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Ohio State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as a land-grant university in 1870, Ohio State University is a public institution in Columbus and the third-largest campus in the nation. OSU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

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All of my teachers so far have been excellent. I have learned a lot in all of my classes. The professors really know how to make even the most boring material interesting.

” – Claire from OH
University of Dayton

Founded by Marianist priests in 1850, The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic university and the second largest private school in Ohio. Dayton is home to schools of Law, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, and Education...

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Beautiful campus with a lot of trees and greenery. Classes are really centered around learning. It's all about community!

” – Dylan from Indiana
Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University is a private institution based in Ada, OH, associated with the United Methodist Church. ONU is a sister university of a private school in Seoul, South Korea, the Dankook University. ONU offers one of the only pharmacy...

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The best student tours. The professors took me into all of the labs that I would ever have a class in. My tour was one on one with a professor.

” – Morgan from Columbia Station, OH
Xavier University

Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic institution in Cincinnati and the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. Xavier is home to colleges of Arts & Science, Business, and Professional Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in over 90 fields...

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I have never enjoyed learning as much as I am at Xavier. I have learned so much in my first year and want to keep on learning! I actually enjoy going to class now.

” – Kiersten from Fayetteville, GA
Bluffton University

Situated on the banks of Little Riley Creek, Bluffton University is a liberal arts college founded by the Mennonite Church in northwest Ohio. Bluffton offers undergraduate degrees in over 85 academic areas of study. As part of the university’s...

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Bluffton is the most friendly campus that I visited during my college search. Community is an important value and will make you feel at home. Bluffton is the right choice if you want a good home away from home.

” – Tessa from Middlebury, IN
Baldwin Wallace University

One of the nation’s first colleges to admit students of both genders and all races, Baldwin Wallace University is a liberal arts and sciences university in the Cleveland metro area. BWU is home to colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and...

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Baldwin-Wallace College is great place to be. The institution is warm and welcoming; it feels like every student and faculty member are apart of your family. Aside from the humble atmosphere, BW offers many community service, internship, and job...

” – Courtney from Cleveland Heights, OH
Hiram College

Hiram College is a private, liberal arts institution located in the state of Ohio. Students attending Hiram are required to complete courses in nine unique educational focuses, such as Creative Methods, Social and Cultural Analysis, and Experiencing...

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I am currently going into my fourth semester at Hiram College and have been learning every step up the way. The fall of your freshman year you take a first year class where students learn about a particular topic and while doing so learn how to...

” – Corey from Ravenna, OH
Wittenberg University

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Ohio affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The third oldest Lutheran college in the United States, Wittenberg confers bachelor’s degrees in over...

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One of the best liberal arts colleges you could attend. Challenging classes that really make you have to think and consider things. It's really easy to connect with your professors and fellow students, everyone is always willing to help with anything...

” – Shalae from Springfield, OH
Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a 4-year private school in mid-Ohio affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Ashland is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic...

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AU will becomes a home away from home, and as an out-of-state student it was really important for me to have the feeling of home so that I didn't get home sick much. AU did a great job of making me feel welcomed and wanted. Everyone is so friendly...

” – Elizabeth from Bridgeville, PA
Mount Saint Joseph University

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Cincinnati area. The Mount offers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and several degrees can be completed in 3 years. As a...

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When I first came to Mount Saint Joseph, I felt uncomfortable and unconfident because I didn't know a lot about the field I was studying. Luckily for me the professors are kind and respect students and will do anything to help them succeed. Its not...

” – Courtney from Cincinnati, OH
The University of Findlay

Founded in 1882, the University of Findlay is a private institution based in Findlay, OH. UF is affiliated with the Churches of God General Conference and is rated as having “more selective” admissions. The school offers liberal arts-based degree...

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The staff and professors are so welcoming and the campus feels very safe. The barns are beautiful and the school puts so many resources into students' educations. The professors make a point of getting to know you and making sure that you are...

” – Julia from Lincoln University, PA
Capital University

Founded in 1830, Capital University is a liberal arts institution and one of the largest Lutheran universities in the US. The CU Chapel Choir is recognized for performing at Carnegie Hall, in different parts of the world, and for leading the annual...

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This is really a CAPFAM <3. The quality of learning, teaching and friendships if absolutely amazing! Your teacher really do care for you and want you to succeed!

