The University of Cincinnati: An urban public research campus world-renowned for architectural diversity and beauty; ranked 35th among public universities by the National Science Foundation
Students: More than 44,000 total students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries
• Overall percentage of minority students: 22%
• Minority students in first-year baccalaureate class: 18%
• First-generation students in first-year baccalaureate class: 23%
• Pell-eligible students among first-year degree-seeking undergrads: 28%
Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
Programs: Over 350 degree offerings
Real-world experience and earnings (cooperative education): Last year, UC students earned a collective $66 million by alternating semesters spent in school with paid professional work experiences related directly to their majors.
Financial aid: Multiple scholarships and other forms of support; the University provides close to $60 million annually to undergraduates in merit-, talent-, and need-based aid and scholarships. Altogether, the University administers close to $500 million in aid to all students in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private support.
Costs per academic year:
• Tuition, Ohio resident, undergraduate: $11,000
• Tuition, out of state, undergraduate: $26,334
• Tuition, Ohio resident, graduate: $14,468
• Tuition, out of state, graduate: $26,210
• Room and board: $11,304–$13,753 (depending on meal plan option, room type, and occupancy)
Admission requirements: Vary by program
Undergraduate profile: Incoming first-year baccalaureate students have, on average, an ACT score of 25.7, an SAT score of 1230, and a high school GPA of 3.616. First-year College of Nursing students enter with a mean composite ACT score of 27 and a mean high school weighted GPA of 4.01.
First-year students in the College of Allied Health Sciences have an average composite ACT score of 25.2, an average SAT score of 1216, and an average GPA of 3.62. First-year students in the College of Medicine Medical Sciences program have an average ACT score of 32, an average SAT score of 1435, and an average high school GPA of 3.8.
Retention: UC’s overall first-year, full-time baccalaureate retention rate stands at 86.1%.
International student services: Enrollment of international students has increased 78% since 2009 due to a focus on service, support, and retention. Retention is more than 90% for first-year, full-time international baccalaureate students. The 2015 independent International Student Barometer survey of students at 172 universities ranked UC in the top five “most welcoming” in the US.
Application deadline: December 1 is the Early Action deadline for admission to selective programs for the subsequent fall. All applications received before that deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed. After December 1, programs with space continue to review applications on a rolling basis through March 1.