students. My tips are to stay organized, get involved on campus, study everyday, make friends, and attend every class. Not only will these tips make you a successful student, but they will prepare you for the real world after college.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is definitely ranked with 5 stars! The classes are great, the people are nice, and the food is awesome. You would not regret attending this school because once you're there, it feels like home.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Do not doubt this college. Give it a visit and I promise you won't be sorry!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun! There is always something to do on campus or within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants in walking distances. The cafeterias have good food also.

    Dorm Life

    I have a bunch of friends who live in the dorms and they enjoy it. The dorms are pretty nice too.

    Academic Rigor

    My friends love this school and it seems to have pretty good academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go a visit! If you think it is only a part school, just remember every college is a part school. There is way more to it than partying.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a perfect little community. It is such a happy and fun environment. People are very friendly on this campus

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Student who want a great all around experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Got to check out the Burrito Buggy!

    What to do for fun

    Tons of athletic events, parties, restaurants, and bars.

    Food and Dining

    Great food both on campus and off.

    Dorm Life

    If you find the right place this will be a great experience. I prefer east green.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy it, it goes by quick!

    In three sentences

    A great all around college experience. Ohio University is a true college town. There is never a dull moment.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to just walk around when it is warm outside. People are always out and about so it's easy to find things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 open dining halls that I go to. Boyd I never really go to because the food choices are as much. Shivley and Nelson dining halls are pretty far from my dorm but they have the best food selections. I would recommend eating later rather than earlier because they are more crowded around 630.

    Dorm Life

    Bromley Hall is the best hall on campus and it's the one I live in however its really far from the other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard and make sure you keep up with your syllabus

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard your first semester if you can do good then you will get in the grove of things.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a place that makes you feel at home while giving you a great education. The campus is safe and the professors are so helpful and understanding. The environment of campus has such a great feel and a great place for any student to come learn and get a great education while at a beautiful place.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a number that you can call on the back of everyone's IDs so that if it is really late at night you do not have to walk alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    The best think I have done so far is joining Kappa Phi a female christan service sisterhood. I also enoy shooting photos for Thread, the fashion magazine on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always live music in Athens, and they are usually fun local bands. Do not worry about the party scene reputation. I do not get involved in it and my friends and I do all kinds of fun things.

    Food and Dining

    Food really could be better, but as far as cafeteria food goes there are tons of options.

    Dorm Life

    Use the roommate finder that they provide, that is how I found my roomate and we are best friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Some general education classes are harder than others, but all are challenging. However, professors bend over backwards to help you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for housing so that you get a good date to pick your residential hall. Also, be sure to come visit. Once you get here, you know this is where you will want to be.

    In three sentences

    I love Ohio University! The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and classes are great! It is really easier to get involved here.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i've never felt in danger when walking on this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    attending the sports events here at Ohio University is a blast! everything from football to hockey, every sport here has a great fan base and the games are Free!!

    What to do for fun

    the dorm life it self is very fun but there are a ton of options around the campus such as team sports.

    Food and Dining

    the options and the food are great and you can always find want you want to eat but nothing can compare to a home cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is by far my favorite part of Ohio University. everyone is friendly and its so easy to make a ton friends.

    Academic Rigor

    ohio university is not an easy college by any means but the amount of help that is offered to the students makes the classes much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    absolutely look at multiple colleges when making your decision but you should definitely keep OU near the top of your list. it has great academics, a beautiful campus, and and the campus life is the best.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great college to attend. i have never regretted coming to Ohio university and i would recommend Ohio University. between the education and the campus life, i don't know how any person could dislike Ohio University

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively safe and patrolled by town police and campus police. Judiciaries takes care of all major problems rather fairly. As long as students make smart choices there typically aren't many problems.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great at Ohio University. There are many options in chapters for anyone, but all around, all the chapters are highly involved, do well academically, and help the community year-round. Each chapter has a very strong sisterhood or brotherhood, it's more like a family, even if they are a larger chapter. (Sororities range from 90-125 women and fraternities range typically from 30-60 members).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many opportunities to get involved at OU, it's hard not to be apart of more than just one organization! During the first week of every year the school holds a massive Involvement Fair and students flock to it to find out what they can do and where they can have fun or make a difference during they four years here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to do well in college but also do well and have fun outside of the classroom. Students who want to be a part of their community, local or charitable involvement. Students looking for club sports, cultural or interest clubs, student politics, and Greek Life. Students who want a realistic educational experience, related to the real world situations they will work in post-grad.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Athens is a unique place. It hosts a number of special, hidden gems, like Bong Hill which overlooks the entire campus, or Stroud's Run, the local lake where everyone in the area loves to go once the sun comes out to sunbathe, swim, boat, play frisbee, cook out, etc. The shops all have personality, the locals are all friendly, and the brick streets give the whole place an unusually but historic beauty that can't be denied.

