Carl H. Lindner College of Business
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–$13,758 (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.
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.
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, study abroad endeavors, case competitions, internships, and more.
Rankings to rave about
UC is the birthplace of cooperative education, and students at UC’s Lindner College of Business are afforded ample opportunities to learn by doing. A top 35 public research university, UC is in close proximity to nine Fortune 500 companies, a thriving start-up ecosystem, and a burgeoning 50-acre innovation corridor. UC’s multidisciplinary approach to experiential learning gives students the chance to strengthen their résumés and broaden their professional networks.
Lindner’s full-time campus-based MBA program was ranked in the top 40 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Business Schools” list, which also ranked Lindner’s online MBA #1 in Ohio, #10 in the Midwest, and #33 nationally. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Lindner MBA program #1 in Ohio and, among public institutions, #1 in the Midwest and #6 nationally for alumni satisfaction.
The high regard for Lindner doesn’t end with its graduate degree programs. The College’s undergraduate programs experienced the second-largest rankings jump of any top 100 undergraduate Business program on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Business Schools” list.
Top talent, top teachers
A key reason why so many UC programs are so highly ranked is the 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, 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 most. Lindner students work locally, nationally, and even internationally with organizations like Under Armour, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Tesla, Disney, and The Brandery.
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. That real-world work experience provides a huge competitive edge when entering the job market. In fact, 85% of Lindner students obtain a full-time job within three months of graduation. And those students who do four or more co-ops or internships command higher starting salaries upon graduation, earning an average of $10,000 more than their peers.
International business knowledge is more important today than ever before. That’s why UC offers students the opportunity to engage with business all over the globe while pursuing their degrees. 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 around the world.
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.
Hit the ground running
At UC’s Lindner College of Business, it’s not just a degree—it’s your degree.
• Design your major: Business Pathways is a freshman course that introduces every major offered at Lindner. Each week a guest speaker shares his or her real-world experiences with you. Those stories and question-and-answer sessions really help you narrow down the list of business tracks you want (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: Lindner students have 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 their academic and professional experiences.
• First-year family: On day one, all freshmen are grouped into “learning communities” of approximately 20 students. Your 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 networks.