Xavier University - Cincinnati Visit Report by StitchInTime
Visit to Xavier University - Cincinnati in April 2009 by StitchInTime(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: Yes - Information went into details about ongoing university expansion (see: http://www.xavier.edu/construction/).
Campus Tour: Yes - Xavier is updating many dated facilities and is developing new ones.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Briefly visited many ongoing arts classes in very nice, modern art instruction facilities.
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Campus Visit Notes for Xavier University - Cincinnati
We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and scholarship of Xavier's art programs (see: http://www.xavier.edu/art/). They have five competent, dedicated and passionate professors with very good facilities. The only area that could have a bit more room dedicated to it was the computer graphic studio/classroom which appeared a bit cramped.
We saw several student exhibits. Their artistry and craftmanship are excellent. Every art student we met was friendly and personable. This clearly came from the leadership example exhibited by the faculty.
One area of concern is that the art facilities are located at the edge of the campus in a somewhat secluded area. This may be a concern for students working late a night on their projects.
If you're considering an majoring in art at the University of Cincinnati, take a look a Xavier as well so that you can compare and contrast.
The Gallagher Student Center (http://www.xavier.edu/gsc/) is 'face-time' ground-zero for the school with a lot of activity and buzz.
The Cintas Center (http://www.cintascenter.com/) represents a major commitment to Xavier basketball. On an enthusiasm scale of 1 to 10, men's basketball is an 11 at Xavier. It's off the charts. Students campout for days in the middle of winter waiting for big-game tickets like the Xavier-Cincinnati University Crosstown Shootout (http://www.crosstownshootout.com/). This event is often covered by ESPN.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
There is plenty of parking.