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  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 22 people found this review useful. 1 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In-state engineering students Musical and/or artistic students Social people Academic students

    Tips for prospective students

    Use office hours, study groups, learning communities, and learning center hours to your advantage. There are tons of resources at your disposal when you are a student at UC. Apply early -- even if you're not sure, because applying before December guarantees you a $2000/year scholarship. Go on a campus visit, but also wonder around campus on your own (during the school day) and try to drop in a couple classes (discreetly of course).

    Bang for the buck

    I got lucky in that I qualified for in-state tuition. I think the price is great for in-state eligible students. The campus is very modern -- there is WiFi everywhere, almost every classroom has a computer/projector setup, and the professors are good about using Blackboard and email. The out-of-state price is very high, and I would only recommend it if you enroll in a top-ranking program like DAAP or CCM. For the in-state engineering student, UC is a great choice!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus at UC is probably the most beautiful thing in Cincinnati. I love walking around campus and it feels like an urban city but has plenty of green spaces and quiet corners. I couldn't ask for more in a college campus. I also find that most of the students are very open to new people from all kinds of backgrounds.

    Am learning a lot

    I was delighted to find that most of the professors at UC really know their stuff and they are willing to help if you don't understand them on the first go. However, it certainly is useful to ask around about potential professors. I had a Chemistry lecture that was useless, but the TA really helped me stay on track. That being said, a lot of the TA's, especially in the math department, are really truly horrible. Office hours and learning centers (free!) are your friend if you get stuck with one of these TA's.

  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers DAAP (artistic outlooks) Coop (UC founded it) Finding a major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be forward. Make friends join an learning community where you will be placed with other people with the same schedule as you. Form groups to study with. My grades went up when I studied with other people. Because it means I get to teach them which ends up as practice for me and they can help me if I don't get something or I'm on the wrong track. If you are on a science based major (engineering for example) take some AP and get them out of the way. the transition from highschool to a tough college will most likely rattle a new student. The first few quarters will be lighter if you take AP. If you aren't sure where to go, take some classes and find out what you want to do. Even if it seems like junk classes and a waste of 10,000 (with books ect.) you can build your GPA, get Grants, get scholarships, and then get into a College you want to be in for sure. So 10,000 will probably turn into 3,000 if you do well.

    Bang for the buck

    I won't say it's cheap, but it's definitely not bad. 10,000 (books ect,). Books are something that you should ask around for. Many upper classmen are trying to get rid of their old books and will sell theirs for absurdly low prices. I've gotten books that were 80 for 10, and 160 for 30. You won't find those prices too often but you'll get at least 50% off if you ask around. Lastly. Co-op. We founded co-op in the engineering building. If your major has co-ops. I would advise taking the extra year being a student and Co-op. You'll 1) bring your resume up 2) get real world experience for your major 3) make money to pay off loans 4) possibly learn a language and do international co-op. 5) after graduation possibly get hired by a company you co-op'ed with.

    Am enjoying being here

    The first few quarters I've had ups and downs. My down was mostly because of the course work, but that's what i get for choosing one of the harder colleges (engineering) the campus has to offer. Even in a tough college like Engineering I've had a lot of fun. There are dozens of groups and if there isn't one for your interest you can make one. My friends and I, we made the UC breakdancing club. You can often find us around main street in the glass box below the rec center. And never have we turned down someone who wants to learn. Other than clubs, there's a lot of chill spots. Sigma sigma, mainstreet cinema, catskeller (restaurant, arcade), during fall and spring The commons at the end of mainstreet has events everywhere. Food, music, and a lot of it is FREE.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of good teachers, but be warned about TAs. They are part of major classes and teach once a week. There knowledge varies heavily, but there are some who do know their topic well. the recitation (one with a TA) is a class where you should ask questions if you don't understand. To make it less intimidating think of it as asking a friend who happened to take the class before you. As for the lectures themselves with your professor, I've had a lot of good professors. If you don't manage to get something out of your professor during lecture, there are office hours where you can talk to the teacher, and there's half a dozen centers where graduates and upper classmen can help you.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is perfect for students who study hard, but like to have fun! Students who value diversity and meeting new people would love this school, seeing as how one of UC's main focuses is diversity. There are many different types of people on campus, and I feel that UC is perfect for anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is so much to do that will enrich your experience here, so make sure to look at all of the student organizations to see what UC has to offer you. Also, be sure to take a campus tour and talk to current students! Research the possible majors, and consider their great medical facility if you are interested in a health care career.

    Bang for the buck

    Speaking from the prospective of an in-state student, The University of Cincinnati is very affordable. They also offer a wide variety of scholarships and aid for students.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do! There are extensive opportunities to get involved, whether it be on-campus clubs or organizations, Greek life, sporting events, etc. or even just hanging out in the dorms or apartments. People are super friendly and you will never be bored!

    Am learning a lot

    There is always an interesting class to take, and the professors are very helpful! They encourage you to do your best, while presenting you with challenging information. If you are a freshman, most professors understand the transition from high school to college, and one aspect that really adds to this is the learning communities many of the majors require or highly suggest. This allows you to learn from other students and work more closely with your teaching assistant.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is exceptionally ranked in the fields of nursing, engineering, and arts and design, but really it's a place that fits just about everyone's interests and passions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't second guess yourself on what you want or what you want to pursue in college. I have many friends who change their major because they went into their second choice major instead of taking the initial risk with what they truly loved. To those with undecided majors, UC also has a wonderful exploratory program to give you a taste of everything, thereby helping you find your passions and potential career.

    Bang for the buck

    Although college is undoubtedly expensive, for the price of UC you get a great education, good food in the three dining halls, a great living environment, and an overall good experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus and the area around Cincinnati. UC is located in the middle of many amazing places only a short bus ride away. For example, we are near the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Krohn Conservatory, and many great shopping areas. If you want to stay on campus, there are hundreds of clubs to join too. I find I rarely have an hour with nothing to do let alone a whole day!

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently in UC's college of DAAP- Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. It is a fantastic place to study; the majority of the professors are UC graduates who teach part time. They start from the basics no matter how much previous experience you have. This gives more students the ability to go into design fields, because it doesn't require any prior knowledge of art or design. The school also has a very strict grading scale which is a powerful motivator for most students.

  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do both on and off campus. No matter what you like to do, you'll find it!

    Am learning a lot

    I attended as a PSEOP student during my senior year of high school. I've learned a lot not only academically but socially about what colleges expect of students and it's not anything like high school!

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for students who like to work out because of the rec center. Uc is great for those that do not want to drive to school and not have a car. UC is great for students who like chipotle as there are two within walking distance!

    Tips for prospective students

    The first year might be a little rough, but it will get better. Shadow someone and do a college visit. Be sure to check out the rec center.

    Bang for the buck

    The parking is outrageous. It's 8 dollars per day to park in a garage if you dont buy the parking permit which is $225 per quarter or if you forget your permit. Books are ridiculously priced at the book store. 10k a year in tuition to have foreign professors and grad students is a rip off in my opinion as well, at least all my classes dont have foreign profs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UC. The atmosphere is alright. I do have a couple of complaints though. The old chem building which I've had a few classes in seems to be falling apart. There are poles holding the one side up, the rooms I've been in are filthy, moldy, and one even had a hole punched in the wall. In this room half of the light bulbs were burned out; it is just about impossible to take an exam in the dark.

    Am learning a lot

    The first year for many of the classes was difficult because almost all my professors were foreign. I'm in my second year and so far this year the quality of the professors have been much better. They are more helpful, they speak clearly and for the most part seem to really enjoy their job.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Urban, people-oriented, involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour. The rec center is awesome! Talk to as many people as you can, and try to get a feel for the surrounding area to see if it's right for you. Definitely have an interview with the head of your prospective major.

    Bang for the buck

    UC is pretty good about giving scholarships, and the quality of the campus and teachers are well worth the costs.

    Am enjoying being here

    The buildings are modern and very up-to-date. Technology is used a lot and you'll love how compact the whole campus is. The surrounding area, Clifton, is run-down but there are a lot of community improvement projects that are working to make the area more student-friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very dedicated to their subject and are always willing to help. Most classes are challenging but not so much that you'll get overwhelmed.

  • 12/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for students who want a large, diverse school in a big-city setting. Cincinnati is obviously not as large as Chicago or New York, but it's definitely big enough that boredom isn't really an option. The school is great for lovers of math and science, as well as the arts and business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please please listen to me: GO TO CLASS! It is the most important thing and the hardest thing to do. Going to class really makes a difference, and developing a schedule is key. Most students are used to coming from high schools where everything is pretty much planned out for them, and having the freedom of college can become a problem if students let it. Skipping class all the time is the easiest way to fail because many teachers do take attendance and will specifically teach information only available in class and not online.

    Bang for the buck

    As a freshman, students are required to live in a dorm for at least one year, and that's where the major expenses come from. However, after freshman year, students can live anywhere, and living off campus with roommates really cuts down on costs, and makes going to school more affordable. The tuition is definitely worth the school, especially when the Engineering Department, DAAP, CCM, and Business Department are all top ranked departments in the U.S.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UC and in Cincinnati. I grew up in a very small town, and moving to a city the size of Cincinnati was a big deal for me, but I'm really enjoying the change. UC is a big school, but the buildings are close together and campus is always filled with people playing music, hanging out, or studying. There is always something to do, either on campus or off. Living in a city like Cincinnati gives students many more resources than at smaller schools in smaller cities. Yes, students do need to be careful and smart in the city, but it's worth the art museums, great food, sporting events, shopping, and music venues. Not to mention that a bigger city offers more job opportunities, and UC's co-op program can put students in some of the biggest and most powerful companies in the U.S. and abroad.

    Am learning a lot

    I've found that in my major, Secondary Language Arts Education, many of the teachers are very willing and able to help students. There are a wide variety of class sizes and teaching styles, so any student can find the style that allows him/her to learn best. Quarters are only 10 weeks, so classes move through material pretty quickly, and it's not easy to get bored when things are moving fast. UC also has a large course offering, and students can find interesting classes in every major.

  • 12/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for any type of student. It has many well-recognized programs such as the engineering program, the nursing program, the architecture program, and the interior design program. I encourage everyone to look into the University of Cincinnati. It's friendly atmosphere and outstanding academics will capture any eye.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take more than one tour of this campus. I wasn't convinced on going to UC the first time around, but after the second tour I fell in love and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to attend the University of Cincinnati.

    Bang for the buck

    Wherever you go, college is going to be expensive and it is going to take a chunk out of your wallet. Nevertheless, UC costs a lot less than a majority of other schools; especially if you pay in-state tuition. However, if you are an out of state student, you are able to get in-state tuition if you own property in Ohio. This is a great bonus that a lot of my friends are taking advantage of.

    Am enjoying being here

    UC's atmosphere is unbelievable. Everyone is so friendly and inviting. Within the first two weeks, I met a boatload of people with the same interests and hobbies as me. Not only are the people a thrill about UC, but also the UC campus is beautiful and I enjoy exploring it each and every day.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a college freshman at the University of Cincinnati for the 2010-2011 school year. At UC, I am studying interior design in the School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, also known as DAAP. The interior design program is ranked nationally as the best interior design school in the United States. As a result, I am learning leaps and bounds of new information and new techniques in this program. I am learning to think outside the box, to solve different kinds of problems, and to develop my creativity to a whole new level.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a difficult statement to make because it is hard to say that UC is great for just certain types of students and not others. As far as academics go, the college shines in engineering, music, performing arts, criminal justice, and DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning). If one of the aforementioned fields is something you intend to pursue a career in, then UC may be a good choice for you. UC is also a good school for someone who wants to move out and get the college experience in a city setting without necessarily having to move to a big city. I think the university provides the perfect blend of city life and campus life to make any one's college experience enjoyable. But while I have found this college to be a perfect match for me, you should never discard your options when choosing your school. You could be spending the next 2-7 years there, so take your time and do your research to ensure that you are choosing the right college for YOU.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best piece of advice I can give anyone is to not be afraid to ask questions. Professors set up office hours, TAs set up office hours, and the college provides you with a learning center, all to provide YOU with the resources you need to succeed. College is an entirely different ball game than high school, and if you don't understand something immediately you should always ask. There are no bad questions. Everyone is at college for the same reason - to learn. So do yourself and your classmates a favor, and ask questions. Also, as a new student, Learning Communities are your friend. I was skeptical about joining a learning community, but decided to join anyway, and did not regret it at all. These will provide you with a great way to network with other people in your major and make friends and form support groups. Especially good for those students coming from out of state that will not know anybody coming into college, I would definitely recommend joining a learning community, as I believe it will make your first year much more enjoyable like it did mine.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck is dependant on the comparison you are making. As far as public schools in Ohio go, UC has a rather pricey tuition, especially if you choose to live on campus. However, going to UC is much cheaper than almost all neighboring private universities, and I would venture to say that the education you would get here at Cincinnati would be equivalent to or greater than the education you would receive at any other school in the area. UC is an accredited research university, where some of the most intelligent engineers and researchers in the nation reside. The school is ranked as one of the nation's top public research universities, and is an institution with a rich history in discovery and innovation. Though tuition may seem rather pricey compared to some of the other public and technical colleges, what UC has over most of them is the cooperative education program. For those majors that offer a coop option, I would highly recommend doing so. It adds an extra year to your schooling, but you get to make pretty good money while in school to help pay for those nasty tuition costs, and even better, you get real world experience to throw on your resume for after you graduate. So even if the school seems a little pricey, the coop program could provide you with a good way to help lower the costs while also helping you decide if your major is really a good fit. I would deam my education here at UC to be worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only is the campus beautiful, but there is never a dull moment in Cincinnati. Here at UC, you get the city experience without necessarily having to live in the midst of an incredibly crowded city like LA or NYC. The campus is small enough that there is never too lengthy of a walk to get from class to class, but large enough that you will never get bored. Within walking distance from campus, there are a plethora of places to eat, as well as multiple bars and social cafes for those boring weekend nights. There are also so many different things to get involved in; if you can name it, there is a club for it. And even if there is not already a club or group supporting your interests, you can take it upon yourself to start one yourself! There are also very active sports teams, and many places to just hang out and have fun around campus so there should always be something to occupy your spare time if you want to get involved. Though a good deal of people claim the school to be in a dangerous area or some similar jargon, the school is not dangerous for anyone who isn't doing what they shouldn't be doing anyway. Sure, it's probably not the safest idea to be walking down Vine Street at 3 A.M. by yourself, but why would you be doing that anyway? As long as you have your wits about you, you should never run into a problem. Cincinnati can definitely supply any prospective student with all the college experience has to offer.

    Am learning a lot

    The learning environment at the University of Cincinnati is phenomenal. Like any school, it has its glitches, but for the most part is very supportive of the needs of the students. I will be entering my fourth year in the engineering program and I have yet to encounter a class where the professor was not more than willing to schedule office hours to accommodate the needs of every student who wished to take advantage of them. And even then if you are having difficulties with your studies, there are teaching assistants for just about any class that are also always willing to help out when they can, and there is also a learning center for necessary tutoring. The academics at UC have been wonderful to me, and there is always a chance to expand on your knowledge and learn something new.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is one of the most diverse schools, so I encourage anyone to apply. If you are majoring in engineering or one of the DAAP majors, I definitely suggest applying to UC. It is also a great school for those looking to be in the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit UC before making a decision. I chose to apply to UC because it looked good on collegeboard.com, but visiting is really what got me excited about the idea of going there.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally have not felt like my money was wasted terribly, but I know others have had worse experiences with professors. Once again, I feel that the food could be improved on. I also do not like how much is spent on athletics, but that is seen at every university. My only major complaint is that scholarships are hard to come by, and when they are received, it is not much. Only ten incoming freshman a year receive a full ride. You have to be in the right program or of minority status to receive significant financial help.

    Am enjoying being here

    I lived in a residence hall last year, and I met great people to hang out with. I have also met great people through my involvement on campus. The rec center offers tons of fitness classes each week, where it is easy to start a conversation with someone new. I have joined clubs centered around my majors, and it is nice to know that I can bond with others in my field while learning important things for my future. I'd say I have met the most diverse group of people in the co-ed service fraternity I joined, Alpha Phi Omega. The group also provides for tons of leadership opportunities. And, of course, the campus is beautiful. My main complaint about UC is the foods available in the dining hall- while there is much selection, as a picky eater I am not very satisfied.

    Am learning a lot

    UC encourages students to pursue more than just their major- whether it is adding a second major, minor, or certificate. I am currently double-majoring, and I intend on adding a certificate as well. In addition, UC wants all students to be well-rounded, so each student has general education requirements in addition to their major requirements. Through this, I have taken classes that I have loved and classes that I have hated- but I still learned a ton no matter what. I have had mostly helpful professors who are interested in giving me the best grade that I deserve. In addition, I am in the honors program and am constantly receiving e-mails or in-person talks about the opportunities given to honors students. Scholarships, internships, studying abroad, or research opportunities, I always feel in the loop to better my educational experience.

  • 09/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for anyone who wants a beautiful urban campus. And especially architecture or interior design students, who’s programs are among the top in the nation. My big draw to the university was the co-op program. It is part of the curriculum and allows students to intern at different firms to gain experience and build a well-rounded resume.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ambitious. There is so much to do on campus, there is no excuse to only go to class. Join a club or a frat. Visit downtown. Have the time of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as public schools go UC is fairly expensive. I also had to buy all of my supplies for my program. Students in any of the design programs will have this problem. I was lucky enough to receive one of the Cincinnatus scholarships and to be in-state. The different colleges do offer many scholarships for second year and above students, which is nice. Co-op programs can also help pay for school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only downside to UC is that it is far away from where I live. Other then that it is an amazing campus in a close proximity to downtown. There is so much to do everyday. The university and various student groups offer mixers and activities. I joined a professional fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. We do things like volunteer activities, visit architecture firms, and have family dinners. The students here are very friendly. The Rec center is amazing too. They offer co-ed sports year round and have two pools. I really enjoyed the free workout classes.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a second year student in the architecture program. I have learned so much this year. UC is not like most colleges, I did not have to complete 2 years of general classes to get into the architecture program. I have been learning skills since day one. My professors are a mix of art majors, graduate students, and practicing architects. They offer so many views on each subject I really had a chance to build my own style. My general classes were also great. Professors are willing to spend time outside of class to help their students understand the curriculum.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there's definitely a safety perimeter around the campus that if crossed, students are definitely in danger of theft or assault, although the campus itself is secure.

    Greek Life

    there are several active sororities and fraternities and there are also opportunities to start your own. my friend started a service oriented fraternity and it's thriving at the university in regards to volunteering and membership growth.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs and activities are well promoted and well attended.

    Great for these types of students

    diversity is valued at the university therefore it's fantastic for several types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's a secret garden somewhere in the old chemistry building. the daap building also has all sorts of secrets including a hidden slide in the many stairwells.

    Bang for the buck

    there are a multitude of options for study and university involvement for how much money you pay.

    What to do for fun

    there are many campus socials at the beginning and end of the year and the volunteer opportunities often prove very entertaining. there are also events planned at the tangeman university center such as swing dancing lessons, speed dating, and diversity week.

    Food and Dining

    a variety of food and food places as well as late hours.

    Dorm Life

    there are often dorm thefts as well as the quality of the dorms vary from dorm to dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    there's an abundance of academic programs and career potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    -join a learning community. -get involved with on-campus organizations. -utilize the many libraries for study time and tutoring. -get active at the recreational center for stress relief and health benefits.

    In three sentences

    the university of cincinnati provides great opportunities involving study abroad and cultural studies. the variety of organizations, potential volunteer service, and campus life fundraisers expose students to many forms of leadership and community skills. in addition, the university presents many chances for college student internships and employment.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The city is known for being quite dangerous but the university has taken many steps to ensure the security of the students. As long as you are smart about where you go and what you do, you should be just fine!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for students who love the city and love having things to do. Everything is withina short walk away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football season, alumni came and tailgate out on Sigma Sigma commons. If you walk around after the game, many people have extra food that they have no problem handing out to kids. They love the school, and hope that you feel the same. In addition, there are many secret places (specifically rooftops) that are great if you need some alone time, or need to get away from distractions when you're doing homework. (Checkout the alumni building, DAAP, the football stadium, and French Hall.)

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little pricey, but if you're the kind of person who loves Cincinnati, it's definitely worth it. The food, however needs improvement, I recommend not getting a meal plan and buying your own groceries. The residence halls are very nice, and worth the money you pay for them.

    What to do for fun

    Obvious there are many typical College parties to go to, but if that's not your style, there are millions other options. You can get involved in a club, sorority, or fraternity. You can hit up the mall in Kenwood, or you can take the campus bus down to Newport for a movie or the aquarium. In the fall, you can support the Bearcats at football games (free to students), basketball in the winter, and in the spring, you can see the Cincinnati Reds play at home.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not going to lie, the campus food is terrible. You've got three traditional-style dining halls, all offering about the same thing on a daily basis. I hope you like Ramen Noodles!

