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University of Cincinnati (UC) is one of the top 25 public research universities in the United States. Located in Ohio on what is considered one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world, the University of Cincinnati is ranked among the best national universities in 2010 by "US News and World Report" magazine. The UC has also been named a "green university" by the Princeton Review.
Among its notable alumni are Joseph B. Strauss, who designed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and George Rieveschl, who invented Benadryl, the world's first antihistamine. Albert Sabin, another UC graduate, developed the first oral polio vaccine.
Founded in 1819 as the Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio, which merged around 1870 to become the University of Cincinnati. The first "Cooperative Education" program was established at UC in 1906. In 1977, the University of Cincinnati joined the University System of Ohio.
The academic calendar of the University of Cincinnati currently follows the quarter system, but will be transitioning to the semester system in the fall of 2012. Students may contact their academic advisors for assistance and guidance for successful semester conversion of academic units.
UC has 308 programs of study, and offers 49 Associate's, 103 undergraduate, 152 graduate and four professional degrees.
Colleges and Schools
The University of Cincinnati's 14 colleges and schools are:
- McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Allied Health Sciences
- College of Business
- Clermont College
- College-Conservatory of Music
- College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
- College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
- College of Engineering and Applied Science
- College of Law
- College of Medicine
- College of Nursing
- James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
- Raymond Walters College
- Graduate School
Many choices for on-campus housing are offered at UC, including suite-style living, lifestyle floors (where you live with students from major, athletic team or honors program), and more. There are also numerous dining venues on the UC campus, including a Starbucks café and vegetarian options.
The Student Life Offices on the UC campus offers many resources and choices of clubs, groups, organizations and leadership opportunities including the African American Cultural & Resource Center, Bearcat Bands, Early Learning Center, Women's Center, Greek Leaders Council, Student Government, and more.
The University of Cincinnati has several traditions, including its bearcat mascot, Lucy. The former bearcat mascot, Alice, was a fixture at UC's home athletics games for more than 12 years. Since 1008, Lucy has attended many "Bearcat" sporting events.
The Cincinnati "Bearcats" athletics teams compete in many intercollegiate sports and they have won many national championships.
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
- Track and Field
In addition to its main, Cincinnati Uptown Campus, the University of Cincinnati has several satellite campuses in the Cincinnati area:
- Cincinnati Uptown Campus: Uptown East Campus; Uptown West Campus
- Clermont Campus
- Medical Campus
- Raymond Walters Campus
- Reading Campus
- Victory Parkway Campus
The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is located on UC's Uptown Campus and is open to students, employees and the community for recreation and fitness. Many amenities are available, and events and activities at the CRC include guest lectures, parties, team-building events and sports tournaments. The Uptown East Campus offers recreation and exercise facilities at The Fitness Center.
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) offers excellent productions in drama, musical theatre and opera for students and community members. The CCM's annual Mainstage Series is a big attraction for the local community.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students UC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into UC.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Required
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||490 - 620|
|SAT ® Math||510 - 640|
|SAT ® Writing||490 - 600|
|SAT ® Total Score||1490 - 1860|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||22 - 28|
|ACT ® Math||23 - 28|
|ACT ® Writing||6 - 8|
|ACT ® Composite Score||22 - 28|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UC
The chances of getting into University of Cincinnati can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||11,721 (73%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||4,486 (38%)|
University of Cincinnati has a total student population of about 35,000, with undergraduate students making up about 69% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $18,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State: $9,300-$11,000
- Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,590
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $390-$470 per unit
- Out-of-State: $1,000-$1,200 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$7,287|
|Receiving Student Loans||62%||$5,743|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 8.0%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, University of Cincinnati may offer services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
The overall graduation rate of University of Cincinnati is around 58%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||22%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||28%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Dance Program (more info)
- Dietetics Program (more info)
- Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
- Law Program (more info)
- Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
- Music Program (more info)
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- Nurse Midwifery Education Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theatre Program
University of Cincinnati is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (372)
- Basketball (372)
- Track and Field (372)
- Football (372)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
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- Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY (7 miles away)
- Miami University - Oxford in Oxford, OH (29 miles away)
- Wright State University in Dayton, OH (51 miles away)
- Central State University in Wilberforce, OH (53 miles away)
- Indiana University - East in Richmond, IN (55 miles away)
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