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What an utter waste of time

Mar 07 2004Psychology
What an utter waste of time. The quality of education is terrible, the student housing is abyssmal, the food is wretched, clubs and organizations are non-existent, the academic facilities are in miserable condition, the students are mostly dumb and rich, with a few anti-social international students thrown in (the much touted "diversity" is a myth: American and international students barely ever interact at all), and the poor reputation prevents anyone from going on to a good law, med or grad school (not that many students at OWU are inclined to go on anyway). All in all, a very poor school -- stay away!!!!
4th Year Male -- Class 2002
Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F

There is no nice way to say it

Feb 22 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
There is no nice way to say it -- this is a very low-quality school and has a very low-quality student body. Almost anyone can get accepted here, and hence there are lots of people who clearly don't belong in an academic setting. The school has a very poor reputation, and almost no one goes on to attend a prestigious graduate program. This place is fine for people who had a C average in high school, and whose sole ambition for college is to have a good time. The serious student should look elsewhere. And if you're REALLY smart, like a valedictorian or a National Merit Scholar, definitely don't go here. You will be bored and miserable. This is a school for underachievers, and is universally regarded as such.
1st Year Female -- Class 2003
Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F

I attended OWU for one year before transferring

Mar 01 2004PreMed and Medical
I attended OWU for one year before transferring out, so I can confirm that OWU provides a remarkably low-quality education. The majority of students are not too bright (but very affluent) and have little interest in challenging coursework. The greek scene is huge and binge drinking and drug use are rampant. The professors water-down information and spoon-feed their students, lowering everything to the lowest intellectual common denominator (and believe me, at OWU that's very low). I was amazed that some of the people there even got accepted...though I shouldn't have been; OWU's staggeringly high acceptance rate allows in people who couldn't even get into Ohio State. I would be very suspicious of claims that people from OWU can go onto Harvard -- most people I met there were more interested in drinking than grad school. Also, if you look at the backgrounds of the professors, you won't see many who got their doctorates from presigious schools. Second-rate faculty teaching third-rate students -- ugh! Please do not go to this school! You will come to despise it as much as I do!
1st Year Female -- Class 2000
Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F
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