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Just a crappy run down school. Food in the dinning halls makes everyone sick. Dorms are full of black mold.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1922
Surrounding City: B+, Individual Value: F
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I graduated in 1973.Psychology
I graduated in 1973. My degree was in Psychology. I have two children who have graduated from colleges. I feel that I have a good perspective on the undergraduate landscape.

Ohio University has morphed over the years. The school used to be a National University. Now it appears to be primarily a nursing/health care school. I say that because out of the roughly 4,000 graduates last year 2,400 were nursing students.

And, the DO school has been added since I graduated.
As most posters have said, the campus is beautiful. And that counts for a lot! I wouldn't want to have spent 4 years at the University of Akron, for instance.

Posters have also been critical of the quality of the education. While it is true that a person can slide by taking easy courses and professors, a person can also challenge themselves.

One aspect that the posters haven't mentioned are your fellow students. If you are surrounded by bright, high achieving people, you are more likely to become one yourself.

Unfortunately, OU is not very selective.Therefore, your peers will not be the best and brightest. That being said, the town is full of a type of excitement that is almost palpable. After 4 years you will leave with a feeling of excitement and confidence that will serve you well if you can fall into a career path that will pay the bills.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The school as a whole is good, itQuite BrightOther
The school as a whole is good, it has it's issues just like any other. The area is beautiful though the town is very small. If you don't like mindless drinking, there's a bit less to do. If your not into soft drugs I'd imagine there's nothing to do. My sole complaints are with financial aid as well as the school's handling of transfer students. Granted it is a medium-sized school, however as a transfer student I found I received but a fraction of the information and help my peers who attended since freshman did. It was more or less a "fend for yourself" thing. If you don't obtain a scholarship financial aid is a nightmare. Despite the money it rakes in, this school is undoubtedly greedy. I had to appeal twice to financial aid because they did not tell me exactly how everything worked resulting in me screwing myself for the year. As of now I don't even have enough to pay my rent, and despite advertising help during "financial emergencies", I was more or less given the middle finger and told they wouldn't help me unless I provided them with receipts from purchases over two months ago. I know I'm not the only one to have problems. They handle things very poorly and care very little if not at all for students who may have a hard time paying their way.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Individual Value: C-
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