    Dorm Life

    The campus is VERY social. Everyone is willing to meet everyone. I recommend Daniels Hall your freshman year, especially if you don't know anyone. It is the most social dorm and you will meet many life-long friends, boy and girls.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't crazy hard, but they are challenging and take a lot of work. As long as you stay on top of your studies and get to know your teachers, it can be easier to get good marks. But, there are some teachers who just absolutely refuse to give you a good grade, no matter how hard you try. Don't beat yourself up for one B or C every once in a while!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a residence hall your first year! It's the way to meet people. Make sure your schedule fits your typical sleeping habits, and make sure you've got your street smarts, stay safe! The University of Cincinnati isn't as dangerous as people say it is, as long as your smart about where you go and who your with. Keep an eye out.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati has a beautiful, compact campus with tons of contemporary infulences. Being fairly large, you do find yourself with foreign teachers and large lecture classes. But, the extra-curricular activities are endless and the campus being right in Cincinnati has a lot of things within walking (or free campus busing) distance that will entertain you in your spare time.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Dont let yourself get caught up on the rep that UC has against other schools. Although it may not be one of the top schools in the country, we do have some of the top programs such as criminal justice and the special education program as well. I feel that I'm learning a lot here and am getting my moneys worth. Also, I highly recommend that you live in the dorms, its a great way to meet friends and socialize.

    Am enjoying being here

    UC sometimes gets a bad rep for the area that it is in, but as long as you are safe and walk in a group, especially at night, you will be fine. You really are never at risk unless you choose to put yourself in that kinda of situation. Its a really fun campus, and everyone is able to find their group that they fit into.

  • 02/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers Performing arts Student interested in the Arts Criminal Justice Students Students looking to attend a large urban university

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus! The University of Cincinnati has one of the most beautiful and unique campuses around. I promise it will amaze you. Just recently the University of Cincinnati was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten most beautiful college campuses in the world. Also apply early. When prospective student apply early they are given an opportunity to be entered into various university scholarships, I can honestly say almost all of my friends receive some sort of scholarships from the university. Lastly, do not be scared of what people say about the safety of the university. The University of Cincinnati is a large, urban university and crime is bound to occur however the university has taken the necessary precautions to provide adequate safety measures to all students. There is Nightwalk (Student led organization were volunteers pick up students and take them to were they need to go), Bearcat Transportation Systems (student bus system that transports students around the greater Cincinnati area), over 200 on campus help phones, and the second largest police force in Hamilton county.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati has the second highest public university tuition for in-state Ohio students. It is still relatively cheap for college tuition but it is going to rise each year because of renovations and budgetary concerns the university is facing. On campus housing is pricy as well because you have to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan is well worth it though because the food is AMAZING! Students can get 132, 164, or 209 “swipes” per quarter, which will allow you into 3 different on campus dining centers. 1 “swipe” gets you all you can eat! Most teachers are concerned with students buying books though. I personally did not spend over$300.00 on text books last year because my teachers offered the books online or at the library. This was VERY helpful!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being at the University of Cincinnati. Last year I lived on campus and between the state of the art recreational center, delicious food, and spacious residence hall I could have not enjoyed it more! My parents had to beg me to come home one weekend a quarter to see them! The university has over 305 on campus organizations for students to get involved in, club and intramural sports, and a lively nightlife in Mt. Adam’s or in downtown Cincinnati. The professors are so helpful and kind and I have yet to meet a student I do not like. Everybody is down to earth and friendly. Cincinnati is also a great city with many enjoyable places to visit like King’s Island, Newport on the Levy, and Fountain Square.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Cincinnati. Rated number one in the nation, I am learning the newest and most unique material the Criminal Justice field has to offer. Most of my professors currently do research within the field and directly bring the research they complete into the classroom. This information is the most up-to-date current information making my degree the best it can be.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all types- caters to the individual student

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of PSEO and summer programs

    Bang for the buck

    I received a full scholarship and it has been really worth it because of all the opportunities available at UC.

    Am enjoying being here

    because of the urban environment and great location.

    Am learning a lot

    about the different career options in the field of biomedical engineering.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do random Rooming, I know friends have lost friendships through living with their friends. Buy the smallest meal plan, you will still have left overs. Check online for books outside of UC, you might find a better deal!

    Am enjoying being here

    Love the Dorm life and social life after classes are done.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Art students, research students, criminal justice students, Engineering students, and anyone looking for a campus that has an electric atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to get involved with the campus. You can always cut back after the first semester if you don't feel like you have enough time for everything, but you might as well see what you enjoy doing. Don't be afraid to go out and talk to people. Put yourself into social situations, and join a learning community. It might sound cheesy, but it really dose help you become more welcome in the society of the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that Cincinnati is worth the amount of money that I am paying for the school overall. The dorm pricing is a bit high in comparison to some places, but overall it is not bad. I believe the amount I am paying for the education I am receiving is easily worth it. Plus, with all the extra activities that is sponsored by the school, along with the state of the art recreation center, it is well worth it. Especially for part of my major in Criminal Justice since it is the 3rd highest ranked college for it in the United States. Along with that, it is also one of the top engineering and art schools around.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the University of Cincinnati. Coming from a more rural town, the urban feel of the city really was a change that I enjoyed. The city always seems to have something to do. It might seem like the campus is quite large, but you can get anywhere on it in under ten minutes. There are plenty of restaurants, and I absolutely love the recreation center. The only downfall would be the wind in Cincinnati.

    Am learning a lot

    I highly enjoy my classes here at the University of Cincinnati. Not only are the classes academically challenging, but they are interesting. For my Introduction to Criminal Justice class we had multiple speakers come in and give us a real life telling of the field. We also took trips to different departments around Cincinnati, one of them the Police Training Academy. Plus, with being one of the highest ranked research schools in the United States, I have already gotten involved in research assisting to help broaden my view of the psychological field.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the uc police department does a good job of patrolling the campus and the perimeter of uc. also, there are help phones that are accessible and there is night walk that will pick you up and take you home if you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds to choose from so it is impossible not to find one to like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a lot of open green space on campus to play different sports, watch concerts, and hang out on.

    What to do for fun

    i like to hang out with friends, go downtown, shopping, and to newport on the levee. there is also a really cool art museum in eden park.

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall staff does a good job at keeping a good variety that caters to most everyone's needs.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm conditions are a little crappy. the halls are outdated and kind of dirty.

    Academic Rigor

    courses are challenging and require effort, but we are college students so it should be expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go to class and do the required work.

    In three sentences

    i feel that uc is a great school. they do a good job of connecting freshman with on-campus organizations and keeping students on track with their goals. uc is a challenging and rewarding school to attend.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good, just stay on campus

    Greek Life

    Nope

    Clubs and Activities

    Outdoor Adventure Club

    Great for these types of students

    All my friends really like UC, no one that I know has dropped out!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EVERYONE GOES TO THE FOOTBALL GAMES SO DONT BE LEFT OUT

    Bang for the buck

    My parents pay my tuition and housing, and think its a pretty fair deal. The teachers college is hooked up with local schools so that my volunteer hours are just a bus ride away

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my friends and go to all the games on campus. Football is the best, then basketball. We also go to Bdubs to watch all the good professional sports games. Sometimes we take a taxi downtown to catch a concert or see the Reds or Bengels

    Food and Dining

    I eat out or cook my own meals all the time. My roomate has a dining card and eats in the dining halls. He says its pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know -- never lived there cuz we toured the dorms and they were BAD

    Academic Rigor

    Im in Special Ed, so the classes are manageable. The Medical School is ridiculously hard, but has a great reputation in the business. Professors are pretty good for the most part . . . just do your homework to find out the best ones

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in University Place Apartments, overlooking the campus. Lots of cheap & tasty places to eat nearby. The soccer field and football stadium are right out the window!

    In three sentences

    My first choice for college has been a perfect fit! Love the campus size and atmosphere. Students are really friendly and the class workload has been managable.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 195

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can go to the movies, hookah bar, internet cafe, or just walk around to bars.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of GOOD food for many different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, but if you go into the sciences you will definitely be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get a parking pass so you don't have to park on the streets.

    In three sentences

    This campus is small enough to get to your classes in a reasonable time, but still big to find fun things to do. They have great places to eat with lots of variety. The people are all really friendly.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 195

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports hang out at clubs and bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food I had a campus was awesome you'll love it.

    Dorm Life

    Never been inside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent Proffessors.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students UC is one of the best places you can choose to go to college. their campus in nice clean and awesome.

    In three sentences

    I Rate UC the top college in my choices.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    University of Cincinnati offers a wide variety of dining options for its students. Students can enjoy the freedom of the buffet-style banquet halls, the choices of the health food alternatives, and the vending from many highly-named restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    University of Cincinnati is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Forbes.com comments on the campuses strong commitment to contemporary architects and a post modern identity and considers it an increasingly beautiful campus. The school boasts a high student diversity rate and offers a large number of high-class suites, dorms and recreation centers.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Cincinnati is ranked one of the top 100 engineering schools in the country (considering there are several hundred schools). With a high student success rate, the college offers a wide variety of internships and distant learning opportunities to students. Many students from UC graduate AS engineers.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you take a look at any of the buildings, those are pretty unusual.

    What to do for fun

    Cincinnati parks, rec center, Ludlow business district.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students would to be proactive about your learning. Most professors are willing to work with you and don't know that you need extra help if you don't tell them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati provides excellent opportunities and academics in a healthful learning environment.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is okay, but the area around the university is filled with violent crime.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a hard-working, motivated student, then UC is for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little pricey, but when you consider all the perks students get and the experience itself, it's well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The student life center is always putting on fun and exciting events for students to take part in.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many restaurants in and around the campus with many different cuisines to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Many dorms to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    UC raises up the best students in their field and challenges each student for personal growth and development.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and take a tour!

    In three sentences

    A great university! It's a huge campus with a lot of student spirit. The professors really know their stuff.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 195

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many different clubs that it is easy for someone to find one they like. UC also makes it easy for students to start their own clubs. Also, there are fun places around campus that students can go to with their friends.

    Food and Dining

    UC provides a variety of food sources, with places such as Subway for the healthier eaters.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in a dorm, but I've heard great things about UC's dorms, and they are all located in easy places.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging. CCM is an especially rigorous section of UC.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a large campus, go and look around. Find all your classrooms before classes start, and always keep in contact with your advisor.

    In three sentences

    UC is a school with a lot of spirit. The students are supplied with valuable resources outside of class to enhance their learning, and there are numerous fun club activities to join in. The school is high quality, and one of the best colleges around.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Campus Police patrol the area regularly, but accidents and events do happen, but our university is adamantly engaged with its students and sends e-mails regarding safety.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek Life is lacking in some aspects, but they are thoroughly engaged in our community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our College of Design puts on the best plays every year!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for the student who enjoys a medium sized campus with great food and great safety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Kwamka festival that celebrates minorities in their entirety! I also started my own Ninjutsu Club.

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently in a financial slump, but my university is willing to work with me to get things paid. I honestly recommend speaking with an adviser before enrolling, just to be clear about what youre getting yourself into.

    What to do for fun

    We have a parkour course, and an excellent bicycle router.

    Food and Dining

    the food is a must have. I advise you to eat at Center Court, even if youre visiting.

    Dorm Life

    I love my roommates!

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is manageable, and excellent. Professors are willing to work with you on a personal level that is comparable to a High School environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would sincerely advise you to contact our Student Services before enrolling, and before attending, that way you can understand exactly what you're getting yourself into, Both Financially and Academically.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is intellectually engaging. Furthermore, all of my professors love their job, and are happy to see their student apply themselves. In summation, the university has GREAT food, it is a must have should you attend.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UC has one of the safest campus' in the area. There are constant patrols running their routes throughout the surrounding area. They have help phones in sight at every single location on campus if the need ever arises with campus PD seconds away.

    Greek Life

    There's no shortage of Greek life on campus. UC is represented by nearly every major fraternity and sorority in the country and hold many social events to connect universities across the country.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students have the ability to start clubs at any time with the approval of the student government and the support of a faculty member. This allows much more opportunity for involvement on the individual level as well as the on the larger campus level. Each program holds outings at the end of the semesters as a last hurrah for getting through it alive too.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for every type of student. If you're the type of student who loves to get involved on campus then you will never find yourself short of options. Fraternity/sorority life is huge here as well for those interested in taking that route. However, even for the less social students there's plenty of locations on campus for you to just hang out and do homework between classes with a large library and many specialized study rooms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The on-campus bar in the center of campus is a prime attraction for legal students to unwind after a long week of exams. You'll run into a decent amount of teachers in there as well. Nothing beats having a couple cold ones with the guy who just handed you the hardest exam of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    It's one of the cheapest universities that one can attend. The education itself is more than enough to convince students to want to go here. You will get a degree from one of the best, well-respected universities in the country for the same price as any state school.

    What to do for fun

    There's loads to do around UC. Whether you're trying to catch a last minute movie at the on-campus movie theater or if you're trying to hit the gym in the campus recreation center, you're never short of options. There's a climbing wall and an olympic swimming pool in the center of campus too. Night life is great too with very short drives to downtown Cincinnati or to Newport on the Levee in Northern Kentucky.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the greatest chefs in the country are in charge of the UC dinning halls. There's two main locations for students to grab a bite to eat. Each dinning hall is mixed with tons of variation in style, taste, and background of foods served.

    Dorm Life

    With around 10 dorms to choose from, and even more off campus student housing, every student will find a place where they fit in well. The school does it's best to mesh it's students with fellow students in their programs to help get acquainted early on but they keep a steady balance of diversity as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are all instructed by some of the most respected members in the fields. Each program does more than prepare you for life after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early. There's so much to do with this school whether it be student organizations on campus or taking trips around the world to help needy communities. You get back ten fold what you put in, so don't hold anything back. What I had I gave, what I saved I lost forever.

    In three sentences

    UC is one of the most well-rounded universities in the country. It has as many diverse students as it does diverse degree programs. The school not only has a great sports program, but it also has top notch academic programs and some of the most fulfilling student organizations available for every type of person.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a Nightride van that takes students back to their dorm, apartment or house within 5miles of campus. Security officers are seen around at night.

    Greek Life

    Noticeable, but not huge. If you're looking for a college with a Greek scene, UC isn't the best choice.

    Clubs and Activities

    UC has a list of activities ranging from intramurals and fitness classes to martial arts.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent personalities and ambition will thrive in the highly ranked design or performing arts programs. Students in those programs tend to be progressive, and come from all over the U.S and the world. Overall conservatism runs on campus, but there are all types of students, so there's something for everyone. If you want a typical college experience with Greek life, pep rallies, and a picturesque campus, UC can be all of those, although not the most prominent. Social life reflects the real world, so independent people will definitely love the urban gritty city feel.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a decent price if you're in-state. You could lower the cost of living if you live with roommates.

    What to do for fun

    What I love about Cincinnati is the arts scene and the ample opportunities to see concerts, plays, and galleries. If you like clubbing or going to nice restaurants, downtown Cincinnati, Newport, and Mt. Auburn are the hot spots. Football games are cool. Or you could get together with friends and party.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus isn't always the healthiest, although they've started to label nutrition facts now. Subway and the dining hall have great options for those who want to avoid the freshman-fifteen. For coffee and tea lovers, there are 2 Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    I lived with some roommates at first, but I opted to live by myself during my upperclassmen years. It depends on your personality. Dorms are more safe but are quite expensive (overpriced --shh!), so living off-campus with roommates is more ideal for those who want the best deal.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on you major, U.C's education can range from amazing to downright mediocre. Programs such as design, performing arts, medicine, and engineering are hardcore and highly ranked. It also takes a type of student to stay in those majors, and also remain sane or healthy. I would recommend declaring your major or focus ASAP because you will get to be in your core classes, and finish more quickly than someone who waits around to choose. Of course, take the time to explore interests by taking cool classes for the free electives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your focus, or pick a major as soon as possible. About 30,000 students attend UC, so take the initiative to graduate in 4 years. Also, live with roommates because rent is fairly steep in the surrounding areas. Get involved in activities or you end up being one person in a sea of students, and you won't know anyone. Having a support network, whether it's a group of friends or some classmates, also helps you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    UC is a large public university located near downtown Cincinnati, and is known for its top programs in Medicine, Performing Arts, and Design. Students are diverse, and anyone can fit in somewhere. UC students are quite focused and busy, whether they're full-time students or part-time students and working, so there's a city-like mentality and personality.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 195

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never seen any trouble, no fights, no drugs, nothing. But then again, I don't go to shadey places. Stay on campus and its safe, but I wouldn't suggest walking outside the campus grounds.

    What to do for fun

    All I have ever done is go to the library, but there are a lot of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices for fast food. And the dining halls have a wide selection; however, I have been told that the meal plan is a rip off/too pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I cant rate this because I don't live in the dorms but I hear they are good

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor depends on what major your going for. A lot of science majors are hard. If your in a science major, you should always expect things to be difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early on applying, don't wait until the deadline.

    In three sentences

    Tuition isn't bad but the fees add up quickly. There are many class choices. There are many advisers that really do want to help you.

  • 03/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for students who want to go to a large school, but not be overwhelmed. There is always something to do, so students who want to be involved on campus, this is the perfect school for them. Students who want to major in any type of art should definitely apply for DAAP. Our Engineering program is fantastic as well as our College Conservatory of Music.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the lowest meal plan. You get a certain amount of swipes and rarely anyone uses all of them. There are so many restaurants around campus that you will want to try so getting the lowest meal plan will help save you money. Get involved around campus, it's almost nearly impossible not to. Take advantage of anything that you see is FREE. If you like football and plan on going to the games, spend the 50 dollars and get season tickets, that way you are guaranteed a ticket and don't have to wait in line. Get involved in a learning community. You'll be surrounded by people who are in your same major and it comes as a huge help when exam week starts getting close.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth. The gym is included in the tuition and there are many different dining options. There is free transportation to wherever you want to go and most everything is free. Books would probably be the most expensive thing. If you know you're going to have to use the same book more than once, definitely buy the book. I wish the dining halls were cheaper because I have never used all my swipes on my meal plan and the dorms need more lighting that what they have.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do around campus. There are buses that will take students to downtown Cincinnati, Newport, Kentucky, and also their off campus housing. There is an on campus cinema that plays new movies and our recreation center is open late on weeknights that has two gym courts, two swimming pools and a hot tub, a rock climbing wall, and a full gym facility. There is always something going on around campus. When I first stepped on UC's campus, I knew it was where I wanted to go to school. I was surprised how clean it was and it is absolutely beautiful. There is a lot of architecture that you won't find at any other school.

    Am learning a lot

    I love how all my professors take extra time to really work with me if I need any help. They really take the time to get to know me and understand my work ethic. They answer all my questions and give extra advice on how to improve my work. Some professors are not going to go out of their way to help me if they know I have been skipping class or not putting in a lot of effort.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    not to expensive for a school with great academics and and sports

    Will enjoy being here

    lots of fun activities to do and in a big city so even more to do outside

    Will learn a lot

    yes they have a 100% placement rate for all of their graduates in the pharmacy department

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    34 of 195

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are genuinely interested in their education will flourish at this institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and focus on what you want.

    Bang for the buck

    I was able to get all my tuition covered leaving me with around 7,000 left over that was needed.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus has many activities to participate in and I can't wait to attend them.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm very optimistic about attending UC. They are one of the top ten engineering schools in the nation and with their co-op opportunities I know my studies will flourish.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I'm born and raised a UC Bearcat fan so I know I'll enjoy being here. Everyone is so energetic and so passionate about everything they're involved in. It's been my dream to march with the UC marching band.

    Will learn a lot

    I have heard a ton of really amazing things about U.C.'s programs. The teachers really seem to know their stuff, from what I've heard, and seem really involved in the success of their students.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for students who are looking for a small, yet plentiful campus. There is a lot to do and many people who you can become friends with, yet the campus isn't huge like Ohio State University. The professors are great and there are plenty of ways to get help with your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared to meet new people. There are thousands of new people you will encounter at the University of Cincinnati, so a person can't be shy. It's time to step outside the bubble and make new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Cincinnati isn't a relatively expensive school, but it might be more than someone is willing to pay. If you like all of the things I listed that there is to do, and what I wrote about the academic learning experience, then UC is a bang for the buck!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    University is a great campus and there are lots of activities to get involved in. There are sports games to attend, sports you can play for fun or on a team (such as the football team), swimming pool, workout equipment, restaurants, shopping, a fun night life, and much more.

