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Basic Statistics

Athens, OH
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
78 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Court Street is the epitome of fun in Athens. It's the reason that the city gets its reputation as a transplanted Mardi Gras and why OU is known as a top party school.
  • The people. OU is loaded with attractive, outgoing people. It's easy to meet friends who will stick with you for a long time.
  • Even though there are few clubs, the nightlife still rocks. Bobcats know how to party, and they love their bars.
  • Ping. Ping. Ping. Can you say, "One amazing fitness center?" Rock climbing anyone?

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking is without a doubt the worst thing at OU. You're better off driving some sort of tunneling machine than trying to find a spot sometimes.
  • My legs can't take it anymore. Some of the hills on campus are unbearable, and just because the cars don't have to go up all of them, it doesn't mean you can avoid them.
  • William Shakespeare once wrote, "For the rain it raineth everyday." He may have visited Athens. There are few things worse than waking up day after day to rain.
  • On-campus dining hours aren't all that convenient.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Ohio University Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: To get the best off campus housing, you have to start looking early, probably about the beginning of the second semester. Some landlords are willing to work with you, especially if you need several kids to fill the house. Most places start the rental period right after school gets out for the summer so a lot of kids pay for 2-3 months that they are not there. On some places, the rental period ends the day after school ends and there are huge hourly penalties if you are not moved out on time.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty low key. Most students don't know if someone is a greek or not and it doesn't really matter. Some Greek chapters have housing and some do not so they meet in other places on and off campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: One good thing about Ohio University is that all varsity athletic events are free to students. I do not know very many campuses that would allow free sporting events. It is a good way to get students involved and bring in fans. School spirit is shown all around campus through apparel.

3 College Freshman

Weather: If it rains or snows I typically skip class or feel down about going.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life really has to affect to the social atmosphere of campus. Most Greek members stick to themselves are seem to be stuck up, but I cannot simply judge them by how they appear without getting to know them. Greek houses here are mostly nice, however there are some that are in poor condition.


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