Ohio University students enjoy experiential learning in Ohio’s best college town
When students come to Ohio University, they do not only remember their favorite professors and the beautiful University buildings in which they learned. They also remember vibrant adventures the City of Athens has to offer and how living in our community has enhanced their overall college experience.
Recently named the best college town in the state of Ohio according to Far & Wide, it is easy to see why so many people and Bobcats fall in love with Athens.
OHIO recently received the Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for the fifth straight year in a row, and the magnificent trees are just part of the Athens backdrop. There are plenty of local restaurants to try and local stores to shop in. Plus, there are plenty of vibrant and artistic events to attend as well as opportunities to join a community group.
There is simply something to experience for everyone.
This isn’t the first time Athens has been recognized for its beautiful town and immense possibilities. USA Today named Athens the Best Small College Town in 2016, and MSN.com also named Athens the best college town in the state in 2019.
Take a look at the photos below to see why Athens is the best college town in the state and how being at OHIO is an experience that students will remember – Forever.
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A cyclist breaks under the cherry blossoms along the Hockhocking- Adena Bikeway on the campus of Ohio University
A pedestrian enjoys the fall colors at sunset in front of Claire Ping Cottage on the campus of Ohio University
Spring blooms, brick walkways and Georgian architecture adorn the College Green on the Ohio University campus
Photograph of the 2016 Ohio University Homecoming parade going down Court Street on October 8, 2016
Photograph of the Word of Mouth band playing at Tony's Tavern on Dec. 15, 2015. They play every Tuesday night which is now being called "Jazz Night" by locals
Photographs of employees harvesting produce at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville, Ohio on October 7, 2016
Wendy Minor Viny shows us a DIY halloween mask that can be made with cardboard, a pool noodle, a bike inner-tube, and some paint. Required tools for the job include scissors, a glue gun, and a stapler
A latte created at Donkey Coffee and Espresso in Athens, Ohio on Jan. 15, 2016
Passion Works artists work on pieces to be displayed at the Nelsonville Music Festival at the studio in Uptown Athens, Ohio on June 3, 2019
Photographs of the Ohio University International Street Fair on Court Street near the college campus in uptown Athens, Ohio on Apr. 16, 2016
Mountain biking on Sundown Trail at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio on August 28, 2018
Cutler Hall, the center of College Green on the Athens Campus of Ohio University
Fall colors the trees and hillsides at Strouds Run State Park near Athens, Ohio on November 1, 2019