    Am learning a lot

    University of Cincinnati is a great campus. The teachers try their best to do what they can to help the students. They have office hours for students to attend and will answer e-mail questions as fast as they can. There are also other sources that can be utilized to better your learning experience at UC. There is tutoring, supplemental instruction sessions, and some classes have teaching assistants that will help you with your learning experience. Overall, it's hard to fail with all the resources provided at UC.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like a urban setting, don't mind large classes and are up for some adventuring around the city, this is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore! The city has so much to offer. Although it might be scary or unsafe to venture around certain places, it is worth it to go on a walk or ride a bike around the city. There is so much to do downtown from fountain square, coffee shops, and Findlay Market to hanging out in northern KY.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little high somewhere around $10,000 per year. I've taken a few classes nearby at Cincinnati State, and that has definitely helped lower the cost some, while still obtaining my degree from UC. Be smart about where you buy your books, the bookstore on campus and Dubois are usually the most expensive. I've found amazon to be a great source for textbooks, usually around half the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the city of Cincinnati! It has a lot to offer from the zoo, to restaurants, movies, bars, art museums, Newport and Covington. Although the school is located near a not so nice neighborhood, Over the Rhine, there are plenty of good areas located around the campus, such as Clifton gaslight and Northside.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot at UC. My general ed classes were somewhat interesting sometimes not, but as I get more into classes in my major, Food & Nutrition, I am really excited about the topics and courses. My professors are all easy to talk to and are available to any student needing help.

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I attended orientation last week, and despite all of the college orientation horror stories I've heard about from friends attending different universities, I had a great experience! Our SOLs were enthusiastic and made it easy to participate and meet new people, and the incoming freshmen were friendly as well. The whole process was easy, the people were friendly, and there were many clubs and activities to sign up for to start in the fall. UC has a great social atmosphere and makes it easy to be involved!

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Music, Theater Students (CCM) Arts (Architecture, Design, Art, Fashion, Urban Planning, etc)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus through student organizations and activities. I know that everyone says that, but I am apart of the UC Bearcat Marching Band and I came to school on the first day knowing a ton of people. It's great to walk around and see people you know. Also, live on campus for at least the first year. Interacting with people on your floor and in your building gives you a way a ton of new people that aren't necessarily in your major.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out-of-state student, tuition is significantly higher. However, I believe it is totally worth it. There are many scholarships that you can apply for and everyone makes you feel welcome.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus, especially the football stadium that you can sit in whenever you want. There are plenty of things to do around campus every week.

    Am learning a lot

    Being an engineering student, I have had 18 credit hours almost every quarter. Which sounds like a lot, but it's not as bad as you think. It keeps you busy and you learn a lot.

  • 08/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Uc's campus is very diverse so i think is accommodates a wide range of students. I think this is easier for people to find a group where that they fit in with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms the first year! You will meet so many great people and get a chance to experience the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Uc's tuition is reasonable. It's easy to apply for scholarships and to get financial aide.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Cincinnati, I think its a great city with a lot of different things to do. UC is one of the prettiest campus in the United States. I love that you have old building and the new modern builds intertwined. I makes the campus so unique.

    Am learning a lot

    I was happy to find that most of the professors at UC really know their stuff and they are willing to help if you don't understand them on the first go. I usually go on the website rateyourprofessor.com where you can look up potential professors and see what other students thought about them. It has helped me a lot with finding professors that I click well with.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    the campus is absolutely breathtaking and i've never felt more at home in a completely strange land. the surrounding area is pretty comforting too. everything about this place appeals to my taste.

    Will learn a lot

    i can tell that this school has a lot to offer as far as learning is concerned.

  • 10/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    International, transfer, and adult learners

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your adviser frequently.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a major university that is well known and well worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy all of the staff, other students, and activities that they offer.

    Am learning a lot

    The programs they offer are top notch. I have learned a lot in my particular area of study, substance abuse counseling.

  • 10/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I just visited this campus and all I was speechless, the campus was beautiful. Many kids think that its in the ghetto but it really is not and they have a lot of campus security. The bowl-shaped football field being in the middle of the campus was awesome, made it seem more of a college where you can actually get the college experience.

  • 11/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who are looking for an academic environment that still allows for lots of fun on and off campus! It's a great place to meet lifetime friends and make connections for the future, and the campus is so diverse that anyone can find a place they fit. Good luck with your college search!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about attending the University of Cincinnati, I would highly recommend visiting the campus at least once to get a feel for the atmosphere. This was the true deciding factor for me. Once I stepped foot on the campus, I knew I would love it there, and I hope you have the same experience in your college search.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is one of the cheaper schools in Ohio, but that doesn't make it less reputable. The faculty and staff here are really great and willing to help you with problems you might come across. They take the time to know students on a personal level if that's the preference of the student. The campus has its own police force for the students safety. The only complaint I have about this school is their cost of housing, which is pricey. The good news is, there are limitless off-campus housing options after the freshman year, which I have taken advantage of.

    Am enjoying being here

    Cincinnati is a brilliant and fun city to live in. It's full of things to do and places to go. The campus itself is also extraordinary, with limitless resources and study areas as well as places to eat and hang out with friends!

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Cincinnati, professors take the time to get to know their students. I was surprised at this fact because of the size of the university, but even my advisor knows me by name outside of his office.

  • 11/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The campus, though in the heart of Cincinnati, is it's own self-sufficient community within itself. It's campus is very unique with its many architecture styles too.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    study hard & take advantage of tutoring!

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students and those who want to get an experience living in an urban environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you use as many student services and homework help available to you as you can.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, but Clifton, the neighborhood where the school is located is notoriously violent, and there are a lot of reported robberies and thefts. Not for the faint of heart.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in any campus groups, but I'm constantly asked to join them by classmates.

    Great for these types of students

    All sorts of folks, really. It's quite diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a little outrageous, and they really kill you (as with most schools, I suspect), with book prices and parking passes for commuters.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games, concerts on and off campus, Art showings, coffee shops with friends, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus spots to eat aren't anything to write home about, but the surrounding areas have a lot of great, independent restaurants and coffee shops that cater to students.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I've heard mostly good things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    This varies from professor to professor. One 300 level course may be significantly more difficult than another with a different prof..

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn as much as you can about the school before showing up for your first day of class. Make a friend who is already a student, and have them show you the ropes. The school is big, so it can be overwhelming for first year students.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is a great school located in a very youthful, urban area. The professors are intelligent, well-informed, and helpful to students, and the campus life is great. It is diverse and progressive.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    get into as many honor societies and clubs as possible, the emails will pour in. regardless, walk around and feel out the area if you don't have a car. if you do have a car, god bless you, the parking garages are quite the bang for your buck. i just hope you get an adequate apartment. there are several pubs in the area and plenty of food options, look up the parks as well. burnett woods used to be uc, and has plenty to do and see as well as the adjacent ludlow avenue. get in the know, subscribe to local news letters and such online.

    Food and Dining

    although the tuition bill reflects the cost, you are technically covered for about 5 meals a day, take advantage. counteract your inevitable freshman 15 with utilizing the gym.

    Dorm Life

    it's great doing something new! just keep your head about you.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your background the work load isn't that much but not to be taken lightly. in my major, urban planning, studio work is strenuous at first to weave people out but you get used to it and eventually becomes family. if internships are available or required for your major take full advantage of it. nothing beats a strong resume and recommendation letters from your employees. also, get out of cincinnati if you can. you will learn a lot - not only about the firm, but about yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of the dorms. even though it may feel like high school after a while, the connections you make and the food court are the few things to respect.

    In three sentences

    the campus itself is a 2 mile squared area, making it very accessible to many activities; about 15 minutes tops. there is almost anything you can do on campus before ten; check out the catskellar pub, variety of restaurants, work out at the gym or grab some starbucks before class. however, outside of the campus there are limited things to do after hours besides house parties at the moment - there is a major multi-use development ready to begin in the next year.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the fun is non stop at this campus. if you want to do something, there is bond to be a group somewhere on this campus that does it, and if not, start your own! there is always something to do on the weekends and even during the weeks for that much needed break from homework!

    Food and Dining

    while there food can get a little boring, their dining halls have a great atmosphere. there is usually something good to eat if you look hard enough, and if not there are always college kid staples, like pizza! :)

    Dorm Life

    everyone is so welcoming and fun when you live in the dorms! i came to this school not knowing many people at all, but i met so many new friends and people that i can have fun with! there is never a dull moment living in the dorms on this campus!

    Academic Rigor

    since i am a neuroscience major the classes themselves are difficult. but if you are willing to apply yourself and seek help when you need it, it is really manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not be afraid to put yourself out there. get involved in something you have never thought to try, cause at university of cincinnati they have it all. do not hesitate to ask question and talk to professors if you do not understand something! that is what they are here for!

    In three sentences

    it is a great school with many opportunities. if you are willing to put yourself out there and willing to get involved it has so much to offer. the academics are amazing and the cocurricular outside of class are even better!

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    even though the university is in a not so great part of town, it stays pretty quiet. ive never had a problem with safety and i feel comfortable walking around by myself at night. of course the occaisional robbery report comes through your emial but its nothing to worry about

    Greek Life

    not in a fraternity

    Clubs and Activities

    havent joined a club

    Great for these types of students

    hard working, well off, and closed minded. most people here have money but they still know how to work hard. however, most of the people are closed minded and arent willing to accept new things. ive noticed most races stick with in their own race, and thats not something i enjoy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i'd suggest going to a football game. it has a great atmosphere. and of course there are a lot of random traditions like there is at any college.

    Bang for the buck

    the university is quite greedy in my opinion, total expenses in all are approximately over 20,000 a year, meal swipes can only be used in dining halls, and scholarships are hard come by

    What to do for fun

    go out with friends, play sports on the varsity feilds, or maybe just watch tv

    Food and Dining

    the food is good, but you'll be craving a home cooked meal soon enough.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is good for the most part, but some times disagreements may arise

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are challenging but not overwhelming

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class because the professors teach everything you need to know for tests and homework.

    In three sentences

    the university of cincinnati is a good learning instituion academic wise. i personally don't like the social aspect of the university, the student body seems to stick with their own groups; however most people like it here. i'd give the university an a in academics and programs, but a d in the social aspect

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    alright. the area is not super safe, but uc does a good job of lighting the campus and having lots of police officers on duty. you will gain street smarts by the end of your time at uc.

    Clubs and Activities

    awesome, there are endless numbers of clubs. if your interested in a particular activity, get involved with the club, you will meet tons of new friends :)

    Great for these types of students

    enjoy an urban environment have some street smarts don't mind large classes your freshman year

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are tons of great quiet study spots in many of the libraries particularly langsum, erc and msb library. you just have to do a little exploring :)

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition is worth it. but the cost for on campus housing is quite high compared to what you can find in the surrounding areas.

    What to do for fun

    tons! there are many art museums, movie theaters, bars, nightclubs, and sporting events going on everyday. that is probably the greatest perk of living in such a big city. there are many neighborhoods that offer different activities: clifton/gaslight district (esquire movie theater, indian food, restaurants, coffee shops), mt. adams (tons of bars), downtown (bars, clubs, museums, music), newport (bars, aquarium), clifton heights (bars, music)

    Food and Dining

    uc has many good options for dining. besides the 3 dining halls for those with a meal plan, there is also tuc. they offer sushi, pizza hut, chic-fil-a, and burger king. if you are not in the mood for any of those options there are countless options in the surrounding neighborhood blocks.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in daniels hall which was very crowded (4 people to a room). i heard that there were cockroaches in the past and there were constantly people burning ramen noodles or popcorn in their rooms and setting the fire alarm off at 2am. obnoxious to deal with, but part of dorm life at uc. on the plus side, it was close to classes and dining halls.

    Academic Rigor

    college is hard, simple as that. some of the introductory classes your freshman year may not be too difficult. but as you get into your degree you will have to put in time and effort if you want to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    take a campus tour and see if you like not just the campus, but the surrounding neighborhoods. keep in mind that uc is big and you will be walking a lot or biking or taking the shuttles or buses, unless you have $500 for a parking pass each quarter.

    In three sentences

    uc is a great school for students who enjoy a large urban campus with a wide variety of students and professors. although uc is not in the safest part of town, the university does a great job of making students feel safe. the city and university offer great transportation options for getting around the university, surrounding neighborhoods and downtown area.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are countless activities to get involved in. there are recreational and intramural teams where you can make friends and engage in friendly competition. uc also has an excellent recreational facility with countless machines for working out and staying fit along with work out classes taught by friendly student instructors.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent and is as if you are eating at home.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are extremely safe, as long as you stay smart and use common knowledge on safety such as, locking your door.

    Tips for prospective students

    a major tip for prospective students is to not be nervous about starting school here because the environment is not intimidating in any way and the first day is easy to overcome without having to feel any anxiety. from then on, you will be able to make friends, get in touch with your professors, and feel comfortable in class lectures and discussions.

    In three sentences

    the university of cincinnati is a very welcoming and informative environment where i am always able to locate any building or sources i am seeking. my advisor is always available when i need to discuss my class options and the plan i need to follow in order to be successful in my career path. the professors enjoy teaching and helping us to learn and understand the material in order to receive the best test results possible, while still challenging us.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the rec center is great with many intramural sports constantly going on. also there are countless clubs to get involved with, enough for anyone to find something they like. i personally suggest mountaineering club and the rock wall!

    Tips for prospective students

    talk to your advisers and be sure to schedule meetings with them long enough before class scheduling time. also talk to your professors and go over tests and questions with them; the staff at uc hands on and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    the advisers i have come into contact with have been amazingly helpful. so far i have thoroughly enjoyed my uc experience, not only in regards to classes but also the campus life. also the online resources uc provides are extremely useful and i feel confident that when the time comes these resources will assist in finding me a possible job.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus itself is very safe but the surrounding area and neighborhood isn't the safest of places. the uc and city police do a great job of keeping everything under control and let the students know of any potentially harmful information and seek tips on crimes.

    Greek Life

    there are over 20 fraternities and sororities at the university of cincinnati with about 5 to 10 percent of students participating.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of opportunities available at the university of cincinnati for all sorts of people to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    there are three cafeterias available with various eateries on and surrounding campus for plenty of variety.

    Dorm Life

    at the moment uc has seven dorms but are in the process of renovating two other dorms. four of the dorms are almost entirely composed of first year students.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on what your major is classes can be tough and take a lot of time to study for each week. at the same time there are some people who have relatively easy majors and classes and can do whatever they want on any given day.

    Tips for prospective students

    try your best to get your applications in before december so you are eligible for more of the scholarship opportunities that aren't available later in the registration process.

    In three sentences

    the university of cincinnati is a beautiful campus with even better people. there are all kinds of people ranging from punk rock skaters to jocks and everything imaginable in between. if you want a quality education in a relatively large city the university of cincinnati is right for you.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    its pretty cool mostly just stay smart and play it safe.

    Bang for the buck

    i think it is a great value besides the fact that if your in engineering be prepared to never understand your foreign professors.

    What to do for fun

    there is alot, and if you like parties/clubs there is alot of that. if you like to play intramural sports, there is alot of that. there is alot to do period.

    Food and Dining

    its pretty bad, there is one good cafeteria on campus and one that is ok, but both of them are only open mon- fri, leaving you to fend for yourself on the weekends on eat at the worst cafeteria on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i have lived in turner hall (honors/athletes dorm) this whole school year, but i ended up spending most of my time in calhoun because of the great social life over there.

    Academic Rigor

    its pretty difficult at times (im a engineering major) but the teachers tend to be pretty forgiving if you email them or speak to them about any issues you are having. engineers, be prepared to have max credit hours at all times!

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to hate the food services a couple weeks into school, there are lots of great restaurants around campus so also be ready to spend alot of money on food. you will meet alot fo people if you stay in one of the freshmen dorms, especially calhoun.

    In three sentences

    uc is a big school, its full of great people, the cafeteria food is horrible most of the time.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    center court is the main dining hall and the only one open on weekends and major holidays. the people who work there do a great job and the breakfast crew especially enjoys what they do and coming to work. it's also in the middle of everything. stadium view is open for lunch and dinner and looks over nipert stadium. they do carry out (and are the only dining hall which does) which is great for when its nice out or you want to eat in class, your room, etc.

    Dorm Life

    this really depends on where you live. turner is probably one of the best dorms since it is filled with the athletes and honors students, which are typically of a higher caliber. dabney is near the bottom of the list. very party oriented, striving to create a fun and friendly atmosphere. university park apartments (upa) combines dorm and apartment living, since you have an apartment but still have ras and strict guidelines.

    Academic Rigor

    for the fact it is a state school and not a private, ivy league the education is amazing. but in general it is a good education, better depending on certain majors. for most majors the freshman courses are very similar, with massive classes. anything after your first year is a complete different experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class, always. don't buy the textbook until the first week of class; not all teachers use the book, or you can get it from the library. meal plan: aim for the 2 meals/day plan. tas (teaching assistants) are almost always unhelpful and sometimes are confusing. get involved.

    In three sentences

    great campus: beautiful, easy to get around, and interesting. decent professors: some lecture hall style classes are overwhelming but other professors really work with you, especially after freshman year. there are a lot of activities and groups to get involved in.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you can go rock climbing, swim, go to the movies, go shopping, or just enjoy the campus.

    Food and Dining

    great food.

    Dorm Life

    i have yet to live on campus but i have plenty of friends that have stayed and loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    all of my classes of been of a great challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you meet an adviser be sure to be nice, i have amazing relationship with my advisers and they help me out in any way that they can.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of cincinnati. the people are friendly, the classes are great. everyone i have come into contact with has been very helpful.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    unfortunately, the university is located in a not so good section of town and you must take precautions and not venture off campus alone.

    Great for these types of students

    music and theater majors

    Bang for the buck

    if you're out of state, the tuition is unbelievably high but for the conservatory program, it's will be worth it in the long run.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is actually pretty good and just off campus are a lot of really good little restaurants.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm in the music conservatory so the program is extremely rigorous.

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful with eclectic architecture. the students are diverse. the conservatory is one of the best in the country!

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i have not had any unsafe situations on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am not in any clubs or activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    ???????

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't have any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    what is this category????

    What to do for fun

    most of my extracurricular activities involve my church.

    Food and Dining

    my favorite eatery is chick fila. i wish it was opened later for evening students.

    Dorm Life

    i can't speak on dorm life becaue i live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    it is hard work but it is worth every effort. always strive to do your best because it is most beneficial to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know your professors and advisors. they will be a tremendous help to you.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of cincinnati. the professors are very knowledgeable and make learning interesting. i am 50 yrs old and attending college with much younger students. i am proud to be a student of this great university.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard but all of the teachers are very enthusiastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. There is always something to do on the campus, and the campus is GORGEOUS. Complete with recreational facilities and plenty of food courts.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the gym, swimming pool, basketball court, rock climbing, and way much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different and various places to eat, just choose one.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you keep the doors locked every time you leave your room. It's cheaper to lock the door than to replace stolen items.

    Academic Rigor

    Make study time for each class. I suggest study after each class and on your days off also.

    In three sentences

    I like the cleanliness of the school. I love my dorm room. The view of the school is a sight to see.

  • 04/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There seems to be a good variety of food options. I was very pleased both times I went to visit.

    Dorm Life

    The Turner dorms are really nice. No communal bathrooms (!!!) and there's a living room.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm so excited to be accepted into the Lindner Honors Plus Program. It is , by far, the best opportunity for me going for a business degree. Not only do I get smaller classes, I also get real life experience during paid co-ops.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit campus and see if it feels right for you. Research your anticipated majors; ask tons of questions.

    In three sentences

    Very inviting community atmosphere. Cincinnati seems very interested in each person that visits! They make you feel at home.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Some programs rank nationally as some of the best, while combining a world class campus and a low in-state tuition rate.

    What to do for fun

    There are options all around from cafes, to a trip to the movies. Anything is possible with a city of possibilites around campus, one of my favorite things near by is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

    Food and Dining

    You use swipes for meals which get you into the dining facilities. You can stay as long as you want and eat as much as you would like.

    Dorm Life

    Personal desks, lofted beds, and wardrobes provide enough space for all of your personal belongings.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally don't know much about the intensity of the classes here but from what I have heard you learn a lot and have opportunities to work out problems before they become issues and limit your academic progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus if you are unsure about an urban campus, you might just change your mind with all the green space and the open campus design.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely stunning for an urban campus. The Food is adequate for a college student, definitely a step up from the high school cafeteria. The dorms are somewhat small but with personal touches from home they appear rather welcoming.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus. You have the rec center where you can workout, play basketball, volleyball, racquetball, ping pong or swim. Also there are always intramurals going on so you can feed that competitive spirit inside of you. And just off of campus there are plenty of restaurants for you to choose from so that you always have a variety and not the same old thing.

    Food and Dining

    The food that they provide is of a wide variety, and if they don't have it made they will make it for you if you ask. They have food for the most carnivorous person to a vegetarian. Also they have a cafe for the late night people who like to eat on those late night study sessions.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very exciting! There are always something to do or something going on to keep you involved. The people you meet and the relationships that form because of dorm life here are priceless.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very insightful and you learn a lot with each class. The classes are made to be challenging in a way to make you expand your knowledge. The think I like is that you can pick your classes and you can work your classes around your schedule if your enroll early enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get well acquainted with your academic advisor/counselor, the more involved you are with them the better your academic success at the university.

    In three sentences

    The Universities architecture makes it one of the better looking colleges that I have been to. The campus isn't too small but it also isn't too big. Everything is just walking distance away so you don't feel like you have to hike anywhere.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Clifton may not have the best track record of safety; however, police protection has been increased this past year. There are safety spots with free emergency phones to make a call to anyone if you feel threatened. UC offers a shuttle service that runs at all hours so you do not have to walk by yourself in the dark. I feel safe at UC.

