University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Where education meets opportunity.

Get ready to embark on a college journey that is uniquely yours. At the intersection of education and opportunity, you'll find the University of Cincinnati. Home to 50,000 students across three unique campuses, Cincinnati is a national leader in career-ready education. Today, UC ranks as the #1 public university for co-op and internships by U.S. World News & Report. We fuse our top-ranked experience-based learning program with a vibrant campus community and big-city opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind college destination.

We learn by doing. Every UC student puts classroom knowledge to the test—from co-op and internships to study abroad and service learning, 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.

Our Uptown campus is the center of our community, with over 41,000 students learning and living in the heart of Cincinnati. The breathtaking signature architecture, pedestrian-friendly gathering spots, and inspiring campus grounds makes UC Uptown the social and academic hub for all our students. With 10 undergraduate academic colleges, over 500 student organizations, and just a short shuttle ride away from downtown Cincinnati, students will have a rich and fulfilling campus experience.

Today, more than 332,000 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.



Ranked top 5 university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report


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


Named among the “Most Innovative National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report


“Among the world’s most beautiful campuses.” | Forbes


Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges | U.S. News & World Report


Welcome to the Queen City

With a metro population of 2.2 million, Cincinnati isn’t your average college town. As the #1 best place to live in Ohio, one of the top 50 places to live in the US, and home to five Fortune 500 companies and a vibrant startup scene, Cincinnati is an excellent choice to establish a career. Cincinnati is also home to multiple professional sports teams, a thriving arts community, top-ranked parks, and a diverse restaurant and nightlife scene. This city is such a great place to call home, that 50% of UC’s 332,000 living alumni remain in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Value of a UC Education

Attending college is a huge investment in your future, and we work to ensure that each student gets their money’s worth. Students that graduate with a degree from UC see a big return on their investment and go out into the world with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to succeed. Through our co-op and internship program, students earn an average of $10,500 per semester, helping make college more affordable. On average, UC students graduate with 12.2% less student debt than peer institutions. And with the real-world experience students gain at UC, you’ll stand out from the crowd after graduation. Ninety-six percent of UC graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I have really enjoyed doing all three of my co-op rotations so far with the Ford Motor Co. I’ve worked in quality, the weld line, and aluminum machining, all at their Sharonville transmission plant. I am extremely excited for my fourth rotation this fall, where I will be helping out in the plant's 3D print lab— the only one of its kind in all of Ford!”

    • Paige Miserandino, Class of 2025
  • “Being from a suburb, the city lifestyle was a big change for me. Every weekend, I made it my mission to explore a new part of the city. I love trying new restaurants at the Banks and going to Cincinnati Reds games whenever I can! The city is so lively, there is always something new to do and try out.”

    • Katie Dunn, Class of 2023
  • “Cincinnati has a little bit of everything, but my favorite thing to do is visit Findlay Market! Being from Cleveland, it reminds me of West Side Market, so every time I visit I get a little bit of home. It's a great way to get some fresh products and support local businesses!”

    • Elizabeth Waight, Class of 2026