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Reviews 85 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There hasn't been any known criminal activity on campus since I have been there.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I truly wouldn't pick another school to go to if I had the opportunity to go anywhere. I feel that Ohio valley University is preparing me well for law school, and everyone is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you graduate on time.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For me personally, I'm going to have to go to graduate school, but that's because I want to be a lawyer. Most people I know that have graduated with typical degrees in things like accounting have found jobs right out of school.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My school's Greek Life is different than other schools in the sense that we don't have houses, and our clubs are co-ed. That being said, my club is called Sigma, and I love it because everyone is a family, and we all spend lots of time together. I've made some of my best friends because of Sigma, most of whom I wouldn't have met otherwise.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic department is very prevalent at my school as many of the students that attend Ohio Valley University do so while receiving an athletic scholarship, so the facilities are decently maintained.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really do love Ohio Valley University, especially the small class sizes. Teachers are incredibly helpful and truly do care about your success in and outside the classroom. They help shape you into the person you want to become and ultimately the job you want to get after graduation.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security is okay. You're on a hill in the middle of nowhere, so you pretty much only see the same people every day. Since the professors are around more than security, I've seen them break up problems more often. Security mostly just patrols sometimes and tickets cars in the parking lot.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes and professors were hit and miss. Some you could tell that they wanted to express a more liberal standpoint but were afraid to because of the people who control the school. Others were proud to speak out against homosexuality. A few were pretty sexist as well. The courses were average quality. Nothing to write home about.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: To give OVU credit, they do try to find jobs for their students. But the area around OVU is dead job-wise. You need to go 100+ miles away to find a good job, even further if you want to work in a major city.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are some fun events thrown by the social clubs, like team games and parties. It all depends on who is the leader at the time.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit doesn't even exist. Either you play sports for a scholarship or you don't care about them at all.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very conservative Christian and therefore a toxic environment for a gay person. Professors are influenced heavily by the conservative Christian donors that the school relies on, so topics on homosexuality and evolution are biased. The school is incredibly close knit. It functions a lot like a small town in itself. People compare it a lot to a family, which is accurate if your family is over-controlling and bigoted. If you happen to be like everyone else there (Church of Christ christian, straight, conservative) or can at least keep quiet, then you're golden. If you don't fit in to this tight mold, you don't belong there.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is great except for the fact that we don't get much help from the school other than with living on south campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Could use student discounts, but is fine otherwise

4 College Junior

Administration: needs to be more strict on the drug usage (usually strict, but cases of certain students getting away with smoking weed in the dormitories and nobody saying anything about it), and needs to be stricter on the noise violations in the dormitories during certain times of day, but is fine otherwise

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Could use slight improving, but as good as it could be under circumstances

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The school offers plenty of financial aid for those in need, just hard to get enough of it covered if no help from parents for the people that are unable to work. Luckily I was able to work, but there are students who are unable to work due to outside forces.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The bathrooms could be taken care of a little more often (only done Monday-Friday, I feel it should also need tending to on the weekends as well), but other than that, I feel it was fantastic

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different options from fast food to sit down restaurants. There is a variety of pricing some places are open all night so getting food is never a problem.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school does not really help much with students finding off campus housing. However students can usually find a place pretty easily that is very affordable and close to the school.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Each adviser tells the students under their major what is excepted of them and students also receive a form to help them to keep on track with their courses and such.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are many adjunct teachers in my major and they are fantastic teachers. They have been in the work place so they are very well informed and able to teach very effectively. The curriculum is also very good.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity when it comes to ethnicity. People are very accepting of one another and are friends no matter what their race. There is also a variety in religious backgrounds.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are very spacious and they are also very close to where classes are so it is very simple to get from your dorm to your class. They also provide much of what is needed such as a bed, desk, and dresser.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus has somewhat strict rules however they are not great at enforcing them. The regulations do not have any negative affect on peoples social lives.

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Ohio Valley University Ohio Valley University Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a Christian, residential, liberal arts institution of higher learning where students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations.
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