” – Antonia (Toni) from Canal Winchester, OH
Malone University

Malone University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in Canton, OH. Founded in 1892, Malone has grown to offer 91 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs, some of which are available online. Standing out from the 50-plus majors...

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Malone is a Christian school that has no negative words to describe it. It is a comforting place for both students and its staff. Malone teaches not only academics in high quality but also excellent morals.

” – Heather from Salem, OH
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1910 as a teacher’s college, Bowling Green State University is a 4-year public research institution in northwest Ohio. Bowling Green State is home to eight colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an honors college. In addition...

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I have learned a lot, but it has been tarnished by a few professors who are not as sympathetic to first year students' struggles while adjusting to college life/schoolwork/expectations.

” – Amanda from Findlay, OH
Defiance College
Founded in 1850, the Defiance College is a private institution based in the rural town of Defiance, OH. The liberal arts college is closely affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The school houses the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity...
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Defiance College has a very Compassionate Faculty.
I'd give Defiance College a 10 for best one on one classes.
Defiance College is a college that focuses on their students becoming successful.

” – Ashleigh-Beth from Urbana, OH
Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Tiffin, Ohio. Students graduating from Heidelberg are all given the option to enroll in the school’s Plus One Advantage program, which registers students in a 1-year Master...

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I attend Heidelberg University's music program. I've at least doubled my knowledge about music, and I've only been here a semester! You will definitely learn, and the work is challenging but not difficult. I really think you will enjoy going here.

” – Katelyn from Coshocton, OH
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Muskingum University is a private liberal arts institution. Paul Hall, the oldest building on campus, houses the music department and is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Anne C. Steele Center was named...

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Only after my first year, I learned a lot more than I even expected. the teachers are great and they truly care about how you are doing.

” – Alyssa from Grafton, OH
Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College is a private, 4-year institution established in Painesville, Ohio. LEC offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate majors, as well as over 25 minors, with a unique CORE general education curriculum that aims to cultivate all of the...

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Since I arrived at Lake Erie College, I have had the privilege of learning one life lesson after another. I have not only had the chance to excel in the classroom under the tutelage of amazing professors, but I have learned a lot about myself as a...

” – Michelle from Glouster, OH
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Ohio Dominican University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. The college utilizes a unique core curriculum which consists of four seminars that revolve around one deep, philosophical question per year. Students...

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I am a learning a lot at ODU through the small classes and intimate learning experiences. As a Business major in my sophomore year, I have begun to learn about real skills that I will need in my career. Also, as ODU is a Liberal Arts College, I...

” – Elise from Cleveland, OH
Otterbein University

Otterbein University is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Westerville, OH, minutes from the 14th largest city in the US, Columbus. Founded in 1847, Otterbein has been co-educational from the beginning and takes pride in its diversity and...

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The small class sizes and individual attention from one's professor (as opposed to a graduate assistant as is the case at most large schools) sets students up for success. It's impossible to just blend in during a class.

” – Tara from Columbus, OH
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Ohio. Students are required to attend chapel, with the number of chapel credits necessary each semester varying depending on the student’s year. MVNU primarily...

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the Nazarene is a wonderful school, the professors really care about each student, they are always there to talk to. It doesn't matter if you're 24 or 50 you are a student and treated as equal, as just another person on campus. the kids are very...

” – Rebbecca from Danville, OH
Ohio University-Main Campus

The first university chartered by an Act of Congress; Ohio University is a 4-year public research institution in southeast Ohio. The Athens, Ohio, campus is home to nine colleges, including the highly regarded Honors Tutorial College, conferring...

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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...

” – Hannah from Swanton, OH
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Founded in 1919, the University of Cincinnati is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in the state of Ohio. UC is home to 14 colleges and schools conferring degrees and is renowned as the first school to offer a co...

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The University of Cincinnati takes the safety of its students and staff very seriously. Due to its inner-city setting, the University of Cincinnati works hard to ensure that students and staff alike feel safe on campus. There are police positioned at...

” – KhanRad
Cedarville University

Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1887, Cedarville University is a 4-year Baptist school in southwest Ohio. Cedarville offers undergraduate degrees in more than 150 biblically integrated academic programs and each program features a...

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I have spoken to a few professors there, and past students. By all accounts this is a great school for learning! They have a passion for academics and you learn a lot!

” – Elizabeth from Bridgton, ME
Tiffin University

Tiffin University is a private, 4-year institution located in Ohio and founded in 1888. It is a military-friendly school and houses the first public building to be wired for electricity in the nation. Criminal justice and law enforcement...

