University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Science & Engineering Profile


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 American public research university,” with $480 million in research spending | National Science Foundation

 

Recognized for top STEM offerings aligned with in-demand, high-paying jobs; resources to get students jobs; and diverse students and faculty | Victory Media, 2017

 

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

Next-Level Solving

At the forefront of developing new technology from driverless cars to disease diagnostics to unmanned aerial systems, the University of Cincinnati's Engineering and Science programs immerse students in a rigorous curriculum that blends classroom instruction with real-world experiences. From launching history-making rockets to diving underwater to help NASA train astronauts to developing artificial intelligence that beats tactical experts in US Air Force combat simulations, UC supports student-led research that’s shared around the world. As the global birthplace of cooperative education, UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has established partnerships with more than 1,200 companies, providing students with opportunities to jump-start their careers before they graduate.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “UC gave me the opportunity to work with world-class scientists. Having a strong research background allowed me to hit the ground running and feel confident in carrying out my research and presenting it to an international audience.”

    • Andrew Gangidine ’15
  • “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