University of Cincinnati
A place students from all around the world call home.
Home to 50,000 students from 115 countries, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been named among the “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience as a public research university that puts education into action through an unparalleled commitment to cooperative education (co-op). Offering world-class academic programs, excellent graduate outcomes, and a lively student community, the University has been named one of the best universities in the US for international students.
Inventing a new kind of education
UC invented co-op over 100 years ago, and today ranks among the best universities in the nation for co-op and internships. During the program, students rotate semesters between the classroom and working paid, full-time positions in their field of study. And 100% of UC students have access to these experience-based learning opportunities. That means the classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups in Cincinnati to trailblazing experiences in places like China, Tanzania, and South America. UC co-op students earn a collective $75 million annually working for thousands of employers including Microsoft, Disney, Apple, NASA, Procter & Gamble, and many more. Career preparation is at the center of a UC education. Through our Bearcat Promise Career Studio, we prepare students for the world of work with professional development, coaching, and career services. For you, this means graduating with a degree, a full résumé, and a plan for your future.
Top 5 university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Ranked #76 among the "Top Public Schools" in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Named the #1 "Best College Location in Ohio" | Niche, 2024
Our home, named the "Best College Location in Ohio" by Niche, is located along the Ohio River in the vibrant city of Cincinnati. Here, you'll find big-city opportunities combined with Midwest hospitality. With a regional population of more than two million people, Cincinnati has an abundance of professional opportunities as well as entertainment, arts, sports, shopping, and an international airport just minutes away from campus.
With more than 3,000 international students on campus, the University of Cincinnati has a large and dynamic international community, representing 115 countries and boasting a 96.4% student retention rate. Students benefit from our large support network of academic and career advisors, peer mentors, and social and cultural programming throughout the year—all with the aim of supporting you wherever your journey leads you. Signing up for student clubs and organizations is a great way to make friends who share similar interests. It’s also the best source to discover things like the best places to eat and where the nicest study spots are on campus.
“I couldn’t have learned about so many different cultures from all around the world back home; I could have only learned this at UC. People’s experiences have taught me a lot more than a book could.”