University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Design lives here

Learn by doing. Sharpen your skills. Expand your creativity. And build your portfolio. In a studio-driven curriculum, students at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) impact quality of life through innovation. A highly selective college, DAAP offers the benefits of a preeminent arts school within a comprehensive research university and a city of unparalleled opportunity.

At DAAP, you’ll have the opportunity to work with students, faculty, and industry leaders from across the University, including business, engineering, medicine, and more. You’ll engage in real-world projects brought to us by regional, national, and even international clients.

Experience is calling
As the global birthplace of cooperative education, University of Cincinnati has—for more than a century—successfully integrated students’ academic semesters with alternating periods of paid, professional work related directly to their majors. Today, UC is home to the largest co-op program of any public university in the United States. It’s the third largest in the world, consistently ranked among the top by U.S. News & World Report.

Through co-op, DAAP students work around the globe, expanding their education while building impressive résumés and professional networks. UC’s immersion in experience-based learning is exemplified by the Bearcat Promise, a commitment to students that they will graduate with a degree in one hand and a career plan in the other.

Top notch and top ranked
Located on UC’s award-winning campus (among the world’s most beautiful, according to Forbes), DAAP’s stunning home was designed by renowned architect Peter Eisenman. Such impressive space is only fitting for our award-winning programs. UC routinely makes Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 30 list of international design schools, and ID magazine lists UC among the globe’s top 10. Design Intelligence ranks our Industrial Design program #2 and our Interior Design program #4 in the nation.

Realize your vision
DAAP is organized into four schools: the Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design, the School of Architecture and Interior Design, the School of Art, and the School of Planning.
The School of Design offers BS degrees in Communication Design, Fashion Design, and Industrial Design; a master’s degree; and a Fashion Studies minor.
The School of Architecture and Interior Design offers BS and master’s degrees in Architecture and Interior Design and a doctoral degree in Architecture.
The School of Art offers bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and Art History—to which a PreK-12 Visual Arts Teacher Licensure can be added—as well as master’s degrees in Art History, Fine Arts, and Visual Arts Education.
The School of Planning offers bach
elor’s degrees in Urban Planning and Urban Studies, master’s degrees in Community Planning and Landscape Architecture, a doctoral degree in Regional Development Planning, and certificates in Geographic Information Systems, Historical Preservation, Planning, and Urban Design.
DAAP also offers a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and certificates in Green Roofs, Sustainable Landscape Design, Urban Agriculture, and Urban Landscapes. 


The University of Cincinnati is an urban public research institution world-renowned for architectural diversity and beauty and ranked 37th among public universities by the National Science Foundation.
• Founded in 1819
• Global birthplace of co-op
• 45,000+ total enrollment; students representing all 50 states and 120+ countries
• 22.1% minority students
• 21.5% first-generation students
• 229 National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholars
• Top five most welcoming schools for international students (International Student Barometer)
• 26.36 average ACT score; 1258 average SAT score
• 400+ programs of study in 14 colleges
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio
• 100% participation in experience-based learning (co-ops, internships, study abroad, research, community engagement, performances, student teaching, and leadership development)
• 300,000+ living alumni
• $1 billion raised in most recent capital campaign
• $11,660 in-state undergraduate tuition ($14,468 graduate)
• $26,994 out-of-state tuition ($26,210 graduate)
• $84 million awarded annually to undergraduates in merit-, talent-, and need-based aid and scholarships
• $500 million in aid to all students in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private support
• 85.9% overall first-year, full-time baccalaureate retention rate
• December 1: Early Action deadline for admission to selective programs; all applications received before December 1 are guaranteed to be reviewed. After December 1, programs with space continue to review applications on a rolling basis through March 1.

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