University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Where school spirit meets lifelong connections.

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 from 121 countries across three distinct campuses, we are fueled by a diverse community.

Different ideas, different approaches, different people, different perspectives.

UC believes in shaping tomorrow through inclusive excellence. Our campus is empowered by diverse people, perspectives and ideas. By leading with courage and compassion, and welcoming and leveraging individual contributions, we can collaborate, create, innovate and compete in a global society.

This past year we welcomed our largest enrollment, and our study body is more diverse than ever. Students of color represent 25.5%. UC has students from every state and the District of Columbia but we also have students from 121 different countries around the world.

We have a motto here: “Juncta Juvant”. It means Strength in Unity. It means finding your community within our community. It means having the academic resources, career coaches and classmates to set you up for success during your Bearcats journey, and the connections for success after you leave campus.

Scholarship and community impact are paramount and at their finest when a diverse student body, faculty and community of researchers use their talents, intellect, and unique perspectives to conquer real-world challenges. It may be possible to ignore a single thread, but when woven seamlessly into a multicolored, multiethnic tapestry to achieve a common goal—a community striving for excellence and pushing for what’s next—the results are future forward and unmistakably Cincinnati.

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, 2024


Named a “Diversity Champion” | INSIGHT Into Diversity, Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, 2021


Ranked #56 out of 2,486 colleges in the nation for students seeking gender diversity | College Factual, 2018


Named among the “Most Innovative National Universities” | 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.

Exploration Works: Discover What’s Next

Create your own unique path in the Queen City and beyond. Here, you don’t have to choose between a college town or city life—you get it all. That’s why UC was just named the “Best College Location in Ohio” by Niche. With more than 500 student organizations, there is something for everyone on our campus. Experience all that Cincinnati has to offer just minutes from campus: from professional sports and multiple museums to a beautiful riverfront, award-winning restaurants, and so much more.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

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

    • Jared Bollman '15
  • “Throughout my time at UC, I felt constant support and dedication from the faculty and staff.”

    • Nicole Senkiw ’19
  • “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