University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Pushing experience forward

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of nearly 47,000 students and has been named among the top-tier “Best National Universities" by U.S. News & World Report

Today, more than 300,000 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.

UC invented cooperative education in 1906 and has remained a global leader in experience-based learning ever since. Today, Cincinnati’s classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from internships at Fortune 500 companies in the city to trailblazing experiences in places like China, Tanzania, and South America. UC’s co-op program is ranked among the nation’s top five, and students earn a collective $75 million annually, working for 1,600 national and international employers such as Apple, Boeing, Disney, Fisher Price, General Electric, HBO, Kroger, NASA, Nike, Toyota, and many more.

Career preparation is at the center of UC’s “push forward” philosophy, exemplified by the Bearcat Promise, a tech- and human-supported guide that helps students graduate with a degree in one hand and a career plan in the other. Over the past four years, Cincinnati graduates have been hired by nearly 160 Fortune 500 companies and are employed in over 40 states and 22 countries. More than 93% of students are employed or enroll in graduate school shortly after graduation.

ACCOLADES

 

Named a top 40 public research university and designated a “research heavyweight” | The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010

 

Eight straight years of record enrollment achieved in fall 2020

 

Ranked #5 nationally for co-op and internship programs | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Named one of “The World’s 100 Most Innovative Universities” | Reuters, 2018

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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. Located less than two miles from a renovated and active downtown, UC leverages immersion in its namesake city for career and networking opportunities, inspiration, and energy. A deep connection to the community helps further define its strategic direction, Next Lives Here, with an intentional focus on the region, urban impact, and student-led contributions.

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
  • “UC has given me more opportunities than I could’ve ever hoped for. I’ve participated in co-op and research experiences that have prepared me for my future. 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