Going to college in Cincinnati is a great opportunity for someone looking to enrich their lives with a variety of experiences. Whether you have a passion for art, sports, music, or nightlife, there is something for everyone. The city is big enough to satisfy students looking for a hip, urban environment, but it's not too big for someone coming from a small town. Plus, there is always something going on in Cincinnati, no matter what time of year, so students will never be bored. Students generally wander off campus to find their entertainment, but Main Campus is just minutes away downtown and the entertainment districts, so the journey to find fun is never overwhelming. Newport on the Levee, which is right across the Ohio River, is a great place for college students. Newport is especially popular with the over-21 crowd, as there is a variety of bars within walking distance of one another.
For students who don't want to venture downtown, the Clifton area where UC is boasts a fair number of hip hangouts. Although the administration says UC is a 24-hour campus, many students will tell you it's not. Most eateries close early, and events tend to wrap up before 11 p.m. But beware: Since a majority of students is commuters or lives in surrounding neighborhoods, campus tends to look more like a deserted ghost town at night than a happening hot spot.