Fodor's Expert Review University of Cincinnati
The New York Times has called the university "one of the most architecturally dynamic campuses in America today." It's not surprising, perhaps, given its renowned College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). The school's $234 million Main Street project has codified the campus identity, created an enhanced sense of community, and brought more student housing to what's still largely a commuter campus. Self-guided tour maps of the campus are available, as are guided architectural tours for parties of four or more. U.C., which joined the Big East conference in 2005, has an enrollment of 35,000 students and fields 18 Division I athletic teams. The university is in the uptown area in the rolling hills above Downtown, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Corryville, Clifton Heights, Clifton, and Avondale.