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Reviews 1042 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Great and getting better! Added 5 new buildings in the last 5 years. Cintas is great and a new student gym is on the way.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Cincinnati has great shopping and eats. It is cheap to live here and is truly on the rise.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it, the people are the best!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Make the most of it.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people are my favorite part of X. Everyone is nice. Girls are average but getting hotter, the athletes are absolute smokes. There is every type of guy here but more guys then girls party.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very helpful but hard to get a time.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is awesome and club sports are great to be a part of. Limited field space and a tiny outdated gym are the downfalls.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some houses are dumps, few are nice but hey it's college. Kids that want a nice place can live in the pricy UStation. Tons of houses within walking distance but the area isn't great and people get robbed of TVs a good amount.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Domino's delivers until 3am on weekends and is within walking or delivery distance. Chipotle is a mile away along with Jimmy John's, Skyline Chili, and others. University Station only has ice cream now but is getting a donut shop, yogurt, and a Gold Star Chili. We are hopeful more options will open soon as there is a lot of empty space in U Station. Cincinnati as a whole has an awesome food scene with OTR and Findlay Market but they're 15 minutes by car.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Thursdays are fun because if you're 21 or have a piece of plastic that says you're 21 you can go to Stones right next to campus or take a free bus to Mt. Adams for $1 beers. Fridays are usually dead "because it is Xavier". Saturdays are the best party days. Pre-games before basketball games are fun and usually you can find a party at night if you know people. The key as an underclassman is to make friends with upperclassmen to get invites to parties.

2 College Freshman

Administration: They're out to catch kids that are doing anything wrong. Cops are always parked along the route from parties to campus so don't stumble otherwise they'll ticket you. Cops break up parties by 12 almost every time. Res Life is run by a bunch of power hungry 50 year olds there to yell at you like a parent then make you cough up $100+ for each violation.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: X is very generous with scholarships and when I asked for more money I was granted $1000 more per year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall has very friendly staff but the options get repetitive. They do occasional specials like Christmas Dinner and a Steak night. Currito and Subway are open until 2am on weekends and are pretty good drunk food. The omelet and pasta lines are great but are usually long. My favorite cafeteria meal is lunch with good sandwiches. The unlimited meal plan is the way to go because it is nice to just stop in for a snack whenever. They need to expand hours as it is only open until 8pm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are very normal. Small rooms with RA's that are there to write you up not be your friend. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly by the school which is great. Sophomore housing process is very stressful and it is hard to get a good number but if you do Fenwick is where most sophomores live and it is truly awesome.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living at Xavier University my freshman year was not what I expected at all. I was hoping for a very fun, social freshman year, making tons of friends and memories. Not what I got at all. I only have two good friends that I know I can trust with anything, all the other friends I have come into contact with are fake, liars, and stealers. The housing process is not enjoyable because they try to fit as many people in a room that is ONLY designed for TWO people. The safety of some the rooms are questionable. The dorm halls are not sociable at all, everyone stays in their room and keeps quiet for the most part. Some RA's are more relaxed and others are FISHING for trouble. THE SOCIAL LIFE SUCKS. At most colleges, there is always a last resort or something you can do if nothing else is going on. At Xavier, there is rarely ever anything going on. I myself know a lot of people, and usually when there is no parties at Xavier, everyone stays in their dorm and "chills": EW no fun. There have been only a few good parties. At all the parties, ALL of xavier;s campus is there, everyone from your classes is there. NOT FUN SEEING the same people all the time. Overall, my freshman experience at Xavier University has been a 3/10. There are many improvements that need to be made.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school does not guarantee housing to juniors or seniors so you are forced to find a house. The houses are scarce and you need to know someone in order to get a house

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good amount of restaurants around campus but a car is needed to get there. Lots of fast food options

4 College Freshman

Administration: Fair, but not overly aggressive with the enforcement of all the rules. Don't be outrageous and you will be just fine.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: As a freshman it is not too lively. Establishing connections and friendships with upperclassman is the best way to break into the party scene.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for any scholarships but received a nice merit based scholarship solely based on my academics which was a nice perk and made the school a more attractive option.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: For a college campus the food is good and the variety is hard to beat. You can potentially eat something different everyday if you really wanted to.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are clean and new, the rooms seem small but are bigger compared to other universities.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a first year student, so I am required to live on campus my first two years at Xavier.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much that close to campus for food, it can get boring and repetitive very quickly.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I think that those with a say on what goes on and near campus do what they have to do to keep our school a safe community.

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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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