Top Universities near our Oakley apartments.

Live Near Cincinnati’s Top Universities – Only Minutes from Our Oakley Apartments

For those attending Xavier University or the University of Cincinnati, our Oakley apartments offer an enviable position that significantly reduces commute times—under 10 minutes to Xavier and just shy of 15 minutes to UC, a convenience that’s hard to beat, accessible from The Drexel at Oakley.

Whether you’re an upper-level undergrad, a graduate student, or a university staff member contemplating a residential move, the proximity to these esteemed campuses is one of many advantages of choosing to live in Oakley. Allow us a moment to dive into the appeal of these well-regarded Cincinnati universities.

Xavier University

Quick Overview

Xavier University, consistently recognized among the nation’s finest, is a Jesuit Catholic University tracing its roots to 1831. Today, it presents over 90 undergraduate, more than 60 minors, and over 40 postgraduate programs across its three colleges, beckoning approximately 6,500 students—4,500 of whom pursue undergraduate studies.

Xavier’s guiding Academic Vision emphasizes educating students not just academically but also in moral and spiritual dimensions, encouraging them to lead lives of integrity and compassion.

Educational Programs

Xavier is renowned for the breadth of its academic offerings, spanning the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Sciences, the Williams College of Business, and the College of Nursing.

The College of Arts and Sciences stands out for its diverse undergraduate programs in fields ranging from applied physics to theology, and at the graduate level, offers specialties like history and English education.

In the College of Professional Sciences, programs in criminal justice, psychology, and social work are highly sought after, with graduate degrees in areas such as clinical psychology and occupational therapy also available.

Business-focused students will find robust programs in the Williams College of Business, including finance and accounting, with further studies available through their executive MBA and other graduate degrees.

The College of Nursing proudly offers comprehensive training, preparing some of Cincinnati’s most esteemed health professionals.

Sports Culture

As Xavier students or faculty, you’ll likely be cheering for the Musketeers. A member of the BIG EAST Conference, Xavier’s athletic spirit, especially in basketball, is vibrant, with the Musketeers fiercely competing, often against the University of Cincinnati’s Bearcats. Catch up on the Musketeers’ latest sports achievements here.

University of Cincinnati

Quick Overview

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier National University, the public research-focused University of Cincinnati hosts an impressive 44,000 students, offering 379 degree programs since its establishment in 1819.

The university commits to serving as a leading urban research institution, promoting advanced education, experiential learning, and groundbreaking research.

Educational Programs

With an extensive array of nationally-recognized academic programs and dozens of colleges, students here can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in disciplines as diverse as architecture and law.

Athletic Rivalries

UC’s Bearcats participate in a wide range of sports, most notably basketball, competing in NCAA Division I in the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Their annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout with Xavier is a highlight, along with contests against the Memphis Tigers and Temple Owls. For the Bearcats’ sports schedules and more, visit here.

Easy Access to UC and Xavier from Our Apartments in Oakley

Choosing The Drexel at Oakley means enjoying swift commutes to academic or athletic events at both universities, maximizing your sleep and leisure time. Consider taking a look at our Oakley apartments today.

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