University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience.

Let’s face it. College is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. And a Cincinnati education offers one of the most valuable ROI’s in higher ed. How? By putting education into action through an unparalleled commitment to experience-based learning and career preparation.

Home to nearly 50,000 students, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been named among the top-tier “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience.

The University of Cincinnati invented cooperative education (co-op) over 100 years ago, and has continued to reinvent experience-based learning ever since. Today, UC ranks among the best universities in the nation for real-world learning. Every UC student puts classroom knowledge to the test–from co-op and internships, to study abroad and service learning, to extensive research and performances, the opportunities are endless. That means Cincinnati’s classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups to trailblazing experiences in places like China, Tanzania, and South America.

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.

Today, more than 320,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united not just by their loyalty to UC’s nationally known sports teams but by their common love of the place, the people, and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.



Named a top 40 public research university and designated a “research heavyweight” | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Ranked #5 nationally for co-op and internship programs | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of “The World’s 100 Most Innovative Universities” | Reuters

Next Lives Here

Surrounded by unique, “signature” architecture, Cincinnati’s campus is an enormous part of its identity. Described as beautiful, urban, and distinct, the campus features an abundance of pedestrian-friendly green spaces and has been named among the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes. Additionally, UC’s dramatic campus renovation was called “the most ambitious campus design program in the country” by The New York Times in 2015. With more than 500 student organizations, there is something for everyone on our campus. Less than two miles away, Cincinnati’s vibrant downtown serves as our source of career opportunities and entertainment. From professional sports and multiple museums, to a beautiful riverfront and award-winning restaurants, there is always something to do in Cincinnati.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Throughout my time at UC, I felt constant support and dedication from the faculty and staff.”

    • Nicole Senkiw '19
  • “The years I spent at UC made me well prepared for my job.”

    • Jared Bollman '15
  • “Being a student at UC has given me more opportunities than I could've ever hoped for. I know I've developed the skills to succeed.”

    • Amy Drexelius '18, '22
  • “I have the most amazing faculty and staff at UC. They make the experience enjoyable. I know there are so many resources to help me succeed. I'm so proud to be a student here!”

    • Ashley Davenport '19