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On a scale 1-10 this school is a 9, this is a great school for Criminal Justice majors. Its a quiet school with very few distractions so its easy to stay on a good track. The teachers are easy to talk to and the staff is amazing and is always there...

” – Dionte from Cleveland, OH
University of Mount Union

Founded in 1846, the University of Mount Union is a private institution based in Alliance, Ohio. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university campus is home to a bird observatory, learning center, and hiking trails. All students...

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it is a great place if you want to be part of a smaller size college that values your input to the university as a student. the campus is beautiful and you get the longest walk to one of your classes of 5 minutes. class sizes are small and professors...

” – Joshua from Kidron, OH
University of Akron Main Campus

As one of Ohio’s most influential public urban research universities, the University of Akron is home to five colleges and three regional campuses in Orrville, Lakewood, Medina, Ohio. Akron offers highly ranked degree programs in engineering...

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The University of Akron is allowing me to enjoy my time as a college student here on campus while teaching me what I will need for the future. Additionally, Akron has offered me a variety of groups and organizations to become involved with, so that I...

” – Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH
Kent State University at Kent

Originally founded as a teacher-training school, Kent State University is a 4-year public research university in northeast Ohio. Kent State hosts ten colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 300 areas of study. Additionally, KSU is home...

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It's a taste of the city, middle of nowhere, and a small town all in one. I love the layout, and the student involvement is awesome. It's also close to some bigger cities, so there's loads to do.

” – Marissa from Bexley, OH
University of Toledo

Founded in 1872, the University of Toledo is a public research institution in northwest Ohio and a member of the state university system of Ohio. Toledo is home to 13 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergrad and graduate degrees. For...

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The University of Toledo is an excellent school. In the classes that I am taking right now, I am learning a lot. I feel like by the time I graduate, I will have received an excellent education.

” – Sarah from Sagamore Hills, OH
Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a 4-year public school and urban research university based in northeast Ohio. Youngstown State awards undergraduate degrees in over 115 academic majors and is home to research centers including the Center of Excellence...

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all the professors are helpful in every way possible. you literally learn new thing everyday you're on campus!

” – Jameaka from Youngstown, OH
Wright State University-Main Campus

Named after Wilbur & Orville Wright, Wright State University is a 4-year public school in Dayton. Wright State features eight colleges and three schools granting degrees in 295 academic programs. In addition to classroom space, Wright State hosts the...

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Wright State has a friendly atmosphere; it is very inviting and has great ways to get involved on campus! The academic program is quickly growing and branching out in various directions, great for prospective students. These things combined make...

” – Bridget from Franklin, OH
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With a campus on the shores of scenic Grand Lake St. Marys, Wright State University, Lake Campus, is a regional campus of WSU in western Ohio. Wright State Lake is home to 27 majors and the annual Lake Campus Research Symposium where faculty and...

Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a public research institution in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Among the university’s 10 colleges hosting over 175 degree-granting academic programs, Cleveland State is home to the only film school in the state of...

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can't wait to continue and start my sophomore year at csu. they have a lot to offer students and they are a very diverse campus.

” – Allison from Elyria, OH
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Wilmington College was founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is a career-focused liberal arts institution situated in rural Wilmington, Ohio. It is the only private college in the state that offers an Agricultural program...

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The professors here are very understanding and treat you like another human being. They treat you like an adult and are very easy to get along. They are willing to meet with you and assist you in any way possible. They get you hand on experience. It...

” – Paige from Bloomingburg, OH
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The Ohio State University at Mansfield is a public, 4-year, regional institution of the Ohio State University system. The Mansfield campus features a number of notable facilities, including the Fallerlus Technical Education Center, the Bromfield...

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Out of 5 stars I rate this campus a 5. The campus is a small well oriented campus with excellent professors &amp; an organized set-up to achieve &amp; succeed. Even tho you aren't at the Columbus campus you still feel a apart of The Ohio State Buckeyes...

” – Xavier from Canton, OH
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Kent State University at Stark is the largest regional campus in the Kent State system and the only public university in Stark County, Ohio. Kent State Stark offers degrees in over 25 subjects as well as the opportunity to begin courses in more than...

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I am learning TONS of stuff that I thought I already knew. I'll be ready for Jeopardy! very soon!!!!!!!