    What to do for fun

    The basketball and football games really are a great place to meet people and have a great time!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are some of the best. There are plenty to choose from and they have delicious food!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are a little old, but they are currently building (and just built) some very nice dorms that surround the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that I have been gaining an exceptional education at UC. The class sizes vary from small-large; which ever you prefer. Either way, the professors care and want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! UC offers so many things that you can be part of. Club sports, different fraternities/sororities, intramural teams, teaching assistants, among others. There's something for everybody.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati has a great atmosphere, great people, great professors, and great faculty. All of my questions have been answered by someone and I'm going to miss this place when I graduate.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. there is UC security officers and Cincinnati police officers that do rounds all over the campus 24/7

    Greek Life

    http://www.uc.edu/sald/greek_life.html

    Clubs and Activities

    https://webapps.uc.edu/sald/orglisting.aspx

    Great for these types of students

    any student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of yet

    What to do for fun

    I just some of the student events around campus

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at the student Caf.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in the Dorm so i am unsure of this

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask as many questions as you can to the tour guide when you visit the campus. Enjoy student life.

    In three sentences

    I feel the University of Cincinnati is a great school. I feel that it gives students a very good chance at succeeding in life. They have a very good Co-Op program that connects students in to fortune 500 companies.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the early 1900's, a Physics professor would spend his spring afternoons grading papers outside of the Geology-Physics building. He soon realized that he was beginning to hear voices echoing, but when he searched for a source, saw no one around him. After years of study and almost maddening fear that he was crazy, the professor discovered the unusual reason for the noises: Echo Point. Now visitors can experience this phenomenal and eerie spot facing the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. One must only stand in the correct spot, and talk, only to hear their echo off of the many buildings!

    What to do for fun

    The University of Cincinnati is superbly located in the middle of Cincinnati. The attractions within driving or busing distance include: downtown Cincinnati, the Riverfront and Newport Kentucky, Kings Island, multiple malls and shopping areas, movie theaters, restaurants, night life and educational centers such as the Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center.

    Food and Dining

    With three dining halls, the University of Cincinnati has some of the greatest and award wining food on it's campus. The three dining halls feature multiple food options, such as: build your own salad or sandwich, grill station, home meals station, stir-fry, vegetarian, gluten free and pizza station. The dining halls also take it a step further by featuring healthy menu options in their displays and having information posted about their food and good eating habits.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Cincinnati has some of the most quality dorm rooms in the country. There is a wide range of rooms available; from suite style with your own personal bathroom to the traditional double occupancy room. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the University of Cincinnati, you will see even the most common freshman hall has large rooms that spaciously fit two people, large windows, a beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati and unbeatable resources such as study floors, game lounges, Resident Advisers and laundry facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    At the University of Cincinnati, there are multiple class levels that test your own personal academic ability. If you prefer harder classes that demand time and energy, you will find them, but if you prefer to take a more relaxing and enjoyable class, there are those options too! From our personal scheduling program, you have the ability to customize your workload and classes each semester!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the numerable offices and advisers available for you! Whether it may be the Honors office, the office of preprofessional activities, the Cooperative Education program, or the Exploratory major program, the University of Cincinnati has some of the best resources available for it's students during their course as a student.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, the University of Cincinnati is a higher institution of learning that allows students to expand their wealth of knowledge beyond their imagination. The programs, professors, classes and extra-curriculars cohesively form an education that is beyond textbooks and tests. At the University of Cincinnati, you don't just go to school, you go to college.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The surrounding area has a high level of crime and many robberies in the warmer months.

    What to do for fun

    Not much.

    Food and Dining

    There are many, many place around campus to eat. If you can't find something you like i'd be surprised. I think there are at least 30 places to eat just outside of campus

    Dorm Life

    Not too bad. I never really stayed in a dorm here but have seen them.

    Academic Rigor

    UC is a difficult school with high standards but hey, isn't that a good thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If looking into UC I would try to do really well on the ACT/SAT.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is one of the most beautiful schools in the country. Going to college here will provide you with many opportunities. Plus, the professors truly care!

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have our own campus police, campus watch and help phones.

    Greek Life

    Many frats and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different ones. A club for almost everything and if there isn't then you can make your own club.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs, intermural sports, parties, and volunteer opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a hit or miss for the dining halls. There are plenty of other food options besides dining halls located on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. Freshman dorms are nothing special, but they are definitely livable.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have been sufficiently difficult, but definitely where they should be at a first year level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you really look into your major to see if you are getting best education and most opportunities like co-op and internships.

    In three sentences

    I truly enjoy being a UC bearcat. The campus is beautiful and the professors are great. There are a lot of wonderful opportunities here.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite what people may say, UC is quite a safe campus. There are areas off campus that you shouldn't travel through at night, but you'll be fine if you have any amount of common sense.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek Life is a relatively small (roughly 5%), but extremely active group of people. I truly believe that the best decision that I have made while in college was to choose to become a part of Greek Life. Greek Life teaches you so much about yourself as it helps you to become a better leader and a better individual. Go Greek!

    What to do for fun

    Playing sports on either the football or soccer fields, or Sheakley lawn (an open turf area for students to hangout on). There is a movie theater in TUC (the building right next to the football field) that screens new releases for cheap (or sometimes free). Also, we have an amazing rec center that is free to students, and if all else fails, you can always hangout on main street with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food courts have a wide variety of foods to choose from and are quite convenient.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of activities and events for students living in the dorms. Who wouldn't want to live next to all of their soon-to-be best friends

    Academic Rigor

    The professor here are, for the most part, great teachers and are willing to help you out to the best of their abilities. UC also provides a vast array of top notch majors and minors to fit your needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    When buying a meal plan, keep in mind that you are almost definitely not going to eat all of your meals. Go for the cheapest option to save some money.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with world class professors (for the most part) and a vibrant student body. The campus is reasonably small (no more than a 10 min walk from any point on campus to another) for the vast amount of activities and such it has to offer. I hope to see you prowling around this campus soon enough, Go Bearcats!

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are often activities on campus to attend. I joined a sorority and always have something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Market pointe is way better than Centercourt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, even if they sound boring. Explore downtown because there are so many amazing little shops. Don't rely on other people, you are totally capable of setting up everything yourself.

    In three sentences

    This school never ceases to amaze me. The city is the perfect size to explore and never get bored. Cincinnati's plentiful opportunities and activities has made my college career.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are a lot of greeks to join and participate in as a member.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions are before football games, students walk or run down mainstreet waving the bearcat flag banner.

    What to do for fun

    There are always on going events on campus, as well as off campus within the surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Very!

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in various on campus activities, such as sporting and other entertainment events. Get acquainted with the academic advising team and staff members.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is very diverse. It intellectually and personally challenges students to grow. Additionally, it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing universities in America.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe, as long as you're not an idiot. The only people who have trouble are people walking home by themselves at 3am and not paying attention to their surroundings. There are also campus vans/buses that will pick up drunk people and drop them off so they don't have to drive or worry about being mugged on their way home. Best advice-always walk with groups late at night and don't be stupid.

    Greek Life

    I wasn't involved in it, but it's pretty decent.

    Clubs and Activities

    I wasn't too much into the Greek life, but there is a nice Greek Life here. There are also plenty of extracurricular clubs and activities to get involved in. I wish there was an archery club though.

    Great for these types of students

    It can be pretty good for commuters if you don't mind paying $250 for a parking pass or if you get there early enough to find the free parking spots. If you don't have a car, it's great to because everything you need to get to (classes, home, grocery store) are within walking distance. If you need to go shopping at Target, you can take the bus there or even downtown.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My friends and I started a Nerf Wars club that teams up and shoots at each other on Fridays around 10p in Zimmer Hall.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a LOT of perks for what you pay. Though I would like to know if I could still get the same perks or trade in a few to pay less. I don't need a lazy river in my gym and don't care to use it. So if I could pay less to NOT use it, that would be awesome- All I need is a locker room and a shower. The health care is pretty stellar. If you have the student insurance, appointments cost nothing and prescriptions are very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    If you are under 21 with no car, you can always walk down to Ludlow and go to the Esquire Theater or find a campus party. If you have a car, there's a mall and theater just across the river - about 15 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    They used to have a Wendy's on campus and replaced it with a Burger King (which is a downgrade in my opinion) but the Marketplace dining hall has a lot of healthy and tasty foods. You can even make your own stir fry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is dorm life. I would avoid Calhoun if you prefer to NOT be woken up in the middle of the night by a fire drill.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering programs are very rigorous. Once you get through the weed-out classes, they only get more difficult. The good news is that lazy people that don't put forth a lot of effort are less likely to have the same degree as you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the MOST important skill you will need for any college. Also, make sure that you are knowledgeable on what you are required to take or not take to be more efficient in earning your degree.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this university an 9 out of 10. It has a lot of wonderful perks, such as the student health care and the on-campus gym facilities. I only wish that there was more free or cheaper (metered) parking instead of all expensive garages.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    it is better to over to a community college first and take all the basic class and then transfer here. For example it cost 2,500 for two classes that you could take at Cincinnati State for a little over 1,000.

    What to do for fun

    The university has over hundred different clubs and groups that you can join. They have a huge wreck center.

    Food and Dining

    the food is very tasteless and expensive. It is better to pack your food.

    Dorm Life

    from what i heard, student paid 2,000 to stay in a place with roaches.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers will help out the student if they see you tring. Go to their office.

    Tips for prospective students

    All student should take advantage of the tutors, libraries and resources that the university provides. After all, you all are paying for them. In addition, keep track of your receipt, the university will try to take advantage you, if given the chance.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati has a great resource center that help their students achieve their goals at the university. However, they are constantly make financial aid errors. Also, they are super expensive and they are increasing their tuition.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A lot of people do not think that the University of Cincinnati is a safe campus because of it's location, but they are wrong. It is rare that a crime is actually committed on campus. The campus is lined with blue help phones that connect you directly the to UC Police at the push of a button in case there is a situation where a student does not feel safe. UCPD are constantly patrolling campus and the off campus surrounding areas, which are also patrolled by Cincinnati Police as well.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big at UC. Whether it be a social fraternity/sorority or a professional one, there are plenty of options to chose from. Greek Life is responsible for a lot of service activities and random student activities that happen on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cincinnati offers so many clubs and activities for students to get involved in on campus. As of last year, there were over 300 organizations. Everyone is always welcome to join any of them, so it is extremely easy to get involved on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Cincinnati is not that expensive when compared to Ohio State, Ohio University, or Miami University. It offers so many nationally ranked programs at a much cheaper price than a lot of surrounding schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at or near the University of Cincinnati since it is a short 5 minute drive from campus to the city. Campus hosts a lot of student activities and concerts throughout the year for students who can't get off campus. There is also a cheap movie theater on campus for those students. There is always something going on in the city for those students who chose to venture that way. There are many small shops, museums, stores, restaurants, parks and more all over the downtown area. It is also a short drive to Kentucky (10 minutes max). The Newport area has bars, restaurants, shops, and a theater to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Cincinnati's main campus has 3 fairly large dining halls for it's students. Centercourt is open late and always has a great variety of food. Marketpointe is the most popular dining hall and tends to have an even better selection than Centercourt. Lastly, Stadium View is known to be the best on campus dining hall. It is the smallest of the three and isn't open as long as the other two, but always has the best food options.

    Dorm Life

    There are a couple different types of dorms at UC. There are a few with co-ed floors and there are some with single-sex floors. There are suite styled dorms and then there are traditional styled rooms. Regardless of what you choose, dorm life at Cincinnati is a fun experience. Not to mention, all of the dorms are located right in the college town area, so there is plenty of entertainment near any of the buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college, the difficulty of classes depends mostly on the major of your choosing and the classes you choose to take outside of that major. Most professors want to challenge you and make sure you are working hard to learn everything you need to in their classes. If you work hard and spend time focusing on your studies, you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cincinnati can be intimidating at first because of it's student body size and location of campus, but if you take the time to join organizations, meet new people, and explore everything the city has to offer you, you will feel right at home here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is everything and more you could want from a university. Even though there are 20,000+ students enrolled, everyone on campus and in organizations are so welcoming and friendly and make your time there feel like a more intimate experience. Not to mention, all of Cincinnati's academic programs are outstanding.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the day its great. At night you dont want to wander off too far.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of places to go within walking distance of campus. Plenty of bars, clubs, and newport is really close which has the aquarium, movies, clubs, music venues, and all sorts of other things.

    Food and Dining

    More and more places opening up around campus all of the time.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the best schools for Biological sciences. The teachers are awesome and able to answer any questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    I enjoy taking some classes at the Blue Ash branch. They are the same classes, just smaller class sizes which really makes it personal

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police does a WONDERFUL job keeping up with Campus safety. The University of Cincinnati Police force is the 2nd largest police force in the State of Ohio so they are huge. It is a rather bad neighborhood surrounding campus but they email us and tell us whenever ANYTHING happens at all. On campus for the most part is safe. I remember one robbery in my last 2 years on campus and it was almost off of campus. There was a shooting on the Medical Campus but that is WAYYY far away (about an 8 minute drive) from main campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not a huge part of UC which for me I like. Many schools have Greek Life as part of everything and this is not the case. BUT it does exist and there are very very cool houses and one that is brand new and just built.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is SO many clubs at UC. Check out their website to see the list.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative and Athletic. UC has an incredible creative scene and athletic scene. The diversity of UC still amazes me. The different ethic backgrounds and people that come from all over the world to UC.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Naked Run. It raises money for charity. There are SO many clubs. And if you want to start one, UC is the one to start them. They have the football field, baseball field, soccer field, practice field, tennis, etc.. All open late and you can play frisbee or join a game that is playing. Also, if you're into fitness UC's rec center is unbelievable! Nippert Stadium also just started the Stairs Run where you run the stairs for charity. This is fun just to do for fun or fitness. As always, free football and basketball tickets for students as well! You have to be quick when ordering online, but chances are good that you'll get them!

    What to do for fun

    UC always has activities. Free concerts for students, $1 movies that are current releases. The awesome part is if you want to go Downtown Cincinnati they have a shuttle on the weekends free for students that will take you down there. There is TONS of stuff to do down there

    Food and Dining

    There are TONS of on campus food places to eat. There are 2 Starbucks, PapaJohns, Sushi, GoldStar (Cincinnati Chili), Chick-Fil-A, and Burger King actually on campus along with 2 dining halls.. Off campus there are TONS of Pizza places, bars, and other eateries.

    Dorm Life

    It's a great community just a little run down. They are making improvements.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough. I will say that the toughness depends on the professor you have, but all of my professors with the exception of 2 have given a difficult curriculum but it's amazing how much I have actually learned thus far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Not only the main campus, but the surroundings. If you are comfortable around the city, then this is for you! The actual campus is beautiful and continually ranks high in the nations most beautiful, BUT the surrounding area is run down. They have been making it better and UC has been buying bad neighborhoods and turning them into UC, housing, or restaurants for the students. It is a great place!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus. Knowledgable Professors. Around a high crime neighborhood. Lots of eateries, shopping, the nightlife is a blast.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite common misconception, the campus at UC is incredibly safe. There are emergency phones located everywhere across campus and the university has it's own police department. In conjunction with CPD, UCPD is working to make not only campus, but the surrounding areas a safe and fun place to be a student.

    Greek Life

    There are many options for social and business sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student organizations at the university are exceptional. Again, being a large, urban university the options are seemingly endless. You can get involved locally or have the option to travel around the country or even the world.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, nerdy, creative, professional, ext. There are some many options available to students at this university, there is truly something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before football games, the band runs down the stadium stairs down on to the field creating quite the spectacle.

    Bang for the buck

    According to USA today, UC has the lowest total cost of attendance for any public 4-year school in Ohio. A degree from the University of Cincinnati is a valuable investment, regarded by many employers across the nation. A true world class education.

    What to do for fun

    UC athletics are doing great, and are always fun to go see. There are numerous student groups for getting involved with you passions. Additionally, there is a thriving night life around campus, downtown, and just across the river in Newport.

    Food and Dining

    Two great options for cafeteria options, as well as, several restaurants and fast food options located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Several freshman dorms located close to the academic buildings. Additional on campus housing available for honors, upperclassmen, and athletes.

    Academic Rigor

    Accredited state university with many distinguished alumni.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour! The campus has one of the most architecturally diverse campuses in the world. On the tour visit you prospective college and talk to a dean to get a good feel for the university.

    In three sentences

    UC a large university located near the city and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students worldwide. There are several top programs in the country including CCM and DAAP. The university also has an exceptional co-op program required for engineering students.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can work out, rock climb, and swim in the pool at the rec center. There are also christian groups that hold activities that you can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Marketpoint at Siddall has been voted the best dining choice on campus for the past 2 years. It provides a great variety of food to choose from and great desserts. It will be open 7 days a week this coming school year. Centercourt is open late until midnight to accommodate night owl students and they have a wide variety of food choices as well.

    Dorm Life

    The facilities are kept clean and they are updated. The rooms are outdated and all of the heating/cooling units are controlled by the university, so the temperature often is uncomfortable. There is a great study lounge for use by all students in each dorm. There are vending machines available for use during late night studying.

    Academic Rigor

    The math and history departments are very good departments. The science department is somewhat flawed in the style of teaching that the department uses. I heard from my friends that the physics department is also flawed in the style of teaching that the department uses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to read your textbooks and attend class. Study a lot to prepare for tests. Be sure to have a loud alarm clock.

    In three sentences

    The university is a beautiful campus with lots of activities to participate in. The classes are in close proximity to one another. The feel of the campus is close knit and broad at the same time.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a recreational team there like soccer, kickball, ect. Go to the famous parks around the city and in Hyde Park. Try Kings Island or the Newport Aquarium. And Riverbend is a great place to go for concerts.

    Food and Dining

    They have re-vamped the area and there are many new things for students to eat. Try Adrioticos. Everyone knows where its at.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard Dorm life for the first year or two is the way to go. But it does set you back some money compared to getting an apartment or home for rent.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that UC prides themselves on what they teach and what knowledge is conveyed to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships. Get good grades in college. Don't get a credit card!

    In three sentences

    The faculty is great. They enjoy what they do and love teaching. They have something for everyone.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frequent sporting events, movies, lots of student organizations. The Cincinnati Zoo is only a few blocks away, and is a very nice, award-winning zoo. Downtown, you have Reds baseball, Bengals football, or Cyclones hockey, along with all the events that happen downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The two main campus dining halls are pretty good, with lots of choices, long hours, and friendly staff. The on-campus food court is decent, with a few fast food options. The best restaurants are on the streets surrounding campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in the dorms, because I live in Northern Kentucky. Commuting is cheaper than staying in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    My program in the Design school is very rigorous, but I cannot speak for other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, take a tour, walk through some of the buildings, and talk to professors and students. If you're from out of town, take a weekend trip into Cincinnati and check out the culture, events, architecture, and history.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a great school with a beautiful campus. I am currently attending my 4th year out of 5, and I have learned a lot and have enjoyed my experiences there. The student life is great, with a cultured neighborhood in a great city, with no shortage of activities.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important at the University of Cincinnati because it is located very close to downtown. The university has its very own police force. There are blue phones located all around campus that you can call and have someone either help you locate a building or come pick you up if you feel scared. There is a program called night walk that you can call and they will walk with you across campus so you aren't alone.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not huge at the University of Cincinnati. If you do want to join it, be prepared to spend anywhere from 400-600 a semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university offers intramural sports that anyone can join. There are tons and tons of clubs that you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you play an instrument, UC has a very good program. If you are an engineer, the university gives you co-ops that let you intern at businesses.

    Bang for the buck

    The university offers a newspaper that offers coupons from nearby food places to UC students. Also, the University has a movie theatre on campus where movies are only 2.00.

    What to do for fun

    There is a shuttle that will take you over to Kentucky to Newport for free, all you have to do is show your student ID. Many students dont even know this exists. In Newport there is a movie theatre, multiple restaurants, and a book store. The cincinnati Reds are very close to campus. There is a park within walking distance. There are clubs and hookah lounges very close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    The university has 3 dining halls on campus. All serve decent food. The staff is somewhat friendly. The problem is that two of the three dining halls have terrible hours. On the weekends, only one dining hall stays open which really limits your choices. I never got around to eating at stadium view because their hours are so limited. Centercourt is nice because it stays open every night until midnight. If you aren't up for dinning hall food, there are other food places on campus, especially in Tangeman University Center or TUC for short. Also there are many restaurants very close to campus that you can choose from, many of them serve pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Cincinnati is okay. It is not the best by far, but there are dorms that give you suite accommodations so I suggest Turner or Stratford Heights. All dorms have boys and girls living on the same floor except for Siddall and Calhoun. Siddall is nice to live in your freshman year because it is very close to one of the dining halls. Be cautious about your roommate though because the university does not have a good system to match you up to live with someone that you get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    Really it all depends on the major that you are studying. If you are a pre-med major, you will find school being very hard. Also if you are in architecture, or fashion, say goodbye to sleep. The DAAP program at the university is very, very hard. Also the engineering program is difficult too so be sure you are good at math.

