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Reviews 494 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: During move in week they have a lot of activities for students. it helps people get connected. I would choose this school again because there is always someone willing to help you with anything.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the one on one attention you get at otterbein but I feel they lack in social activities during the weekend and also getting involved with the community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The faculty is the best part but the experience itself is enjoyable too. I have no real complaints about my school.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is my first summer away from college and i can't wait to be back! When I was there I didn't realize how much I got used to being there and it being my regular routine. I absolutely miss it and can't wait to get back! There's so many opportunities at Otterbein regardless of the size of the school. Teachers really try to help students and my peers are amazing. I'm hoping to get more involved on campus next year because of how much I love it here!

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Some sports are better than others

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: lots of variety close to campus

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Good parties but usually pretty crowded because there aren't a lot of options in one night

3 College Junior

Administration: Pretty strict on some things and lenient on others, not consistent

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm still working on my financial aid packet.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great restaurants in uptown Westerville. You certainly aren't limited to just fast food.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have received a lot of aid from Otterbein and there are a lot of awards given every year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus center is not very cleanly and the den is very greasy. The campus center isn't open enough hours.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm I lived in was awesome because it was one of the newer ones, but I haven't heard great things about some of the older buildings on campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Because it is a dry campus and campus is relatively small, there are not many actual parties on campus. The parties are usually thrown by the fraternities and usually that is the extent of it. There are some other house parties that students live in that have parties but they are not often.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are endless amounts of restaurants and food options off campus. There are fast food options, and sit down dining, even family owned restaurants that are tasty. Being close to Polaris also gives you even more close, accessible food options that could satisfy any craving.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There are not many things that are overly enforced.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because Otterbein is a private school and is very expensive, there are many scholarships that are offered to bring down the cost.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many options on campus, though sometimes they get old. The main dining hall is always changing their main meal. They try to serve healthy options, but in my opinion the healthy options are not appetizing. Also, the pizza could be better, because I know many of my friends lived for the pizza because nothing else sounded good. You can use your Cardinal Dollars for the Den's store and buy frozen and other types of food, but it is not very big. I did not like how you could not use the cardinal dollars anywhere else around campus and in Westerville, nor did I like the fact that you couldn't personalize the plan more because it is so expensive, and a lot of the times you do not use all the money or swipes on you card so it just goes to waste.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best way to get "the college experience." It gives you a chance to live on your own, meet new people you would never associate yourself with, and create live-long bonds. Otterbein's housing is great because it gets better and better each year and there a many options. The first-year style dorms are just "okay"; some are small, such as Davis Hall, but others are spacious and nice, such as Mayne Hall for honors students. Though, when you become a sophomore, there is the opportunity to live in a suit style, which is very nice and includes a bathroom that four residents share. That means no more community bathrooms! However, the suite style do cost more per semester, which is the only downfall, and students reside in first year dorms because of the more expensive cost. Because campus isn't very big, it is not a big hike to class, though dorms are in all areas of campus. There are residence halls closer to academic buildings than many others, but then others are closer to the recreational center, which is another big factor for some to be near. I loved my first year residence hall (Davis Hall). I became great friends with my residence hall assistant and both of my roommates, and I was very sad to let go my big room (it was a triple instead of a double). My best memories from my first year of college happened in Davis and I would not change it for anything.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Columbus. There is tons of available places to live around Otterbein.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Otterbein is conveniently located in Columbus so you basically have endless options of restaurants and shops.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I personally do not attend the parties but everything is off-campus since we are a dry campus.

4 College Junior

Administration: You feel safe wherever you are on campus. The policies are enforced- and the outcome is great. It's a positive environment to live in without being bothered by reckless people. The Otterbein Police Department officers are kind and helpful.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Otterbein provides many scholarship and grant opportunities. As a result of the multiple opportunities, Otterbein was cheaper for me than going to any other public schools in Ohio.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus food as made a turn in the past couple years. The food is all grown locally with maximum options of organic/healthy options. Due to the healthy and local options the meal plans are relatively expensive but you will be satisfied when you eat.


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