Students Say

The University of Cincinnati “offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience” on an expansive campus comprised of eleven separate colleges and two regional campuses. Students agree it’s “a large school with many great programs and infinite opportunities that still retains the feeling of a small university.” Many have praise for the “cooperative education program that gives students a real edge in the job market” by allowing them the opportunity to pursue competitive internships while enrolled. Students also feel confident that “UC provides excellent opportunities outside of the classroom to make me successful post-graduation.”

Overview

Applicants
16,593
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

The University of Cincinnati “offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience” on an expansive campus comprised of eleven separate colleges and two regional campuses. Students agree it’s “a large school with many great programs and infinite opportunities that still retains the feeling of a small university.” Many have praise for the “cooperative education program that gives students a real edge in the job market” by allowing them the opportunity to pursue competitive internships while enrolled. Students also feel confident that “UC provides excellent opportunities outside of the classroom to make me successful post-graduation.” As one student puts it, “The University of Cincinnati is not only known for its great academics, but for all of the incredible opportunities students have including cooperative education, on-campus activities and clubs, along with athletics and one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.” The university’s size assures that there are “a wide variety of majors to choose from,” and students name the CollegeConservatory of Music, the School of Architecture and Interior Design, and the engineering programs as stand outs. Nevertheless, many carp, “the school could be a little bit better at communicating” and say the “registration process is terrible.” Overall, students feel that “the professors here have so much life experience in what they are teaching. It makes me trust and respect them more,” and “Advisors have been helpful.” However, they note, “The professors are as diverse as the classes offered here,” which means that, “like anything else, there is variation. Some are horrible, and some are fantastic.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,220
with Terminal Degree
917

698
Men
522
Women
201
Minority
79
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Horticultural Science

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator
  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nutrition Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Personal and Culinary Services, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Fire Services Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Cartography
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Piano and Organ
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Kathleen Battle
The best lyric coloratura soprano - Time Magazine

Willian Howard Taft
President of the United States 1908-1912

Jim Dine
Sculptor; Painter; Printmaker,

Al Hirt
Jazz Trumpeter

George Rieveschl
Inventor of Benadryl

Oscar Robertson
NBA Hall of Famer

Marilyn Gaston
Assistant Surgeon General of the United States

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,107

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,710

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,588

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,228

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,983

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,322
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,656
Required Fees
$1,678
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,204
Transportation for Commuters
$724

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

The most common sentiment from UC students is that “there really isn’t a typical student.” Although “many students are from Cincinnati,” most agree, “UC has students from all walks of life, which makes it extremely diverse and very interesting.” While many say, “Students can find their niche, be it in LGBTQ groups, ethnic groups, or academic intercollegiate groups,” some reveal that although “students fit in well…racial cliques are obvious around campus.” However, all concur that the student body is “outgoing and expressive” and proclaim that “students come together to work on issues they care about such as sustainability.” Most UC students can be found in a “sweatshirt, [and] jeans…[with a] coffee in hand,” and students like to point out that “many students work as well so they seem to be more ‘grounded’ and well-rounded.” Speaking about the student body, one UC student declares, “The majority are young sports fans that like to party, but being a research school there are some academic heavyweights as well.” The consensus seems to be that “students at UC are open-minded, and everyone can find a place to fit in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
24,407
Out of State
11%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
127

Demographics

3.18%
Asian
7.73%
African-American
2.84%
Hispanic
79.17%
Caucasian
4.16%
Unknown
4.62%
International

50% female
50% male
11% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

It’s common for students to remark on the “ample green spaces, [and] innovative architectural designs” that make up the “beautiful campus” at UC. One student explains, “The University of Cincinnati has rewarding educational programs and a beautiful urban campus with many opportunities to stay involved. What more can I ask for?” Although most feel that “campus is very safe,” some note, “As soon as you step off of campus, it’s a different story.” However, many acknowledge, “The school does work hard on maintaining a safe environment for us to live and work in.” The majority of students describe campus as having a “fun atmosphere” that makes “UC great” but are divided on the topic of university-sponsored activities. Some think the administration should provide “more afterschool activities,” while others believe “UC offers a million and one activities for students to partake in during school and on the weekend. Friday Night Live is an extremely popular program offering awesome activities that don’t involve alcohol or drugs.” A significant portion of undergraduates are from Cincinnati and point out that UC “is a huge commuter school, so many of the students do things all over the city.” However, all agree, “People are very passionate about sports here and have great school spirit.” A common campus exclamation is “go Bearcats!!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services Office

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Debra Merchant, JD

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Appropriate test protocals including scores will be accepted from licensed diagnostic professionals.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Appropriate test protocals including scores will be accepted from licensed diagnostic professionals.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
455
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
22

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bearcats)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bearcats)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: The LGBTQ Center supports students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identify. The office includes a LGBTQ resource library and a common safe space for educational, social and recreational programming related to LGBTQ student issues. More information can be found at: http://www.uc.edu/lgbtq.html

Minority Support Groups: An array of programs and services exists to meet the diverse needs of our university community. More information can be found at: http://www.uc.edu/sald/diversity.html

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of Cincinnati takes its role as an environmental steward seriously, incorporating the idea of sustainability throughout university operations and classrooms. As a signatory of the ACUPCC, UC is working to reduce its environmental footprint with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The campus boasts one LEED Gold, one LEED Silver, and four LEED-certified buildings with all new construction buildings on campus required to seek LEED Silver. UC continues to examine building performance while investing $28 million in energy efficiency improvements. As an urban university, UC is also specifically interested in studying sustainability issues in an urban context—creating the Center for Sustaining the Urban Environment to conduct research and develop innovative solutions in this area. UC’s sustainability efforts do not stop at building and research, but extend into areas such as campus life, food, transportation, and recycling. A campus garden provides hands-on education in sustainable agriculture, and a newly expanded campus bike share and new on-campus bike shop (“Bearcat Bike Share” and “Bike Kitchen”) allow anyone to check out a bike for free and have easy access to repairs if necessary. Campus dining offers vegetarian and vegan options, and purchases local produce whenever possible. Recycling is provided in all buildings and at all large events on campus. Sustainability Advocates and volunteers recycled 10.3 tons in the past year. A series of lectures, films, workshops, tours, and special events on sustainability topics is offered each quarter, which includes a new student sustainability summit leadership retreat. Any student can earn an environmental literacy certificate of achievement by attending events, volunteering, and joining small group discussions.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
73

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
78%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computers, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissons Office

Phone
513-556-1100

Email
admissions@uc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tangeman University Center (TUC)
Campus Recreation Center (CRC)
Nippert Stadium
Main Street
Sheakley Lawn

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Newport on the Levee
Kenwood Towne Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F; Sat
8-6; 9-1
513-556-1100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: 10 am; 2 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Varies by program

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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Key Stats

16,593
Applicants
24,407
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists