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Mar 22 2004English
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I am amazed by the polarity of opinions on this forum -- people seem to either love or despise OWU. I would say that I fall somewhere in the middle. I attended OWU briefly, but I found the courswork to be too easy and so I transferred to another, more rigorous school which I liked much more. So OWU isn't as bad as some here have made it out to be -- it depends on what you're looking for in a school. I do agree with the person who said serious students should not go here -- they will just be bored. But those who had good things to say about OWU had some valid points too.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2002
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Perceived Campus Safety: B-, Surrounding City: F
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Mar 07 2004Psychology
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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
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Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F
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Mar 01 2004PreMed and Medical
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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
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Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F
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