Westerville, OH
Otterbein University


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Recent Reviews

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, and all very driven and overall smart individuals.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, and all very driven and overall smart individuals.

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

I would tell the students to go where they want to go and not let anyone influence their decision. I would tell the parents to let the student go where they want even if they need to take a loan out. When a student finds the right college it should be for academic and campus opportunities not for social or partying reasons. A student should look at the size, area, major wanted, and opportunities. A student should spend a lot of time looking and visiting colleges. This is a very important decision. The students and parents should look before and during their Junior year of High School. The students and parents should also use their high school counselors, they are very resourceful. Lastly, the student should want to go to college, every student is ready at a different point, but i suggest students to go directly after high school. This is an exciting time for students and parents tend to get nervous. Parents need to remember they will always be there son/daughter and to let them go where they want.

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

Otterbein College is surrounded by a small, friendly town. It is a clean and welcoming campus where everyone can be themselve...

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

Otterbein College is surrounded by a small, friendly town. It is a clean and welcoming campus where everyone can be themselves. Otterbein consists of a variety of backgrounds, which makes it a great and interesting place to be. Otterbein is also a great place to meet new people and recieve a well deserved degree. At Otterbein, classes are taught by educated professors who are always willing to help out. If i could describe Otterbein in one word, I'd say: unique! I choose unique because when I visited other colleges I didn't feel at home and here I do!

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

If you are an athlete, do not go to a college just for sports; anything is possible and one day you may not be capable of playing that sport, therefore you need to find a college where you can comfortably take out the athletic aspect and see if it's the right fit academically. Also, find a place that feels like home to you. If you feel there is a negative vibe, whether it may only be something small, do not ignore it, you've got to make yourself happy. Parents, maybe watch you childs reactions when you're on a campus tour (if you may go on one), because in my opinion, their face says it all. Also be sure to listen to all the minor details, because as a incoming Freshman, a lot of times your kids may overlook the small but important details. As for the expereince, students, try your best to meet lot of people, the more the better. It isn't highschool anymore, cliques are not the safe way out, try to make a variety of friends. Also stay on top of your work, its easy to procrastinate, but that can easily leads to failure.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think I could pin point a person who could not attended Otterbein College; because of the diverse backgrounds here and the welcoming faculty, I do not feel anyone should not attend Otterbein.

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

The most important thing to keep in mind when deciding on a college to attend, is personal comfort above all other priorities...

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

The most important thing to keep in mind when deciding on a college to attend, is personal comfort above all other priorities. Upon visiting a college you can judge on the tour whether or not it is right for you. If you feel uncomfortable with the college--whether they have an amazing curriculum or not--chances are you will not have a good experience if you applied. I chose Otterbein because of the feeling I got from reading the courses online, looking at campus photos, and hearing several alumni from my area tell me about their experience at the college. I never visited the campus, but there was another college I was looking into that I would never be able to visit before I applied as well. Ashland University and Dana College in Nebraska where my other top choices, but they did not give me the same feeling as Otterbein did. Emotion can easily get in the way with success. The best way to accommodate that is to choose a college that feels comfortable, and not overbearing. If you cannot do well in a stressful environment and that's the college you chose, you will be less likely to excel.

Rebecca
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are very kind and helpful when someone needs help or has a question.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are very kind and helpful when someone needs help or has a question.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Otterbein is best known for their friendly services and wonderful professors.

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

When looking to find the perfect college for you, there are many things to take into consideration. Location, cost, and if they have your major are some important things to look into. Parents should let their child look at as many colleges as they want because every college or university differs. Although the social life should not the reason why someone is choosing a college, it is something that a student should put into consideration. To make the most of your college experience, students need to keep an open mind. The transition from home to college is hard and difficult in to beginning for everyone, so give it time. Students should focus mostly on school because that is why they are paying so much money but having a social life is also very important in a college eduation. The first quarter of your freshman year, you should attend everything you can in order to find your place at school. Once you get involved, school will flow smoother and easier. Finding the right college is difficult but worth the time you put into it.

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

A liberal, accepting, culturally diverse, and academically focused college.

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

A liberal, accepting, culturally diverse, and academically focused college.

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

Look for a school that best fits you, not your family or friends. Dive into different activities that your college offers and don't give up right away.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The small size because you see basically the same people everyday.

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

Otterbein is a small unified and tight knit college, complete with a nice little town called Westerville and surrounded by lo...

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

Otterbein is a small unified and tight knit college, complete with a nice little town called Westerville and surrounded by lots of green.

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

I would tell parents not to worry about where to send their children, because it will all work out in the end. If you think your son or daughter will not be able to go to college based on financial reasons, that it not true. There is all kinds of financial aid available to those who need it. The key to finding the right college is to do research about where you would like to go, what you're interested in, and actually visiting the campus. By visiting different colleges, you can gain insight into what college life at that school is like.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One that is not accepting of others' views.

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

I would tell students to visit the schools they are thinking about multiple times and do an overnight. College is just as mu...

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

I would tell students to visit the schools they are thinking about multiple times and do an overnight. College is just as much about finding the right fit and social atmosphere, you will be there for 4 years. When you get to college dive into it head first! Experiance everything you can, make the most of every opportunity you have. You will look back and regret what you decided not to do more than something you did do and not have that much fun. Finally enjoy your classes. Immerse yourself in them. You will never again have the same opportunity to gain this much knowledge in a subject you love.

What's unique about your campus?

Good location, in a nice town, but you have the city(columbus) right there.

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

Too conservative, not enough diversity. Suitcase campus

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

Otterbein is the best school that I could have found for me.

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

Otterbein is the best school that I could have found for me.

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

Otterbein is a great college so long as you are interested in working extremely hard. This school is not known for its partying. It is also small so if you aren't into dealing with clique situations, it is not a good idea to go to Otterbein. The clique problem really isn't a problem but people do pair off into groups of friends. You have to think about what you want out of a college experience. The rumors about schools are almost always true so if you are looking for a good time, a party school is a good idea for you, they tend to have good degrees also for when you do feel serious. If you are serious about your degree and are looking for a school to get a good degree, it is a good idea to search for a dry campus. You may want to party at times and let loose but going to a dry campus gives you the structure to stay on task.

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

I wish that I had known that my program was going to be as hard as it is.

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

Be yourself. You need to find a college that is right for you. Don't choose a college just because your parents want it or ...

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

Be yourself. You need to find a college that is right for you. Don't choose a college just because your parents want it or because your best friend is going there. You have to like the college you choose. Afterall, you're going to be surrounded by it for 2, 4, or even more years. This is a place where you are going to make great friends and meet not so great people. You're going to spend a lot of time being stressed out and time laughing and having a good time. You have to be comfortable in your surroundings and have a place to just be yourself. College helps you find a carrer but most importantly college helps you find yourself.

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

I consider the worst thing about my school the diversity. There isn't much diversity here and it seems that most people have judgements about others. There is a strong population of upper class people whose parents pay for everything and it seems as if they don't appreciate the things around them or given to them.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There are alot of homosexual people that attend Otterbein. I would say something who is homophobic shouldn't attend this school or someone that doesn't have an open mind.

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  • 2,475
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  • 73%

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