University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati, often referred to as Cincinnati or UC, is a public research university in the United States. With an annual enrollment of more than 40,000 students, it is the second largest university in Ohio, and one of the largest universities in the States. It is a member of the University System of Ohio, and the largest single employer in Greater Cincinnati.

The university was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, and is the oldest higher education institution in Cincinnati. The main campus, the West campus lies in the Uptown one, which includes the West, Medical and Victory Parkway campuses. On the 137-acre campus, you can find most of the undergraduate colleges. In addition, there are some branch campuses such as Clermont College, UC East, and Blue Ash College.

The university offers degrees in certificate, associate, bachelor’s, post-bachelor’s certificate, master’s, doctorate’s programs. It is the originator of the co-operative education model, which includes alternating quarters of coursework on campus, and outside work at a host firm as well.

The mission of the University of Cincinnati is:

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our university, city, state and global community.


The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Besides, a number of organizations accredit the programs in UC, such as National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, American Dental Association, etc.


The University of Cincinnati comprises 14 colleges:

  1. Allied Health Sciences
  2. Arts and Sciences
  3. Business
  4. College-Conservatory of Music
  5. Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  6. Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  7. Engineering & Applied Science
  8. The Graduate School
  9. Law
  10. Medicine
  11. Nursing
  12. Pharmacy
  13. UC Blue Ash College
  14. UC Clermont College

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  2. Health professions and related programs
  3. Engineering
  4. Visual and performing arts
  5. Education

The University of Cincinnati was ranked as a Tier One university in the 2012 edition of US News and World Report, and was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America, and one of the top 200 in the world in the 2010 survey by Times Higher Education (UK).

Aiming to be the premier urban research university, UC offers 304 programs, including 49 Associate, 103 Bachelor’s, 85 Master’s, 67 Doctoral and 4 First Professional degrees. Besides, it also offers some other professional practice program, including cooperative education program, academic internship program, and the center for cooperative education research and innovation.


The application deadline is Feb 1. Either SAT or ACT score is required to be submitted together with the high school transcripts, recommendations, essays, completed application, and the application fee of $50.


The tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year is USD 10,065 for in-state students, and USD 24,588 for out-of-state tuition and fees. Besides, the room and board cost about USD 9,702 on average.

Need-based financial aids are provided at the University of Cincinnati. About 58.7 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive certain kind of scholarships or grants, and the average grant award is USD 5,649 on average every academic year.

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