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Reviews 581 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was able to go from high school to college pretty easy as this university is a lot like my high school. The class sizes are generally the same so it feels like home an I don't feel like I am just a number in the class. Also I feel like the way the professors teach really get the students involved which is great.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like many people see Otterbein as a prestigious ohio university so its like being labled when going to get a job.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This community feels like a family. I have never felt threatened nor do I ever think I will. This is a loving community that would do anything for its student especially protect them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is amazing. You get to meet new people you thought you never would. My best friend is from Illinois so you meet a variety of people and become one.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have a wide variety of houses and dorms that are dedicated to Greek life so you can really choose what you like and go from there.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a ton of school spirit but students do not attend as many games as we players hope they would. Playing in front of no one is kind of embarrassing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school has allowed me to grow so much as a person. Coming in I was shy and now I am outgoing and have created a tight knit family.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've been pretty happy with all of my courses and my professors

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel my career prospects are good. We have a great alumni network at Otterbein.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Otterbein Police do a good job of communicating with students and making sure we are all safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've liked everywhere I have lived. Each dorm has it's perks and downsides. You just have to figure out what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice. Some dorms are spacious with air conditioning, but a longer walk from the academic buildings. You just have to decide what is worth it to you.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but I have a lot of friends who are. There are pros and cons, you just have to see what fits for you.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big thing on campus, but everything is kinda a big deal on such a small campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Otterbein! Of course it's not perfect, but what school is? This is such an amazing campus where I have come to grow close to so many people.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had to go through the college decision process again I would definitely go for Otterbein University again. I have learned so much my first year and not just while in class but about life, myself, and how to succeed in life in general. I love Otterbein so much!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most professors are great and passionate about their subjects. A lot of mentoring goes on here to between faculty and students. Class sizes are small. The variety of courses offered is diverse. Although it may not be as diverse as it is at some larger schools, it is sufficient for getting a well-rounded and solid education for whatever one wants to do after their bachelor's degree. For students in the sciences, it is easy to get involved in student research as early as your freshman year.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The alumni network here is strong, and many people respect Otterbein's reputation. I feel very proud to be an Otterbein student and have benifitted from its reputation in the community.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Otterbein Police Department is really helpful. You can always go to them if you feel unsafe or call them. They have no problem escorting people at night, helping people locked out of buildings, etc. I feel very safe on campus, in large part due to them.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's wonderful your first year, and helps you to meet many new people. The dorms are fun for new students and a very good experience. The suites are more private and provide way less of a social atmosphere, except of course with your roommates. It's a lot easier to stay connected to campus resources and take full advantage of them while living on campus. The nicest dorms are in Clements Hall, and Hanby is currently being rennovated. A lot of people also like the honors hall, Mayne Hall, but the rooms are not as nice. Garst is pretty far away from everything and not as nice. Dunlap King is rumored to not be very nice, but to have great people, and is close to the academic buildings. As far as suites go, Devore is much more luxurious than 25. West home. It is closer to the gym, but farther from academic buildings. The housing process can be hectic, but they try to make it as smooth as possible. The cost is high here, largely because a meal plan is mandatory.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The theater department probably gets more attention than varsity sports here and intramurals aren't huge, although there is club volleyball and basketball. I think most students participate in sports here purely for their own happiness. We are rivals with Capitol University, but the rivalry isn't dramatic at all. The most attended sports event is the fall football homecoming game. There is a small marching band that is not competitive. The dance team is non-existent at the moment, and having a hard time starting up. People seem to have more greek spirit than school spirit, since 1/3 of the campus is in greek life.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Otterbein University is unique from other liberal arts colleges, because students tend to help one another to succeed academically, rather than being competitive over achievement. The culture here is very supportive, and there are many resources that can be easily used by students, such as the center for career development, the center for student success, and free student counseling sessions. I have formed mentoring relationships with faculty and older students that have taught me valuable lessons for my career field personal life. I have also been inspired to be an engaged member of my community. Servant leadership is something that is often exemplified and talked about here. The campus is very active in the community and every year students complete many hours of volunteer work.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are great! They are so nice and you can tell by listening to their lectures that they are very passionate about the subject they are teaching! The class sizes are very small; my biggest class was 32 people. There are so many great courses offered as well!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school really tries to ensure that students have internship opportunities. For my major, we had multiple engineering companies come to a lecture and tell us what they had to offer. It was nice getting to speak with the different companies about what they do day to day. We also did projects for companies like Nestle that gave us a great opportunity to get acquainted with the companies.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at Otterbein! There was only one issue my first year. The campus police do a great job at keeping the campus safe and under control!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Don't live in the triad! All other dorms are really nice and clean. Most have a lot of space including Mayne and Hanby. The housing process is very simple as well which is nice!

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