” – Shelley from Kensington, OH
Central State University

Founded in 1887, Central State University is a 4-year public school in western Ohio and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Central State hosts colleges of Education, Engineering, Business...

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Change is Central. This institution is one of the greatest. Opportunities are basically given to those who want change.

” – Chellvie from Dayton, OH
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Kent State University at Tuscarawas is a regional campus in the Kent State system located in eastern Ohio. The Tuscarawas campus offers 11 bachelor’s degree and 17 associate degree programs and its Veterinary Technology major is one of seven such...

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Teachers and Staff are absolutely amazing!

” – Tuscarawas County
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Established in 1954, Kent State University at Trumbull is a public, 4-year institution located on a 438-acre campus in Warren, Ohio. While Trumbull offers over 20 undergraduate degree programs and a Master of Public Health program, students at...

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Originally founded at the local high school, Kent State University Geauga is a regional campus of Kent State in northeast Ohio. The Geauga campus offers nine bachelor’s degree programs as well as the opportunity to begin classes in 282 other Kent...

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Located in eastern Ohio, Kent State University at Salem is a regional campus in the Kent State system. Kent State Salem partners with its sister regional campus at East Liverpool to offer 12 bachelor’s degree programs. The Salem campus consists of a...

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There are some great professors that are very knowledgeable and will help you when you need it.

” – D from OH
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Ohio University Lancaster is a regional campus in the OU system located southeast of Columbus. OUL offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs on campus including Sport and Lifestyle Studies and Middle Childhood Education as well as the option to begin...

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I think the small class size is a great learning environment. I believe student will succeed in a room where they can speak one on one with their professor. The academic, as well as, athletic programs are very strong and are a great place for...

” – Mason from Pickerington, OH
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Kent State University at Ashtabula is a public, 4-year institution located in Ohio. Kent State Ashtabula offers over 20 bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs, along with four certificate programs in Business Management, Computer Forensics...

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With campus on the banks of the Ohio River, Kent State University at East Liverpool is an eastern Ohio-based regional campus in the Kent State system. Housed in a former women’s residence, the East Liverpool campus hosts six Kent State bachelor’s...

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Notre Dame College is a Catholic liberal arts school dedicated to teaching students in the Sisters of Notre Dame tradition. NDC is based in South Euclid, Ohio, and houses the tolerance outreach center, the Abrahamic Center, which promotes interfaith...

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Notre Dame offers a very personal educational experience with lots of free support.

” – Jaimie from Galloway, OH
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Ohio University-Chillicothe is the original regional campus in the OU system and the first regional campus in the state. Ohio Chillicothe is home to more than 20 academic programs and foundational courses for degrees offered at other OU campuses. For...

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Just a few blocks from the Ohio River, Ohio University-Southern Campus is a regional campus in the OU system. OU Southern offers 30 degree and certificate programs available entirely on campus as well as the opportunity to begin classes in other OU...

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I am learning a lot in all of my classes so far, but I would have to say that the classes that I've learned the most in were General Psychology 101 and Math 102. The instructors made sure that EVERY student understood a topic before they progressed...

” – Brittany from Ironton, OH
Miami University-Hamilton

Miami University Hamilton is Miami of Ohio’s regional campus in the northern end of the greater Cincinnati area. Hamilton students have the option of completing a bachelor’s degree on campus in 12 academic departments or taking courses in over 100...

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The professors are awesome on this campus they really know their subjects and are very helpful. Also, there is a large student base on this campus full of tutors and the friendliest people who will certainly help you if you have a problem. Not only...

” – Sheree from Hamilton, OH
Lourdes University

Lourdes University is a 4-year Catholic and Franciscan institution established in Sylvania, Ohio. The 127-acre suburban campus offers majors in arts and sciences; business and leadership; social sciences; and nursing, as well as unique apartment...

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So far my Instructors have been great. I have found many that actually care about their students and pride themself on doing a good.

” – Mary from Toledo, OH
Miami University-Middletown

Originally founded to provide education for returning World War II veterans, Miami University-Middletown is a public university and a regional campus of the MU system in southern Ohio. MU Middletown offers 33 undergraduate majors as well as the...

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Miami Middletown is very awarding and prestigious to the student who will take advantage of it in a positive way. Miami Middletown is a great place for many opportunities and extra curricular activities. If you're an organized, smart person, you will...

” – Amanda from Franklin, OH