    Bang for the buck

    A well-priced education and area! It's relatively easy for students to survive and strive at Ohio Un. and in Athens! The experience pays for itself which the memories OU will lend to you and the educational and life-skills you gain while being there!

    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do in Athens! Ohio University has such a wide range of clubs, groups, etc. plus Greek Life! Every weekend something fun and special if going on, whether a campus event created by the Student Programming Committee, or a fun and unique student fundraising event. There's plenty to do in the Uptown area that is right off-campus. A number of shops and stores that everyone loves balances the wide range of recreation areas all around campus. If there's a sport you love, there's a place to do it in Athens, close to the university, if not on university grounds. Intramural sport teams are huge as well, and a ton of fun! They have single-sex leagues and co-ed leagues, both of which have a terrific, friendly, competitiveness that the students enjoy. You really can't get bored in Athens!

    Food and Dining

    Overall the food on campus is good, and the very close by off-campus area has many options as well if you get tired of the dining hall. Some dining halls are better than others, but the school has made a valiant effort in the past 5 years to update and revamp the older dining halls, which undergrads are very happy about and enjoying. There's also a great added bonus for those on meal-plans, petite grocery stores that have a plethora of food and school supplies that you can use money on your meal plan to purchase at no extra cost, this was a life-saver for me, a VERY picky eater, who didn't always like what was on the menu in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The doors are built in a fashion that promotes community relations, friendship, diversity, and fun. With lots of common areas, quads, suites, etc. it's hard NOT to make friends right away! They are maintained regularly and residential staff are well-trained and approachable.

    Academic Rigor

    Although not an Ivy League school, Ohio University definitely helps the average student and above average student excel. Class difficulties range as they do at most schools, enabling you to have a diverse semester schedule. Additional help, tutoring, etc. are available for all students who find themselves failing behind in the classroom. Teachers want their students to excel and are usually all very approachable and set up office hours to meet and help students in need.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school where teachers push their students, use innovation educational tactics, and try to bring out the best in their students, then Ohio Un. is definitely one to look to in to. There's a tremendous social element to OU, it is a family, made up of teachers, administrators, athletes, and of course the students. It's a great school if you want to excel outside of the classroom via community involvement, student politics, greek life, philanthropy, etc. Ohio University lends so many opportunities to students to help them excel, but you have to be willing to take them; from the career center, to interactive classrooms, Ohio University gives each student to the tools to be successful post-graduation.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University if the perfect school to attend if you're wanting a well-rounded college experience. It's a magnificent college to attend if you are a social person, interested in extra-curricular involvement, who is also focused on receiving a strong, inspired educational experience during your years there. I attribute my success in life to being a part of the Bobcat Family that is Ohio University!

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depending on what your interests are, there is always something to do. There is a movie theater nearby, Ping Recreation Center which offers basketball, rock climbing, a workout room and more.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very accessible. There are a wide variety of foods for every palette. The hours vary and are accommodating. There are a number of markets on the campus offering a variety of goods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is like nothing you ever experienced. You will meet so many people from different walks of life, so different from yourself. Some friendships will develop that you would have thought impossible.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the University has made success attainable for each student. Help is available for every subject or course offered. The courses are challenging, it is up to each student to take advantage of the tools available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay focused. It is very easy to get side tracked. Don't succumb to the pressure of partying-every night.

    In three sentences

    I am so happy that I chose Ohio University. It is a friendly, close knit community. Everyone, from the dorm staff to the professors and instructors are always available when needed.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun OU offers plenty of clubs, the rec center at PING is amazing. Rock climbing basketball, intramural sports. You name it OU has it.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great the dining halls do a wonderful job of giving us variety.

