Our City

View of downtown Cleveland taken from Lake Erie facing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland isn't your typical metropolis—it's better. Our home ranks as one of the country's most livable cities, with thriving healthcare and biotechnology industries, a lively arts scene, an affordable cost of living, and a wealth of natural resources. 

Nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are present in Northeast Ohio through corporate headquarters, major divisions and subsidiaries, giving our students a diverse industry landscape in which to work on projects, partnerships and internship opportunities.

Aside from graduating with a portfolio of experience with top companies, the connections you make in Cleveland allow you to pave the path for opportunities wherever you aspire to live and work.

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largest metro area in the U.S.
largest consumer market in the U.S.
biotechnology and biomedical companies

Diverse Neighborhoods

Mural on a brick wall that reads "Greetings from Cleveland"

University Circle 

One of the most cultural square miles in the country, University Circle is a world-class center for education, medicine and the arts located just minutes from downtown Cleveland. Our neighborhood is home to incredible institutions such as the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art—leading to its ranking as the best arts district in the U.S. (USA Today). It also also boasts nationally renowned medical centers and countless restaurants.

Coventry Village

Coventry Village—a destination and home for many of our students, faculty and staff—features affordable apartments filled with eclectic eateries and shops less than a couple of miles from campus. 


Tremont, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, is known for its award-winning restaurants, dynamic arts scene, unique shops and events that attract visitors from around the region (and country). Tremont is situated along the Towpath Trail and is just minutes from downtown.

A Cultural Hub

View of Wade Lagooon facing the Cleveland Museum of Art on a sunny day

Local Attractions

Just steps away from our campus, you can receive free admission to the Cleveland Museum of Art's permanent collection. Or, immerse yourself in one of Cleveland's other many museums, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and more. 

The Forest City

Nicknamed "The Forest City," Cleveland has more parks per square mile than any other major metropolis, including 22,000+ acres in 18 reservations at the Cleveland Metroparks. Its system of nature preserves features miles of running and hiking trails, bridle paths, ball fields and nature centers perfect for the daily variety of events, outdoor excursions and educational programs. And, just a short drive away, you'll find Lake Erie—the 10th largest lake in the world by surface area—plus Edgewater Park and many other lakefront reservations

Sights and Smells

About 20 minutes from campus, you can drive or catch an RTA public transit route to experience the one-of-a-kind sights and smells of the West Side Market. More than 100 vendors are available to provide you everything from fine meats, fresh seafood and vegetables to tasty baked goods and other culinary delights. 

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