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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The prices of the housing off campus is ridiculous. I feel like they forget that everyone is trying to pay for college at the same time so why make the housing price through the roof?!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have the best food options on Court St. here in Athens, literally you can't beat it.

College Freshman

Party Scene: Okay well I'm sure this isn't a surprise but OU is a party school. Personally it hasn't had an impact on my learning but i don't participate very much. It is nice to take a break once in awhile and have fun, which is easily possible at OU.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: OU is very strict inside the dorms when it comes to underage drinking but when it comes to the bars uptown things are very different.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was very annoying but i got the most that i was able to get. People need to make sure they file early to get as much money as possible.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food that is on campus at dining halls, not that great..... The food on court street is to die for. Chipotle, Bagel Street, there are so many options but the problem is not being able to use meal plants, or flex points so you have to stick to the same old same old.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: While i don't live on campus because i am a commuter, i hang out in the dorms with my friends quite often. The worst part of the dorms is having to share a bathroom with so many other people. Its frustrating when you need to shower before class but theres already a line to use it. Not only that but the temperature of the rooms is never what it should be. The best part of the dorms is the social atmosphere, and it that most of them are very spacious.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, but have been to some

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's good on a weekend when you're drunk

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They can only do so much

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't enjoy partying with people I don't know

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive much aid, most of it's from loans.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There should be more options for traditional plans

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The walls are extremely thin, which cause problems

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some very nice options, but I have friends who live on Mill, Palmer, High, and Milliron who pay around $600 a month, and their houses get completely trashed all spring.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are very few healthy options. I would be terrified to see the nutrition facts on any of the food on Court Street.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: With the exception of parking inconveniences, I think the administration does fine keeping the University in order. They give us enough freedom to figure things out ourselves and learn to live alone, but we still have restrictions on necessary occasions.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always a group of drunk, sweaty guys trying to get my phone number or "buy me Big Mama's". I would rather sit in my room and watch Netflix alone than leave with one of those guys.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I never got to speak with a financial advisor and I was unaware that I had to accept my student loan until October/ November when they'd already charged me for being late.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: As a healthy eater, I wish there were more healthy options to choose from. I'm not worried about what "tastes good" to everyone else. I just don't want to fill my body with junk.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is nice, everything is fairly close. But there is not much around the campus, and since Freshmen can't have cars we are very limited to what types of activities we participate in. It seems like drinking and partying is all there is to do, and the bars are open- and full even on weeknights. It's not my idea of a learning environment.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus. I want to, but I cannot afford it.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Big Mama's Burritos and D.P. Dough are your best options for food off campus. Also Buffalo Wild Wings.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have never had a problem with our administration.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't consider myself one to really party, but the few I have gone to were pretty awesome. Bobcats know what's up.

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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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