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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have always wanted to live in an area where UTA is located. It is a city, but you don't feel like you are in danger walking down the street. The faculty are willing to help if you are willing to put in the effort. Everyone here is very nice and friendly. It is a large school with a small school feel to it.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a very open community and one that definitely makes me feel like I'm at a home away from home.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful, classes are small which works for me, and the people are nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy Xavier University. I chose this school because it wasn't too far or too close to home and my brother was attending at the time. What really won me over was the fact it was a smaller school and that all of my classes have less than 35 people. I really feel that the professors are interested in learning about each student, unlike a bigger college where most professors have over 500 students in their class. I don't feel so overwhelmed and feel that everyone is extremely supportive of Xavier. I've never had a problem here and if I ever start struggling, I know that there's people at Xavier to help me.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The students and faculty are very helpful and freindly

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors all knew my name within the first couple of weeks and there is a strong sense of community on campus.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Have not heard anything in reference to assault

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: great its New Orleans Baby!!!

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Rooms are small and I don't community bathrooms

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall I've been pretty pleased with the smooth sailing of this process.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am having to submit income exception paperwork a second time, because the first set of 20 pages was not current enough to my starting school next month. Ugh! Final verdict is still out...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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