Cleveland is a major (and growing) center of medicine, arts, culture, and sports that adds considerable value to the Ursuline education.
Cleveland is located in northeast Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It is part of the Great Lakes Region, the country’s largest fresh water source.
Cleveland was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, originally as a manufacturing center owing to its location at the head of numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland is now noted for its health care institutions, the arts, research and technology, and its association with rock music; the city is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
University Circle: Just nine miles from Ursuline, University Circle is an urban oasis with more than 20 artistic and cultural institutions. These include the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Cleveland Metroparks: The Cleveland Metroparks, or the "Emerald Necklace," is a ring of 8 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, golf courses, lakefront parks, and a nationally-acclaimed zoo. The Acacia Reservation and South Chagrin Reservation are both a short drive from campus, where you can enjoy a walk/run, cookout, polo match, and more.
Not only is downtown Cleveland home to the city's professional sports teams - Indians, Browns , and Cavaliers - but it is also a cultural hub for theater, dining, and nightlife. Playhouse Square is the second-largest theatre district behind Broadway. Nearby, East 4th Street is a pedestrian-only street, featuring concert and comedy venues and world-class dining options - including James Beard award-winning restaurants. Each March, you'll also find the Cleveland International Film Festival in the heart of Public Square at Tower City Center.
We may not have men’s sports teams, but guess who does? John Carroll University, Notre Dame College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and the University of Akron are all within a short drive of campus for you to experience a different collegiate atmosphere and meet other people your age.