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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Cincinnati is a highly rated public university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,990 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cincinnati acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Cincinnati alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,800.
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

University of Cincinnati Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1160-1370
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,085/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,376/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.206 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.248 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,990Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,772
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 174 responses
  • Dedicated and diverse
    36%
  • There is no "typical student" on any campus
    28%
  • Either painfully average or insanely smart
    12%
  • Motivated
    10%
  • Basic.
    6%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Close minded but still nice
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.323 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.349 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 189 responses
  • Hottest College In America
    40%
  • Amazing!
    21%
  • Improving
    15%
  • Looking to better themselves
    11%
  • Eh.
    3%
  • Facing some difficult and very public challenges
    3%
  • Aweful administration
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.142 responses
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University of Cincinnati Reviews

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My overall rating for the University of Cincinnati is a strong 4 stars. Being in the city the location is great for getting internships, co-ops, and ultimately a steady job after college. There are loads of restaurants to go to just minutes off campus, and if you ever feel like you need to get away from the UC life, Downtown Cincinnati is only about a 15 minute drive away.
If I could change one thing about the University of Cincinnati it would be the dining halls. There are four dining halls on campus, however they all serve just about the same things with little variation in the meals day-to-day. There isn’t a whole lot of healthy food options either. Another downside to UC’s dining halls is that only one of the dining halls offers to-go boxes. Overall, UC is a great school and has a lot to offer students. Picking to attend the University of Cincinnati was the best decision I’ve ever made!
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I loved my first year experience at the University of Cincinnati! I was in the college of DAAP- Design, Art, Architecture and Planning and although the whole University is quite large, being in this college was very comfortable and easy to transition into. My classes were quite rigorous, but were very rewarding and taught me many skills necessary for my future career path. I quickly made many close friends and was very comfortable on campus! The area around Cincinnati is not the safest, you do have to be careful and aware, but as long as I stayed on campus I felt quite safe. Cincinnati does have some very fun areas as well to explore and hang out in, such as Over-the Rhine. The main reason I chose Cincinnati was the co-op opportunity. In my major I have 5 built in co-ops where I will gain real life experience as well as get paid. Co-ops ensure rich learning experiences as well as the chance to have a job lined up after college.
I took an a hybrid English class and it was a great experience! We met once a week and the second class of the week was online where we posted on a discussion board or peer-reviewed papers. This class was very manageable and it transitioned well into fully online when all the classes had to transition to online. When the coronavirus caused schools to close and all our classes had to be online it was a difficult transition. Especially with most of my classes being art classes. The lecture classes were not super hard to get used to, but my studio class was not as productive. When creating 3d projects it is possible, but not ideal to share ideas or give critiques over zoom.