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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Cincinnati is a highly rated public university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,558 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cincinnati acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, Cincinnati alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
About University of Cincinnati...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1030-1290
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,978/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,768/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,178/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,751/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,572/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,998/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.206 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.220 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.219 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,558Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 147 responses
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  • Dedicated and diverse
    34%
  • There is no "typical student" on any campus
    27%
  • Either painfully average or insanely smart
    13%
  • Motivated
    12%
  • Basic.
    6%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Close minded but still nice
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.295 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.321 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 161 responses
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  • Hottest College In America
    45%
  • Amazing!
    17%
  • Improving
    14%
  • Looking to better themselves
    11%
  • Facing some difficult and very public challenges
    3%
  • Eh.
    2%
  • Aweful administration
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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UC has multiple programs that attract a diverse crowd, differing in mindset, educational background, interests, and personality. The colleges and university are liberal in mindset, have recently designated themselves as tobacco-free campuses, offer multiple student housing opportunities, offer payment plans, and have professors who are always ready to help when asked. The Blue Ash campus even has free tutoring in the their writing and math labs (which helped me pass statistics)! I completed my undergraduate degree at UC and I plan to go back to complete my graduate degree. It is close to home and affordable.
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The campus of the University is beautifully crafted and redesigned. The blueprints were staged by former Engineering Alumni. This significant mark on the campus is a great accomplishment and success story in its own for new students to be captivated by. The school tours are lead by selected honors students of the university who also mentor, guide, and inspire new students. The university has the highest number of students enrolled ever this year. The campus is centrally located to multiple apartment buildings and restaurants. The campus holds multiple job fairs, opportunity fairs, career progression panels, and other such organizations are well known to the community. The welcoming to freshmen, involvement, and connection building is very prominent, including sororities and fraternities, but also with sports, ROTC programs, and other events. Tutoring is included with tuition!
Wide selection of resources, on-campus activities, and community outreach! Great food, hospitality, and overall environment. The engineering co-op program is primarily why I chose UC. I am currently on fall co-op making money to pay for school rather than take another semester to sink deeper in debt. I am allowed 5 semesters of co-op rotations at my time at UC. The median payout for working all 5 rotations is roughly $50,000, which really helps with the student loans. Only downside is that any B.S. for engineering is a 5 year program. If you are willing to stick out that other year for your degree, then I recommend filling out that application to UC!