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The most frustrating thing about this school is the administration. The administrators at this school are, to boil it down to a few choice adjectives, a bunch of greedy, apathetic, money-grubbing scrooges. The top administration, from the Board of Trustees down to the Provost, are more interested, and I am tempted to say, solely interested, in squeezing every last penny out of students pockets. This manifests itself in various ways; food quality (poor), education quality (good, but could be much better) and athletics (more emphasized for benefit of the administration as a profit-generating tool, than student enjoyment).

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The most frustrating thing about my school is that it has a well known reputation for being a party school. Going to a school that prides itself on drinking and partying makes it hard to focus on the reason you are actually attending the university in the first place. There have been multiple times where, if it were not for the atmosphere of the campus, I would be in much better academic standing than I currently am. Overall, Ohio University is a wonderful school but it requires a lot of each student to turn away from these activities.

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Meal plans are frustrating. Having to live in the dorms 2 years can be frustrating as well. For those who don't drink, it can be awkward at first. there's plenty to do here besides drink, despite our reputation. There's plenty to do besides drink; concerts, poetry readings, coffee shops, bowling, roller skating, skate boarding, swimming, sports (varsity, club and other), attending sport events, food places, sights to see, clubs, recreational activities, hanging on the greens. You just have to find it all.

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The most frustrating thing about Ohio University is that the school receives a bad repuation from the public because we are known as a "party school." The fact is that, yes there are parties, but they can be found at all colleges around the United States, not just here, in Athens, Ohio. It's frustrating being a student, who is really focused about my education, at OU because sometimes the partying will make other people over look you as an individual, just because you attend a "party school."

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One of the most frustrating things about Ohio university is the amount of drinking and partying in which many underage students participate. I knew that I worked very hard to get where I was and I was not going to let that kind of lifestyle interfere with what I was there to do and I could never understand how so many others did not feel the same way that I did. That said, there are many students who had the same outlook I did, and I had a wonderful experience at Ohio University.

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The most frustrating thing about Ohio University has to be growing accustomed to the new administrative decisions. My senior year the school will be switching from quarters to semesters, so many things about our future are up in the air. When someone is trying to figure out what they will do with the rest of their life, this can make it more intimidating and frustrating when even your superiors are not quite sure how things will work for our school in the future.

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The most frustrating thing about my school is its reputation. Ohio University has a reputation of a "party" school. I do not party, I chose to come here for other reasons other than partying. When I tell people I go to OU there reply is usually "oh so you are a partier?" I do not want this reputation, and the fact that I have it strictly because of the school I chose I think is unfair. It is frustrating to be considered something I am not: a partier.

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The most frustrating aspect of my school deals with the dorms. It really is stressful meeting a new person, and automatically living together in the room as if you've known each other for years! The system in becomming paired up with someone who shares similar feelings and lifestyles definitely needs some adaptations and adjustments so that students can feel comfortable coming to college and sharing living space with another individual.

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Ohio University focuses mostly on scholarships for racial minorities but does not give any money to ethnic minorities, such as my roommate who was born in Romania. They did not give her money because she labeled Caucasion/White on her application even though she qualified for many minority scholarships. The only good on-compas jobs are available to work study students.

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The most frustrating thing about Ohio University is how alone the school really is. There isn't much to do here. Anyone looking for a good time has to go either home or north towards columbus in order to find anything interesting to do. That's why Ohio University kids drink so much! There's nothing else to do in Athens!

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