College Sophomore 2013-11-10T02:16:46Z
I don't mind living in a dorm. The majority of the dorm options (especially once you are not a freshman) are very nice, clean, and bigger than a lot of other schools' dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T02:15:01Z
Health & Safety:
The student health center is pretty much useless. I have never been there for a reasonable amount of time; I end up waiting for hours, or leaving. They are not overly helpful, and are pretty limited in what they can help with. It's easier to go to an UrgentCare
The campus police are around to bust parties and give parking tickets and not much else. While the campus is really quite safe, the police are not the main reason for that; the suburb that Otterbein is in is the reason the whole area is relatively safe and quiet.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T02:12:36Z
The suburb that Westerville is in provides a very safe off-campus housing situation. Otterbein has a plethora of off-campus houses available to rent through Otterbein in some cases, and through other landlords. The houses range in size, but all are fairly close to campus, have good parking, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-11-10T02:10:37Z
There are a variety of computer labs available-from right in the dorms, to the library, and each academic building has at least one lab. All of the dorms have their own printer, but it can be hit-or-miss if your RA's make sure the printers stay filled with ink. (Kind of a hassle, but not the end of the world; there are plenty of printers elsewhere). Printing in color and copying are expensive and not very time-effective, as you need to ask a library tech to do it for you.
The network is slow and overcrowded; I had to buy an ethernet cable to maintain any type of steady connection. The wi-fi is decent and is slowly spreading a wider area on campus, other than when you are in one of the buildings.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T02:36:14Z
Nursing majors are like a family on campus. Were always here for each other and willing to help. We are the most stressed and have the biggest workloads, but in the end it will be worth it.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T02:36:14Z
The professors in most cases are very willing to work with you, they understand you have more than just their class. Registration is easy enough, and depending on what you sign up for is what you'll have for a work load. Study areas are pretty abundant around campus. The library is the most popular
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T02:33:19Z
The biggest part I regret about coming to this school is the food options. Other than that i have no other regrets about coming to this school
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T02:32:06Z
Greek life is a pretty big part of campus life, but not being greek isn't a big deal. I'm not greek and im okay with that.
College Sophomore 2013-11-09T02:30:53Z
Westerville is a wonderful community to be a part of. It has multiple shopping, eating, and cultural opportunities. I couldn't have picked a better place to go to school
College Sophomore 2013-11-03T19:24:02Z
The police on campus are decently strict. They will not hesitate to hand out tickets to students if parked in the wrong zone or registration/parking decals are not present. Police respond quickly to any crime or complaint. Otterbein is a dry campus, but students do have parties off campus; usually, unless there is some kind of complaint, police leave them alone. However, police do roam campus on weekend nights; just to make sure everyone is safe.
College Sophomore 2013-11-03T19:20:43Z
I don't know much about the long distance transportation on campus. I know that for all breaks, Otterbein has a shuttle to take students to the air port. I think this shuttle is available whenever, if students contact directly. Also, there are many COTA buses around Columbus/Westerville; although they don't provide direct routes, they are reliable means of transportation. I don't know about the costs of these means of transportation.
College Sophomore 2013-11-03T19:16:59Z
The facilities at Otterbein are awesome! The buildings, although mostly old, are very nice and accommodate students well. The facilities give the school its charm and character. The science building is probably my favorite because there is an older half and a newer half. The rooms are technologically advanced and offer students many opportunities (i.e. research). The faculty in these facilities are all great and provide students with a quality education!
College Sophomore 2013-11-03T19:12:52Z
Otterbein has multiple sports teams: football, baseball (men), softball (women), tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track, cross country and lacrosse. There is a plethora of student athletes and the fan support is awesome! The athletic facilities are nice; there are two separate facilities and there is usually enough room for athletes and non-athletes to make use of them.
College Sophomore 2013-11-03T19:09:21Z
It is difficult transitioning from high school to college. Otterbein University has made the transition a little easier. Most professors are understanding and teach the subject matter well. My academic adviser is always willing to meet with me, give me advice and answer any questions I have. Also, the facilities and housing are really nice, which makes it easier to adjust to. It is a beautiful campus and it is in a great community (Westerville). The only thing that is difficult for me is the price; it stresses me out that I already have debt. I chose Otterbein for the Allied Health major; I like the flexibility within this major. I want to be a therapist (either occupational or physical) so this program is great for me!
College Freshman 2013-10-26T20:26:58Z
The food is locally bought if possible for the dining hall, It is very healthy. There is always a variety of choices.
College Junior 2013-09-12T00:11:38Z
Otterbein is a small school with limited parking. There are several different parking passes you can buy depending on your need and budget. I feel the prices are a little high for a parking pass, but I've seen worse. There is off premise parking for parking, but you have to fight with towns people for it.
College Junior 2013-09-12T00:08:54Z
There are several computer labs that are spaced out through out campus. We have a mix of Apple and window computers. Printing is easy and cheep. Each student gets 500 pages to print for free on their school id cards each semester. There is also WiFi if you feel the need to bring a computer with plenty of places to hole up comfortably to use it.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T14:27:18Z
The freshman honors dorm was great; rooms were big by college dorm standard with lots of storage space. The suites available to upperclassman are great and roomy, but storage is lacking. Apartment atyle living is available to mostly juniors and seniors. Dorms are close to classes mostly due to the small campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-26T12:11:06Z
Guys & Girls:
Very diverse. Every student looks out for each other. Everyone is clean and respectful.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-26T12:07:54Z
Very nice facilities and they are clean in a great neighborhood.
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T22:38:08Z
It was relatively easy to get into the international business program. I encountered some problems if I wanted to add a minor, but that got resolved easily. The most important criteria for admission is to talk to you advisor, they are so helpful. The university has an easy application process not difficult at all. Talk to your advisor for any help on admission, because they come in handy.
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T22:33:05Z
Health & Safety:
There are plenty of campus police on campus so it feels safe. There are emergency polls across campus that you can push and get the police fast. There is a fire station located really close to campus so they get there really fast. I feel really safe on campus, because of the closeness of the campus police. Rarely any crimes happen on campus so I do feel very safe.
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T22:27:51Z
All of the professors are great and willing to help all students. The curriculum can get challenging, but its worth it. The registration process is painless and pretty easy. They workload can get a little heavy, but with great time management skills it can be done. They have tutors and they are pretty resourceful and easy to contact.
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T22:21:58Z
The international business program is great. The workload is not too hefty, but it is enough and sometimes can get a little heavy. The curriculum is a good amount and it is a little challenging. The professors are great and are very friendly and helpful. You really get to know the professors and they are easy to talk to and great at answering questions. The job opportunities in my major are endless. They have a lot to offer.
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T22:14:38Z
Parking on campus can be a lot better. There are rarely any good spots and the layout of parking is not that ideal. The parking can be improved on campus.
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