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I really liked OWU when I first got to Delaware in 2013, buQuite BrightEducation
I really liked OWU when I first got to Delaware in 2013, but that's changed. I think students are under-appreciated by the University administrators, because not much actions are taken to enhance the school or student life. The other thing that's changed my perspective of OWU is the quality of the students that are currently attending OWU; they aren't that welcoming and friendly-friendly. I know that we are located in a tranquil down, but it doesn't mean there really isn't anything fun to do. MAKE FRIENDS. Though I'm fully aware how boring Delaware, Ohio could be, but I'm never bored around my friends; we make the most out of it. OWU is a great place for academics and finding like-minded people. I really like it and I'd take a second on whether or not to attend OWU in the future. 60% recommended.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: D
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The surrounding town is pretty awful and thereQuite BrightPolitical Science
The surrounding town is pretty awful and there is really nothing to do. This is coming from an overly involved student on campus. I am very involved on campus because there is frankly nothing to do in Delaware, Ohio.

The food is really terrible and so is the housing. You are required to live in the dorms all 4 years and be on the awful meal plan. I am not sure how they can expect to compete with other universities that do not have these ridiculous 1960s requirements.The education is not bad as there are very small classes, however the living conditions and one's autonomy at the school are limited. I feel like I am being held back from being an adult at this school because of the awkward relationship the students are forced to have with public safety. Coming from a "good girl" the amount of times I have had a conversation with public safety is uncomfortable. Additionally there is a strong police presence in Delaware, OH. I have out of state plates and have been pulled over 4 times in 2 years for just driving the speed limit. The cops would pull me over, ask me where I was going and then say "ok" and send me on my way. There is some weird social policing going on in the town. There is also immense bigotry and racism in Delaware, OH. The whole town is basically republican and it certainly has that feel. I rated the safety so highly because you can't get away with anything and there are not many people and there is nothing to do so how dangerous can it be?

3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F
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In retrospect I would've been far better servedFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
In retrospect I would've been far better served at another university. I'll discuss the pros of attending OWU: 1. I absolutely loved the art department and am very indebted to them for the generous help given me by them every step of the way and I loved the courses I took therein. 2. Financial aid was generally pretty helpful and was willing to work with me (coming from poverty makes higher education quite difficult). 3. I was able to get a job on campus easily through food service and continue to work there now. The cons: 1. There is little to nothing to do on campus or in Delaware and as such I spent most of my time in Columbus. 2. Dealing with the administrative offices is a joke. 3. There is very little in the way of preparation for career advancement or job placement. 4. With the exception of my major and subsequent department I hated practically everything about my time at OWU. Had I not been given a generous scholarship I would've attended school elsewhere in a heartbeat. I feel that the art department has enriched my Fine Art education such that I can comfortably apply those teachings in all I do creatively, but beyond that, I have nothing positive to say about OWU. If you're going to attend a university my best advice would be to seek out education at a better school. For the extravagant amount of money OWU costs you can be assured a far better use of your time and resources elsewhere.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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