- Class: Sophomore
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Strongsville High School
- Transfer Student: N
In my opinion, the best thing about Ohio is the atmosphere and environment. When I first visited OU I immediately fell in love with the campus; it has a college town feel to it. The buildings and scenery is beautiful. In regards to size, I think it is just right. There are enough students for the community to be diverse, but the scale is not so immaculate as to compare it to Ohio State University, for example.
Academics at Ohio are what make Ohio such a great school. Class sizes vary, but usually in a class of 50-100 people professors do not have a hard time remembering names. Thus far, my favorite class has been in the English department (which is my major as well.) I have not personally spent time with professors outside of class, but I know many students who have. I understand the purpose for academic requirements is to make students more well-rounded; however, many of the requirements are a bit ridiculous. For example, I am a creative writing major. Because the English department is located in the school of Arts & Sciences, I am required to take 18 hours of natural science. While courses such as biology and anthropology may be beneficial to a science major, they are not beneficial to me. I feel as though I am wasting hours upon hours studying and attending classes that mean nothing to me, when I could be taking English courses that would better benefit my major and me.
The student body at Ohio is varied. As much as college tends to stray from high school stereotypical cliques, it is easy to differentiate between groups at Ohio. For example, there are the sorority girls, frat guys, environmentalists (hippies), athletes, and so on and so forth. Because of the diverse group of students here, it would be really hard to feel out of place. There is so much to do here. Most Ohio students are from Ohio, mostly coming from Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnatti.
The Best Things
The atmosphere, college-town feel, professors
The Worst Things
People outside of the Ohio community see Ohio students as full-time party-goers, which is not the case.