Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is Ohio’s premier urban research university and rated among the top 25 public research universities in the United States by the National Science Foundation. 


The University of Cincinnati is located in the heart of the United States in cincinnati, ohio. The Cincinnati area has over two million residents and is home to nine Fortune 500 companies. Rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world by Forbes, Yahoo!, and Travel + Leisure, UC offers a safe, welcoming environment for students to live and learn.


type of SCHOOL: Urban public research university

size of campus: The University comprises several campuses. Together they add up to about 473 acres with more than 110 buildings. The main campus is 137 acres and includes 67 buildings.

number of students: 33,000+ undergraduate; 11,000+ graduate and professional; 3,000+ international 

number of faculty: 15:1 student-faculty ratio; 2,717 full time; 3,315 part time 

colleges, programs, and degrees: 250+ undergraduate, 150+ graduate; programs include:
• Arts & Sciences
• Business
• College-Conservatory of Music
• Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
• Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
• Engineering & Applied Science
• Law
• Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences

geographic diversity: The University of Cincinnati attracts students from all 50 of the United States and more than 100 countries around the world.

international student services: UC International Services assists international students with immigration issues, counseling, personal advising, social events and activities, and emergencies. 

international student budget: (2016–2017)
Tuition and Fees$26,634
Living Expenses$16,125
Health Insurance$2,280

financial aid: Multiple scholarships for international students and US citizens are available. Scholarships are merit based, and all applicants are automatically reviewed (no additional application required). Funds range from $1,000 to full tuition.  

test score requirements: Requirements are different for each program. University minimums: TOEFL: 66, with no sub-score lower than 15; IELTS: 6.0, with no sub-score lower than 5.5

application deadlines and fees: Selective programs have Early Action deadlines. All applications received before the Early Action deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed. The fall semester Early Action deadline is December 1. After December 1, programs with space available will continue to review applications through rolling admission through March 1.  

Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of “The World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses,” the University of Cincinnati has more than 250 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs, including nationally recognized programs in architecture, business, computing, design, engineering, and health.  

Many degrees are based in UC’s cooperative education program (or “co-op”). Invented at UC over 100 years ago, co-op places undergraduate students in paid positions related to their academic program at world-renowned companies. On average, students who participate in the co-op program gain over a year of work experience in their field and earn $40,000 during their undergraduate career.  

With a focus on international educational excellence, the University of Cincinnati also offers the UC Global Scholarship for qualified international undergraduate students. This merit-based scholarship ranges from $1,000 to full tuition, and every international student is automatically considered—no additional application is necessary!

Serving a diverse enrollment of more than 42,000 students through a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, the University of Cincinnati is a major driver in research, practical experience, and value in higher education.