University of Cincinnati
Located in the bustling city of Cincinnati, UC offers students an unparalleled academic experience, the difference of which lies in the community, people, and ideas it fosters. Committed to serving the people of Ohio and beyond, UC equips students with the tools and experience to think critically about the world around them. The University of Cincinnati prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, and staff to create an environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.
Get to know University of Cincinnati
DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL LEARNING
In this community, people from all backgrounds support and inspire each other during their unique journeys. UC values equity and inclusion and strives to make the campus and academic community an inclusive and inspiring environment. Students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous offices and programs designed to support the diverse needs of the university community.
The University of Cincinnati is proud to be one of the most renowned research universities in the nation and encourages all students to take part in the unique opportunities it offers. Its Office of Undergraduate Research supports students as they conduct and present groundbreaking research. ReCON, the Research and Creative Opportunities Network, is an undergraduate student organization where student researchers develop connections with each other, graduate students, faculty, and other research professionals.
UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
UC is committed to helping passionate people change the world, enabling further opportunities for growth through a rigorous honors program. The University honors routinely challenges and inspires students to maximize their potential as they enhance their skills in leadership, research, creativity, global studies, and community engagement.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 7%
White, non-Hispanic: 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 3%
Nearly 65% of undergraduate students participate in UC’s learning communities, which enrolls small groups of students into a common set of courses so that they can foster a strong academic and social network of peers. Such tight-knit communities connect students to faculty, peer mentors, campus resources, and special insights into their program of study.
First-year students have many opportunities to engage with their peers within the first year. Whether that be through a learning community or first-year seminar offered by their specific college, students get a dynamic introduction to the new and exciting aspects of university life.
In 1906, the University of Cincinnati spearheaded the revolutionary educational model that has helped thousands of students gain meaningful work experience and cultivate essential connections. Founded on the value of experience-based learning, the cooperative model pushes students to find work in their field; students complete three to five co-op terms prior to graduation. Co-op students gain valuable experience and unique insight into the daily tasks and responsibilities of their chosen profession.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Impact strives to recognize the greatness in all students, faculty, and staff by valuing their unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. UC addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation so that all community members may feel safe and supported on campus.
UC encourages students to make a real difference with their education. Its service-learning courses bring education outside the classroom and into the community. Specific courses with these service-learning components allow students to build their professional networks, add unique experiences to their résumés, and earn course credit, all while changing the world in a small way.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Students, faculty, and staff work with community partners to make a positive impact on their communities through meaningful voluntary service. Opportunities range from semester- to year-long opportunities like Bearcat Buddies or short term opportunities like Days of Service. No matter how big or small, these opportunities reflect UC’s commitment to making the world a better place.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Students interested in participating in meaningful engagement are encouraged to join one of the hundreds of organizations that promote continuous leadership development.
UC’s campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation; unique architecture and ample green space make it a fun and exciting place to live and learn. UC’s campus is less than two miles from downtown Cincinnati, giving students the option to take advantage of the arts, culture, and networking opportunities the big city has to offer.
Athletics are an integral part of the Bearcat experience. Whether it’s one of eleven NCAA Division I sports teams, several of which continue to make NCAA Tournaments, or the numerous club and intramural sports, or even catching a fitness class at the campus recreation center, there are opportunities for everyone to stay active and involved.
Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
Women’s sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
UC boasts one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs in the nation. This comprehensive, rigorous program is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in their field. UC is committed to making paid, supervised, major-related work experience and self-reflection available to all students. Over the past 100 years, UC has cultivated impactful partnerships with organizations from a variety of fields. Students can work for anything from a community-based nonprofit to a Fortune 500 company. Each year, more than 3,500 students participate in this program and graduate with a robust, diverse résumé.
The University of Cincinnati’s Career Center helps students create a plan for their future. From the first day on campus to commencement, the Career Center is available to assist students as they find their calling. Dedicated counselors help students find a meaningful career, identify their skills and interests, explore majors and careers, apply to graduate school, conduct a job search, and much more.
UC believes that students learn through experience, which is why internships are an integral part of the UC experience. Academic internships give students the opportunity to develop transferable skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes.
Megan earned a degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing and a certificate in Public Relations. She completed co-op terms with BHDP Architecture and Design, Findlay Kitchen, and the digital marketing agency GNGF. Her co-op experiences helped her discover a passion for writing, branding, and the design industry. – Megan Dorning
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 560 | 75th Percentile: 660
25th Percentile: 560 | 75th Percentile: 680
25th Percentile: 23 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 23 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 29
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $9,322
Tuition (out-of-state): $25,656