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Reviews 514 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The community in the residence halls is excellent. There are competitions between halls creating a team among yourselves. Rooms are spacious and clean.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but it would be so much cheaper to live off campus. not very fair that the school is making us live on campus until our senior year, I think that we should be able to live off campus junior year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: we have a lot of options with Polaris being a little bit down the road, but in town is not crazy full of options. Overall very plentiful.

3 College Freshman

Administration: very strict on being a dry campus and extremely strict on parking here.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not really a party school since its a dry campus

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It went smoothly, they showed me my options for financial aid and I applied for them, only problem is they don't really offer a lot of extra ways to get scholarships but besides that very well!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the dining hall gives a bunch of options but I feel like the "main meal" they serve sometimes is not really a dish that is appetizing to all, however it is very convenient being in the center of campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is really fun and a really good atmosphere but it also is a very helpful transition from living with your family to being on your own. Socially you make a lot of friends and can join a lot of groups, everyone is very welcoming. Living on campus also gives you a sense of what its like to be on your own. You have to manage your time appropriately, to know when you need to stop hanging out with your friends and actually do you homework, but you also have to get your own groceries so you have to be able to manage your money as well.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is not really any off-campus housing unless you are involved in greek life.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not very many places to eat in Uptown Westerville, but where there are, the food is pretty good.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very caring for students and always cares about the well-being. Any rules and regulations are there to keep us safe.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am a student who has no outside help paying for college. It has been difficult to be able to afford tuition here without spending any money myself.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are very safe on campus. They are not so crazy that you do not feel safe in them.

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