3,226 reviews
  1. Cincinnati, OH
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
University of Cincinnati is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Website

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%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1290
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Cincinnati

Cost

Net Price
$19,739/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,089/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,072/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,088/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,415/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,762/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.206 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,682Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Dedicated and diverse
    35%
  • There is no "typical student" on any campus
    25%
  • Either painfully average or insanely smart
    14%
  • Motivated
    12%
  • Basic.
    6%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Close minded but still nice
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.277 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.303 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 143 responses
Report
  • Hottest College In America
    45%
  • Amazing!
    17%
  • Improving
    15%
  • Looking to better themselves
    11%
  • Facing some difficult and very public challenges
    3%
  • Eh.
    2%
  • Aweful administration
    1%

After University of Cincinnati

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
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

University of Cincinnati Reviews

3,226 reviews
All Categories
I love attending the University of Cincinnati! I'm originally from Columbus so I decided to attend the University of Cincinnati in Fall of 2015. I love the diversity of the students and faculty! The campus is beautiful! The games are a blast! Also Over-the-Rhine, Downtown Cincinnati, and Kentucky is a 10 minute drive at the most! There are so many little shops, cafes, and local businesses to explore in Over-The-Rhine and Clifton, there's always a new adventure! It's great. On the flip side, the areas the border the university are a bit intimidating, especially to a college student. Avondale, Walnut Hills, and OTR tend to be high crime areas. The criminals see the students as "easy prey" to rob them for things like their phones, laptops and wallets. Because the city of Cincinnati is aware that crime can occur on campus, the university has taken the initiative of having their own police which does reduce the crime. Overall, I pretty safe on campus.
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I absolutely love it here! I love feeling academically challenged, and with the great professors and intriguing classes, I experience that everyday. I have made the best friends of my life and over the weekends, there are always plenty of things to do, whether we want to go out and party or stay in and chill. The students here are very kind and give the campus positive vibes. The local area around the school can be unsafe, but if you're traveling in a group, you'll be fine. There are various options for both on and off campus housing, all of which accommodate to those living there in the best way possible. Campus food is usually above average, however, at Center Court there are days where nothing is appetizing, but that's typical of any college campus. Overall the University of Cincinnati is a great school and my experience here so far has been one that I'll appreciate forever- I can't wait for what the next few years have in store for me!
Cincinnati has a beautiful campus and a great academic intensity. There is a lively energy on campus that makes it much more bearable to go to a boring class. My peers and professors are very helpful and make it a much better experience. On a different note, the dorms are awful and overpriced. Would not recommend. Having a meal plan is very convenient, but also there are limited choices of where you can use your meal plan on campus. Personally, I have had some problems with the admissions office after being accepted and starting my classes, but it's all sorted out now. All in all, it's been a good college experience so far!