University Heights, being located so close to Cleveland, is in a wonderful area. In Cleveland, there are so many well-known attractions and so many places to go. There are many options for nightlife, as well, such as restaurants, bars, clubs, the Cleveland Orchestra, and theater shows at Playhouse Square. During the day, you can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, watch the Cleveland Indians or the Cavaliers, and experience the many museums Cleveland has to offer—these are just a few of the many attractions in Cleveland. Lake Erie is nearby, as well as Sandusky, which is where the famous Cedar Point is located.
While Cleveland has a lot to offer, the only problem JCU students run into is finding a way to get around town. The shuttle only takes you to so many places, and few students have a car on campus. Also, University Heights itself is a fairly safe area, but Cleveland isn't always the safest. In a large city like Cleveland, it is important to stay with a group of people when traveling. Additionally, John Carroll is close to other colleges (such as Case Western, Kent, Cleveland State, Notre Dame, Ursline, and Baldwin-Wallace), but unless you have a way to get there, you can't really hang out with students from those schools.