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Why Students Love Cincinnati

With a thriving student population, a vibrant music and arts scene, world-famous cultural heritage sites, trendy shops, bars, restaurants, a diverse nightlife, and plenty of parks - student life in Cincinnati is certainly worth writing home about.   

Just a couple of hundred steps to campus, Cincinnati Deacon is the closest off-campus private student accommodation to the University of Cincinnati. With its very own resort-style pool, fitness center, mini golf course, and games room too, there’s no better place to blend life and learning than at Yugo Cincinnati Deacon.

Why Live in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati – or Cincy as the locals call it – is a firm favorite with college students. In fact, the University of Cincinnati alone has a university population of over 46,000!

And, it’s not hard to see why. With so much to see, do and explore, as well as academic excellence and plentiful post-grad job opportunities, Cincinnati offers students a varied lifestyle that allows them to flourish in their personal, educational, and creative pursuits.

Food & Hospitality

With a diverse mix of locally-owned restaurants, foodie markets, festivals, bakeries, cafes, and breweries, Cincinnati is considered one of the best up-and-coming food cities in the country.

Since the 1920s, Cincinnati has been serving up its world-famous chili. There are dozens of chili parlors to choose from, each with its own take on spice blend and presentation. Camp Washington Chili and Blue Jay Restaurant are favorites with the residents, but we’ll let you be the final judge.

Cincinnati is also renowned for its German-inspired cuisine, including bratwurst and goetta – a tasty breakfast meat made that’s flattened, fried and served alongside eggs. For students, there are lots of low-budget restaurants serving up high-quality German cuisine. Check out The Lübecker, Tuba Baking, Hofbrauhaus Newport, and Wunderbar. 

Thirsty? Luckily for you, Cincinnati has a thriving craft beer culture, with over 60 breweries across the city. Cincinnati also has its very own German-style beer festival called Bockfest. Held every year in trendy Over-the-Rhine, the event attracts around 30,000 people over three days of drinking, eating, and celebrating.

If you fancy a drink but don’t want to stray too far from campus, you’ll find several college bars located near the university, including Murphy’s Pub, Catskeller Campus Pub, and the Overlook Lodge.


With fine art galleries, museums, opera, ballet, theatre, and a symphony orchestra, Cincinnati is a cultural hotspot. There’s no shortage of sites to visit, including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Taft Museum of Art, and the Cincinnati Art Museum – just a stroll from Yugo Cincinnati Deacon.

If festivals are your thing, you’re in for a treat because there’s always something going on in Cincy. Aside from the legendary Bockfest, Cincinnati holds several annual festivals including the Cincinnati Music Festival, MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati Pride, Taste of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Coffee Festival, and Asian Food Fest.

University of Cincinnati Football

Love football? Then get ready and get loud in red and black, because Cincinnati is home to major league football, just minutes from the University campus.

Studying at the University of Cincinnati gives students the chance to spectate or even participate in the college football team, the Cincinnati Bearcats. 

The atmosphere at the Bearcats’ home ground, Nippert Stadium, is always electric and draws in hundreds of lively students and football fans each game.

The best bit? The stadium is just a short walk from Yugo Cincinnati Deacon, so you won’t have far to travel back home after all that excitement. 


And finally – the main event. Why we’re all here. The University of Cincinnati has been named among the world’s 100 most-innovative universities and its campus is listed among the world’s most beautiful.

The University of Cincinnati boasts many top-ranked programs, with a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional degrees available for students.

The University also houses the world’s third-largest co-op program, where students earn a collective $75 million annually while working for about 1,300 employers. Count us in.

Private Housing vs. University of Cincinnati Dorms

Choosing the right student accommodation for you should be a personal choice. Ultimately, it depends on your preferences, location, budget, and what you want to get out of your university experience.

Many students might think their only option is to live on-campus in the University of Cincinnati dorms. But, a growing number of students are choosing to live in purpose-built student accommodation off-campus, like Yugo Cincinnati Deacon. Private housing can offer more space and privacy, less distraction, more independence, and more opportunity to live like a local!

Whatever you choose to do, we always recommend doing your research and booking a viewing before you move in so you can get a good feel for the place you’re going to call home.

Yugo’s Cincinnati Deacon: Why Rent Here?

One of the biggest plus points about Yugo’s Cincinnati Deacon is its location. Situated a mere 200 steps away from the main University of Cincinnati campus, The Deacon offers students easy access to reach their classes, visit the library, and attend campus events. The Great American Ball Park (home of the Cincinnati Reds), Nippert Park and Gettler Stadium are also all just a stone’s throw away from the accommodation.

Studios at Yugo’s Cincinnati Deacon are private, meaning you’ll have your own space to retreat to whenever you need it. But with over 1,000 students on site, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to make new friends and socialize with like-minded people.

Key Features of Yugo’s The Deacon, Cincinnati

At The Deacon, we provide fully furnished units with all of our apartments, including bedroom and common area furniture.

All of our studio apartments also come with a fully fitted kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and washer/dryer unit.

Outside, hang out with friends by the resort-style pool or challenge them to a game at the mini golf-course. If you prefer something indoors, head to our games room which comes complete with full-size pool tables, or work up a sweat in the fitness center.

You’re also safe as can be. The whole site is secure and has 24-hour security services available. All apartments are also fitted with alarms and top-grade locks to keep your personal space secure.

Not found the information you were looking for about Yugo Cincinnati Deacon? You might find the answer in our frequently asked questions.


With a buzzing student population, great food, a thriving arts and cultural scene, festivals, markets, breweries, and of course, a top-rated university, Cincinnati is an amazing place to live and study.

Whether you decide to study at the University of Cincinnati, elsewhere in Ohio or further afield in Lexington or Louisville, finding the right accommodation is easy with Yugo. With student accommodation across the US and beyond, all close to universities and the amenities that matter to students, there’s a Yugo property that’s ready waiting to welcome you.