Ottawa University-Ottawa
Ottawa, KS, USA

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Ottawa University-Ottawa
3.66 Average Rating

Sammie from Kansas City, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A small place of higher education. People care about you and your goals. Amazing place to find who you are as a person.
Tips for prospective students
The campus is small and anything that you do will be known.
Academic Rigor
Academically the school is very good. Their are certain departments where there are a lack of professor but they are all around good.
Dorm Life
Depending on your preference you will find the one of the three halls is very comfortable to you. There is a hall which is very social and one that is very quiet and there is also a hall that falls in between.
Food and Dining
Food is not very highly regarded at this school. There are some days where the food is amazing and some days where the food is disgusting. And i feel like that is how it is on all campuses.
What to do for fun
Because the school is in a small town there is not a lot to do in town unless you go to the movie theater. But with a good group of friends you can make anything fun happen. And when all else fails Lawrence is only 20 miles away.
Bang for the buck
For the education and friendships you make here it is all worth it in the end.
Great for these types of students
It is great for student who want to continue being student-athletes.
Clubs and Activities
Theatre,
Drama Club,
Gospel Choir,
Unviersity Band,
Pep Band,
Concert Choir,
Jazz Singers,
Chapel Choir,
University Ringers,
Jazz Ensemble,
Orchestra,
Yearbook,
Radio,
Media Sales Team,
Forensics,
Pi Kappa Delta,
National Scholastic Honor Societies,
Biology Club,
Student Senate,
Pre-Health Professionals Club,
Newspaper,
Over 20 intercollegiate sports including newly acquired wrestling,
8 Campus Ministries including Hungry For Change,
Black Student Union,
Student Welcoming and Affirming Network,
and more...
Greek Life
No a very big Greek life on campus.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is very high.
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Kaitlyn from Scott City, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Ottawa is a great school for those who would like to get to know their teachers on a first name basis-it has a very small town feel and everyone knows everyone. The staff is great, very friendly and willing to help you if you need anything. The facilities are average, cafeteria and library is sub-par but they are planning a renovation in the near future.
Tips for prospective students
Check out OU during your Junior year to get a feel for it-(they won't hit you as hard with the recruitment till your Senior year)-then if you like it, make sure to take a tour and visit all the residence halls!
Academic Rigor
Everyone knows what the easy majors are (communications) and what the hard ones are (Biology, Accounting and Business to a degree). Gospels with Menniger will be challenging, but it is doable. They just expect you to do your work.
Dorm Life
I'm an RA in Bennett Hall (the best one!) and we have a good time. We are suite style-so we have our own living room, bathroom and kitchen for 4 girls. The halls are all co-ed, but we don't let anything get crazy. Curfew for people of the opposite sex is 12am on weekdays and 2am on weekends. The only thing I would like to change is us having to pay for laundry--Southwestern is in our conference and they get theirs for free.
Food and Dining
The cafe is alright, they always have a salad bar which is nice--but how old the lettuce at the bottom of the bin is, is anyone's guess. We have a snack bar for when you can't make it to the cafe, but it is closed on weekends---when you want it the most! =/
What to do for fun
There are house parties and the RA's put on 3 activities each per month so there is always something to do. CAB has subway, donut, zumba and movie nights. And we have a lot of really active clubs on campus-hungry for change, DECA, the Jazz Band.
Bang for the buck
Love the professors, the classrooms and facilities (library and cafe) could be updated. Small campus and friendly people but it is not your typical KSU or KU college experiance.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
For homecoming we have a bonfire and everyone shows up to the football game.
Great for these types of students
Coming from a small town, athletic-athlete campus for sure.
Clubs and Activities
**see above descriptions
Greek Life
None to speak of. There is a sorority--but not many people want to be involved in that.
Campus Safety
Know all the security guards by name. Helloooo Rusty and Jim! ;)
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Jasmine from Baldwin City, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
ottawa university is a very promising private school with many opportunites. they provide the correct tools and skills that enable their students to be successful in their life after college.
Tips for prospective students
consider all schools small or big, as ottawa university provides just as many opportunities as a division one school. the private school setting allows students to have a relationship with their teachers instead of just being a number.
Academic Rigor
very prestigious.
Dorm Life
there are three dorms available on the ottawa university campus. each is different from each other allowing students to pick one that will suit their living style.
Food and Dining
food is available in the cafeteria at nice times where students can have plenty of time to eat. when the cafe is closed there is a snack bar available where you can order burgers, chicken strips, etc.
What to do for fun
the student council on campus provide the students with many things to do such as: midnight donuts, movie nights, subway night, etc.
Bang for the buck
although the school is on the expensive side of the spectrum, you definitely get your bang for the buck. the institution provides a healthy and successful environment that you wont find at other schools.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
when we win the football kcac championship, there is a bell on campus that the football players get to ring. also, during homecoming we have a bonfire.
Clubs and Activities
many opportunites available from greek life to fac.
Greek Life
there are a couple on campus greek life opportunities.
Campus Safety
security is very helpful and i feel safe at this school. they provide you with the phone numbers which go directly to the campus security in case of emergency.
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