University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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Let’s face it. College is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. And a Cincinnati education offers one of the most valuable ROI’s in higher ed. How? By putting education into action through an unparalleled commitment to experience-based learning and career preparation.

Home to nearly 50,000 students, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been named among the top-tier “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience.

The University of Cincinnati invented cooperative education (co-op) over 100 years ago, and today ranks among the best universities in the nation for co-op and internships. On co-op, students rotate semesters in the classroom and working paid, full-time positions in their field of study. UC co-op students earn a collective $58 million annually working for thousands of employers including Microsoft, Disney, Apple, NASA, Procter & Gamble, and many more.

Career preparation is at the center of a UC education. Through our Bearcat Promise Career Studio, we prepare students for the world of work with professional development, coaching, and career services. For you, this means graduating with a degree, a full résumé and a plan for your future.

Today, more than 320,000 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.



Industrial Design program ranked #2 in the country | DesignIntelligence survey report


Myron E. Ullman School of Design ranked among the top design schools in the country | Graphic Design USA


City of Cincinnati ranked among the top 20 vibrant arts communities in the US | SMU’s National Center for Arts Research


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


#1 Best City for New College Grads | SmartAsset

UC College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

With a studio-driven curriculum, students at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) are immersed in learning and practice through real world experiences. DAAP’s approach to education cements its reputation as one of the best art and design schools in the world. In DAAP, students explore their passions and create artifacts, environments, and graphics that impact and improve the world. As a highly selective college, DAAP offers the benefits of a preeminent arts school within a comprehensive research university and a city of unparalleled opportunity. Students work collaborating with faculty, industry leaders, and majors from across the university, and established partnerships with regional, national, and international clients provide opportunities for students to engage in real-world projects.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “As someone with very diverse co-op experiences, I’ll be leaving the University with wonderful connections and great confidence for my career in the arts.”

    • Devon Hensler '20
  • “I'm very proud to have come from this school, and without my education here, Allbirds [footwear] doesn't happen.”

    • Tim Brown '05
      Co-Founder of Allbirds
  • “My DAAP education has been much more than just classroom learning. It was a five-year comprehensive experience that challenged me to be a more thoughtful and empathetic design professional.”

    • Jonathan Feverston '21
  • “I appreciate how the program allows fine arts students the chance to get a taste of the real world and experience what they could be doing after graduation.”

    • Emily Baxter '22