Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern is a student's campus. Students are able to do whatever they dream to do and have the support of the faculty and ad...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern is a student's campus. Students are able to do whatever they dream to do and have the support of the faculty and administration to do it.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Yes, but not really and they are changing! Ada, OH is in the middle of cornfields, but if a student says their isn't anything to do, they haven't tried at all to find something. There are always activities - ranging from card games to theatre performances to intramurals to world-famous speakers. While Northern's student body is mostly from Ohio, the out of state and international student population continues to grow.

What are the academics like at your school?

No TAs! 95% of the professors actually care if you pass and will help you if you ask for it.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Middle of cornfields which means nothing to do, average Ohio students

Jasmine
Describe the students at your school.

Highly intelligent,helpful, and nice yet sheltered

Describe the students at your school.

Highly intelligent,helpful, and nice yet sheltered

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

I suggest that students and parents begin the college process well in advance. Its very important to consider location, academic achievements, and job placement following graduation. Many students have a false vision of college life based on such popular films as "Animal House". However, this is not the case at accredited universities and its the responisiblity of both parents and students to evaluate what is most important to them long-term. I also believe that student-to-faculty ratio should be considered and diversity. The college experience is different for each individual. Your success and/or failure is in your hands!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

An academically savy student who is very career oriented should attend Northern.

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

I believe that finding the right school is based on the work ethic of each individual student. In order to choose the colleg...

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

I believe that finding the right school is based on the work ethic of each individual student. In order to choose the college right for you, one must decide if they need to focus on their work in order to do well, are up for a challenge or want to just slide by. I would say a university, such as Ohio Northern has gives the individual a challenge that creates you to think outside of the box, and do your own research to fully comprehend something that may have been discussed in class. There is really a lot of outside work that is typically done, so that the indivudual can succeed. As for other public schools, I have not attended, but I believe that the universities contain material that would allow one to just pass by without much excess research, although each public school varies. The decission should really be up to the student because, whether the parents like it ornot, the student will only try as much as they want to.

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

That college is MUCH harder than high school, and that you do need to study for tests and quizes.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One who doesn't like to attend class on a regular basis, and one who does not know what they want to do as a future career after their second year.

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.

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  • $29,820
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  • 64%

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