- Class: Senior
- Major: English
- Gender: M
- High School: Dublin Scioto
- Transfer Student: N
Ohio Univeristy is Ohio's first and finest University, something we as a student body take great pride in. Generally speaking most people are unaware of the fact that OU and OSU are not synamous terms and often confuse the two. But after enlightening them a little they begin to undertand what out school is all about. There are a plethora of student organizations that people can become involved in, ranging from political to social groups, and sports clubs to advocacy organizations. You're sure to find your niche here at Ohio University. Finally our school is known for its beautiful campus and being the epitome of a "college town." Campus is located at the heart of Athens and since the campus and surrounding community is not as large as some other schools in Ohio *cough OSU*, its not unusual to run into your professors or administrators on weekends or on your way to class.
The choices you have as far as picking a major are practically endless, and OU even offers a design your own major program in case you can't find something you like. The only large lecture classes are the typical 101 intro courses consisting of 200 or fewer people. As you progress in your studies courses will be trimmed down to around 25 people a class allowing you for one on one interaction with professors. Professors at OU encourage students to visit them during their office hours to discuss material or seek outside help, there is also a wide array of tutoring services available. You can even visit the institutional equity house and be tested for a learning disability. I would suggest you pick something you're passionate about. If you pick something you're moderately interested in then you're not going to get anything out of your coursework. Find your passion, and then seek out ways to involve this passion with your student life. OU has many opportunities for you to accomplish this, it's all a matter of wether or not you will seize these opportunites for your own gain.
OU is a fairly liberal campus, students from a more conservative background may feel uncomfortable around the very vocal racial, religious, and LGBT groups on campus. However many people find this to be an educational experience and the only way to grow is to be placed outside of your comfort zone. Our student body is very politically active and hosts a wide array of rallies from political activism, to civil rights rallies etc... they also enjoy critiquing the administration of the university, so don't be suprised to see some controversial issues come up.
The Best Things
Students who take their academic careers seriously and end up shaping the future for new students
The Worst Things
Students who do not take their academic careers seriously