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Category: Ohio

Wittenberg University – Springfield, Ohio

  Ohio may have more college gems per square mile than any other state; Wittenberg University is certainly among them.  Springfield is a city of about a hundred thousand west of Columbus and north of Dayton.  To be ruthlessly honest, the greatest of Springfield’s assets is probably the handsome campus of Wittenberg University.  The university was founded by the English…

Miami University – Oxford, Ohio

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “I don’t know why every college movie is not filmed at Miami; the buildings are uniformly “just right” – just the right blend of red brick and white column, just the right scale, set in just the right place, surrounded by just the right landscaping.  Paths cross in just the right ways at…

Ohio Wesleyan University – Delaware, Ohio

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets- “Ohio Wesleyan University (also known as OWU – pronounced:  “Oh – Woo”) in Delaware, Ohio is noted for the percentage of international students enrolled each year; Wesleyan is among the most generous in aiding applicants from outside the United States and enrolls a large number of international students – among the top ten most…

John Carroll University – University Heights, Ohio

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “The organization of residential life is somewhat more thoughtfully developed at John Carroll than at some other middle-sized universities; residential options include life-style and academic choices.  The general tone of campus life is purposeful and earnest; students enjoy their time at JCU, but are slightly more restrained than the general unwashed mass of…

The College of Wooster – Wooster, Ohio

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets- “There is no way to truly communicate the warmth, loyalty, and good-hearted spirit on this campus; Wooster’s students feel at home from the very start and spend their four years making others feel as if they too have a place at Wooster. Like Davidson, Macalester, and  Centre, Wooster was established by the Presbyterian Church,…