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  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Overland Park campus is very safe, well lit, and security is on staff because many classes are at night if classes are not taken online.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not offered at the Overland Park Campus but one does have the option to visit the Ottawa Campus to participate or one can adjunct to one of the many schools around for their Greek life if one so chooses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and bars around Kansas City. Power and Light is very popular, however there are bars, bowling, BBQ, Worlds and Oceans of Fun and lots of places to go shopping.

    Great for these types of students

    The online and/or one night a week curriculum is great for the adult learners or those who prefer to learn at their own pace. Although one class is recommended, one is able to take more than one class and be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are nor unusual traditions or locations at the Overland Park Campus, however one is free to visit the Ottawa, KS campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is very affordable in comparison to its cohorts such as The University of Kansas or Kansas State for the standard of education one will receive to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in the Greater Kansas City Area available to all residents from Power and Light to the Country Club Plaza for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great places to eat around Kansas City indirectly related to the online or one day a week classes. Restaurants are available from fast food to fine dining around the city.

    Dorm Life

    This question is not applicable to the online or one day a week classes, for there is not a dorm associated with this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important and the curriculum is based upon ones major and the professors ensure one is prepared once one graduates. Furthermore, the professors are extremely helpful in seeing that all succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communication is key, the school and it's staff from admission to the graduation process will go the extra mile with you. Put in the work, get results. Do not procrastinate. Learning is necessary to be successful in this world, so take advantage of the opportunity.

    In three sentences

    Ottawa University is highly recommended because of the academics and caring of the staff for one to succeed. The staff assist from start to end with genuine values that radiate throughout the staff and school.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    It is always good to stay active while in school, so since I am in Texas and classes I take are online I volunteer with meals on wheels, at the Church I attend, and with the elderly people in a sevior living center. Volunteering is a great way to reach out to those that need help.

    What to do for fun

    I live in Texas so I can not tell you what is fun in that area. My school I deal with is in Indiana and I love that I can complete my full curriculum without having to drive anywhere.

    Food and Dining

    I live on my own and take classes online from Texas.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have to live in a dorm because I live in Texas in my apartment and take my classes online. I do still have bills though that the school helps with and that is great for me.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that the academics part of school in trying at times. It is something that I enjoy because I am always learning new stuff. My teachers also learn from our discussions so it is a two way street.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into getting scholarships if $1820.00 is out of your budget for a single class. Always feel free to contact the school for any assistance with questions or problems with blackboard. This is a great school and I would tell all potential students to come on and get started with their degree. Why wait, its rather enjoyable in comparison to other schools I have attended.

    In three sentences

    I really love this school although it is pricey, it still would be a great school to attend for anyone that likes online schools. The teachers here are very willing to help with any issues and they focus on what you as an individual need help on. I couldn't have chosen a better school to attend.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The semesters are on a different schedule that is easy to fit around work and other extra activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes so far have been extremely easy. If you're looking for a gimme-degree, this is the place.

    In three sentences

    Very easy classes, so so professors, very helpful advisers.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Who wouldn't feel safe at home.

    Clubs and Activities

    doesn't apply

    Bang for the buck

    doesn't apply

    What to do for fun

    Stay at home and do class on my own time

    Food and Dining

    doesn't apply

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the online library. Take part in discussion questions. Online books are great.

    In three sentences

    I have went to several colleges and finally found one to work for me. The online courses are very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone with a family and tight schedule.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's your house, you should be safe!

    Greek Life

    Not many available since it's an online school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many available since it's an online school.

    Great for these types of students

    Ottawa Online is great for students who have full-time jobs or other stuff going on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The location of the campus is online, so it's awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but being only 8 weeks per course, it's great!

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want, as long as the homework is done!

    Food and Dining

    Your own food because it's all online here!

    Dorm Life

    Your own room because it's all online here!

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, but the teachers are always available to help out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a fast-paced workload. It will fly by and you'll be finished before you know it!

    In three sentences

    Ottawa University is a great way to complete a BA or BS degree quickly. Having all courses be 4 semester hours and 8 weeks long is great! Very military-friendly as well!

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    this type of schooling is great for professional people who want to go back to school to earn their degree. i find the ease of online learning more suited for my needs as a mother and full time employee with unpredictable work schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    the amount of support the school provides to the students is well worth a look. they are willing to help and always offering more to enhance the learning experience.

    Food and Dining

    i am not a student on campus

    Dorm Life

    i am not a student on campus

    Academic Rigor

    my course work per week is at least 12 or more hours. it is all online and for our family that really works. there are no classes to attend but there is class participation requirements and assignments for each week. there is a good bit of reading due each week (4-5 chapters).

    Tips for prospective students

    the online experience has been a rewarding one. the staff are there to help you get acclimated to the learning expectations and provide all the tools for your needs. the time commitment is a bit more because the coursework is cut in half and packed into mini semesters. if you have the disapline you, will be successful. it is worth checking this school out.

    In three sentences

    i am currently in my second class with ottawa university. i am very impressed with the staff and the support they provide. i have had professors who are always available for questions and very willing to help. it is much easier to learn the format of online college life than i thought it would be. to my surprise i have quickly adapted to the online experience. i would recommend this school to others who are thinking of going back to school.