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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many places to live off campus that are close to the university and the town.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of parties going on, even if you don't drink they are still fun. Bars are also fun and popular.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of chain restaurants, but also many local things are open for a wide variety of foods.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Some of the RA's are strict and play favorites. A lot of protests go on and are loud and annoying

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not that great. out of state and need a lot of financial aid

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: dining halls are good and there is a good variety. a lot of other places located on campus that offer food options

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: very nice on campus housing. close to the town and to all the university buildings

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus, everyone gets tired of being in dorms, because of the fire drills in the middle of the night, rules, and quiet hours. It is easy to find housing practically all the houses are for rent, you have to move quick for those closer to campus and those can get really expensive and loud sense majority are above the bars. Negotiate with landlords and be sure to get a bplace where wate ris included, you would be surpised at the amount of money the bill can be. The gas and electric are not bad at all, in the summer you hardly pay anything at all, I had a $8 bill in August. In the past winters the gas can get up to $125, but you can reduce that by buying space heaters.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: We were the #1 party school for a year or 3. It is a great time, day parties are always fun and fest season is super fun. Fest season happens in Spring and there are about 7 fests that happen every weekend of the semester after Sibs weekend.

Moms weekend is super fun and exciting, everyone's mom is there and like they're in college again.

HallOUeen of course, is the best night to be out. SO many people come down and have a ton of fun. The plice are out all night so being careful is always the best motto. Undercovers are out too, DO NOT accept to buy any drugs or alchol from anyone offering it on the streets, unless you know them personally.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You will be stuck with the same number of places, but you cn switch up what you get until you find a favorite you don't mind getting over and over.

4 College Junior

Administration: It not really strict, but they do want you to be smart even if you are not doing what you are you supposed to do. Vistatoins is usually not a problem all year, but during HallOUeen it is very strict, you must pay for you guest too be there and then have wristbands to keep track of those allowed in the dorms.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: It is a hassle because of the amount of time that it takes to get the finances processed to your account, but that is really out of the school's control. Although they aren't very good at keeping you updated whenconcerns come up, but that's when it is up to you to keep on them until what you need is done. They pay more attention to those who come in and they know their name and face.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls are on a schedule, which can be hard to follow at first, and they change it almost every year. One thing that doesn't change is wing night on Thursdays at Boyd, Wednesday at Shively, and Friday at Nelson. Thse nights are the best, but it does get busy really quick, so if you want a booth you should come before the 6 o'clock rush, usually people get out of class at 5:55 p.m.

You can find anything on court street from pizza to burritos. The food carts on the streets are good too, especially since they stay open realy late. The best late open spot in my opinion would be Union Street Diner, the food is super good and cheap. They give great plate sizes the burgers, sandwichs are worth the $6, they are huge.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The cost to stay in the dorms at Ohio University can be very outrageous, but there are also dorms where it is worth it. I stayed on two fo the three greens for dorms.

My freshman year I stayed in the back of South, which was called dirty south. Name pretty much explains the look, it is where majority of the older building are. I was lucky to have an air conditioner, although I was told I wouldn't. I lived in a single corner room, they are the best and biggest. South defintely had advantages, you only shared a bathroom with a maximum of 6 girls, compared to a whole floor of girls. You get really close to who you live with since it is so close and so few. The location is close to the best dining halls on campus, Shively and Nelson. These dorms however, are far from majority of the class rooms, especially for business majors, which is the reason I moved to West Green. Another thing to look out for is in the winter it gets really cold and there is basically no instillation in the walls, and the windows are not new so there are drafts that happen.

For the second semester of my freshman year I moved to West Green because it was closer to my classes and walking in the cold weather to class wasn't fun. West green was different, but more convienent for classes and going out in the heart of the city. All the athletes usually stay on West Green and the outside siting areas are very nice in the hotter periods of the semester. I shared a room, but roommates are somethig you will have to deal with unless you live with a friend. The only downside is sharing a bathroom with so many girls and having to wait for showers, which were usually cold when you got a chance to get in.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are equal on the social ladder to non-greeks

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Most the people you see are students and the shopping is limited, but high quality. You can drive to a less than 20 minute drive to the closest mall. Within 10 miles their is fun barn, hocking hills, old man's cave, and so many other fun things to do. The whole area has such an organic feel/look about it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Walking around campus looks like you are in a college movie, there is always something to do outside or with clubs. The weekends make the hard weekdays so much more better, especially when its the weekend of HallOUween or fest season (spring). Every person near campus is willing to help you. Uptown food is the best!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are what most freshman would expect for most classes (less than or equal to 100), other than English or math classes. Most professors are very reasonable with grading and how they teach. A large variety of classes, but you have to get a good scheduling date to get into the best ones with the best professors.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you set up a meeting or email your academic advisor you can find all the information you need about things like internships.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Almost every student is happy to be a bobcat and is very friendly to everyone, whether you are an OU student or not. A variety of fashion and interest for every possible personality type. Everyone gets along pretty well.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In order to secure safety there is a bus running until 2 am to take everyday to take students from anywhere to their dorms, good resource, but should run later. Also when any type of assault is reported and email is sent to all students about the assaulter, where/when it took place and how to be as safe as possible.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I still have to

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots going on all the time

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's ok, but more reasonable options would be nice

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are pretty fair over all

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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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