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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
Telephone
(216) 831-2200
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 9
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$12,000
From University School

University School, an independent day school located in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, is home to 870 boys in grades kindergarten to 12. Our dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.

Stepping onto our campuses is an invaluable part of getting to know University School. Whether visiting as a family to meet faculty, experiencing classrooms as a student, or stopping by for a tour, these moments often are when boys find a sense of belonging and parents perceive the limitless opportunities ahead.

University School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
85 responses
Average ACT
32
79 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Family style lunches
    19%
  • Founders Day, Rival games, any hockey game
    19%
  • Senior Speeches
    19%
  • Hail University
    13%
  • Founders Day + Rival Games
    10%
  • The hand shake
    10%
  • Winter Break Assembly
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
870
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
High
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,222,200
National
$184,700

University School Reviews

89 reviews
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I could not imagine a better school for my son! This is truly a school where the faculty and staff cares about EVERY boy. Not just the star students who frankly could and would do well at any school in the area. Where US stands apart is the B or C students. The faculty and staff pour their hearts and souls into these "middle of the pack" and even "high potential/under-performing" boys. My son has gone through an amazing transformation at this school. He likely would have been lost at a public or another private school.
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US has done a great job in recent years improving its sports teams. From offering "learn to play" options at the lower school to hiring well respected coaches in the area for its Varsity teams, US is becoming one of the more competitive schools in Cleveland! Aside from sports, there are many ways for boys to get involved and seek out their interests. Robotics, Debate, Glee Club and Maple Sugaring are a few clubs that come to mind. There is something for everyone at US
University school provides an excellent environment to grow academically and personally. I love every minute of my experience in high school!