Campus Housing

Location
Cincinnati, OH
Undergrads
19,667
Tuition (in-state)
$25,816 ($10,784)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is a huge rip off. I would never live on campus and waste money this way again.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've heard great things about housing

1 College Student

Campus Housing: Dabney is the worst dorm ever

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: With campus housing, there is a clear spectrum of very bad to very good. However, it is all very pricey. It is a good way to meet people and make friends and it conveniently located to classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm, you can get an old one close to campus, or a new one further away. Or, if you are an athlete or honors student, you can live in the more expensive dorms that are nice quality and right by class buildings.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 175th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 913rd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 949th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1129th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Kellerman
Hometown
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major
Journalism/Spanish minor
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UC is primarily a commuter college, so most students don't live in a dorm throughout their years here. Living on campus isn't a bad option, especially if you are looking to meet new people and be close to everything UC has to offer. The residence hall staff is generally helpful and accommodating—they'll even help you move your stuff in on your first day. There are also special interest communities that can help students meet people in their college, and it's a good way to make friends and stay in the loop about what is going on at UC. Most students feel safe walking across campus, so you won't have to worry about walking on dark side streets to get home. Campus is well-lit at night, and the halls generally have desk staff to ensure non-students don't come into the dorms. It is also a shorter walk home, which is good for students who are concerned about walking alone at night.

There are some cons to on-campus housing. Some of the nicer dorms tend to be reserved for upperclassmen so you need to be prepared to live in older buildings until you reach upperclassman status. Some dorm residents also complain about being forced to have a meal plan, so they tend to move into off-campus housing after their first year. On-campus housing also tends to be more expensive than apartments off campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,075
Average Housing Costs
$6,030
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
19%
Freshmen Living On Campus
74%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Daniels Hall
  • Turner Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Campus Recreation Center Hall
  • Schneider Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • Dabney Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Dabney Hall
  • Daniels Hall
Best Dorms
  • Campus Recreation Center Housing
  • Turner Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Calhoun Hall
  • Dabney Hall
  • Daniels Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet access
  • Microfridge
Also Available
Special interest floors are available, which allow students to live in the same area as students in their major or college. Students living in these areas can meet people who share their interests and who may be in their classes. Calhoun and Siddall offer quiet floors, which are study-intensive.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of each academic year, first-year students can compete in the Battle of the Halls event during Welcome Week. Each hall has a team of 12 students who compete in trivia contests, pizza-eating contests, balloon tosses, and other events to win prizes and become accustomed to life at UC. The event is co-sponsored by UC fraternities and sororities to help new and returning students become familiar with Greek life.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Calhoun Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Elevators, kitchenettes (no supplies), study lounges and classrooms on each floor
Campus Recreation Center Hall
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Part of more than 200,000 square feet of recreation facilities, the Campus Recreation Center and CenterCourt dining hall are downstairs. The dorm also features laundry facilities, study lounges, and a student lounge with a big-screen TV.
Dabney Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Freight elevator, kitchenette (no supplies), student lounge on the first floor with a big screen TV, study lounges on each floor
Daniels Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, quads
Special Features: Kitchenettes, study halls on each floor; also has elevators, lobby lounge with a big-screen TV, two classrooms, and two laundry rooms
Schneider Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Each suite has a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and shared living area. Each floor has a study lounge, and there are laundry facilities, a small lounge with a TV, and vending area.
Siddall Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Same-gender floors, floor kitchen, floor lounges, hall lounges, recreational equipment available for use on lobby floor
Turner Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Classroom, large lounge, laundry facilities, study lounges; suites with microwave and refrigerator/freezer

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Morgens Hall
Floors: 12
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Ceramic tile bathrooms, recreational equipment available for use on lobby floor, kitchen in each apartment
Opened in 2013
Stratford Heights
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Property includes 19 furnished houses and Tower Hall. Each house is furnished, and rent includes air conditioning, cable, high-speed Internet, and utilities. A community center offers banquet facilities, convenience store, and fitness center. No meal plans required.
Freshmen who live within 50 miles are allowed to live here.

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