    Tips for prospective students

    For new students, I would suggest that as soon as you accept your letter and commit to Cincinnati, sign up for housing immediately because it closes fast. I also suggest you take a tour on campus just to make sure that Cincinnati is the school for you. Also, once you get to campus and you are all settled into your dorm, I suggest you get your schedule of classes and find out where the buildings are that you have classes in.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a medium sized campus that has something for everyone. Each year the amount of students increases and the university is becoming more well known. I am proud to call myself a bearcat.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's things to do in there area. Be smart around the neighborhood. Don't wander around drunk at 3:00 in the morning.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but could be better.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet people from a wide array of backgrounds.

    Academic Rigor

    Can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your loan money wisely.

    In three sentences

    Great school but needs to work on lower tuition for students. Tuition has went up every year since I've been there. Very racially diverse school.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I assume it is fair but I am not on campus. I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    I begin my classes next month.

    In three sentences

    The application process was simple and the advisors were helpful. I am attending online classes for my Masters in Criminal Justice which is very convenient for non-traditional students.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UC has worked and improved safety over the years and it keeps improving with time. They have the basic campus safety precautions (Help lamps, campus police etc.) and more including services called NightWalk which is a transportation service that will walk/drive you to a location at night if you are by yourself or in a group and feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life makes up a little more than 21% of campus. This is a good percentage because you can live with or without it. It doesn't make up the whole campus but it can be what you make it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100s of clubs and activities which are extremely involved in campus life. Aside from academics there is rock-climbing, horse back, ski club and many many more.

    Great for these types of students

    That is the best bart of UC, it is extremely diverse. You have pretty much every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the University of Cincinnatis campus is state of the art, and I don't know what else you would expect with a internationally ranked Design school. Our buildings win many many awards and we were ranked top 10 most beautiful campuses by Forbes magazine this year. This school is almost 200 years old so there are too many traditions to count.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is what you make it. You can excel beyond measure. They have a world known co-op program that sets you up with a career opportunity after you graduate, honors schools and many nationally ranked programs.

    What to do for fun

    Woodys is a bar on campus, and is often 18+ on certain nights. Join a frat or sorority and house parties are all options for under 21s trying to go out and meet people. For people over 21 Cincinnati is a great place to go out and have fun. You can go downtown, Mt. adams etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay in the beginning but quickly gets old. Just about everyone I know ended up with 20+ swipes at the end of each quarter. Buy a small meal plan and you can always get more.

    Dorm Life

    If you are social and want to make friends I would suggest Siddall or Daniels. Calhoun is somewhere in between, but still a good time. Stratford are nice and new, but don't expect to meet anyone. Its very secluded, more like apartments. I would strongly suggest dorm life freshman year for this school.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major. If you are a DAAP student, expect to work long hours. If you are in nursing, expect to be stressed by the competition. If you are in engineering or architecture, expect difficult work and long hours. If you love it though you will not mind. If you are a business major, expect a decently easy transition from high school. UCs business school is very well connected with the community and around the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Parking is terrible and car vandalism often happens, whether people accidentally hit you and the skinny roads or someone breaks in. - location of your living spaces is crucial! pay attention to how far away you are from campus, it is not the safest place to live and whether you want to walk to class or meet up with friends its better to be closer. - BUY a small meal plan, you can always make it bigger but its very difficult to make it smaller. - When buying books go to all of the stores and wait until a couple days into the class, you might not even need to buy the text book which could save hundreds. When selling try to do a trade-off with friends or if you aren't going to trade books look at all your options including amazon.

    In three sentences

    This college is an urban college town type campus. It is extremely diverse, making it easy to find people like you. UC provides the perfect mixture of every type of person, sort of like a mixing pot of people.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety ON campus is awesome. Nothing bad ever happens on campus, but Clifton is not the best area. Off campus there happen to be many robberies and conflicts. Just being safe and not walking alone at night is the best advice for any student.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at Cincinnati, but if a student doesn't want to join, he or she will not feel excluded from the social life of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every type of club possible at University of Cincinnati! If you are interested in mountain climbing to business, they have it!

    What to do for fun

    Night life is very fun at University of Cincinnati. There is almost always something to do, such as going to a bar, frats, or house parties. It does not get boring! On top of that, the Cincinnati Zoo is 10 minutes away by car, which is a fun thing to do during the day. Downtown is also 10 minutes away if anyone wants to get away for a little while, there are many nice restaurants and sights to see. Not to mention there is almost always something going on on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There aren't many good options for dining halls at Cincinnati. There are only three, two of which have weird hours. Center Court is awful, there is nothing good there except the cookies only once a week. This one is open every day until about 11 pm. Market Pointe is better, kind of, but it's only open during week days and is only open until 8pm. The last one, Stadium View, has weird daytime hours and it only serves burgers and fries with a special. UC definitely needs to amp up their dining halls compared to other universities around Ohio.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience with dorm life. While living in dorms seems so unappealing to most people, after getting used to it I realized it wasn't that bad. Dorms a great place to make your friends in college, as well as meet people who have the same major as you. I met some of my best friends in Daniels. I wish I could do it all over again!

    Academic Rigor

    Certain majors are known at UC to be much harder than others, if you're going to be in Engineering compared to a Criminal Justice major, you can obviously see which one would be harder. It's just all about putting effort into the classes, because professors are understanding on their lesson plans. Most professors do not allow students to miss any tests, that's unacceptable.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip for prospective students is to learn the area around campus, it's not located in the best area, but if you aren't stupid and keep to yourself, nothing bad will happen to you. Classes are not hard if you study and pick the right teacher. Some professors are harder than others, but that means that they are better at what they do. There are tons of classes being offered so pick ones that appeal to you! Also, what helped me really start to enjoy the school was getting involved. I almost thought about transferring after first quarter, but after getting involved I realized that there are so many things to do and people that I would be friends with for the rest of my life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a big school, but doesn't give you a feeling of being lost. The campus is beautiful and condensed into one big block, and classes vary from being small to large. I think that the university does a great job of giving students a sense of being home.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    HORRIBLE

    Academic Rigor

    It is average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Do not go to any advisors for help. They will do what they can to make you stay in longer and take more courses.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is priority for the University. The police roam the campus frequently and help phones are everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to be involved in as well as activities that are hosted on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is a great option for non-traditional students! I am a non-traditional student and up to this point my schedule easily fit in to my life as a wife and mother of two. I am a full time student taking daytime hour classes, however, for those that work the school offers an abundance of night time classes that fit many schedules.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati can be costly, however, to get more bang for your buck start at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus. The campus is smaller and comes with a much more affordable price tag. Working through college in this route doesn't leave you with years of full price Main Campus pricing! It is a great option for those that watch their budget.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has a variety of clubs to belongs to, as well as hosting a special event quite often! Campus life is hustle and bustle like Christmas time.

    Food and Dining

    There is great options on campus as well as many options surrounding campus!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, however, those friends that do absolutely love it.

    Academic Rigor

    More students than not expect to maintain their already high GPA or to continue rising to the top!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are 100% committed to earning your college education, you will not have any trouble keeping up with some of the most time extensive work you may ever see in your life! Don't bother if you are only here to party, you will waste time, money, and another dedicated student could lose a seat in a specific class that they need due to you getting to the class first (only to blow the class off).

    In three sentences

    Fantastic advisers to lead students to a successful end. Professors that are extremely fair. Unity!

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Second to none

    Greek Life

    Adequate

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots

    Great for these types of students

    There are many programs fro international students. The health care and engineering programs are first rate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I'm aware of

    Bang for the buck

    It is far less than most area universities and offers quality education, especially with engineering and health care in mind. The co-op program is the best.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do being an urban university

    Food and Dining

    Absolutely great on and off campus. More healthy options would be a plus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a drom.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging. Most have been well thought out and relevant to my major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your academic advisors and department heads.

    In three sentences

    It has mostly been a wonderful experience. I have been educated by some great professors. Even though it has a large student body, the University of Cincinnati provides quality education.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Cincinnati is located only fifteen minutes away! There are school shuttles that will take you there, or you can catch a bus. If public transportation isn't your thing, a cab ride with a good driver is only eight dollars as well! I recommend exploring downtown, or going across the river to Newport!

    Food and Dining

    The dining options on campus were initially fantastic. The ala carte food halls have something for everyone, including gluten free and vegetarian foods. However, the dining hall food did get old after a while. This was made worse by the ridiculous number of dining hall swipes freshman on campus are required to purchase.

    Dorm Life

    The older dorms such as the one I was in was cramped and overcrowded. However, you made friends quickly because so many people lived so close to you. While the RA's were required to put on programs and try to get us involved, most of them were uninterested and went unattended.

    Academic Rigor

    Please note that this rating is only for the architecture program. I have never worked so hard in my life as I have in architecture. However, my roommates were communications majors and their work was much less rigorous from what I saw.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first piece of advice is one you hear often: Don't walk home alone! Aside from that obvious tidbit, my advice is to get involved on campus. There are plenty of causes and groups around and it will pay off if you have a way to make friends early on.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a little odd in that is has some very good, highly rated programs such as the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning and the College Conservatory of Music, while some are less than impressive. The experience varies different greatly depending on the program. The campus is beautiful, but you cannot step off campus at night safely.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    A lot of greek life, many options.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who care about their education and love school pride.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. You can get free tickets to games and go out whenever you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do what you need to do when you get here. Make sure that you do all your work and take college seriously.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is a great school for students who need to find themselves. The advisers are very helpful. The class sizes are perfect.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security sends safety updates and tips at least once a week to your school email.

    Greek Life

    There is a great involvement in Greek Life at UC & a lot of Sororities & Fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or activity for just about everyone & if you don't find what you're looking for, you can always choose to start your own club per school regulations.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations put on different activities at least once a week on campus. The school shuttle goes down to Newport on the Levee Thursday - Saturday nights.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 dining halls on campus and various cafes. The dining hall food is decent, but the meal plan prices are kind of steep & you will not use all of the largest meal plan. There is a large variety of restaurants around campus, most of which take the student ID Bearcat Card (like a debit card).

    Dorm Life

    If you want to meet a lot of new people quickly, you should live in the older dorms (Daniels, Dabney, Calhoun, Siddall). Most students generally have their doors open and are more willing to hang out on a moment's notice more often than students who live in the newer dorms (The Jefferson Complex). I definitely enjoyed living in Dabney my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but professors and previous students are very willing to help explain more if you ask. You have a great sense of accomplishment after completing each course.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nightwalk is good, but it's only open until 1am

    What to do for fun

    Check out the businesses on Calhoun Street. Roxx Electrocafe is great for the nerd in you. If you like to fence, shoot nerf guns, play Magic, play DnD, gaming, or anything else that makes you a nerd, become a regular at Roxx. They're a wonderful group of people that have become a second family to me.

    Food and Dining

    Go to Market Point whenever you can. Center Court is good in small doses. Yet it's the only one open on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are larger than most universities, but I find them to be quite over priced for the quality that they are in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough because there's not a lot of individual attention in lecture classes, but if you want to talk to the professor they'll be available to talk. Utilize office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to sign up for clubs! That's how I met my best friends this past year. I put off going to DAFT (Dramatic Arts for Thespians) meetings, but I found my best friends and the love of my life there.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Some professors can be harsh, but it's because they look to push you to your best. Always something to do on campus too.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll hear about crazy stuff going on around Clifton (muggings, etc) but I think as long as you keep your wits about you you're safe.

    Greek Life

    Its definitely there. I'm kind of anti-greek. Dated a greek guy while I was there and it just seemed like one big drama clique with everyone knowing everyone else's business while getting drunk.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's every club and activity you could imagine and if they don't have it, you can create it.

    Great for these types of students

    Really anyone can find a place to fit in at UC. It has a such a large student body with so many different programs that it attracts a variety of people to campus.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty decent on campus. Tons of options within walking distance off campus

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus while I was there. However, I highly recommend anyone who truly wants the college experience to at least live on campus for a year.

    Academic Rigor

    It seemed like a lot of the core classes they had low expectations of students just so that they would pass and move on. However, once you start taking classes in your specific major expectations seem to go up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a club or organization to join so that you don't feel so much like nobody in the middle of a big campus

    In three sentences

    Average. Average. Average

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are plenty dining options on campus. There are restaurants in the Tangeman student center and there are 2 dining halls. It is a good idea for freshman to get the meal plan. There are many restaurants right off of campus and many of them accept the Bearcat Card which is really convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in a dorm because I lived close to campus with my family. I've heard that people make many friends and that there are tons of activities to get into in the freshman dorms. Upperclassmen dorms are really nice! They allow for the convenience of being on campus, but living more in an apartment style setting.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Cincinnati is what you make of it. If you take challenging courses you will get a lot out of it. There are a variety of classes every semester so you are bound to find something you want to take. Explore different fields before deciding your major.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food courts are not so excellent. Great for people who do not like to cook or are not able to cook, but quality is not the best.

    Dorm Life

    Many dorms to choose from. Some are good and some are bad, but it mostly depends on the students in the building.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the degree, coursework can be tough or easy based on the students intellectual set and determination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of the course work. Do not allow yourself to fall behind or skip several classes.

    In three sentences

    They have a great co-op program with a high placement rating. Faculty and staff are always willing to help students. Academic advisors are also easy to work with.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just be careful where you're walking late at night if you're by yourself. Stay near campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go explore Cincinnati a bit. Try the river, lots of great places.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and accept admission early.

    In three sentences

    Very large but easy to navigate. Lots of things to do on campus if you go out and look for them. Great professors who are always helpful.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Not living on campus, and have never been to the campus so I cannot answer this question either.

    Dorm Life

    Not living on campus so cannot be the judge of that, nor have I even been to the campus itself.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic program seems to so far be suited around my degree, and suited around other programs, designed in a way to give the classes that you need to prepare for when you go get a job in that field.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few things I have learned on my search if the college is pestering you with calls at least twice a day they are only in it for the money. Admissions and Financial Aid departments that go above and beyond are hard to find. Find one that suitable to your needs, and if willing to answer your questions, without having to go through a whole bunch of different people.

    In three sentences

    So far this has been the school that keeps me informed without being an annoyance. Willing to work with me to help me find what I need to have the money and the tools I need to go to school. There admission's program and financial aid I would give an excellent ratings.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I think there's a club or activity for almost every interest. I'm in the UC Women's Chorus (it's actually a class) and I know they do all kinds of fun things over the course of the year.

    Great for these types of students

    UC is apparently a good place for older students to go to get back into education. My sister in law says there are lots of non traditional students there.

    What to do for fun

    If I remember right, there are lots of ways to amuse yourself around campus. There are restaurants and bars right up the street from the dorms, and the nightlife there can be crazy!!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few restaurants on campus, and most of them are fairly well known chains. If you need to grab a bite, you've got plenty of opportunity.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not dorming, but I know there are several dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen, they're very good about pushing students to achieve their goals in class. Assignments are interesting, and hard enough to be challenging without being overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out blackboard on the UC website. You can find assignments, syllabuses, and more on the site. It also gives you background on your instructors, tells you what books you'll need, and tells you important dates in the class.

    In three sentences

    I love that the advisor in the program I plan to transfer to was willing to sit down with me and go over the classes I wanted to take, and give me the information about electives and how my class schedule will work. I also love that the college is willing to work with me on billing and things of that nature. I don't really like that the campus is HUGE as I am asthmatic, lol.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The University of Cincinnati is home to many different clubs and organizations. For example, we have several sororities and fraternities as well as religious clubs. Most of the clubs and organizations that are provided serve as support systems to each of the students.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is very important around the University of Cincinnati. We have great dining halls that treat all of the students fairly well. They have great food that keeps all of us healthy and strong.

    Dorm Life

    As a student at the University of Cincinnati I decided to live in Straford Heights as a Gen-1 student. Gen-1 is a program for all first generation college students. Gen-1 provides each of us with the support that we need to make transitioning into college as easy as possible. As a resident in the Gen-1 house i have developed numerous amounts of friendships with both my roommate as well as my suitemates but with the other students that live within the house as well.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student at the University of Cincinnati I have challenged myself to take on many rigourous courses. I have taken on chemistry as well as biology.

    Tips for prospective students

    A piece of advice that i would give to all of the students coming in after me is to make sure that they stay ahead of all of their classes. To make sure that they ask questions if they do not understand the work that is given to them. I would also tell them to get tutoring even if they feel like they do not need the help.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a prestigious school that challenges each and everyone of their students. The University of Cincinnati provide many different opportunities to ensure that all of their students are able to take their major and be able to find a job after they graduate from college. Attending the University of Cincinnati has to be the best choice i have ever made.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety needs to be an issuse not just for security or police but for all who attend the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events, and all campus activities that are free, free are the best kind.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good dining spots are good for college life

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead financially and choose courses wisely.

    In three sentences

    Distance learning courses are awesome. Transition from 2 to 4 year college is smooth. More nontraditional students arenow atteding this college now.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe even though Clifton has a reputation of being unsafe. There are always security guards or stands where you can call for help. NightRide takes you around campus at night if you don't want to walk.

    Greek Life

    They always get in lots of trouble but everyone wants to be part of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Political Party clubs are prevalent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Esquire Theater. Echo Circle. Random Hill by the Business School.

    Bang for the buck

    No college should cost this much, but it is one of the cheaper colleges in Ohio. UC's Blue Ash campus is the place to go if you want the degree but also a cheaper first two years.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts at local cafes and bars, scavenger hunts around the historic city, tours, experiment with dining options, join a small group from a church to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic dining options! You never want to stop eating!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in dorms, but I hear they are way too expensive when you could just live in an independent apartment for cheaper. The only advantage would be that they are close to classes.

    Academic Rigor

    You can make your experience as hard or easy as you want, depending on your goals for what you want to take away from college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a budget for spending money on food because there are so many eating options everywhere. Have University Health Insurance-it will pay off. Go to class every day.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a fantastic home for diversity and entertainment loving students. The campus is large, along with the student population and the University is in the heart of all things creative and beautiful in Southwest Ohio. There are so many things to do here to make sure your education is buffered with social, artistic, and life-enhancing experiences.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always some event or entertainment activity happening on campus so there is always something to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There are many varieties and options for everyone. However it would be nicer if the hours of the dining centers were extended.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UC is great. Everyone is very sociable and it is a good place for both work and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    UC has a very rigorous academic standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the various opportunities that UC has to offer such as the sports, clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    UC has a great and beautiful campus. The professors at UC are very helpful and approachable. UC has a large variety of clubs and societies.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is in downtown Cincinnati, which is not the best area. However, crime on the campus is nearly nothing, and I have NEVER felt unsafe on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For in state students, the price is very good, and the scholarship program, Cincinnatus, is very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    All kinds of stuff. Soccer, basketball, dodgeball, clubs. The coolest part of the campus, for an athlete that is, is the football stadium. As long as the football team is not practicing, students are able to use the field for whatever they like, and it is always open. Frisbee, football, soccer, running the steps, whatever.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty darn good cafeteria food, that is oftentimes made to order.

    Dorm Life

    I visited Turner with the Honors College, and the dorms were VERY nice. At least for a college anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    The schools that I am looking at - DAAP and CEAS - are well known as good schools. I don't actually know how rigorous the academics are, since I have not yet attended, but I do know that these two colleges are respected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really put effort into your app. The recommendations are said to be optional, but you should really think about sending at least one in.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus of this school. Everyone is friendly, the buildings are both modern and traditional (which sounds weird, but you will know what I mean if you visit), the campus size is wonderful, and the location is neat. I cannot wait to attend here next year.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus rec center! Pick up games always are happening!

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat diners! Brilliant!

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in a dorm. I stay in a student housing apartment like 3 miles from campus. They have convenient shuttles to take me to and from campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Do not become distracted by all the fun that can take place here. Engineers do not give up !

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. I love the opportunities that are available in this area. Co-op is such a big opportunity here also; take advantage of it!

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Enrolled in distance learning program. Doesn't apply

    Dorm Life

    Enrolled in distance learning program. Doesn't apply

    Academic Rigor

    The assignments are challenging, but professors are very fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask a lot of questions of Admissions before you sign up.

    In three sentences

    A great university to obtain a degree in criminal justice. A lot of research assignments. Distance learning program is good.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus, you never have to be afraid. There are city police and university police on call at all times. There are help phones, an escort service, and everything is well lit.

    Greek Life

    Many students are a part of greek life. There are a large number of fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 different organizations to be apart of. Some are based on beliefs and others on interest. And, if you some how don't see something that interests you, they allow you to form new clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for every type of student. The university does an excellent job at making all the students one community while also acknowledging all types of backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a very cool spot on campus called echo point. Not everyone knows about it. But when you stand in the center of this circular path and say something, it gives off a strange echo.

