University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

UC believes in shaping tomorrow through inclusive excellence.

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. Today UC is more diverse than ever, with racial and ethnic minorities making up nearly 25% of the student body. 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.

The University of Cincinnati invented cooperative education (co-op) over 100 years ago, and today ranks among the best universities in the nation for co-op and internships. On co-op, students rotate semesters in the classroom and working paid, full-time positions in their field of study. And 100% of UC students have access to experience-based learning opportunities. 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. UC co-op students earn a collective $58 million annually working for thousands of employers including Microsoft, Disney, Apple, NASA, Procter & Gamble, and many more.

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.

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.



Recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity award | Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, 2020


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


Ranked #4 nationally for co-op and internship programs | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Diversity Matters at UC

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.

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