Go beyond your “must-have” list—because it’s all here. From award-winning architecture on our breathtaking campus to an unparalleled commitment to experiential learning, the University of Cincinnati has everything to make your college experience more than what you ever thought possible.
UC at a glance
44,000+ total enrollment
350+ programs of study
16:1 student-faculty ratio
225 National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholars
1819 founding year
100% participation in experiential learning (co-ops, internships, study abroad, research, community engagement,performances, student teaching, and leadership development)
Over 110 nations represented by UC international students
300,000+ living alumni
$1 billion raised in most recent capital campaign
14 colleges Allied Health Sciences • College-Conservatory of Music • Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning • Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services • Engineering and Applied Science • Graduate School • Law • Lindner College of Business • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences • Medicine • Nursing • UC Blue Ash College (regional campus) • UC Clermont College (regional campus) • Winkle College of Pharmacy
It’s your competitive edge
Born from an institutional commitment to provide real-world opportunities for every student, Cincinnatiprovides a unique brand of know-how. It’s an education that’s rigorous andrelevant. It’s the enthusiasm you feelwhen you take ownership of your future. And it’s in our DNA. After all,we invented cooperative educationmore than 110 years ago. Today, the Cincinnati classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from internships at the city’s Fortune 500companies to study abroad experiences to our trailblazing joint venturewith China’s Chongqing University.
That kind of “roll-up-your-sleeves” immersion means Cincinnati students graduate with a résumé ready to make an impact on day one. Overthe past four years, new Cincinnatigraduates have been hired by nearly160 Fortune 500 companies and areemployed in over 40 states, and more than 93% of recent graduates are employed or otherwise engaged inpost-graduation activities (graduate school, Peace Corps, etc.).
Listed in the top tier of national universities, Cincinnati boasts highly selective programs. With an academicmaster plan focused on attractingthe best and brightest, our class profile, retention numbers, and graduation rates are strong and continueto rise.
Cincinnati has been named “Public University of the Year” (The Washington Center), #1 in the nation forReturn on Investment (PolicyMic), #3 “Up-and-Coming School” (U.S. News & World Report), and a “Research Heavyweight” (The Chronicle of Higher Education).
Find your niche
With over 500 student organizations,100+ learning communities, and a robust first-year experience program, Cincinnati provides new studentswith all the tools they need to successfully transition to college life. Welcome Weekend, Convocation, and many other first-year initiatives are specifically designed to createopportunities for friendships. It’s allabout building a small-college feel without giving up big-time opportunities. It’s about nearly 45,000 students calling the University of Cincinnati “home.”
Cincinnati’s campus is alive with activity, from Division I sports—like Bearcats football played in thenation’s fourth-oldest playing site, historic Nippert Stadium—to the highly acclaimed annual fashion show held in our #1-ranked CampusRecreation Center. You won’t be at a loss for things to do.
Approximately 80% of first-year students live on campus. And no wonder—Cincinnati’s residence halls aren’t your parents’ dorm rooms. Fully furnished with air conditioning, cable TV, and high-speed internet, many include kitchenettes andoffer suite-style accommodationsand panoramic vistas. In addition, living communities are available for first-generation college students,honors students, student-athletes,and those with other special interests, as well as students grouped byacademic disciplines such as Nursing, Engineering, or Performing Arts.
Our unique, “most beautiful” campus (Forbes), covering 473 acres, issurprisingly nestled within a vibrantmetropolitan location less than twomiles from the heart of downtownCincinnati, which was recently recognized as the second-best midsizecollege town in the country (WalletHub). The metro region lists a population of more than two million, with all the big-city amenitiesyou’d expect. A source for professional opportunities, inspiration, and energy, the city of Cincinnatiis your playground and an extension of your classroom.
Take it to the next level
All Cincinnati students admitted to a baccalaureate program are considered for the University Honors Program. Students do not submit a separate application but rather are invited based on information provided in their admission application. Typically, students invited to join the University Honors Program are among the top 5%–7% of Cincinnati students. But it’s not just about academics. It’s about helping our most talented students find their passion—and their place in the world.
First-year students should completethe Common Application and submit all required application items no later than December 1 to receive maximum consideration for admission, scholarships, and the University Honors Program. Transfer andnon-traditional students should contact the Office of Admissions or visit admissions.uc.edu/transfer. Admission decisions and scholarship awards are based on a holistic review of essays,recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, test scores, and GPA. To learn more about the application process and timeline, visit admissions.uc.edu/apply.