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Athens, OH
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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity on campus

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students on campus are very attractive in looks and dress. I also find that a lot of them have contagious personalities, it's easy to make friends at my school.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People are just people, you know.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I don't really pay attention to that, it doesn't matter to me.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's pretty average, no one really stands out

1 person found this useful Report

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Party Girls
  • 67th
    Hottest Girls
  • 74th
    Party Guys
  • 99th
    Hottest Guys
  • 175th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nash Bober
Berlin Heights, Ohio
Management information systems/Marketing
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Many students' friends have been in awe of the amount of attractive people attending Ohio University. Students from other campuses have been known to shout out in bars, "Everyone here is hot!" and it's certainly not an alcohol-induced statement. There are very attractive people at this school, and to make it even better, people are generally really friendly, outgoing, and relationship-worthy. While a fair share of jerks are thrown into the mix, students agree that both sexes are cool and even game for a serious relationship. Certainly alcohol can act as both a fuel for the stereotypical college hookup and a propellant of machoism in some guys.

It's not hard to meet people at OU on a friendly or romantic level, as long as you do your part as well. In general, OU students are accepting, friendly, and easy to get along with. The overall happiness of the students is one of the best things about OU-few people leave without a handful of best friends they've had since their freshman or sophomore years (and maybe even a significant other). Just keep in mind that whatever kind of relationship you may be after, it is, like in any other place, a two-way street.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
At Hudson Health Center and Planned Parenthood
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Parties
  3. Ping/classes
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Parties
  2. Residence halls
  3. In the woods during Onefest/Derby Days
  4. Fraternity houses
Social Scene
Students at OU are definitely outgoing and love to party. Cheap beer usually serves as a highlight of social gatherings; and though OU has since dropped from Playboy's list of top party schools, you wouldn't know it from being on campus on a Friday night. The main party streets (Court, Congress, Mill, Palmer) are packed, as well as the bars. But, even if partying isn't your thing, there are always people who share your interests-there's even a group of girls who meet at a coffeehouse to knit! It appears that no one has a hard time finding his or her niche at OU; one just has to take the initiative and seek it out.
Hookups or Relationships?
Depending on whom you ask, both hookups and relationships seem to rule the dating scene. While there are tons of happy couples holding hands and strolling down Court Street, there is also an equal amount of students on the hook-up prowl, which is obvious from the number of people who routinely take the dreaded "walk of shame" on Sunday mornings.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Bars and parties are the top places to meet hotties, but classes and even working out in the Ping can prove to be a great way to meet someone.
Dress Code
When it comes to dressing at OU, anything goes. Preppy, trendy, skater, and Goth looks can all be seen while walking down Court Street, as well as the occasional mohawk and guy wearing a skirt. While the last two examples are somewhat few and far between, it's safe to say that students feel free to express themselves on campus by wearing anything and everything.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 84 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 83 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 96 responses

  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 16% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% None
  • 14% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 30% Join a club
  • 24% Go to campus events
  • 21% Dorms
  • 14% Live in a mod style dorm
  • 6% Get involoved in student programs
  • 4% Find class partners and study together
  • 1% Don't stay no to an adventure

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 26 responses

  • 26% Parties
  • 25% Class
  • 20% Ping/classes
  • 17% Bars
  • 9% Clubs
  • 3% OU Facebook page

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 40% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 33 responses

  • 64% Friendly, we are a bobcat family!
  • 24% A combination of all three of the above options.
  • 6% Bro
  • 6% Foolish

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 97 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 31% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 68% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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