University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Health & Medicine 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.



Ranked #44 in research and #5 in pediatrics among the best medical schools in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


College of Pharmacy ranked #30 among the top 25% of graduate schools in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


College of Nursing online graduate program ranked #4 for veterans and #7 overall | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


College of Allied Health Sciences ranked #38 for Speech-Language Pathology and #44 for Audiology | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

For a Better Tomorrow

As the first College of Medicine in the state of Ohio and the second-oldest public medical school in the country, the University of Cincinnati’s beginnings are rooted in the desire to “push for a cure.” Using the latest methods available and steeped in a rich history of innovation and experience-based learning, students at UC become healers, caregivers, researchers, and inventors. Since the founding of the Medical College in 1819, the trajectory was set for discoveries that continue today. UC’s four health colleges—Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy—are dynamic centers of discovery that provide valuable opportunities to collaborate with health care leaders across the region. Cincinnati’s central location, in close proximity to prestigious affiliates, provides the best of all worlds: a close-knit, personal learning environment coupled with the opportunities and resources of a comprehensive Research I university.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve always had a passion for teaching, but I think my experiences in the Medical Sciences program really provided me with opportunities to develop into a teacher.”

    • Andrew “Scottie” Emmert ’19
  • "The years I spent at UC have made me well prepared. I didn’t walk into the pharmacy feeling overwhelmed and unsure of myself; I felt confident that I was prepared for the job that I’d been given."

    • Jared Bollman ’15
  • “Throughout my time at UC, I felt constant support and dedication from the faculty and staff. The College of Allied Health Sciences has undoubtedly helped prepare me to reach both my academic and professional goals.”

    • Nicole Senkiw ’19
  • “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