    Bang for the buck

    A great school for a pretty good price! College is expensive for sure. But, at University of Cincinnati, it is worth the price you pay.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, join an organization or get sports tickets. There are so many different organizationis and each one offers many activities to do. Also, the Bearcat sports teams are all pretty good. A lot of the events you can get into for free with your student i.d. and discounted tickets are offered to those events that you do have to buy tickets. In addition, a free shuttle runs on the weekends that can take students to downton Cincinnati or Newport where there are lots of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple dining halls opened at all times of the day and night. There is a variety of choices and a friendly staff.

    Dorm Life

    The University does an excellent job at maintaining the dorms and a new dorm building is in the process of being built. Even if you decide to do random roommates, you should at least be able to find people on your floor that you will become friends with. There are also lots of activities sponsered by the RAs. These provide a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part, classes will challenge you. There will be times that you have to ask questions. However, they are completely manageable and not often overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your college experience will be whatever you make it. For class, spend as much time working and studying outside of class as you do in class. Get to know your professors so that you are comfortable asking them questions. Also, get involved on campus. Find a few organizations that suite your interests. It will be a great way to make friends and broaden your horizon outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    High-quality education, spirit, friendships, endless opportunties- these are all things that can be found at the University of Cincinnati. The staff here will help you excel in any program you choose. They help you make the most of your time in college, prepare you for your future in the work world, and help get you out there when you graduate.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    scary at times

    Greek Life

    so much fun

    Clubs and Activities

    sororities are great

    Great for these types of students

    out going

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lucy the bearcat is really cool.

    Bang for the buck

    very expensive but worth it

    What to do for fun

    hang out with floor mates or join a sorority.

    Food and Dining

    makes me sick everytime i eat it.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of fun but you need to learn how to manage time.very clean facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    my classes challenge me veryday

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that the college is ranked for your major. make sure you can see this place as a second home.

    In three sentences

    Cincinnati is a beautiful campus with nice dorms and great classrooms. The food isn't very good(but i have a weak stomach), But overall it is a great school.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The area surrounding the campus isn't too safe, with numerous robberies and muggings. There are plenty of police patrolling the area but it still doesn't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty popular.

    Great for these types of students

    Sports oriented students and CCM students.

    Bang for the buck

    Zipcar is great if you don't have your own car, and is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There are visits to the zoo, performances within the College Conservatory of Music, with drama and musical performances, to orchestra and band concerts.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants around campus that offer a variety of dining choices. The dining halls on campus offer plenty of variety at a decent quality. There are also eateries at Tangeman University Center.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    In CCM, the classes are pretty challenging and do require focus and attention. My other classes outside of CCM have been pretty straightforward and fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and surrounding locations. If living on campus, where? And how close will it be to your classes? Take part in all of the great things the campus has to offer, from movies, to visits to the zoo, to the concerts and performances.

    In three sentences

    The Conservatory has an incredible and driven program. The campus offers great amenities with the Rec Center, such as the many health and fitness classes it offers. Also, UC's location is close to downtown Cincinnati and all it has to offer.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school is awesome. I love their campus and the program I plan to attend. There are also a lot of activities to join in, including the Quidditch team.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems to be good. The alerts by email are helpful.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious or party goers.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown Cincinnati for skating, movies and haunted houses.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria was good, but as the semester went on, it was too much of the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is alright. The rooms are a little crowded and I wish each dorm had a cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the extra study sessions and the learning community offers help as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study, when you apply.

    In three sentences

    UC does it right for freshman. They place you in a Learning Community by majors. You are in most of the same classes, but don't necessarily live by one another.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, UC has their own police force, who team up with the Cincinnati Police force.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of groups for everyone. Hard to work around school and commuting, though.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to live in the dorms, social people and active people.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel ripped off, only because I feel like I haven't learned anything, even though main campus was my cheapest option other than UC Clermont.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends, go to the rec center, explore on and around campus. There are bars, theaters, and plenty of school sponsored activities to go to.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options all over campus, and around. Get out, try something new, and you'll be glad that you did.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    This solely depends on your major or academic skill set. I am a psychology major and my gen eds and psych class were basically a joke. My boyfriend is an Aerospace Engineer and he has been working his butt off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus or around it, because commuting is the worst decision I have made. Make sure you know what you want when you're scheduling, but don't have your heart set on it. There are too many students to guarantee that you'll get what you want. Join groups, because if you don't, you'll feel lost and lonely.

    In three sentences

    UC is a research school, so professors aren't solely worried about you- Teachers Assistants do most of the interacting with students. Campus is large and almost always busy, I still haven't been able to explore the entire campus. If you choose to commute, especially if you have to take 2-75, 71, or 75(major highways), you will hate how much time you spend behind the wheel.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You know you are safe when you see campus police patrol around campus and when you can sign up for text message updates. Campus also provides Night-Ride (campus police escort) for students who don't feel safe to walk to their next location at night.

    Bang for the buck

    There's so many things that are offered to you and included into the tuition. So take advantage of it!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are mainly in Campus' center, so it's easy to get there from just about anywhere. The food is different everyday!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! I met a majority of my friends from the dorms whether it be from dorm events, RA events, or just walking through the hall. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you study hard, ask questions, and seek help, there is no reason for you to not succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Play hard, but also STUDY hard. Socialize and have fun, but make sure you prioritize yourself.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Compared to my dining options from my last university, it is painful to say that this place doesn't have that great of food variety. I don't live on campus, so I have no idea what the main cafeteria has for food options. They do have a a Starbucks, a subway and a chick-fa-la on campus and a whole street dedicated to restaurants. On the down side, if you have certain foods or multiple foods you can't eat, good luck trying to find some that accommodates to you. I almost never eat on campus except for a rare non dairy drink from the Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, probably because the dorms were so much tinier than the dorm at my previous university. The students I know that live on campus seem to like them and it's a bit of a community (though you miss out on the inside jokes and weekend stories). If you don't want to live in a dorm, there are plenty of apartments right off campus, or even in surrounding areas if you take the bus or have a car. The Cincinnati bus system can be a bit finicky and on campus parking is more money than I was willing to pay for, so if you commute with a car, either pay for the parking or make sure you know where the best place is to park at certain times of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the DAAP program, in which this art college is a pretty hard part of the college to get. I always have something due and my job revolves around my school and homework schedule. Where for my lecture classes, they can be difficult if you don't show up to class. Don't worry, unless they require it for your grade, you don't have to raise your hand (let alone speak).

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus does have a bad reputation for crime. It is a inner city school, and not in the best part of town. Campus itself is beautiful and safe, but the surrounding area is where most of the problems occur. Fear not, the campus has it's own police force and students are kept aware of crime through an email sent out within 24 hours of the occurance.

    In three sentences

    For a public college, it has great diversity and opportunities to take part in. Transferring in from a private university of only 1,500 hundred students to a public school with 5,000 students coming into the school was a HUGE change for me, but the charisma and sheer energy every student gives when cheering for their school is earth shattering. I may not be the most enthusiastic student, but I'm not regretting my transfer.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Needs improvement...crime near campus often

    Great for these types of students

    Any student...especially artistic students

    What to do for fun

    Restaurants, local hangout spots, many fitness centers, UC games and exciting clubs to be a part of.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms and never have.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent...5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Conduct as much research as possible about the university and all it has to offer. Know the university from small programs to big programs at UC to get the most out of your experience at this institution.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is a very prestigious school with incredible programs. However, for such a big institution, organization is not a strong point for the university. I do like University of Cincinnati and I am proud to go to school at this institution.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. They constantly update you on what is going on campus and if there are any possible risk of any unusual activity. Though it may become frightening of the constant e-mails, it is very nice to know that you are being told about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't been able to be apart of any activities but I hear very good reviews about them all. There are so many organizations for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Personally, a unusual location, but very popular, place on campus is Market on Main. This is also known as MOM. Its very weird how this small store contains many things that can pertain to the name MOM.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in organizations! There are so many activities that one can become a part of. There are also many students on campus that allow they fun on campus to be known.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is always up to par and very freshly made. You won't be disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and very much of a smaller community with all of the different students living in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are very nice and difficult at the same time. On the other hand many professors are very difficult to understand. But one thing they have in common is the compassion they have to get students to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that this is the college for you! Do this by taking a tour of the campus and asking questions that may influence your choice of a college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a very HUGE campus. However, it is very beautiful and a nice place to spend your college years at. This college also provides many organizations for students to become active which allows me to give this college a high ranking.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is iffy at best. Stay away from the parking garages if you can and don't walk around late at night or early morning.

    Greek Life

    The greek Life is about 1000 to 2500 students so about 5%-8% of the total student population and the greek houses are right next to campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Its fair for the price. Classes are decent and involving

    What to do for fun

    There is an on campus theater, and the Rec-center is almost always open to go and work out swim or just have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The campus dinning halls are great, eat all you want and it tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are dirty and small, they are great ways to meet new people and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are designed to challenge you and they do exactly that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep grades high and do well on the ACT or SAT. Apply early to get scholorships

    In three sentences

    The campus is relatively small and you can get just about anywhere on campus in ten minutes or less. The class selection is decent but require a good amount of work, effort, and time to do well. The overall campus life is great with everything so close you can get together at almost any time, just be careful since the location is not exactly the best.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Cincinnati is a great city for a college campus because there is a lot to do in and around campus! The Cincinnati Bengals and Reds play only a few minutes away, and their games are always a blast! If you are of age, the scene in Mount Lookout or Mount Adams is also a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    Any of the restaurants are awesome! If you want to get off campus for a while, any of the restaurants in Clifton are delicious and relatively cheap! You will have a ton of options either on campus or off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I hear they are awesome! Just be sure to remember you can always take classes at one of the branch locations and get the same quality of education.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are hard, but fair. The best part is they are always willing to work with you given any situation you may be in. Taking notes has become a hobby of mine, and taking time from your schedule to study in the library is always very important!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the size of main campus scare you! It can be overwhelming at first, but you get used to it very quickly. Get involved in activities! Student Government and any of the clubs are awesome ways to meet new friends that share your same interests!

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a great school for students not ready for the big city feel of most big universities. Students get the same education with the same professors at any of their branch locations. The environment at a sports event is unlike any other, with so many fans showing their true bearcat pride.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UC Police and Campus Police are GREAT! They email you and even text you whenever something bad is happening. They show up when you need them and there are blue phone emergency poles located everywhere on campus. And if you need a lift at night on campus call nightwalk they'll pick you up and drop you off for no charge.

    Greek Life

    Go Greek! Go through rush or recruitment. It's not scary like the movies. You'll find the house thats perfect for you. These people will be your friends for life, it's not just four years.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many clubs and activites. We have clubs for majors to hand gliding club. And every club or group host activities you can go to whether or not you're in them.

    Great for these types of students

    I'm not sure what this means.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the falls there's a philanthropic event called The Nearly Naked Mile. Everyone runs a 5k nearly naked.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to go to a big named school where it's not too big attend UC. The campus is the perfect size and everythings right here. It's big enough to avoid people and small enough to get to know a good number. You won't go wrong and honestly, you don't need a car here.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Get on an intramural team. Go Greek and join a fraternity or sorority. Go to events sponsered by groups on campus. Hangout in the pool at CRC.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There's a lot of variety. There's pizza, a salad bar, a dessert part a sandwich bar, an asian cuisine and ect. It's vegetarian friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Stratford Heights is homie, but not a dorm I'd particularly choose for a freshman. You don't see many people and it's extremely quiet and the doors are never opened.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure when it's time to schedule classes you wake up early because the class you want may get filled quick. Pick good class times, if you know you're not going to wake up in time don't schedule it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Don't hold back, make college a great memory. Freshmen, use your swipes! For most of you, there will be a lot left at the end of the semester. Decorate your dorm, make it your home. Be prepared for all weather. Make friends and keep in touch.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati Main Campus is a beautiful college with all kinds of people and opportunities. They have great places to live and eat on campus and everything you need is convenient and right around the corner or even on campus even a recreation center and a doctors office. There's always something to do whether it's extra-curriculars, tutoring, office hours, greek life, clubs and ect.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe around campus

    Greek Life

    I plan on getting involved in greek life my second year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club soccer team Delta Sigma Pi Students Action Team of the College of Buiness

    What to do for fun

    I am a member of the club soccer team and got involved with Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. I also love being around my friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    There food is top notch.

    Dorm Life

    I commute

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are not easy but if you go to class and take good notes you will do very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love everything about this university. Have a great business program and great professor. They create an excellent environment for students to thrive in.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone to enjoy. I personally enjoy going to the basketball games and sport events. There are so many clubs and organizations that cater to all sort of people.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for students and restaurants that fit all budgets. No matter what you have a taste for, you'll be able to find it on campus or walking distance from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I have friends who do and they say that it's a safe place.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging. The professors expect you to do your best and will push you to do even better. I'm learning so much and being challenged in my thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Cincinnati has the best staff and body of students who all work together to ensure your success as a student and individual. Many of the staff members have helped me search for employment and lend a listening ear when I didn't quite understand what I needed to do next. I will continue my education at UC and wouldn't even consider anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati has an amazing group of individuals in the Early Childhood Education Department. From the professors, advisors and even the financial aid representatives, they all work together to make sure that the student receives all the help they need. I can honestly say that my experience with the college of education has been awesome thus far!

  • 02/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because the university is in a rougher part of the city, they really do all they can to keep us posted and safe. Each year they put forth more and more effort to keeping our students safe and healthy.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Cincinnati has anything you can think of to get involved and stay active in the community and within the school.

    Great for these types of students

    We have a top ranked, and nationally known music program which is the College- Conservatory Music.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus as far as sports teams, but also intramural sports and clubs to join. Off campus you have so many choices, because of the city and all the new developments they have been adding.

    Food and Dining

    I also do not have a meal plan, because I live off campus, but there is a wide variety of places to eat on and off of campus. Also, the restaurants around campus recognize our meal plans and you can use the money on your card off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I was a transfer student and did not live in the dorms, but I have not heard anything negative about them.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Athletic Training program at the university, and am challenged every day with new tasks. They have been awarded for their academic achievements, especially in the past few years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in any way you can, they have so much to offer on and off campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati was named top ten most beautiful campuses in the United States. The campus life is perfect for anyone who enjoys getting involved and stepping outside the box. They truly have made leaps and bounds to improve the school in every aspect possible, and they're doing such a great job.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a beautiful campus and its worth the amount of money because the teachers are wonderful!

    What to do for fun

    Multiple activities, always check the flyers in your dorm!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in an LC as a freshman.

    In three sentences

    Cincinnati has an awesome teaching staff, there are multiple tutoring opportunities. The teachers truly care about their students grades. The people are friendly.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge problem here at Cincinnati. Every week tere are at least two reported robberies either on campus or near by.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers many different groups and clubs to join for fun such as inter mural basketball to kickball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok for the most part. There are many off campus resturanta in close distance.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are exceptional! They will do everything they can to help you pass and reach your goal of getting your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you don't mind physical activity, walking up and down the hills of Cincinnati isn't easy.

    In three sentences

    It's got a lot of hills. The campus is relatively small. The location is very convenient.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students of art and design. The combined resources of many creative disciplines are all under one roof.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great value for an in-state student considering their many top ranked programs across the board. Most notably though, their interior design, industrial design, fashion, and architecture schools are all ranked among the top ten in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    The campus life provides abundant opportunities for student activities, festivals, and free movie showings. Additionally the downtown Cincinnati Arts District is always bustling with gallery openings and shows.

    Food and Dining

    The food was always quite varied. Dining options included food made by both local chefs and chain restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I did not personally experience living in the dorms, but the primary residence hall that is adjoined to the Recreation center and main Dining Hall was designed by a renowned architect, and it's quite impressive.

    Academic Rigor

    The elective courses provided varying degrees of academic rigor, but the major specific courses proved to be consistently challenging.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati provides a vibrant campus atmosphere comprised of stunning architecture by world renowned architects. Despite its large student enrollment, the school never feels overwhelmingly large; it provides the comprehensive resources that only a school this size could possess. The co-op internship program is the oldest in the nation; its widespread network provides opportunities for paid internships that are ideal for any student looking to pursue a design or engineering related field.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus is pretty safe. There are many patrol and officers around. The City of Cincinnati isn't the safest area, let's be honest. You really don't want to walk around off campus late at night alone, but the university offers many programs to get you home safely.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of frats and sororities to be involved in as well. They host many events and have many activities and provide you will excellent networking opportunities useful upon graduation.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations and clubs to chose from no matter what your interests are. In fact, take advantage of it because the value of meeting new people, networking, and having fun are priceless

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Skyline in Clifton. Its a Cinci tradition for sure and is open until 3 am every day

    Bang for the buck

    UC is an excellent school for what your paying. The Design school is one of the best in the nation and the engineering and medical programs are very good as well. People come from all over the world just to go to UC.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants on campus and the cafeterias actually offer decent food.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the Dorms so I cannot really say how it is.

    Academic Rigor

    The DAAP program is tough, but the education and training you recieve is superb and you can pretty much write a ticket to any job you want in the future, not to mention when you co-op you'll graduate with over a year of experience in your field, putting you above all the fresh graduates from other institutions

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in high school. It will definitely look good when applying to colleges. Also visit campus. Learn as much as you can before applying to make sure you're going to like it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a great education for the price. Its a public institution offering quality education and internship programs. Its also ranked as one of the country's most beautiful campuses!

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Cincinnati is one of the most awesome places in the country for the arts. We've got lots of local theaters, the orchestra, fantastic youth choirs and a lot of fun local festivals.

    Food and Dining

    While I was there, the food was pretty good. I might recommend getting a few prepaid meals, but probably not the meal-packages. They're crazy expensive.

    Dorm Life

    All lot of the dorms are geared towards particular types of students, like honors or first generation students.

    Academic Rigor

    U.C. is a good school in a wide variety of disciplines, particularly the arts programs and engineering, but there are lots of excellent options to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very aware of your surroundings. It's not nearly as dangerous as it's made out to be, but U.C. is still an urban school, and you have to be alert. Try to find ways to participate in extra-curricular programs in your discipline, it's a great way to get to know your professors and classmates.

    In three sentences

    U.C. is a diverse, beautiful school in a diverse, beautiful city. It's a cultural rich, supportive environment and very welcoming to people with a passion for learning and a zeal for life.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun and we have shuttle buses to take you there.

    Food and Dining

    There are more than enough different food options.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms on campus are pretty nice. More dorms are currently being built.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is tough, but prepares you for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take you general education classes first just in case you need to change majors.

    In three sentences

    This university is very nice and clean. It is rated one of the top 10 most beautiful. We have some of the best programs in the country.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are endless safety resources in order to ensure the safety of students at the University and surrounding areas.

    Greek Life

    There is greek life on campus, however the majority of students do not go greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs, and if you can't find a club you want to join, you can create one!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in Design, Engineering, or Business, there are great programs available at UC for these students.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is pretty reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on and there is something fun for everyone. You have the entire city of Cincinnati to explore and there is always stuff happening.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 dining halls on campus. Center Court is the main dining hall with the most vast hours of operation. Marketpointe is known for better food and a better environment, but is closed on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    The regular dorms are average. There are a lot of nice housing opportunities on campus, such as Stratford Heights and University Park Apartments, but may cost you a bit more.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as the design program, the projects can be time-consuming and challenging. I think challenges are important in a good academic program. Being able to overcome challenges and creatively solve problems will help you learn.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very secure

    Greek Life

    moderate

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds and lazy students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The exercising locations are very helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Its one of the top research institution.

    What to do for fun

    go to the campus recreation.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very rigorous system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep your grades up.

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful campus.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at times but I don't like being there after dark and I don't feel safe going towards the edge.

    Bang for the buck

    I think most things are getting too expensive.

    Food and Dining

    Its pretty good but sometimes pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and some are easy, it really just depends on the teacher

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to know your surroundings and I suggest not to go after dark!

    In three sentences

    I think UC Main is a good school with nice teachers. But I think Safety is a major issue because of the area it is in. I also think parking should be better.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are smart you won't get hurt.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is cool. A lot of people are in Greek but it isn't as big as Alabama or Kentucky but it's fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is very easy to join clubs and find activities because of our student life center. All you have to do is go into the student life center and ask about specific clubs or activities and you will find it within 2 minutes.

