Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University


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Christina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for somewhere not only where you can have a lot of fun but can also grow academically. You want some place that you can ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for somewhere not only where you can have a lot of fun but can also grow academically. You want some place that you can see being your home away from home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

One that doesn't take partying hard to be a priority. Someone who is very academically focused but also likes to have a good time.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The friendliness, how good all of the programs are, and all my good friends I met.

Jessica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents to visit the schools of their childs choice and see what they have to offer their children not only ac...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents to visit the schools of their childs choice and see what they have to offer their children not only academically but financially and characteristically. I advise parents to get to know some of the professors in their childs field of study as well as becoming very comforatble with the residence life office and financial aid office so the school knows that your child is not alone and has somebody representing them. I would also reccomend talking with students at random of all different cultures and status and not just the poster children that the school wants you to talk to, so they can get a real feel for the school. I hope that parents would also send their kids on an overnight visit at the school so that the child can see and feel the school vibe for themselves, the parent will be able to tell how their child feels about the school.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had know that there was such little diversity and that the school was in the middle of nowhere

What kind of person should attend this school?

Conservative, white, upper-class students who are interested in studying 89% of their lives are the typical student that would fit in. But There should be more liberal, multi-cultural , artisitic, caring people.

Britney
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ohio Northern University is a small, well-rounded liberal arts college, that is very welcoming and challenging academically.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ohio Northern University is a small, well-rounded liberal arts college, that is very welcoming and challenging academically.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to students that are trying to decide on a college to attend is this; Get out and visit universities that interest you. Take a campus tour and meet with professors, or even sit in on class session if you can. Getting acquainted with the university can help you make the decision that's best for you. I know that when I found the right college to attend, I knew it right away.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that doesn't take their academics seriously should not attend. To succeed at this universities you must be focused and hard working.

Nicole
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, community-oriented university that is well-known for its pharmacy and engineering degrees in particular.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small, community-oriented university that is well-known for its pharmacy and engineering degrees in particular.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students should figure out school subjects that interest them. Even if they are undecided when they start attending a college or university, it helps to know what topics are interesting to the student because this will help narrow down options for majors, minors, and degrees, and choosing an interesting degree helps to ensure the student will enjoy his future job. Students should find a college that offers degrees in many of the different areas in which the student shows interest; the more options the student has at a college, the more options he has to explore, so the student will be more satisfied when he does choose a program of study. Academic options is probably the most important factor in choosing a college, but the student should also consider the size of the school (both the campus and the student body) and choose a comfortable size. Students should look into extracurricular activities and sports as a way to get involved because these activities will enhance the college experience and make a student's time spent studying at a college more worthwhile. The choice is about finding a community that suites the academic and personal interests of the student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The cost to attend this school is high because it is a small, private university.

Jeannette
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Very small campus allows students and staff to form strong bonds socially and academically. Students are treated as individu...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Very small campus allows students and staff to form strong bonds socially and academically. Students are treated as individuals here!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school that best meets your needs; It should be a place that you can see yourself studying late at night, mingling with friends at the cafeteria, and researching in the library. Include your parents in the discussion, but remember that this is ultimately your decision. College is about the experience of learning independence. Parents, it's time to let your kids make mistakes and learn to fix them on their own. Students, don't call your parents every night; forge new relationships while fostering the old ones. Remember that you are here to further your education, opportunities, and relationships.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The weather consists of snow, wind, and rain. It's like living in the Arctic Tundra between November and April. It is still snowing during spring break!

Brook
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great post-graduation job placement Highly respected faculty and alumni Challenging Coursework and Classes Up-to-date facilit...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great post-graduation job placement Highly respected faculty and alumni Challenging Coursework and Classes Up-to-date facilities and buildings

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Even though a school may be more expensive, there is still the quality of education that is present at such an institution. Quality of education is far more important than cost of education. Be sure that you choose a school that has activities to do other than school work but not so much to do that the student cannot stay concentrated.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that is highly motivated to succeed and wants to work to be successful after graduation. Someone that can focus hard during the week and get their work done during the week to have fun on the weekends.

