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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The Financial aid office seemed a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps hiring more advisers will help ease the stress during all the last minute calls.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am undeclared but the university college is extremely helpful in pointing me in the right direction.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Learning communities help you to explore majors and then decide.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe in Athens.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I wish the quiet hours were followed a bit more throughout the school year.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not athletic. However, The facilities are well made and maintained.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Athens is a beautiful, small town. The fact that Ohio University is in Athens makes it so much better.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is part of the college experience at Ohio University.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: always stuff to do in Athens. I am never bored.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Dont know much about greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Athens area is full of off campus apartments and housing that is close to the university.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Trying to receive financial aid for college during our generation is very difficult and frustrating. It requires many steps, and you need to save copies of all your information. its a long, and grueling process, and you end up not even receiving the aid you honestly need in the long run.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The availability is debatable on how soon you react to the opportunities. Off- campus housing turns out to be a little bit cheaper than the cost of living in the dorms, however, you walk farther to class, and are expected to basically own an apartment or house for a whole year, which can be scary! There is limited parking for those who do not buy a parking pass, and its very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is what you make of it. Ohio University is kind of its own little bubble, and if you travel five miles down the road you will find a Wal Mart and a couple restaurants and hotels. You can walk all around campus and take in the beauty, or take a hike to Radar Hill and the Ridges. Court Street holds a couple boutiques which hold really cute clothes in them, and also has some really good places to eat if you are sick of the dinning halls.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is a pretty big part of our campus. A lot of fans supports the varsity teams, and a lot of people don't go to the games. Most of the fans are very loyal, and stay for the whole game. The teams are average, football isn't that great, basketball does the best and the rest of the sports fall behind those two main events. The athletic facilities are top notch, and I know the teams and the fans appreciate that.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life here is not very popular. I mean, our school is not run by Greek life. You can be apart of it, or you can do your own thing and you meet just as many people either way. The Greek life has certain affects, like free food, and coupons and also philanthropy towards great causes. The housing for frats and sororities is sparse but they do exist, and from what Ive heard, the sororities take care of their homes and really enjoy them. The frats are usually known for great party spots on the weekends.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining at any of the dining halls gets old after half of the year is over for students with a meal plan, but thats nothing new. There are places like Chipotle, Brennen's, Grinders, Court Street Diner and Broney's that provide really good food if a student is wanting to just spend an extra buck and get something else other than dining hall food. Other than that, I think it is great!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a few crummy professors, but the good professors make up for it in hand down! I have also had awesome professors that I got along with well and they were very helpful!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors in your college are going to be helpful getting to know when getting ready to do an internship or any kind of involment on campus,so long as you do your part they are willing to do theirs and help you out, especially in striving for sucess in your career.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I think just about everyone on campus is friendly, so of course the guys are too, but not in a creepy way either.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I love all of the restaurants/diners at OU! So many delicious places to eat and the options are almost endless!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid at any University is ridiculous anymore, but I did get the loans and scholarships I was eligable for. I have not had to deal with financial aid at OU for anything other than the common stuff, so I guess I will find out eventually how they react to something that takes a little more effort than usual.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have never actually live in a residence hall/dorm of any kind on campus, however I am living in an apartment complex that is through Ohio University and I love it and the amenities. You just have to do a lot of reasearch in order to find something worthwhile!

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Like I said before, student life and the atmosphere at Ohio University is great. So you can imagine the night life is even better. Students work their butts off all week studying and taking exams so by the time Thursday - Saturday night rolls around stuents are ready to relax, laugh and have fun! You will make memories that will last a life time here at OU!

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have never had any kind of run in through the Univeristy or even Athens City being too lenient or too strict for any reason. However, parking is very strict here, you must always pay a meter you park at and have the correct parking pass in order to park in certian lots or else you will get a ticket or towed. Parking has issued the ParkMobile app so students can pay their meter and see how much time they have left right from their phone and can renew it if need be, so this will make parking on campus much easier. Transportation Services also provides a few FREE shuttle around campus that have specific spots every 20 mintues so students can get around campus faster. Ohio University is also trying to crack down on smoking of any kind on campus at this time. Other than that I believe the University has an overall average strictness.

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Nash Bober
Hometown
Berlin Heights, Ohio
Major
Management information systems/Marketing
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The majority of OU students can never envision themselves going to any other school but Ohio University. Whether it's the unique atmosphere, great classes, people they've met, or a combination of several factors, Bobcats are passionate about their school and feel confident about the choice they made. Once they graduate, it's inevitable they will return more than once to recapture the feeling of strolling along Court Street and hanging out with great friends over a beer or game of pool.

Though students may gripe over Friday afternoon classes, strict resident assistants, or how they can't seem to get any work done because they live above a bar, students are still happy to be there and know that the good times will greatly outnumber the bad. It's safe to say that OU is an excellent choice because it doesn't just offer a first-rate education, but also provides students with the necessary life skills needed to survive out in the real world. While not everyone may leave OU 100 percent satisfied with their college experience, most graduate from the University confident and ready for what lies ahead of them and also a little sad to be saying goodbye to some of the best times of their lives. What's most important about college is you make the most of wherever you choose to go. Thankfully, OU gives each individual many opportunities and amenities to enjoy this special phase of their lives.

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