University of Cincinnati
Community Works: Shaping tomorrow through inclusive excellence
Home to nearly 52,000 Bearcats across three unique campuses, the University of Cincinnati believes in shaping tomorrow through inclusive excellence. Our campus is empowered by diverse people, perspectives, and ideas. By leading with courage and compassion as well as welcoming and leveraging individual contributions, we can collaborate, create, innovate, and compete in a global society. Today, more than 315,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united by their common love of the places, people, and ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.
Diverse ideas, approaches, people, perspectives
This past year, we welcomed our largest enrollment with a study body that’s more diverse than ever. Students of color represent 25.5% of our campus, and we have students from every state and 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 to thrive during your Bearcat journey and the connections for success after you leave campus.
Building a future together
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.
Named a 2023–2024 Public College of Distinction
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
Ranked the #1 public university for co-op and internships, and #5 among all colleges | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers us to change the world, and its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks, and a renowned art scene fuel us to go above and beyond. Our urban identity is at the core of who we are, forever inspiring us to deepen our community impact.
Create your own unique path in the Queen City and beyond. At UC, you don’t have to choose between a college town or city life—you get it all. That’s why the University was just named the “Best College Location in Ohio” by Niche. With more than 500 student organizations, there's 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.
“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.”
“The years I spent at UC made me well prepared for my job.”
“Throughout my time at UC, I felt constant support and dedication from the faculty and staff.”
“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!”