Caitlin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are determined, hardworking yet still have a fun and positive attitude.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are determined, hardworking yet still have a fun and positive attitude.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First think about how you adapt to change. This can help determine many different aspects of your college life. If you adapt well, I would suggest looking into a school that is not like the area where you grew up to give you a different perspective. If you don't adapt well to change, join different organizations; join something even if you do adapt well to change. This is the best way to meet others with similar interests, learn more about yourself, or you can try something new. You will also feel more connected to the school and others socially and academically. Parents need to remember that food is always a plus, and the dormmates will love your student even more. Also, this is the time your student is learning about freedom, life, and their place in the world. They may need some guidance, but college really does teach all of this, even if it is the hard way. Students, don't forget, just because everyone else is doing it, you do not have to do it too. Lastly, the upperclassmen are very helpful. They know how it feels to be in a new, stange place, you are not alone!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing is probably the stress on general education classes. Although they are important, I know myself and others have had problems with those courses getting in the way too much with their major classes. Sometimes the professors expect the students to work harder than they really should have to at times.

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

The students who attend Ohio Northern University are mostly white, middle-to-upper-middle class, and from very small rowns, m...

Describe the students at your school.

The students who attend Ohio Northern University are mostly white, middle-to-upper-middle class, and from very small rowns, much like the town the university is in itself. Diversity is less than 10 percent.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The largest piece of advice I can give to anyone is to picture yourself at the university by yourself, without any friends you might know who attend or who will be attending with you. People change, and it is important to be in a place where you feel confortable enough by yourself. Therefore, you will be sure to feel confortable enough to make as many friends as you want. Bottom line, make sure you feel as confortable as possible. Being away from home can be tough, so make your college your home away from home.

What kind of person should attend this school?

As a person who grew up in a very diverse neighborhood, it was quite an adjustment to come to Ada, Ohio. However, the professors and the majority of the students I have met have made my decision worthwhile. Therefore, I feel as though almost anyone can come here, as long as you can adjust to a small town atmosphere and a relatively small school.

Anna
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ONU is large enough to challenge, small enough to care.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ONU is large enough to challenge, small enough to care.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

This is your choice. Make the most of it and find exactly what you want. It's like marriage: you should know what you want when you're looking for a college, make sure you go back for multiple visits to ensure your first impression wasn't a fluke, be aware of what you're getting yourself into financially, spiritually, emotionally, and socially, and NEVER SETTLE! Be sure that you have prepared yourself correctly for this college-selection journey with hard work and determination in high school; if you have done your best until now, that will show when you are being interviewed at a college. There is always a way to make it work, to pay for the college or university that you want to attend; don't ever abandon your first choice because it seems "out of your league". And parents, put trust and faith in your student regarding the school she/he wants to attend. If young Dani comes home wanting to go to Harvard, you better believe it and be as supportive as possible, while keeping Dani rooted in reality. FIGHT. Fight to get into your first choice school in any way you can. Do it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

It is completely necessary to make your own friends and your own fun; no one is going to do it for you. There are plenty of groups to get involved with, but you still have to go out there and get yourself involved.

Madison
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ohio Northern University is a small, focused, friendly, successful school with amazing students and professors who are driven...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ohio Northern University is a small, focused, friendly, successful school with amazing students and professors who are driven and feed ONU's contagious personality.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are a small and somewhat isolated school and that is seen as a disadvantage by some outsiders. We prefer it this way though. The atmosphere is fun, personal and focused on education. What we lack in location and size we make up for in opportunity. If we can't do something because of these restrictions we bring what need to us, such as guest artists and professional speakers. And groups on campus are always taking trips to learn about their professions and the outside world. We really are lucky students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents, please take the time to visit as many college campuses your child wants to visit. It is well worth the time and effort to know that your child will be comfortable with their college choice when they make it. Be supportive of their choice. Do not tell them what school to attend. Students, don't take high school so seriously or not seriously enough. Get involved in extra-curricular activities and maintain a good, not perfect, GPA. You will learn more about yourself if you are involved in personal growth activities and your college choice will be easier if you know what you like. Once you are at school you will doubt if you are cutout for college - you are. Give yourself time to adjust and make good decisions leading you to the best route for your college and professional career. It is, again, not all about the grades. Do your best and let your professors know you are here for the right reasons, but take time to enjoy extra-curricular activities and learn more about yourself and your interests. Your professors are the best route to success - use them, they get paid to be there for you.

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