University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Science & Engineering Profile

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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.

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. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience.

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. Co-op students from UC’s College of Engineering & Applied Science earn a collective $75 million annually working for thousands of employers including Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, and NASA.

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.

Today, more than 320,000 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.



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


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


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

Science and Engineering at UC

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 and 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 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
  • “The co-op program drew me to UC even before stepping on campus. UC offered a way to help me pay for college and would help me find a job after graduating. Being able to gain the experience while still in school was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.”

    • Hannah Newman
  • “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