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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The OU police and the Athens police are great. I feel generally safe walking alone both on and off campus. Ohio University and the police are great at providing safety and security measures for the students.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Coming to this university was the best decision I've ever made. Athens is the best town and the scenery is so beautiful. The people, students and townies alike, are so nice and inclusive, we're a bobcat family!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni networking opportunities are endless. People love to talk about their experience here because its a time in their life they'll never forget! Bobcats help bobcats, and that goes for jobs and internships after college as well. :)

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The lottery/room picking process is pretty inconsistent and unless you get lucky, it's going to be hard to live where you want. But there are lots of options for rooming situations and building locations, and the housing staff is great if you ever need help with anything. :)

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life scene is alright. If you want to get involved, that's awesome! But for the most part, its pretty low-key and you just see the girls walk around with greek letters on their shirt.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have the best school spirit and everyone gets involved in the sports on campus. Whether its to attend the football or basketball games for the enjoyment of sports, to see the cheerleaders or (most importantly) to see the band, you see green everywhere you look! The fans are so supportive and they make every game a bobcat family event.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school. The people are so nice, the nightlife is so exciting and the academic opportunities available are endless! I've never made a greater decision than to attend Ohio University. OU Oh Yeah!!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We are updated on any issues on our campus through email so that we all know what is going on. If there is anything that is significant that happens at that moment, they send us notification immediately to let us know what is happening. We have many services that help prevent sexual assault and to help those who have been assaulted. Our health clinic is good, but takes a long time to get help when its not an emergency, but there is a hospital close to us if there is an emergency. We have our own police department that responds quickly. Overall, I feel very safe on my campus and don't feel threatened or nervous alone.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses at this school challenge you. They push you to pay close attention, work hard, and do your absolute best. Professors are there to help you in any way possible and will when convenient. Class sizes very on the subject and if it is a general education course or not. There are so many options for classes to take, I don't even know half of them. If there is something you are interested in, most likely, there is a class for you.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are tons of people standing outside the buildings waiting to give you a flyer for a job opportunity. The alumni work closely with the students and faculty to better the school overall in experience. There are many jobs and internships available depending on your major. Our career center services are very approachable and are very willing to help out with anything you may be looking for help with involving finding a career or bettering your resume.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus means living near each dining hall and all the buildings for classes. Some of the dorms need updating and they tend to squeeze too many people into too small of rooms. The laundry rooms are great and so are the dining halls. Socially, if you live with the right people and get involved, the atmosphere is great, but if you are more shy and live in a building where everyone keeps to themselves, then its not very social. Its a bit expensive to live in the dorms, but its no worse than other schools around. The lottery has no real plan to it. Its disorganized and many people get the short end of the stick even if they have great grades and attend class regularly.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life from the outside looking in, is pretty okay. Its just like any other campus. They do a lot of volunteer work and have great philanthropic groups. Their parties can be a little wild and cliquey sometimes, but most of the time, they are nice about letting anyone in. Greeks aren't viewed very differently from non-Greeks. The only difference is that they joined a group that had similar ideas about college and philanthropy as they did.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is a big part of our sports teams. Every football, basketball, and volleyball game is packed. Even the other sports have tons of supporters. Our teams perform fairly well and we cheer for them even if they lose because we know the hard work they put in at every game. Our facilities are gorgeous. They are well built and maintained. They are easily accessible by any of us who would like to use them. Overall, the athletic experience at Ohio University is a great experience.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ohio University is a home away from home. It is a place that you can go and know you will have a great 4 years. The students are very welcoming and supportive. The professors are there when you have question or concerns and if they are unavailable, classmates are willing to help you. Professors at OU are dedicated to their work and have an extensive knowledge on their subject. When they teach, they do so in a way that the student understands. My favorite experience was hiking with my floor mates and exploring the campus and it's little secret spots. We have a strong sense of family at Ohio University and I would always choose this school again if I had to do it over again.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a number you can call really late when you don't want to walk alone. They can either get you buddies to walk with, or you could get a free cab.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my professors have been extremely helpful and they are very good about seeing you outside of class.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of resources and I know they are really good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think we pay a lot for what we get, because we do spend a lot of times in the dorms. But they're not too bad.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have a lot of great philanthropic events around campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams are decent, but it's really just about experiencing the games!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It really is my home away from home. The campus is beautiful, and it is really just a great place to be.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am an online student, but all my professors and courses have been fantastic so far!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a great experience so far with applying and scheduling classes! Highly recommended!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't officially started yet. I start my first summer semester in May, but the school board and staff have been wonderful to me.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Ohio University is improving there football team each and every year, they are starting to come along.

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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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