    Great for these types of students

    There are all sorts of clubs out there for any type of student. If you are an athlete tons of intramural sports ranging from quidditch to football. If you are into science there is a science club and so forth. We have just about anything you could ever need or want.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the nearly naked mile run every October. The football field is very unusual because it is one of the only fields in the nation that is totally accessible during the day and night to any student at any time because it sits directly in the heart of campus. You can use the stadium at anytime.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything around campus is just a little bit more expensive than in the suburbs but that's because you are close to a downtown area and those places are always a little expensive.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people go to house parties or to the bars downtown. There are bars in Over the Rhine and in Newport on the Levee. If you are under 21 you can go out to eat downtown or to the one of three hookah bars that surround campus. You can always go to house parties or 18+ dance clubs that are scattered in downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad but you will get sick of it by the end of the year. Centercourt's breakfast is amazing. The omelets are delicious and waffle days are the bomb. Market Pointe is just as good but I think it actually has better eggs than CC but both places are pretty good. Stadium View is very convenient and there are a ton of restaurants surrounding campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun. They are sociable and it is easy to meet new people while living in the dorms. Turner dorms are for athletes and honors students with private bathrooms per suite but Calhoun and Siddall dorms have community bathrooms but are more sociable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major your coursework may be lighter or heavier. Engineers have a pretty tough time their freshmen, sophomore years because those are the weed out years for engineering. Business students have a lighter coursework but you have to be disciplined to get through it. DAAP students have a lot of work and projects to get done by the end of the semester. Keep on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do research on the co-op/internship opportunities. Make connections and do your research on the college that you want to apply for. Make sure that you will be able to handle the coursework that is associated with each major. Make sure you know your way around campus before the first day of class and always go to class. Be on time and pay attention.

    In three sentences

    It has the number one rec center in the nation. It has the number 10 accounting program in the nation. I love the University of Cincinnati.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not an on campus student.

    Greek Life

    Not an on campus student.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not an on campus student.

    Great for these types of students

    Enjoy the campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not an on campus student.

    Bang for the buck

    Save all that you can.

    What to do for fun

    Read and learn all you can so that every exam is fun and the least challenging.

    Food and Dining

    Not an on campus student.

    Dorm Life

    Not an on campus student.

    Academic Rigor

    Acceptable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sudy, Study, Study hard!

    In three sentences

    I like it. I just don't think that I need to repeat any classes I have taken in the MLT program.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus is TOTALLY safe!

    Greek Life

    Kappa Delta!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Relay for life club is awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    Such an amazing and beautiful campus!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, on campus club activities, take walks around campus, go to the gym, go to the zoo!

    Food and Dining

    Market pointe is amazing! Stadium view is fast for in between classes. Center court has awesome breakfast!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are new, well kept, and spacious!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers make classes interactive and you MUST keep up With material and do your homework in order to perform well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your classes right away! Eat at Market pointe! Keep up with class material, go to class, and DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with wonder classes, sports, and livelihood. Classes have great sizes and actual professors instead of TAs. The sports and other events are fun to attend and the campus is safe and full of delicious diners.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    University of Cincinnati has multiple different organizations that sponsor fun events for students. Other than campus events, there are also events around Cincinnati that are relatively close to students to attend. Most events are either free or offer a discount to students.

    Food and Dining

    University of Cincinnati has multiple dining facilities. There are 3 dining rooms, but all serve the same type of food. It would be more attractive for the campus to change their dining hall options. The food quality is subpar. The pricing for meal plans should be lowered for the quality and quantity of food that is offered.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Cincinnati has multiple different types of dorms ranging from traditional style to Honors and graduate students. The dorm pricing is flexible and it seems like you can get more for what you pay. The dorms need more updating and there seems to be common plumbing issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The classroom structure at University of Cincinnati is supportive for students in either small classrooms or larger lectures. Professors are understanding and are able to give students resources to help with their academics. There is also available tutoring for students who may be having difficulties with their academics. This type of structure is neccessary when dealing with the academic rigor, which isn't too challenging.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is an outstanding, urban university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. University of Cincinnati is ever-growing, with top-rated programs in the country. University of Cincinnati is dedicated to

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students always feel in danger and never leave campus, because of the dangerous city surrounding the campus. There is always an email everyday about a different crime that has happened significantly close to campus and the crime is usually committed by African American people, which put a stereotype on African American people and promotes that the students should be fearful of said African American people.

    Greek Life

    Is overrated.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a Caucasian, preppy athletic person then this is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    You are paying way to much for a crappy College experience.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing. There is nothing to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I was often disgusted by the dining options at this school. Most of the items offered were not in any way healthy and often either over cooked or underdone. The best dining option on campus is Stadium View Cafe and that is, because it is a build your own burger type place, so if your burger tastes funny it is your own fault.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are crappy. You are paying top dollar for a run down dormitory with extremely thin walls, I mean you can hear everything which makes it hard to focus on studies and the living space is incredibly small.

    Academic Rigor

    You do not have to be a rocket scientist to get through school here. However expect to have teachers that speak in circle and do not help out when you require help. There are many classes I feel are unneeded for whatever major you decide to be in but are forced to take and pay for, because it is an requirement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for Greg hand emails to be constantly bombarding your email. These are emails about crimes that have happened around campus that day. The campus is very hilly so bring your walking shoes.

    In three sentences

    I would give my university a 4 out of 10. The campus is small and everything is in a walking distance which is a positive point, but students are often afraid of venturing off campus, because of the dangerous neighborhoods surrounding campus. If you are a person of color do not attend this university.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Honestly, the off campus area can be dangerous, especially at night. However, measures are taken to keep the students safe. On campus, there are blue light stands that have emergency phones on them. These can be used by student on campus if, for some reason, they are experiencing an emergency. In addition, emails are sent out to students when there are crimes in the neighborhood surrounding campus, such as robberies. These emails give details about the crime and descriptions of the perpetrator. In addition, Night Walk is a student run shuttle service that provides reliable, safe transportation within a mile radius of campus. Finally, it is always important to use common sense and to always use the buddy system! In all, although there can be dangerous situations around campus, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Police take measures to ensure students' safety.

    Greek Life

    As I am not a member of a sorority, I do not feel qualified to talk about this. However, I do know that all the girls I know love their sororities, and it is a big part of their lives!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus! These include intramural sport teams, foreign language and international outreach groups, and student government positions. There are also clubs focused on community service, ROTC (Army and Air Force), and more! There is a club for just about any interest! In addition, there are plenty of events going on around campus. There always seems to be a club on campus selling bake goods or even grilled cheeses to raise money! There is a concert every spring, as well (this year, it was Lupe Fiasco)! There are also annual festivals, and sometimes a certain college will even have free ice cream on campus! There is always a fun, new activity to try or be a part of!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for any student! We have a great art school (DAAP) for those who are creative! There are solid Division 1 sports teams and intramural teams for those who like to watch or play sports. We have a very accessible and bustling library for everyone! Greek life is popular, but definitely not important to finding a niche on campus. There are also plenty of jobs offered on and around campus for students who want or need to work while in school. Finally, UC is very diverse and is a popular destination for international students! Overall, UC has a place for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is rather a hilly place, which makes the campus very interesting. For instance, if you are close to the stadium, you can literally look down and see INTO it, because it is essentially built down into the campus. The mixture of old buildings and modern architecture is what makes this campus so distinct and beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of what is offered on campus! If you are looking for a inexpensive movie date, the Tangeman University Center offers a few second-run movies for only a few bucks! Or, if you love yoga, do not pay for classes, because there is a club that will not only teach you yoga, but even provide a mat when you show up! Also, do not join and expensive gym, because the rec center has everything you need and more! Also, you can get student tickets to the football games for FREE! Take advantage of all these free or inexpensive activities to do on campus!

    What to do for fun

    At the University of Cincinnati, there is so much to do both on and off campus. On campus, there are an unlimited number of clubs, ranging in interests from Spanish to Yoga to student government! Our recreation center is a hot spot, and includes a track, basketball courts, swimming pools, and a rock wall, along with the typical exercise machines. There are also many other courts and fields on campus for sport-lovers! One of the best things about the campus is that the football stadium is easily accessible to students, and during off seasons, students can goof around on the field or do homework in the stands! In addition, we are Bear Cat Nation and students love to support the sports teams, especially football! There is also a mini-movie theater on campus that plays two movies a few times a week, and is only a few dollars for students! There is also plenty to do off campus, as UC is located in a rather urban area. Right of campus there are a plethora of restaurants, hookah bars, small stores, a music venue, and bars. In addition, students can take the public metro down town (to bars, Reds games, Bengals games, restaurants, and fountain square) or the UC shuttle to New Port on the Levee (to restaurants, bars, and a movie theater). Overall, there is plenty to do on and around campus, any time of the year!

    Food and Dining

    At first, the buffet style dining halls were all any freshman could hope for and more. Food...everywhere! A salad bar, a stir fry bar, an ice cream machine, and more! What more could you need! And it is true, there is a variety of food to choose from (it is even vegetarian friendly). However, eating from a dining hall day and in and day out gets a little boring eventually. However...anything beats microwaved ramen in the dorm room! UC only has a few dining halls, which is disappointing because it makes it harder to switch things up. Nevertheless, it is still nice to go the dining halls with buddies who have food swipes, too! In addition, if you totally get sick of the dining halls, there are other options! The main street right off campus has many restaurants, including pizza places, Indian restaurants, and sandwich shops, such a Panera. Finally, there is also a Krogers that is a short walk from campus! Overall, there are choices for everyone, although nothing beat home cooked meals!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms: Yes, they can be cramped. Yes, you might fight with your roommate. Yes, they might be expensive. Chances are, however, that some of your best friends from college will come from your dorm building! It is such a great way to meet new people and make new friends! Dorms offer group activities and opportunities to get to know those who live around you. For most, those who live in your hall will be some of your first friends, your closest friends, and eventually, some of your oldest friends! I highly suggest dorming at any university you choose, and be open to meeting your hall mates! There are some downsides, however. First of all, it really inconvenient not to have everything close by, as you would in a house. The bathroom is usually down the hall, and you have to walk to a food court. These are little things that you have to, and will, get used to. They are also rather expensive, and can put a real dent in the wallet! Despite these few pitfalls, it is well worth the experience to meet good friends!

    Academic Rigor

    As in any school, academic rigor really depends on the classes you take and where your strengths and weaknesses are. Most classes are challenging, but do-able. Success is definitely attainable, as long as you are willing to work for it. Major-oriented classes tend to be more difficult, and elective are usually not as rigorous. Overall, UC is academically challenging, but it provides the materials and sources that help students to succeed. Whether your weakness is math, writing, or a foreign language, there are free tutors that are available to provide help! This, along with some great professors, make success very attainable at the University of Cincinnati!

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advice is to talk to people! Do not hesitate to start a conversation because you are afraid of what someone might think. Make a personal goal at the beginning of each semester to talk to at least one person in each of your classes. Start a conversation with 'I like your shoes' or even just by introduction yourself (it works!) This can be nerve wracking, but it is definitely worth it! It is a great way to make friends! Even if you do not become great friends, it is always nice to have someone to talk to during class or share notes with. It makes classes way better when you have a friend beside you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a diverse school which is extremely community oriented. With the initiative of our new president, Santa Ono, exciting changes are happening on campus to unite the school and to help the students. The University of Cincinnati is such an accepting community that has a place for everyone!

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The Cincinnati area hosts many concerts from Rock to Hip' Hop and there are many sports teams in the area such as the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. Downtown is just minutes away and Newport on the levee is just across the bridge into Kentucky for fun filled nights!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do decide to live off campus, be sure not to walk around too late alone, try to walk with someone or call someone if you can.

    In three sentences

    President Ono seems like he is a great person and well involved with the university and local area. The campus is beautiful and listed in Forbes magazine for its beauty. The Cincinnati area is hosts many co-op opportunities for students.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good, I have never felt unsafe, but its still dangerous

    Greek Life

    Fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bearcat is hilarious!

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    The city is near by, and so much more! Tons of stuff on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The best!

    Dorm Life

    Social during the day, quiet at night.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough (in a good way)!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join stuff!

    In three sentences

    Great. Amazing. The Best

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at the University of Cincinnati. There are campus police always on patrol and ready to help.

    Greek Life

    We celebrate Greek week at UC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities available on the UC website and by organizations around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all students from all states and countries or different walks of life! It is very diverse!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a free concert every spring where national bands or singers come to perform.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati is relatively cheap compared to other Universities across the nation in large cities.

    What to do for fun

    We go to all sporting events! There are also live band nights and many cool hang out places around campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, there are several cafeterias and commercial restaurants such as chick-fil-a, pizza hut, burger king, subway, ect. You will find something satisfying either on campus or there are other restaurants that are withing walking distance off campus such as panera bread, mac's pizza, penn station, ect.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, but there are many new housing opportunities becoming available on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is average/moderate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with as many clubs and organizations as you possibly can for the best college experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is culturally diverse and there are unlimited opportunities available! The campus is beautiful. The teachers are more than happy to help all students and are readily available for assistance with each class

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are really good. There are many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but I hear they are really fun lol.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of work but it really prepares you for future classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont let the big campus fool you, everything is spaced out but its a good workout between classes. It gets better, I promise. Study hard and play later, it helps. Get involved and step outside your comfort level.

    In three sentences

    The university of Cincinnat is such a beautiful campus with lots to do. Everything is convenient and tailored to students. Everyone is focused and future leaders.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Educate yourself on the crime rate of the surrounding areas. UC is a great school but it's an urban school with it's fair share of serious crime.

    Bang for the buck

    Many things can be expensive but if you choose wisely and don't splurge, you get what you pay for!

    What to do for fun

    I'm 39 so my idea of fun might not interest those who are 18-22.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent selection that is rapidly expanding. Be prepared to pay though!

    Dorm Life

    An equal mix of those living in dorms as living in off-campus housing. I'm a graduate student who works on campus so I'm afraid I can't speak to either as I have a residence in the suburbs.

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely well respected university and that reputation is well earned too. Students at UC work extremely hard and go through a great deal of classroom work as well as internships and special projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn about the safety of the campus and surrounding area and ask friends/prospective roommates their knowledge of campus safety as well. Get as much information on campus housing, dining and parking as you can. If you attend during the day, consider skipping parking and park on one of the neighboring side streets for free!

    In three sentences

    A well respected school in several fields of study. UC has one of the most impressive and visually stunning campuses in the US. Concentrated in one major metropolitan area, each location on campus is easily accessible.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spend time with my grandchildren.

    Food and Dining

    I take online classes. I have no opinion.

    Dorm Life

    I take online classes. I have no opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that their academic rigor is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    I take online classes and they have been very protective with changing passwords often.

    In three sentences

    I feel that University of Cincinnati is a great school they have helped me in many ways. They have helped me in many ways and been very supportive with the problems that I have encountered while I was taking classes. I also like the way that they have their online classes set up.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Cincinnati can be known for not being safe but we have our own police on campus and there are buttons to press everywhere if something were to happen to you. We are notified if something happens around campus but I have never been fearful for my safety. We are in a big city and so it is more likely for things to happen around campus than other schools.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at the university is safe and enjoyable for those who choose to participate. There are many fraternities and sororities to choose from and they welcome many people!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities to be involved in that have to do with your major like Student Nurse's Association or Engineers without Borders. You can also get involved in intramural or club sports or any other activity with a hobby you enjoy!

    Great for these types of students

    I think this school is great for any student! There is a place for everyone on campus and a variety of students.!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many cheers and chants at the sporting events that only the students at the University of Cincinnati know. There is a place on campus where you cannot hear any echos while you talk! You can talk as loud as you want.

    Bang for the buck

    As most colleges are, it seems as though it is way too much for tuition and fees. Cincinnati is right up there with them but they have many opportunities for scholarships and ways to earn money on campus as a student.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus like go out to eat, go get ice cream, shopping, or go to a sporting event. If you go off campus you can go to downtown Cincinnati or even to Kentucky where there are malls, movie theaters, and restaurants to eat at. It is not hard to find something to do around campus!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls were not very clean and the food did not fill me up. The food was not of good quality and there were not a lot of choices. They also rip you off by making you pay for way too many swipes than you will actually use during the school year.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Daniels and I did not enjoy it at all. It depends on what you like to do for fun though and the people on your floor. I did not like how the floors had boys and girls on them. It can be a challenge to live in the dorms and focus on your schoolwork.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes are very challenging. It is not unbearable though and it can be done if you focus on what is the most important, your education. College is a lot harder than high school but there are also classes that the university offers that give you a break from the hard classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study and put your education first. It makes it easier to get along with others if you are respectful of their schedule and how they live. Try not to get caught up in being to busy or stressed out so you can enjoy your college experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is beautiful and a great place to get a quality education. There are many opportunities to be involved on campus and make friends. The size of the campus is perfect and the professors care about your success in the classroom.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    on campus: super safe. help phones everywhere. campus PD is usually around if anything is going on. bad things happen once in a blue moon. off campus: never walk by yourself, get some pepper spray, pay attention to your surroundings. The university is working on cleaning up the streets, but you are in a city adjacent to the ghetto so unsavory folks are around. They aren't out to get students though, just some bad apples are around town and looking for people who aren't paying attention.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of a sorority and it opens up a lot of doors and shows you a lot of opportunities on and off campus that you would otherwise be oblivious to. Only (I think) about 7% of the UC community is involved in Greek Life, but probably more like 75% attend parties and activities held by Greeks. It's an amazing opportunity and there is a house for everyone. Unlike what most people think, the entire community is really interactive and everyone is nice to everyone. There are exceptions to the rule though; there are a lot of snooty and full of themselves people in greek life, but the majority of us are the friendliest on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before. Something for everyone. Online they have listed all the clubs and

    Great for these types of students

    The entire school is very laid back. If you're the kind of person who needs to be doing something every second of every day, look elsewhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Down the drive seemed like the stupidest cheer in the world when I arrived at the school, but now I proudly yell ohhhh ohhhh ohhhh *clap clap clap clap* UC! Not to mention, a lot of bizarre greek traditions happen around campus which make non-greek students weirded out, but it's loads of fun for those who are in on it. Also the DAAP building is the most bizarre and confusing building I have ever been in. I get lost every time and need an art major to escort me around. Also the sidewalks seem like they're making walking around campus difficult. It's very modern and therefore it's easier to walk through the grass sometimes to get to class rather than zig zag through the pavement.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out of state student and paying my bill is the worst experience of the semester. I pay 2.5 times what in state students do, and there's lots of general fees and campus life fees that I HAVE to pay, even if I don't live on campus. It's a great school, but being an out-of-state student sucks. It's a lot more reasonable to attend if you are in-state.

    What to do for fun

    hundreds upon hundreds of clubs. join a sorority or fraternity if you feel inclined to. parties every weekend during the school year.Just believe me, if there's something you like to do, there's a club or group of people who also do that.

    Food and Dining

    When I applied to UC, they were current #1 in dining hall food for colleges. I don't know if they redid their entire menu as soon as I got there or if that's really as good as it gets, but I was disappointed. The food is OKAY. Like you'll get by. But it's extremely hit or miss as to whether the food is good or not. There's also the new unlimited plan for swipes. DO NOT GET THIS. Get the limited one. 100% you will NEVER use up all your swipes if you're on a limited plan, and you will have commuter or upper-classman friends (whom do not have swipes) that you can swipe in for free. If you have the unlimited plan, you can only have 5 guest (THE ENTIRE SEMESTER) which will not be fun.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are dorms. They're a great place to meet people and gain your best friends, but besides that is isn't the cushy life. Closed quarters and living off of meal plans is less than satisfying, but again, the pros of the social aspect heavily out weigh the cons. Live in the dorms freshman year. Seriously, do it. But sophomore year and onwards, GET OUT. There's plenty of nice places to live off-campus, and it's insanely cheaper too. Even the luxury apartments are less expensive than living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Top programs all over. The classes aren't too hard if you put in the effort, and there's tons of tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and writing/help centers if you need help (in addition to all professors having office hours). The use of learning communities also help transition students to college life and help you set up lifelong friends and study buddies. And if you realize that your major doesn't work out for you, advisors are assigned to every student to help you find your niche and direct you to the right person or place to talk to someone about it. Competitive programs ARE competitive, so always try your best if you're in those programs because even the best of the best aren't guaranteed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join at least three activities your freshman year. You'll meet people you otherwise never would have met in class, and it'll keep you busy. In general you won't get in trouble with anything unless you bring attention to yourself or hang around with the wrong crowd. The faculty is very caring, so although it may seem intimidating to speak up in class, do it. Later on in college you're gonna need recommendations and it will be really awkward if you're last minutely sucking up to professors.

    In three sentences

    UC is more than the typical public university. It has everything great about public universities (D1 sports, diverse students, rec center, dining halls, libraries, etc.) but with a campus that makes a big city feel a lot smaller. Although it's a huge university, there is something for everyone and there's no limit to what you can do!

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Cincinnati! Between the downtown museums, parks, the Cincinnati Zoo, and the Newport Aquarium, you can almost certainly find something to keep you entertained. Many places offer student discounts, even the movie theaters. There are on-campus movies for ~$2 for students almost every week along with plenty of clubs who plan weekend activities for their members. The bar scene isn't amazing, but they are revitalizing a couple areas around campus and bringing in new bars and restaurants that are already becoming hits. Plus, there are usually plenty of house parties Thurs-Sat that offer cheaper drinks and better music.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus dining halls have seen a lot of improvement over the past few years. They still have a ways to go, but there are now plenty of healthy options and special-diet-friendly options (gluten/vegetarian/vegan, etc). There is a huge variety of off-campus eateries encompassing almost every type of food you could want. The only fast-food within walking distance to campus is Arby's, which I think is a bonus because it forces you to look at other options.

