- Class: Freshman
- Major: French Studies
- Gender: F
- High School: Willoughby South High School
- Transfer Student: N
I love going to Ohio University. I feel like it is the perfect size for a school, and it's a quaint college town. There isn't much to Athens outside of the campus, but it feels great to be a part of it. When i tell people i go to Ohio, i always get the big-eyed, "Oh, the party school", and that bothers me, because plenty of people here don't drink. And most people know how to control themselves, though you do sometimes have to dodge puke when walking down the sidewalk on a friday night outside the bars. The administration cares about the students and the atmosphere thats created here, we get e-mails and chances to communicate with them all the time. There is a lot of school pride, on any given day you will find tons of people with an Ohio t-shirt or hoodie, and most people love it here.
Something that shocked me when i came here was the amount of studying i see people doing, and how necessary it is. A lot of the classes i take are French classes since it's my major, and those classes are all small enough that you have a lot of discussion and participation, and you form close bonds with some of the professors. In the larger lecture classes, a professor hardly ever knows you personally, but its good to take the time to go to their office hours and meet them on a personal level. They really are helpful and most of them want to meet you and have a conversation with you. I think the requirements for all majors here give a well-rounded education.
I think anyone can fit in here on campus. All thats required is that you care about your work and participate. There is so much diversity here, all races and religions. There are many different churches that you can go to. I took the Safezone workshop, which gets straight people to ally to the LGBT groups, and i feel like they are very accepted here. I am also part of OPIE, which pairs an english speaker up with an international student who is learning english or needs more help with it. Right now i've been meeting with 2 Saudi Arabians and a Malaysian. A large percent of Students here are from northeastern Ohio, but there are people from all over the united states and the world. Many students are politically aware, and i think Ohio is predominantly liberal. There is a group for everyone. Greek life is pretty big on campus, including social and honors fraternities, there is a lot of participation in plenty of different groups also. Many times teachers will have students work together on something, and it really shows how totally different people can get along really well.
The Best Things
It's so beautiful and it's a great place for an education.
The Worst Things
Allergies go crazy here!