University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Science & Engineering Profile

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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, or “co-op,” 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 Fortune 500 companies 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 $58 million annually working for thousands of employers including GE Aviation, Disney, Toyota, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, 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.



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


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

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 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 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
  • “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