Students here “try to get involved in community service, especially those involved in Greek life,” and they are “generally friendly.” One student observes that “students totally devoted to their schoolwork are atypical here.” Yet, it should be noted that OHIO students have succeeded in claiming a number of nationally competitive academic awards in recent years, with The Chronicle of Higher Education having recognized Ohio University as being among the nation’s top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students.
“Ohio University has a beautiful campus with lots of character, both in academia and nightlife,” students here report. Greek organizations play a major role in the life of the campus, providing service to the community and serving as a social catalyst. College athletics are a big draw (especially football, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball), as are such annual events as Homecoming and the school is host to literally hundreds of student clubs and organizations serving interests of every variety. Hometown Athens is a typical small college town with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. The closest cities of note— Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia—are each about a ninety-minute drive from the OHIO campus.