Westerville, OH
Otterbein University


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Recent Reviews

Tasia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very safe environment. You don't have to worry about anything dangerous happening. Everyone is all close knit and ver...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very safe environment. You don't have to worry about anything dangerous happening. Everyone is all close knit and very friendly. Highly recommend taking a visit or even just visit downtown to get a great experience. Otterbein has great faculty and staff members on campus.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoyed my experience for the most part. The tutition is very high considering some of the subpar qualities of the school. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoyed my experience for the most part. The tutition is very high considering some of the subpar qualities of the school. The campus is nice but the food is terrible, the parking is very expensive and almost non-existent, the wifi access is terrible, and the school is only interested in making more money and is less concerned with the student experience.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing place! Every person that I have met at the school is very kind and helpful. The professors truly care about ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing place! Every person that I have met at the school is very kind and helpful. The professors truly care about each individual student, and they take time to get to know everyone. Every student takes great pride in being an Otterbein Cardinal, and they take their education very seriously. The campus itself is beautiful. There are trees and flowers everywhere. It is a wonderful place, and it feels like home to every student who goes there.

N
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I'm not a party person but the school loves it when there's a cause to fight for. Activism isn't looked down on an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I'm not a party person but the school loves it when there's a cause to fight for. Activism isn't looked down on and everyone is really really nice. The school won't hire someone who doesn't fit their needs or ideals so it's a great all around experience.

Katie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Otterbein is a fabulous school. It is located in Westerville, a wonderful suburb of Columbus, which gives you the best of cit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Otterbein is a fabulous school. It is located in Westerville, a wonderful suburb of Columbus, which gives you the best of city life and suburban life. The professors care deeply about each student and work hard to open up opportunities that qwe wouldn't have at other schools. I really feel at home here.

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Otterbein University is a very close nit campus, though at times a little snooty. They are very kind and will ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Otterbein University is a very close nit campus, though at times a little snooty. They are very kind and will help any and all students in any way the can (normally). The class sizes are very small and you can get one-on-one attention with the vast majority of the professors without any sort of trouble.

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

How much of a fight being at this university was going to be. My situation is a touch different than most, however.

What do people really wear to class?

That is a really weird question! There are a mixture of different outfits worn to classes. Some come fully dressed up in suits everyday, others wear what we wore in high school, others wear leggings or pjs. It is kind of all over the place.

What's the hardest thing about freshman year?

The hardest thing about freshman year (and this applies to all Universities) is getting adjusted. It is a totally new experience to a lot of people to be living on campus, not knowing anyone or very few and having an entire campus to explore/learn about. On top of that, attempting to figure out the best way for you to do well.

How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

You can phone home as much as you wish! Just because you are now on campus does not mean you should stop communicating with your family back home! Once a day sounds perfectly fine! Though, the more activities that you get involved with on campus, the harder that once a day could become.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is unwilling to put in the effort required, or perhaps does not desire to pay quite the amount that this university costs.

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

Otterbein University looks, to someone who has never seen it before, really small. It is a private institution with very small class sizes, however, there are a great deal of opportunities and resources available. You are able to walk with little to no problems to and from your classes and residence halls. I am not a resident, however, the farthest distance I have to go between classes is about a ten minute walk on most days. There are not many places to truly hide out on this campus, as everyone pretty much knows everyone, however, my favorite locations on this campus would probably be: The Bean (Coffee spot outside the library), Third floor of the library, the commuter lounge (basement of Towers) and room 338 in Roush.

Shirley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s hard work to maintain a social life and great grades. But Otterbein makes the difference. This school has a good commu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s hard work to maintain a social life and great grades. But Otterbein makes the difference. This school has a good community that is able to balance the work hard, play hard type of feeling. I'm only only a freshman but I think I can speak for everyone on the point I'm making .

Hugh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Otterbein is a fantastic university with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. The people are wonderful, and the area is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Otterbein is a fantastic university with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. The people are wonderful, and the area is so nice. Plus, Columbus is only 15 minutes away. The food is just alright though. There are plenty of campus activities to get involved with and you will be constantly encouraged by teachers, staff, and students.

Andrew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors make an effort to get to know you personally and you'll get to know them as well if you choose. Having the sm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors make an effort to get to know you personally and you'll get to know them as well if you choose. Having the small class sizes and personalized attention is a wonderful opportunity. Everyone on campus is really looking out for your best interest and want to help you succeed any way they can. The possibilities to get involved are diverse and exciting. If you really want to do something (travel abroad, start a club, change your major, etc.) they'll make it happen for you. Other students aren't always the friendliest, but if you search you will definitely find people with similar interests. It really is a privilege to go here.

Lucy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy spending time on campus at Otterbein University! So many places around the area that you can go to and the aca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy spending time on campus at Otterbein University! So many places around the area that you can go to and the academics are great. If people are looking for a small campus with a close community, Otterbein is the place for you! I really like being able to email my professors and meet with them one-on-one if I ever need help.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,475
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $31,874
  • Acceptance rate
  • 73%

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