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Reviews 726 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus so I cannot accurately assess campus housing

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge part of the campus and there is no on campus housing for Greeks.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: On campus dining is expensive so I rarely eat in the dining hall because I didn't purchase a meal plan. There are a handful of other places to eat, and why there isn't a huge variety these places are generally fairly priced.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are intelligent and very helpful, class size is good because the professors know you're name and you're not just a number. The registration process is easy and the workload is never that difficult except when you have tests/papers all due around the same time, but it's still manageable.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It isn't the safest area and there aren't many exciting attractions or activities to participate in.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not on campus very much so I'm not often in the area to assess the dining options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus so I can't accurately assess the campus strictness. As far as attendance, parking, etc. things are pretty lenient. But you have to know where to park because I made many honest mistakes and got parking tickets.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most talked about sport is basketball and the games are always highly attended and discussed. There also intramurals and club sports that are pretty popular, athletics are a big part of campus life.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: GREAT variety of food. The food is also very delicious!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The surrounding community of Norwood is a little sketchy, but the houses are quaint and nice. They tend to be cheaper than living on campus too, and they are fairly close.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: SAC always has things to do off campus. Just be careful wondering Norwood and going to UDF...it can be very sketchy.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's Cincinnati. You get all 4 seasons...sometimes you get them all in the same week.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Xavier met all my needs and gave me a really hefty scholarship!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As a Music Performance/ Music Ed double major, I'm taking about 20 credits. Yes, it's very tough but it is worth the hard work! The Music Lab is new and very high tech and the professors are very knowledgeable about music. They are very personable and friendly.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: From Graeter's to Skyline to Outback to Dancing Wasabi, there are many off-campus eateries to chose from for a reasonable prince. Also, some places outside of campus accept X-Cash (like Chipotle and B Dubs!)

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Xavier basketball is a ton of fun. The students really get into the games and it's great to socialize and have fun in Cintas!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: McGrath can be very good and sometimes mediocre depending on the situation. You can always see the campus police patrolling the area, and the blue emergency poles are very helpful if you ever feel unsafe, though I've never met anybody who has felt unsafe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Xavier has lots of rules, but most of the time they aren't enforced because they are not causing issues.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's Hookahs and pot seen at parties, but besides that drugs have never been a huge problem at Xavier. But if you are a person that does drugs, there are ways to be satisfied.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Xavier is not known for partying, but people still do it anyways. The parties tend to get broken up at around midnight, which is very unfortunate. Regardless, people still find ways to drink and have a good time.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Xavier students are always wearing something with the Xavier logo on it. The guys here are attractive and matured (for the most part!) Most of the guys I have met have been very sweet and friendly and are very approachable. They tend to dress classier and take care of themselves as well in terms of physicality and hygiene.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: For a private Jesuit college, Xavier is diverse in race, religion and culture. There are many clubs that benefit different cultures and allow students to branch from the common christian religion. Xavier is also very positive with sexual orientation and the students are all accepting.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: They always have weekend shuttles and shuttles to the megabus and airport. I've never used the shuttle, but i've heard it's helpful.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is wonderful. As a resident of Husman, it is quiet yet sociable. Brockman tends to be more sociable and louder, but they seem to have a lot of fun. My bathroom is cleaned once a week and though there are 3 of us in a double room, we manage to make our dorm roomy :)

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus crime is very low. I have not experienced any unsafe conditions on campus what so ever.

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Michelle Rosmarin
Columbus, Ohio
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Overall, I am definitely satisfied with my experience at Xavier so far. Adjusting to a new city, new school, and new friends was tough at first, but in retrospect, if I were somewhere else besides Xavier, it would've been a lot tougher. The combination of a small school where you can get to know everyone with a big-school atmosphere, including big-time college sports and a big city to explore, makes Xavier a fun and interesting place to be. The people at Xavier are really some of the friendliest you'll meet. (As tired as that sounds, it's absolutely true.) The reason that Xavier has such a high retention rate is that people who take an honest look at Xavier normally want to go here, and rarely are they let down. It's clear when you visit here that things are laid-back, there are no gigantic parties on a weekly basis, and everything is in general serene and comfortable. While it may differ from the typical college experience portrayed in all our favorite movies, the XU experience is enjoyable and dynamic. The beauty of X is it can be whatever you choose to make it. At another school, the pace of life is often determined by a gigantic student body, and if you don't conform, you are an outcast. At Xavier, students have the freedom to be individuals and study, work, and play just about any way they want to.

Sure, there are plenty of things you could gripe about The parking situation is a pain. Housing can be a hassle. Also, if you're looking for a major blowout party every single weekend, Xavier's probably not for you. However, during your tenure at Xavier, you will meet tremendous people from places and backgrounds you may never have been exposed to before, and you will also get opportunities, both academic and in life, that you could not have had anywhere else. Go Musketeers!

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