Location
Westerville, OH
Undergrads
2,259
Tuition
$30,658
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 435 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Nightlife: We are a dry campus and the town that surrounds our campus is mostly a dry town. To go to any bars or clubs you would have to drive to down town Columbus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy coming to school. The teachers are always ready to help and willing to do anything needed to help the students succeed.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The center for career success is a great office for career networking. They are great about finding job opportunities for students.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Living at home, it is hard to receive the financial aid that I actually need. I am technically a dependent even though I pay for my schooling. Since I live at home they require my household income, which is too much to qualify for aid that I need.

4 College Junior

Academics: The class sizes are small. It's great for asking questions. The professors encourage questions and are always able to answer.

5 College Junior

Academics: Being a nursing major at any school is hard. At Otterbein there is a level of respect for nursing, and other health majors, that is unlike any I have seen. It is a heavy workload, but it is worth it in the end.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The fans are wonderful. The students that are involved in sports on campus show incredible sportsmanship.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of chain restaurants, but most places are not open late. The church has some late night meals during exam weeks!

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Very small town vibe. I need to get to 50 characters this has been established.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Have to know how to be safe; certain frats are worse than others, but overall, Otterbein parties feel very safe compared to those at Ohio State.

2 College Junior

Nightlife: If you want to drink you're driving to Columbus; there are a lot of options there, but Westerville is mostly limited to bars that specialize in food over drinks and atmosphere.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's much more chill than at OSU, but Greek life is big; it isn't insular, so you'll see a lot of greek friends if you're not involved in it, but they'll probably pester you to consider it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus living is largely associated with greek life. Those who live off campus outside of it typically rent a house with friends.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There aren't a lot of dining halls, but the food is decent. Just about everything on campus closes at 900 though (800 on weekends,) so plan around that.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Dry campus, so cops are dicks about that. Overall they're okay, but always check twice where you park. I don't think I know anyone who hasn't gotten at least one ticket.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very typical small town of 30k or so; if you're willing to drive 15 minutes, Columbus has a lot of fantastic options. It's on the back of the major city that I give it 4 stars over 3. Westerville has a few good places, but it's largely fast food.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Besides our superb arts facilities (especially theatre acting,) everything is fairly typical. The campus is a little small, but it has plenty of green space, and the buildings are appropriately spaced. It isn't the most gorgeous campus around, but it's generally aesthetically pleasing.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Most people are outwardly accepting, but you'll hear occasional anti-lgbt comments in private; especially once they're certain that you're straight. Otterbein isn't incredibly diverse, but it isn't uniformly white either. It seems to reflect a slightly wealthy section of Columbus Ohio's overall population. The gay community here is very small and insular, and gay friends have complained to me that dating can be difficult because once you've seen one person, you have some connection to everyone.

College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid has been rough, but that's much more the fault of FAFSA than the school. I'm not in a position to criticize them.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Girls at the school are more attractive than is average, but it seems like on a whole, both the guys and girls are just not very intelligent. The social communities are pretty rigid too; as a nerdy stoner, I don't really fit in with any particular group. There are lots of jocks, preps, and religious people, and some stoners too; no hipster types, few punks, etc etc etc. Parties are very pro alcohol very anti pot; there are two frats in which pot is normally smoked, but it's looked down on overall. I've had people criticize my choice not to drink. Dress is very college typical, with sweats/tights for girls, and gym clothing/t shirts for guys.

College Junior

Majors: My program is not separate from the university as a whole in terms of admissions.

College Junior

Majors: Really, same message as before. The program is fine and the professors are fine, but it's much too restricted both in number of courses and number of faculty members.

3 College Junior

Academics: Professors are decent, but often a bit scattered. We have a lot of OSU GTAs/post docs/adjunct professors. It's made it difficult to find a professor under whom to do research, because my major has two to service ~50 students per year. Registration is fine, workload is light, tutoring is available. Library is fine, but it isn't open 24 hours; this can be annoying sometimes. It closes at 600 on Saturdays.

4 College Junior

Academics: My major is seen as one that works harder than most, if not all (biochemistry.) We don't have many full professors in the department unfortunately, so research can be a bit difficult. The facilities are fine, labs are typically easy, and internships are relatively easy to find. We also don't offer some of the classes that many students need for grad school for some inexplicable reason.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Rooms are very typical. The campus is small so you're never more than 5-10 minutes from class, and public bathroom spaces are kept reasonably clean. I didn't see a lot of socialization on my floor, but I was also in the honors dorm; others have had different experiences.

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