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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school is the best place to be. When I arrived on campus I knew immediately that I was home and it is like coming into a huge family and being instantly accepted. The atmosphere and the classes are just overall amazing and I would pick Ohio University over any other school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I went to my college for the first time, it was very confusing to say the least. First time on my own and I was lost, and turned around. Ohio University is a smaller campus, however when you are new there, and don't know the layout very well, it can be very daunting. So there I was walking up the biggest hill in the town of Athens and I thought I was going in the right direction, and I find myself on Main street off campus. Fortunate for me I ran into people I met on my student orientation and was given an exclusive "tour guide" to the building I was supposed to be at. Overall it lead to me making good friends, and a better get to know layout of the campus much better, without the help of a map.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes this School unique it's that it's a big campus

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is the best school for me

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year in college was better than I ever imagined it could be. I met some of my closest friends, my professors and classes were great, I love my classes, and the campus feels like home. I don't think there's any school I'd rather be at.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: After going to Freshmen Orientation I am more than happy with my decision to attend Ohio University. The most amazing and unique thing about OU is that their alumni continuously boast about how amazing Ohio University is. Current students rave about how great OU is as well. From seeing with my own eyes Ohio University's Teachers, Safety, Students, Campus, Curriculum, Culinary options, Organisations and programs, and Athletics are top notch! I am excited because OU also has a Christian sorority which most other public university's don't offer and OU also offers a way for students in the University College to make their own major. I believe that Ohio University is the Best, most diverse, and most dedicated University in the World. I am so proud and will forever be proud to call myself a Bobcat!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The atmosphere, students, and faculty are truly one of a kind.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus at Ohio University is gorgeous. Ohio University also had the best Broadcast Journalism program out of the three schools I chose to visit. Ohio University showed me their live news broadcast and all the pieces that go into making that show a success which is what really sealed the deal for me. The Scripps director Bob Stewart also was very helpful and hands on which I really like also.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ohio University, I myself just wish I would have chosen a different school. Ohio University is not the right place for me, but I do not like or dislike it, I'm just kind of there I feel like.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: OU is like a second home to me and I recommend it!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Best off-campus housing environment you could ask for. Very fun, very inviting.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: It's literally the best. There is no school with a better party scene than use. Greek and non-greek organizations alike throw ragers from tuesday to saturday. It is excepted that every house will throw at least a few house parties throughout the year.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Basic variety of food options. Not too many places because of small town size.

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3 College Junior

Administration: It seems to be an average lenience. They care if you break policy, but they aren't detectives.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is usually decent with a few good options. It is consistently a good meal, but there is little variety.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process was simple but I didn't receive the aid I was hoping for. I know many people with the same experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing here is a very positive experience. The facilities are a mix from beautiful renovated suites to dorms that are livable at best. There is an ongoing effort to renovate buildings and tear down the old ones, and the housing situation is already much better than it was a couple years ago. The social atmosphere is one of the main attractions of this university. Everyone is interested in having a good time and it is easy to find friends, even just walking around. Housing is divided into 3 greens and each green has a unique atmosphere. South green has a reputation of housing the people that like to party the most. If you are going to join a fraternity or you already have a large group of friends going in then this is a good option. West green is home of the most athletes and engineers/medical students. There are always people studying or playing catch on the green. This is a good option if you are dedicated to the gym or your schoolwork and pretty much know what you like to do. East green is pretty much a melting pot for everybody else. This is the place to go if you want to make new friends and try new things. This is where the most freshmen go. The resident assistants and pro staff are very friendly and helpful in the transition experience. Cost is reasonable, and the process is relatively easy.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls have a good bit of variety and lots of vegetarian options. It can get old after a while, but the markets help break up the monotony.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: A good mix of fun and community work.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't drink, but when I walk up Court Street for food at midnight, everyone seems to be having a great time. Some people really like to go overboard though. I know kids who party on school nights. Take care of yourself, please.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't know of any place that gives student discounts, but there's a lot of variety and a nice balance of ubiquitous chains and small local restaurants.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Their financial aid package was double what I got from Kent State. However, this year I turned in my fafsa late due to an odd job/tax situation and missed the First Priority Deadline for need-based aid. The Financial Aid office told me that I was still eligible for my recurring awards from last year. I recently found out that I will not be getting that award this year. The "First Priority" deadline isn't actually first priority, it's the blunt deadline. The whole process was confusing, but now I'm just getting the amount of aid that Kent State originally offered.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are older, which means they lack some if the convenience of more modern dorms but, imho, are much more charming. Most freshman live in Back South, aka Dirty South. These dorms are a bit of a mixed bag. They're smaller than some other rooms but come with lots of resourceful storage space. They're far away from most classrooms and restaurants, but are quieter and BEAUTIFUL in spring (lots of flowering trees). Apparently people like to party in the back so that dorms, but I never witnessed that. Also, you only have to share a bathroom with 5 other people.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing itself was nice but my roommates were awful. On top of not bathing and just generally being unclean people two of them sold drugs out of our dorm and were constantly getting us in trouble with the RA despite myself not doing anything. I did however meet a lot of interesting people and aside from problems with my own roommates the experience was interesting and I would do it again.

4 College Freshman

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

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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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