Ohio University-Main Campus
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Ohio University boasts a spacious, pastoral campus located on the hilly banks of the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio.
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- Full name: Ohio University-Main Campus
- Location: Athens
- Founded: 1804
- Tuition: $10,446
- Setting: Town
- Public/Private: Public
- Selectivity: Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 78%
- Undergraduates: 23,504
- Graduates: 5,282
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This public research university boasts a spacious, pastoral campus located on the hilly banks of the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio. It has a reputation as a big party school, and the amount of time and effort Ohio University administrators spend fighting this reputation underscores how true it must be.
Every Halloween between ten and thirty thousand visitors join twenty thousand OU students and descend on downtown Athens streets for a revelry to end all revelries, including popular activities like fisticuffs and public couch burning. They party so hearty that
in the period before Halloween the university changes the locks on the doors of each residence hall and requires students to pre-register their one allowed guest a week in advance!
But Ohio's Bobcats don't restrict their love of having a good time to one day out of the year and can often be found in one of the 32 bars located near campus. That's not to say there aren't options for those who shun the bar scene. Local coffee shops are known to have open mic nights and comedy shows, and performances regularly come to other local venues, including OU's auditorium.
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