Two of Cincinnati’s Best Universities Less Than 15-Minutes Away From Our Apartments In Oakley

Two of Cincinnati’s Best Universities Less Than 15-Minutes Away From Our Apartments In Oakley

Our apartments in Oakley are ideally located for those who spend time on the campuses of Xavier University or the University of Cincinnati. All rivalries aside, residents at The Drexel at Oakley can expect less than a 10-minute commute to Xavier and less than 15-minutes to UC, which is something that everyone can get behind.

If you’re a current upperclassman, grad student, or faculty member in search of a new place to call home—convenient access to both campuses is just one of the dozens of perks of living at our apartments in Oakley. Let’s take a quick look into what makes both of these universities such popular choices for so many students in the Cincinnati area.

Xavier University

Fast Facts

Xavier University is annually ranked among the country’s best universities and for great reason. The Jesuit Catholic University has a rich history dating back to 1831, and today, its three colleges offer over 90 undergraduate programs, over 60 minors, and over 40 graduate programs. It’s no surprise that their academics and athletics draw in approximately 6,500 students—4,500 of whom are undergraduates.

Xavier’s Academic Vision Statement is, “Xavier University, a comprehensive university in the Jesuit tradition, excels at educating students intellectually, morally and spiritually by challenging them to become men and women of integrity and compassion.”


As mentioned earlier, Xavier has no shortage of program options for both undergraduate and graduate students, all of which are offered within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Sciences, the Williams College of Business, and the College of Nursing.

Xavier’s College of Arts and Sciences is by far one of the most popular schools within the university due to its expansive undergraduate program offerings. Students can expect to find programs from applied physics and environmental science to music education and theology. For graduate programs, you’ll find coursework in history, English education, theology, and more.

Within the College of Professional Sciences, sought-after programs include criminal justice, psychology, and social work. For graduate students, there are dozens of program choices including clinical psychology, Montessori education, special education, and occupational therapy, plus many others.

And students can hone in on their business skills at the Williams College of Business with majors like accounting, finance, and management. Then, move on to graduate offerings such as customer analytics, accountancy, and executive MBA.

The College of Nursing, too, offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, developing some of the most well-respected and knowledgeable health-care professionals in the Cincinnati area.


When you’re a student or faculty member at Xavier, you’re bound to be a Musketeer fan. Xavier is part of the BIG EAST Conference with nine fellow private schools and they have some of the most dedicated athletes and fans out there. Basketball has become a huge part of their campus-life as well as community-life in the Cincinnati area, rivaling the court with the University of Cincinnati’s Bearcats. See the Musketeers’ stats and rankings here.

University of Cincinnati

Fast Facts

Also ranked “among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an impressive enrollment of over 44,000 students. The university, founded in 1819, offers its students 379 degree programs and over 200 minors and certificates.

As for the school’s mission and vision, “the University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.”


The possibilities are endless at the University of Cincinnati with the hundreds of nationally-ranked academic programs that they provide—all with opportunities for real-world learning. With over a dozen colleges within the university, students can choose programs from architecture to law.

For graduate students, you’ll have the opportunity to complete master’s and PhD programs within the university’s three nationally ranked professional schools—law, medicine, and pharmacy.


The University of Cincinnati Bearcats has a sports team of nearly every kind. However, it’s basketball that brings in the draw. The school’s basketball team competes in NCAA Division I as part of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). The Bearcats and the Musketeers meet every year to play one another in the popular Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout. The Bearcats also have basketball rivalries with the Memphis Tigers and Temple Owls. Find the full schedules, stats, and rankings for all the UC Bearcats teams here.

Commute to UC or Xavier with ease from our Oakley Apartments

When you live at The Drexel at Oakley, you won’t have to worry about a long commute in traffic to get to class or a game at either campus—which means more time for sleeping in. Schedule a tour of apartments in Oakley today.

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