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| Ohio University is a beautiful campus by far I must say. I love the different buildings and how the campus is set up. If you even visit you fall in love with that aspect side of the school. When it comes down to it Ohio University just isn't the place for me. People here want to go out every night. I mean it's one thing to go out and have a few drinks but to only drink to get hammered really doesn't sound like fun to me. The people up here are very approachable, but when it comes down to having many friends it just isn't there. Unless you only want to drink four years away I would look into a different university. |
The campus extracurriculars are fantastic. There is something for everyone and things you can't even think of until you see what they have to offer. The outdoors life here is very neat to get into if your that kind of person. I have to say I am more of a city girl being from Cincinnati, Ohio. There is nothing to get out and do on weekends here. Malls, movies, and other normal things people like to get out and do is just not here. People here on weekends sleep until about 3 p.m. then get up and get ready and start partying all over again. The teachers I have had here so far are on different paths for success. My health teacher is by far the best teacher I have asked for .Then you get over to my psychology teacher and you well should learn how to teach yourself because he won't do it. The teachers cancel most classes and the classes on Friday well since no one shows up they cancel those first off. Sounds nice until you realize you're paying twenty thousand dollars a year for a school who cancels more class then you attend. What are you really paying for here...the future this school wants to provide students. My advice great school to visit but terrible place to actually be a student here. I will be transferring to a school that can party and learn all in one setting....like that is so much to ask for?
|Oct 14 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| Ohio University is a great school, but that statement usually applies for Ohio residents. I personally am an out of stater and it was somewhat difficult to adapt to the slowed down lifestyle of Athens, OH. Virtually all of my out of state friends found a similar problem and about 80% of them, including myself, are transferring. If you come from a city atmosphere I would not recommend this school. It's just too hard of an adjustment. |
Academically the school is great. I had some excellent professors and terrific classes. I've learned a tremendous amount in my time here and feel satisfied with the educational aspects of this University.
The social life at OU is definitely a mixed bag. The party life is great but the University struggles to steer kids away from constant intoxication. The reason this proves so difficult is that Athens cannot provide other opportunities in such a rural area. There are very few other activites on students minds come thursday, friday, and saturday night. Therefore it becomes a task for those who do choose to persue other things besides drinking (admittedly, I was not one of these kids, though in urban environments I am because of the access to other activities), as they have to seek out others with similar nightly goals.
I will also state that the student body, on the whole, is not very unique or diverse. I personally would not mind if I never met a blonde haired, blue eyed girl for the rest of my life, as they are all over this campus. It becomes too easy to stereotype the student body into certain categories and although there were many interesting people I met I often found myself listening to someone and wondering to myself how they passed high school, let alone got accepted into a quality University. Again, these are problems that you do not run into in city atmospheres very often, if at all.
The administration at the school has been under constant pressure from the University and President McDavis has been the ire of faculty and students alike. Overall the 'average' student isn't very affected by these decisions but the cutting of 3 sports programs (including Men's track, a team Pres. McDavis was on in the 1970's) is irresponsible and a slap in the face to the athletes involved.
The campus here is absolutely georgeous. I have yet to step on a campus I found more visually appealing than OU. It's beautiful and the rolling hills in the background of Athens provide excellent adventure walking for boring days if you're up to it.I enjoyed my time at OU in the 1 year I attended but can say without remorse that I am very happy to be leaving and heading back to more comfortable surroundings. OU is definitely a place I found to be geared towards Ohio residents and I would not hesitate to recommend it to someone from here.
|May 25 2007|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| OU has not been a place that I feel fosters learning. I am almost a junior, and I still cannot get into the classes I need. Population is ridiculously homogenous, almost no minorities. The focus here is on party life, how many frat boys can score with skinny blond girls. Come here if you want to eke by on beer without opening a book. |
|Apr 05 2003|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2005 |