cleskylineThe JCU campus is situated in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland (metropolitan area population 1.38 million).

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is the heart of a thriving metropolitan area.

Home to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a number of theatre ensembles, including the Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, dance companies, and a thriving film scene, Cleveland is a cultural magnet. Its lively theatre district at Playhouse Square is the country’s largest performing arts complex outside of New York City. Cleveland is also a sports town, with Major League Baseball (the Cleveland Indians), NFL Football (the Cleveland Browns), and NBA Basketball (the Cleveland Cavaliers).

Cleveland has the largest city park system in the U.S. and offers picnicking, hiking, bike trails, horseback riding, winter sports, and more. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located between Cleveland and Akron, features a wide variety of natural, cultural, and historical resources. Cleveland is a three hours’ drive from Niagara Falls and an easy half-day from Toronto. Chicago to the west and New York City to the east are both a day’s drive.

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