University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Where creativity meets career preparation.

Get ready to embark on a college journey that is uniquely yours. At the intersection of education and opportunity, you'll find the University of Cincinnati. Home to 50,000 students across three unique campuses, UC ranks top five in the nation for co-op and internships by U.S. World News & Report. We fuse our top-ranked experience-based learning program with a vibrant campus community and big-city opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind college destination. As one of the most comprehensive schools of art and design in the United States, UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) is a dynamic and exciting environment in which to study.

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
The approach to education at DAAP cements its reputation as one of the best art and design schools in the world. Students explore their passions and create artifacts, environments and graphics that impact and improve the world. As a small art and design college embedded within a large, public, Research 1 university with Division 1 Athletics, students at DAAP get to enjoy the best of both worlds! DAAP students get to build close connections with their peers and faculty in our cohort-based curriculum while having access to hundreds of student organizations and experiences across campus.

Real-world learning

DAAP students alternate time spent in the classroom with time spent in the real world, working around the globe while building their resume and professional network. That means Cincinnati’s classroom extends to nearly every corner of the globe, from Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups to trailblazing experiences in places like China, Tanzania, and South America. Cincinnati is a city with a reputation for a thriving arts community. Our urban location offers opportunities to interact with creative communities as well as providing co-op partnerships.


DAAP graduates join the vast number of DAAP alumni—providing an instant professional network around the world. Today, more than 332,000 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.



Top 5 university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Named the #1 "Best College Location in Ohio" | Niche, 2024


College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning ranked among the top design schools | Graphic Design USA, 2023


Ranked among the top 20 "Arts-Vibrant Communities" within large cities | SMU DataArts, 2022


Welcome to the Queen City

With a metro population of over two million, Cincinnati isn’t your average college town. With five Fortune 500 companies and a vibrant startup scene, Cincinnati is an excellent choice to establish a career—and a life. Named the best place to live in Ohio and one of the top places to live in the US, Cincinnati is home to multiple professional sports teams, a thriving arts community, top-ranked parks, and a diverse restaurant and nightlife scene. This city is such a great place to call home, that 50% of UC’s 332,000 living alumni have remained in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Bearcat Promise

Career preparation is at the center of a University of Cincinnati education. Through our Bearcat Promise Career Studio, we prepare students for the world of work with professional development, coaching, and career services. Our students can gain up to a year and a half of full-time, paid work experience before they even graduate. No more worrying about needing the experience to get the job or the job to get the experience. For you, this means graduating with a degree, a full résumé, and a plan for your future.

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