    Dorm Life

    Its not for everyone. Dorms can be a great way to interact with kids your age, and have a great time. If you follow the rules and do as you should and take care of school everything will be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers will push you, course difficulty depends on the workload, the person, and major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep you course load between 15-17 credit hours. As a freshman I over extended myself and didn't allow for joining clubs, meeting new people, studying, and most importantly living life. Just stay positive and work hard and the end result will be the life you want to live.

    In three sentences

    Laid back, relaxing atmosphere. Challenging but you will meet so many helpful people it will be the best four years of your life. If you want the best college experience come to OU.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FEST SEASON IS GREAT

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of university held activities that you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    There is a good amount of options but like any college the food does get boring.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of options for dorms and some are nice than others. That being said there are no terrible dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the classes can be kind of hard. As long as you go to class and do your work you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be aware of the hills (Jeff and Morton). The parties can get crazy but you will always be safe.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college, everyone is very friendly. There is a lot to join and get involved. The students here are here to learn but they also have fun.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go swimming in the indoor pool, attend football, basketball, volleyball games and much more. Go to the festivities during the spring time. Go to a movie on court, or a dinner date a chipotle.

    Food and Dining

    OU feeds you well :)

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty older, but you will get the hang of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    PLAN AHEAD! Don't wait. Take a tour on the campus and make sure to sign up for your FASFA.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is a great environment for both national and international students. It's a great school to attend while persuading your career goals. The students and faculty are so welcoming and loving.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life seems big here, sounds like a lot of fun!

    What to do for fun

    When I visited the campus I was shown several activities provided. These included clubs, the recreational center and dining areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus!

    In three sentences

    Ohio university has a friendly environment and diverse community. Once I arrived on campus I knew this was the college for me. Five out of five stars for Ohio University.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There will be crime in any city, but Athens and Ohio University are very safe. There are very few instances of anything resembling violence in the community over the past 5 years. The police may seem like a pain sometimes, but they do an amazing job keeping the students of Ohio and the citizens of Athens safe.

    Greek Life

    The Fraternities and Sororities on campus are held in high regards, and they are always out helping the community in Athens. There are honor frats and sororities for every different college on campus, along with social greek organizations. Greek life is a major part of any college experience!

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is something that you are into, I can promise that there is a club for it. From video games to fashion, there are student organizations that appeal to every type of student.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for all types of students! That is not an understatement, at all either! Students from all backgrounds come together to make the amazing Bobcat Family!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HallOUween! The biggest party in the entire state, and possibly in the region! Tens of thousands of people pack Court Street dressed as whatever their imaginations lead them to. Another important tradition OU has would have to be the Fest Season. Which consists of 8 massive street parties that happen in the spring, and bring the entire university out.

    Bang for the buck

    Besides tuition being on the low end, the options for food and drinks are also very cheap as well! One of the most popular events would have to be Slice Night at Courtside Pizza every Wednesday. Slices of pizza starting at only 50 cents! There are always different performers coming to the university as well, and tickets are always priced low to accommodate college students.

    What to do for fun

    Every college has sporting events, but one thing Ohio has that those others do not would have to be the Ohio University Marching 110. The 110 performs at all football and basketball games (men and women). They have performed around the world; from Rome and Ireland in 2013 to being invited to perform in China during the 60's. Along with the band though, the university's sports have been performing extremely well over the past few years, including 5 straight bowls for the football team, and a recent Sweet 16 run for the men's basketball team. There are other events that happen on Court Street in Athens, the craziest 1/2 mile in all of Ohio. Home to over 20 bars and a ton of restaurants, there is always something to do in Athens, Ohio!

    Food and Dining

    Before I attended Ohio University, I heard countless horror stories about other school's dining halls. At Ohio though, the dining halls hold a variety of different foods, and have anything and everything a hungry college student would want. They also have the option to take your food to-go, so that you do not always have to eat in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I would rate this higher, but I lived on the Southern part of campus where the dorms were old and falling apart. However, the university is building four massive dorms that should be completed by next school year. They are starting to tear down old dorms, and building new dorms all over campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you will see yourself taking around 15-20 credit hours every semester. Most teachers on campus are not difficult, as long as you take the initiative to stay focused on your studies, and to talk to the professor once in a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ohio University is seen as one of the biggest party schools in the entire country, so while it is fun to go out with friends, do not get too involved with partying. An education is the reason you are there, so if you plan to party a bunch, then plan on becoming very familiar with the library. Do your work during the week, and have fun on the weekends. Bobcats really do work hard, and play harder.

