Location
Westerville, OH
Undergrads
2,259
Tuition
$30,658
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 378 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Majors: Hope to have one as a freshman.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Outstanding college experience.11:1 student teacher ratio.Learning at its best

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: 70% girls to guys plus everyone's white

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Majors: Hate it. I am transferring

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1 College Freshman

Majors: The administration fought me every step of the way

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is the only way to be part of something here

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Had my car broken into

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Tracey Benner(the director of residence life makes it he'll. she is a total bitch)

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Expensive with no student discounts

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are idiots who know the rules and do the bare minimum. AWFUL ADMINISTRATION

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There is a variety of on-campus housing available. I have been fortunate enough to receive spacious, clean rooms both years (Mayne Hall and DeVore). Some dorms are pretty small on campus, but still manageable. Dorm life is pretty comfortable at Otterbein and worth the cost. Athletic dorms are near the gym and music major dorms are near Batelle Center for fine arts. It is very convenient. Also, there are houses (greek and non-greek) on campus and off. There are also apartments for upperclassmen. Laundry is free for students, which is a nice perk. Most dorms are close to food places and classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As a typical college, there are alcohol and drugs present. However, it is mostly kept out of sight since Otterbein is a dry campus. It isn't too noticeable to the public. It looks like a neat, clean campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have been awarded some scholarships and grants through Otterbein. It is very generous of them. However, I know some people have had problems with the Financial Aid office. My suggestions would be to submit all test scores and all transcripts you may have, fill out the FAFSA and keep track of awards you earn thoroughly.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is manageable in my major. I really enjoy the major specific courses that I have taken. The professors/faculty/staff are great at Otterbein. Also, the smaller class sizes really put emphasis on students' success. In my specific major, allied health, there are many networking opportunities as a field practicum and internship are mandatory.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Otterbein is very diverse. International students mostly come from China, but there have also been some from Germany and the United Kingdom. A good amount of students participate in Christian/Catholic groups, but there are other faiths (including lack of faith) as well. There is a big homosexual tolerance at Otterbein so a decent percentage does identify as homosexual. Most of Otterbein is female (about 60% female, 40% male). Although some students are clearly wealthy, others struggle to afford Otterbein. From all of these things, it is clear that Otterbein is an accepting and diverse school.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but it is pretty big on campus. Sorority and Fraternity housing is on campus, for the most part. From what I have observed and what I have been told by Greek students, it is a lot of work to pledge; however, Otterbein has a strict "no hazing" policy.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Westerville is a great area. Uptown Westerville is right off of Otterbein's campus. There are many shops and restaurants here (within walking distance); some places here offer student discounts! A short drive from campus is Polaris shopping area! A little further drive from campus (approximately 15-20 minutes) is Easton shopping center! These areas are a lot of fun.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers on the main floor of the library were just updated; they are awesome. There are many computer labs in the library and other classroom buildings. There are also small computer labs in each residence hall. Printing is free for students; students need to bring their own paper in the residence halls though.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am an Allied Health major, so there isn't really a program involved. The major is good though; there are a lot of opportunities involved, including a field practicum and internships. Just do well in classes and apply for scholarships through the department and get involved in activities through the department, like clubs, for example. It is good to be well-rounded and scholarly.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The allied health major is great because there is a lot of flexibility within the major. For example, students in this major must take the same core classes (general education, major classes and support class), however, there is room to take additional courses for graduate schools, depending on what students plan on doing with the major. Most allied health students go into physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician's assistant careers. The workload is manageable, in my opinion and enjoyable. Also, there are many opportunities to make connections with faculty/staff as well as other professionals through the field practicum and internships.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe here; the police are readily available when needed. The campus police office is located on campus, so it is very convenient when in need. I am paranoid in general and I am aware that bad things can still happen in safe areas. So, I am always on my guard even though Otterbein is generally safe if you use your head and don't get yourself into bad situations (like being irresponsible at parties, for example).

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers in our library are very up to date and nice. The only problem may be if it gets full of students.

2 College Freshman

Weather: We have had three snow days already which is a lot for here. It has been super cold!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Overall, my school is average for strictness. It is a dry campus and you are not aloud to have opposite sex visitors after 2am. I know people get away with both, but if caught there are punishments set.

3 College Junior

Weather: I'm not a fan of Winter so I always dread the walk from class to class during those cold days. Otterbein, however, has a small, close-knit campus and the walk from class to class isn't long at all which is nice in the Winter. Other than that, the Campus is beautiful all year round.

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