Business education, personalized
At A Glance
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: 21%
• Underrepresented minority students in first-year baccalaureate class: 18%
• First-generation students in first-year baccalaureate class: 20%
• Pell-eligible students among first-year, degree-seeking undergrads: 28%
Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
Programs: Over 350 degree offerings
Real-world experience and earnings (cooperative education): Last year UC students earned a collective $65 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: $11,082–$13,452
(depending on 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, SAT score of 1163, and a high school GPA of 3.63.
Retention: UC’s overall first-year, full-time baccalaureate retention rate stands at 87.5%.
International student services: Enrollment of international students has increased 75% 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 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.
Business education, personalized
The University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business focuses on creating personalized education plans for each student. Each student designs his or her own curriculum as the first step toward turning goals into realities. Customize the UC experience with project-based courses, student abroad endeavors, case competitions, internships, and more.
Rankings to rave about
As part of a thriving top 35 public research university in a city with nine Fortune 500 companies, UC’s Lindner College delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multidisciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve.
The College’s full- and part-time MBA programs earned the highest three-year rankings jump of any program in the nation in U.S. News & World Report, with CEO Magazine ranking the College’s online MBA program one of the top 15 in North America.
Several of Lindner’s undergraduate programs are also nationally ranked, including the Marketing program, which Bloomberg Businessweek ranked #5 in the nation among public universities.
Top talent, top teachers
A key reason why so many of UC programs are so highly ranked is its internationally renowned faculty, comprising both leading-edge thinkers from the business world and award-winning researchers.
UC professors don’t just teach from the textbooks—they write the textbooks. Perhaps that’s why terms they coin are added to Webster’s Dictionary, why their expertise is cited by national media outlets ranging from The New York Times and the Washington Post to ABC News and CBS Sports, and most importantly of all, why they routinely win both local and national teaching awards.
They’re not just programs, they’re opportunities
While at UC, take advantage of the opportunity to work full time through internship and co-op programs. These are the perfect times to “test” out a major and discover what type of work you enjoy the most. Lindner students work locally, nationally, and even internationally with organizations like
Under Armour, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Tesla, Disney, and The Brandery.
Because many UC internship and co-op partners pay real dollars—Lindner students who intern or co-op earn an average of nearly $10,000 per semester—partners will rightfully assign real work (not just “busy work”). That real-world work experience will provide a huge competitive edge when entering the job market. In fact, 83% of Lindner students obtain a full-time job within three months of graduation.
International business knowledge is more important today than ever before, and that’s why UC offers students the opportunity to travel to six different continents to immerse themselves in local cultures and business communities. Learn entrepreneurship in Dubai, operations in China, supply chain in Chile, and project management in the Czech Republic—Lindner’s dedicated international studies office makes it as easy as possible to venture across the globe. Today’s workplaces are tapestries woven together from varying genders, ethnicities, and cultures. That’s one reason why Lindner welcomes and promotes diversity in all its forms: students from 40 different countries currently attend the college.
At UC’s Lindner College of Business, it’s not just a degree—it’s your degree.
Hit the ground running
• Design your major: Business Pathways is a freshman course that introduces every major offered within Lindner. Each week a guest speaker will share his or her real-world experiences with you. Those stories and question-and-answer sessions will really help you narrow down the list of business tracks that you do (and don’t) want to explore further. With 12 majors and 14 minors to choose from, there are dozens of degree combinations available.
• Career services: A Lindner student has access to a wide array of career services, including career assessments, résumé critiques, networking events, and a virtual interview system.
• Coaching and advising: Every student will be assigned a personal academic advisor and career coach to help navigate the academic and professional experiences.
• First-year family: On day one, all freshmen are grouped into “learning communities” of approximately 20 students. The learning community becomes a “second family.”
• Networking: Lindner welcomes more than 400 executives to campus each year for guest lectures and events. Every student can take advantage of these opportunities to meet business leaders and build their personal network.