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is set in the beautiful Hocking Hills in South Eastern Ohio. There are a plethora of majors to choose from, and even more student organizations. When you are accepted into Ohio University, you do not just become a student, you become a member of the extensive Bobcat family!

  • 06/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have one of the safest campuses I have ever been on, honestly. Bobcats look out for each other, even if you have never met the other person before. We are a family and I can say truthfully that I have never once felt unsafe on the campus, even when walking back to my dorm alone in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fairly big on campus, with multiple different types of sororities and fraternities available for people to join. There is a recruitment process, of which you much register the summer before classes start. It is a great opportunity to join a group of women or men who have the same values as you and ones with which you can learn and grow as a student, leader, and human being.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for just about everything you can think of. There are personal interest, religious, major-related, and volunteer organizations that are open to anyone who wants to join. The first weekend of the school year, right after move-in, they have an Involvement Fair on College Green where nearly every organization has a table set up where you can scope out things you might be interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Ohio University is great for everyone. No matter who you are, what your interests are, or what you believe in, you can find a place to fit in there. The students are very open-minded and welcoming and you can find new friends who are just as unique as you are!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ridges are a huge attraction for students, especially around Halloween time. It It is an old, abandoned mental facility, some of which have been turned into faculty offices and an art museum. Also during Halloween time, the city of Athens throws a huge block party, situated right off of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Ohio University has proven to me again and again how it is worth absolutely every penny. It is a place of amazing school spirit that makes every feel as if they've found a second family there.

    What to do for fun

    There are always so many things to do at Ohio University, as well as in Athens itself. On the campus there is always a sporting event happening, as well as many athletic activities and facilities for you to utilize. Getting involved in different organizations will also give you different opportunities of various activities on the weekends and evenings. Within Athens itself, there are a few different movie theaters, hiking and outdoor activities in nearby Strouds, and lots of uptown shopping and eatery places to discover!

    Food and Dining

    Ohio University offers three different dining halls, one on each residence green, as well as markets and Grab-and-Go's in those buildings. They also have a main student union, Baker University Center, that has a food court (West 82), and a sit-down fine dining restaurant (Latitude 39)! They have many different meal plan options so you are definitely guaranteed to find one that works best for you and your needs.

    Dorm Life

    While some of the dorms are older, they are a great learning experience for incoming students. They foster a community feel and you have numerous opportunities to form new and long lasting friendships. It also teaches you how to share a living space with another person who you may or may not share life views with and how to deal with possible problems that may arise. They have a wonderful live-in staff in each residence hall that are always willing to help the students acclimate to the new life they are about to begin.

    Academic Rigor

    Ohio University has courses and programs of all range, and they offer many different services for students that are struggling in a particular area. The course loads challenge you to work harder and achieve so much more than you ever thought was possible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a visit to the campus, or even two! Ohio University offers two different types of programs for prospective students; one in the fall for all prospective students, and one in the spring for accepted applicants who already know they are going to attend Ohio U or are still weighing their options. These are definitely the best opportunities to tour the campus, meet with faculty of your college of interest, and meet with other students who are just as excited about seeing Athens as you are!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University is home away from home. A place to find where you fit into the world. A place to discover who you are, and your true potential.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You will never ask this question when you are actually on the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining.

    Dorm Life

    Best social life in any college in America.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is ranked nationally. Prestigious journalism program - best in America.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive with your financial aid work! Apply for scholarships, day in and day out. Additionally, contact the school whenever you're concerned about anything. Make them remember your name!

    In three sentences

    Ohio University has a whimsical campus vibe. The community is very tight and everyone is extremely friendly. Additionally, you feel connected to everyone around you, there is no better feeling than that!

  • 06/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Ohio University offers many clubs and student organizations, but students can also get involved with the community of Athens.

    Food and Dining

    I LOVE the food here, especially in Nelson Hall, which contains an Asian bar and a Mediterranean bar. Also, breakfast food is served everyday!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are much like any other dorm, but they're still nice, especially the air-conditioned ones.

    Academic Rigor

    Many courses are challenging, but there are a few required classes that seem very fluffy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip out on class!

    In three sentences

    When many people hear the phrase Ohio University, they automatically tie the phrase party school to it. Actually, OU is a very academic school, and many praise it for it's stress on writing. Communications-related programs are very emphasized here.