    Dorm Life

    Your dorm experience can vary, but overall I feel as though most people have a good one. Make friends with as many people on your floor as you can, not just your roommate or the person next door. You may think you really like someone and come to realize later that they are not your ideal friend, and if you haven't reached out to others you may find yourself struggling to make new friends halfway through the semester. Leave your door open (when you are there) as much as possible, and invite people to watch a movie or grab a bite in the dining halls. Be proactive and you'll have a much better time.

    Academic Rigor

    It truly depends on what program you are in, but most classes related to your major will challenge you. Many professors assign homework and lots of reading. What you get out of your program is often equal to the effort you put forth. There are plenty of on campus resources for students who are having difficulty or just need a little one-on-one time, such as the Writing Center and the Math Center. Many courses with high fail or withdrawal rates also have an assistance program called SI, which provides 1-2 optional hours of class each week led by students who have previously been successful in the class. Of course, there are always easy A classes available for your electives as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with everyone you meet. There are so many things to get involved in on campus; you never know who will provide a connection to something that you will fall in love with. Also, go to your professor's office hours! Within the first two weeks of class, introduce yourself and ask a question about the material, even if you already understand it. You never know when an opportunity will arise for a scholarship or internship that requires an academic recommendation, and it can be especially hard for freshman in large classes to find a professor willing to write one.

    In three sentences

    UC is an absolutely wonderful school to attend. Not only do we have many top-ranked academic programs, the campus community here is open and inviting. There are thousands of opportunities to get involved both in and out of the classroom, and our campus is consistently ranked among the best in the country.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    there if you're interested

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    echo spot

    What to do for fun

    The college itself always has a ton going on, Clifton and the downtown area have a lot to offer, also Newport.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the size scare you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is overwhelming but exciting for new students. It is welcoming. The University has a lot to offer.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you don't wander off campus, and you make sure to use the buses when you need to go anywhere at night, it is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    There is some Greek life, but not everyone is involved. You are no better or worse off if you choose to become Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone can fit in here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its pretty cool that anyone can use the varsity fields when they are not being used by the varsity teams.

    Bang for the buck

    As a state school, the tuition is less, which is great!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do in Cincinnati, like going to hear music, looking in museums, going to the movies...

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options for those on campus, and plenty of fast food for those sick of dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty typical dorm life here unless you are an upperclassmen. However, it is better to live on campus than off campus because of the dangerous neighborhood.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging, but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early!

    In three sentences

    The campus is small, but has plenty of greenspace and fantastic architecture. There are great facilities, such as the new workout building that includes a rock wall and lazy river. It is also located in a very interesting neighborhood with plenty of ethnically diverse shops and restaurants.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unlike other campuses in the area, UC has their own police department along with the Cincinnati Police. UCPD regularly patrols campus and makes you feel safe. No matter what, though, use the buddy system and always walk somewhere with someone at night. It's safe, but bad things can still happen!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus. Yoga and other fitness classes at the Rec Center, intramural sports, watching college sports games, fraternities and sororities are just among the few. Also, a lot of times during the school year there are free giveaways on campus from different restaurants like graeter's, currito, and chipotle.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants on and around campus which give a great variety to eating out. The dining halls are great, but the food does get repetitive after awhile. Overall, the dining halls are nice and a great place to hang out.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice to feel as if you're on your own for the first time, but a lot of the buildings are old. They are building new dorms on campus so those are a huge upgrade. The new friendships and relationships you build while in the dorm make the college transition a lot easier!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and require a lot of time and effort. Some classes are easier than others, but for the most part they are large lectures that need a lot of note-taking and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too overwhelmed! Take things one at a time and include yourself in extra things on campus so you don't go crazy from all the studying. Have fun!

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. It has a big campus feel with a close-knit feeling at the same time. I love the spirit of the college every time I walk around, whether it's for classes or at a sporting event.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very active police always seen. No safety issues from my experience.

    Greek Life

    Not a member of Greek life

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is really good. Very high ranking programs sometimes in top ten in country but half the price as Ohio State because same state and not ranked as high. I'll take half price over two top ten programs any day.

    What to do for fun

    Very active night life and college life. Close to downtown for Reds and Bengals games as well as amazing restaurants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay the extra money for parking. The headache you save finding a spot everyday if you commute is well worth the price.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very well groomed. The architecture on campus is unique and beautiful. Very warm welcoming impression. .

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Help Phones are located EVERYWHERE on campus. They're free to use and campus police are always around campus. UC has a Night Ride transportation system in which students can call with their location, and Night Ride will call them back to let you know they are outside. The drivers will even walk in to get you and escort you to the car and then they will escort you to your dorm if necessary. Campus safety is a huge priority for the University of Cincinnati.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Recreational Center has a gym, swimming pools, a whirlpool, and is located right next to Center Court, which is the dining hall most Bearcats eat their meals. There are tennis courts and pool halls where one can hang out with their fellow Bearcats. Also, various clubs and organizations hold activities year-round for students to participate in: dodgeball tournaments, foam parties, movie nights, cookouts, etc. There's never a dull night on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent! There is always a variety, and various dietary lifestyles (allergies, vegetarians, etc.) are catered to with care. The culinary faculty is very friendly and accommodating.

    Dorm Life

    Daniels Hall is a good hall. It's not too big, but it's not too small. While it hasn't been refurbished like Morgans, it's still a nice place to be living. It's not close to all other halls, but no matter where your classes are, it's not difficult at all to get to them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes haven't started yet, but students have been told that it will be challenging, but the professors will be available to help. Courses will not be easy, but will be able to prepare oneself for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, but also be involved with activities. Put your iPhones down and interact with people. (When you are on your phones though, be sure to tweet about the #HottestCollegeInAmerica!)

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati (Main Campus) is a great campus; it is not too large, yet it is not too small either. The faculty is great and the buildings are in great shape; there is Bearcat Pride in the air 24/7. Coming from a small school, the transition has not been too difficult, and I feel right at home.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Enjoy yourself and hang out with friends!

    Food and Dining

    I'm a long distance learner and live at home so this does not apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm so I cannot comment.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are very important and there is quite a bit of work, but in the end it's worth the good education!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work because it could get overbearing at times.

    In three sentences

    UC is a great college with fantastic opportunities for long distance learners like myself. The professors are professional and courteous, yet very approachable. Additionally, the education is top quality and they really prepare you to enter the field you are pursuing a degree in.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They kept emphasizing how secure the campus is and how if you make a 360 degree rotation anywhere on campus you should see a security pole that will help you if you need it.

    Greek Life

    I saw houses for it when I was there and I know it is a solid thing to do on campus, but not necessary in order to have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to have a nice blend of urban and rural feel then UC is great for you.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're out-of-state then it is quite expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly they kept talking about all of the clubs and activities available on campus. Based on what I saw, there is plenty to do, plus your super close to the city which opens up tons more things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know too much about the social aspect of the dorms, but overall, from my visit I saw that the facilities were very impressive. The rooms were very spacious with micro-fridges in each room. There was also a 24/7 quiet floor in every dorm which I thought was cool that you can study in quiet and don't have to walk across campus to a library do so.

    Academic Rigor

    I recently visited the school of nursing on the campus and the academic rigor definitely felt present. You need to work hard no matter where you go to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I myself am a prospective student, so I would just say something that everyone's been telling me is to make sure I'm on top of my deadlines no matter what school it is.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. The people are very welcoming and the programs are top notch. Overall, the school has a great college feel.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have no fear of being on campus alone at night. There is literally always a help phone in sight in case of emergencies, as well as late night shuttle services (aka NightRide) and even a service to walk students back to their dorms/houses (NightWalk). With all these services, UC is one of the safest campuses in the country.

    Greek Life

    UC has a very large Greek life system, with over 20 fraternities and nearly 10 sororities. These chapters also greatly lack the stereotypes that often get unnecessarily associated with Greek life. You'll see many of the fraternities and sororities reaching out to help people, be it on campus, in the community, or across the world.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a massive range of clubs and extracurricular activities on campus, be it ultimate frisbee, the Cru church group, or Bearcat Motorsports. Life at UC is a great time to try something new or meet new friends with a current interest.

    Great for these types of students

    UC is truly a great college for any type of student. There are a lot of students (over 20,000 on the main campus), but it is easy to find a group of people with common interests without feeling too overwhelmed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a pair of lion statues at the front of campus and, according to legend, walking between them will bring great luck to many students come exam day. Also, there are many buildings on campus with huge histories and excellent architecture, such as the classic-meets-modern Tangeman University Center.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely a great place to get an amazing education and enjoy your time without breaking the bank. UC is definitely not a college that is out to take your money, and it shows in all the best ways.

    What to do for fun

    UC has a plethora of extracurricular activities for any interest, be it the large Greek life system, sports clubs, and even plenty of religious groups. There is definitely a wide range of groups for a wide range of interests. There is also a very modern atmosphere on and off campus, and a very excellent night life.

    Food and Dining

    When it comes to where to get food, there's almost no limit. And now, with the addition of the U Square @ The Loop on Calhoun Street, there are even more options. From burger joints such as Hwy 55 and Five Guys, to burritos from Currito or Chipotle, and even Indian food and Greek gyros, there are a multitude of options that are easily within reach of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are varied, and each dorm gives a different feel of college life, from the very traditional Dabney and Calhoun dorms to the much more modern, suite-style Turner Hall or University Park Apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes may seem tough at times, but you will definitely feel like an expert in your field when it comes time to walk up and get that diploma. The professors give so many opportunities to truly engage yourself and get a hands-on approach for your chosen major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get out and enjoy life outside of campus. There are so many excellent new restaurants surrounding campus, as well as beautiful scenery, be it downtown or in any of the many nearby parks. However, be sure to balance class with this as well, as your classes will be fulfilling and sometimes difficult.

    In three sentences

    The campus life is amazing. The teachers really know what they're talking about. The entire experience is definitely the best out there.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many policemen on patrol at the university. There are the city police and the police who specifically work for the university. Safety alerts are sent to everyone's emails (sent to phones as texts for those who prefer it). You can also have night patrol take you to your destination when it is dark and you feel you need need extra protection. Also there are help stations all around the campus just in case you need help.

    Greek Life

    There are many options when it comes to Greek life. There are lots of fraternities and sororities that even represent different ethnic backgrounds. It is likely you will find one that fits you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities to do around campus. They're always hosting events (year-round) and trying to get you involved. There are hundreds of clubs and activities you could get involved in. Also if there is a chance that you want a club on campus that isn't there you could create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for students who enjoy doing new things. There is always something new around the corner that you can try and there are many opportunities (academic and leisure) to get involved in. Even if you aren't the type of student who likes change it's okay because no one forces you to try anything. If there's certain things you like then you are welcomed to keep doing those things.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. There are always parties to go to on and around campus. If you're not a party type of person and you just like to have a good time with friends there are things you could do such as: go see a movie on campus, go to game works, bowling, or shopping at a nearby mall ( in Newport, Kentucky, the school shuttle bus takes you there), and also go to the many events that the school hosts.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of choices for food. The dining halls have a wide variety of foods you can choose from. There are also restaurants on and around campus that will accept your student ID card as method of payment if there's money loaded on it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. It gives you a chance to connect with other students and get to know each other. It is easy to make lots of friends while on campus. There is also this thing that is done here called learning communities. The learning communities are for first-year students and are based on your academic interests. This is where you can connect with different students who share your same interests. There are over one-hundred opportunities you can choose from!

    Academic Rigor

    The university is know for having very competitive majors. With this comes the hardship of the work assigned in classes, homework assignments, and projects. As long as you keep up on your work, pay attention in class, and take them seriously you will be sure to complete college with a high GPA and grades. A good thing about going here is there are many things you could do if you're not understanding the materials in class. At the beginning of the year there are many sessions you can go to that will inform you about obtaining tutoring, going to a few tutor lessons, going to supplementary instruction hours (classroom teaching assistants go over the material taught in class that day), going to the professor's office hours, and also going to the learning assistance center.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend going to meetings with your academic advisor before the school year starts so you could have some guidance for the duration of your attendance at the university and periodically meet with them during the year. I would also suggest you to have a good system of organization and organize the tasks you need to do and complete. Time management is key in college. I would also suggest that you take full advantage of some of the opportunities on campus as long as it isn't too much for you too handle. Another thing that I would advise would be to make sure you have a plan financially so that you aren't just taking out unnecessary loans. One last thing I would say to do is fill out as many scholarships as you can, the more you fill out the more you are awarded. This is a big part of paying for college and could help immensely!

    In three sentences

    Overall the University of Cincinnati is a great place to go. There are a lot of opportunities here and the campus is very diversified. There is never a dull moment.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Use Night ride if you don't feel safe walking to your dorm, not that you wouldn't. Or if your just lazy, and they'll take you home until 2am every night!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth every penny! The education and resources along with entertainment here is definitely underpriced.

    What to do for fun

    Walk on the strip (Calhoun St.), exercise at the Campus Rec Center (#1 in the country!), play outdoor tennis for fun, join one of the 400+ clubs, get involved in Greek life, walk through Burnett Woods Park, Research, rock climb, swim in the Olympic size pool, take a free yoga or Zumba class, go to the arcade on campus. There's so much to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember what you're here for. Don't get too caught up in living the college life. But remember to make time for fun also.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is the best school that I've encountered thus far. Not only do they provide a fun, safe, reliable, encouraging campus, the learning environment here is impeccable. Questions never go unanswered and there are always multiple people around to help!

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    on-campus dining is preferable

    Dorm Life

    Off-campus housing is preferable

    Academic Rigor

    I'm looking for a challenge but not TOO much rigor

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is great! The whole campus is one square mile, so everything is in walking distance, making it easy to walk from class to class.

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options and convenient locations across campus. In terms of college dining the options at UC are pretty darn good. At least one dining hall is open almost continuously from about 7am to 12am every weekday, which is great if you decide you need a pick-me-up while studying.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the hall you stay in and whom with. I lucked out freshman year and had an awesome roommate, others were not so lucky. Regardless, in the end every situation becomes what you make of it. It can be as pleasant or miserable as you choose to make it. More often than not, if you are laid back and pretty easy going you won't have any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    As an aerospace engineering major, I cannot speak to the difficulties of the course work that comes along with majors other than engineering. Within the realms of engineering, however, the work is highly focused on your math courses and science courses (mainly physics in my case) just as you would expect. The courses are not easy, but if you manage your time properly it is not impossible to do well by any means. After two years I have maintained a 4.0 GPA, and that hasn't come without a lot of hard work, but it is proof that it is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized, know your limits, and set goals often. In college you can have an awesome experience, or a miserable one. By staying on top of your classes and workload by being organized, you set yourself up for the awesome option. Knowing your limits is in terms of how you learn, not academic ability. Anyone has the potential to do well, but it's all in how you chose to manage your time. You have to know your limits in terms of how much you can learn in a certain time frame. Basically, don't wait until the night before an exam to study; rather spread out the work over the span of a few nights and it becomes a whole lot easier. Finally, setting goals gives you something to work towards. Even if it is a goal as simple as finishing a homework assignment a few nights before it is due. It helps you stay on top of the game and gives you some satisfaction in knowing that you are making progress.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a junior at the University of Cincinnati studying Aerospace Engineering and I could not be happier with my decision to attend UC. Like any college UC has its ups and downs, though in my opinion the ups outweigh the downs. The engineering program is one of a kind and the opportunities provided by this university are unlike any others, and undoubtedly will amount to the potential for a great career post-graduation.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different options when it comes to fun. There are UC sports events, where you can go and hang out with fellow UC students. You can also go to Greek events and partys. UC also hosts a variety of different events such as concerts, partys, marathons, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few different places that you can choose to eat at. I like how there is a variety of places so you can have exactly what you're looking for.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I did not stay in a dorm but I did have a number of friends that did. The dorms were kept clean and the RA's helped with any situations that required their attention.

    Academic Rigor

    When I started school here, I was an engineer and the classes were tough. They really make you work for your major and they can even help you decide if something isn't for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter what you decide to do, make sure you study and stay on top of your work. Its school, and you have to take it seriously.

    In three sentences

    I think that the University of Cincinnati is an overall good school. There are a number of different programs that you can choose from. The only downside is that there is some times a safety issue.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though UC gets a bad rep for where its located the campus and local cops do a great job at keeping the college safe. During the day you are fine going off campus anywhere and everywhere. At night just use common sense.

    Greek Life

    Good

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, business majors, and specialized degrees.

    What to do for fun

    If you can think of something you like to do for fun you can probably find it here, there are multitudes of clubs and intermurals to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good and doesn't get old quick.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very social and friendly. Some of the dorms are old , but they are in very good condition and aren't as bad as people say they are (room in Daniels!).

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very tough and rigorous, but most of the professors are gladly willing to help you if you are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cement your study habits in high school and don't loose them during your senior year. The first few weeks you think you have plenty of extra time and you can put your studies off, but it will come back to bite you in the butt. The college has a very good exploratory studies program if your not sure what you want to study right away. Brush up on your chemistry and calculus if you have to take those classes for your major because they are definitely weed out courses.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a great place to go to school. Their programs are on par or better than Purdue engineering and IU business. A small enough campus to make walking cross campus easy.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Here's the thing: on campus, it is VERY safe. however, this is an urban school, so immediately off campus is not the safest. but you just have to remember that this is an URBAN environment. You wouldnt go walking around the bronx or Chicago at 2 in the morning by yourself while drunk, right? so its the same thing at UC. you have to be smart. I have never had a problem, and mostly everyone who does was being stupid (walking around very late at night by themselves and/or drunk).

    Greek Life

    EXCELLENT!!! its always growing, and as a greek myself, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. if nothing else, it is a doorway to getting involved in other things on campus. Plus you meet SO many people and it makes a large school like UC feel smaller.

    Clubs and Activities

    literally. there is SO MUCH TO DO. if you can think of it, its there. and if, by chance its not, you can start a club or event yourself! the SALD (student activities and leadership development office) will help you get started, and get you funding!!

    Great for these types of students

    anyone!! UC is huge so there are all kinds of niches. greek (preppy) people. LGBTQ community. DAAP (art school) hipster alternative community. CCM (music/performing arts school) musical, theater loving people. people who like to be involved. people who like to party. people who like to study. all kinds of people!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    mick and mack lions - kiss them for good luck! sigma sigma - secret society on campus for men - highest honor a UC man can be awarded blegan library - has rare book collection, including a book written in blood and another bound with human skin!!

    Bang for the buck

    like i said, i wouldnt trade my experience at UC for anything - even a full ride to harvard

    What to do for fun

    football games, basketball games, free concerts, intramurals, greek life, TONS of groups on campus, bars, concerts, SO MUCH MORE

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall isnt amazing, but its not gross either. There are fast food restaurants on campus, and TONS off campus within very short walking distance

    Dorm Life

    There is so much to do!!

    Academic Rigor

    although UC might not be Harvard or Yale, they really make sure that their students are getting the resources and education they deserve and are paying for. We have state of the art labs, and are constantly updating older venues. They upgrade classrooms with new technology, and professors go to many seminars and lectures to continue to learn new methods of teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    -you should go here!!! -the campus is beautiful!! -the dorms are fun -the teachers are helpful -theres a lot of students, so there is a place for EvErYoNe -get involved!!

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati was the best decision of my life. I wouldn't trade the experience I have had for ANYTHING!!! HOTTEST COLLEGE IN AMERICA!!

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is a priority there.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is impressive there. And the houses and people are so nice. They also have a lot of activities and philanthropies. They always have social events and ways to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties all the time and a great movie theater on campus. There is plenty to do off campus too. For example there is a zoo, love theater, bowling etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall are very nice and have a lot of varieties There are food chains and plenty of dining around campus

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty good and comparable to most colleges. I lucked out with my situation and have a great dorm with four individual rooms and our own bathroom

    In three sentences

    I love University of Cincinnati. The campus is beautiful and so easy friendly. They offer a great deal of clubs and activities to do there to get involved and meet people. I joined a sorority and the greek life there is so much fun and also a great way to meet people.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is definitely a bad area but the campus goes a long way to keep it safe. students have to key cards that are specific to the dorms to swipe in. Also on weekend students a posted to check ids. Rent-a-cops are posted around campus to keep a watchful eye on students.

    Clubs and Activities

    He have almost 500 groups and clubs on campus for everything imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    Art and Theater students. We have fantastic programs for them here.

    What to do for fun

    I spend time with my friends. Its a little bit of an escape in a very stressful situation.

    Food and Dining

    The food is the same almost everyday, but yo learn through experience what is good to eat and whats not. Its really an adjustment at first but you get used to it.

    Dorm Life

    There are study floors in every building and this is where i find my escape. the dorm life is not easy. Living that close to someone that doesn't have the same schedule as you can be really hard.

    Academic Rigor

    I have a lot of homework almost every night. My classes aren't too hard, just lots work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can room with someone you know even if not very well. Living in the dorms is not fun for anyone.There are RA's on every floor but they don't really enforce quiet hours so you are left to your own devices.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati really holds students hands on their way through their degrees. They try to make sure every student is on track in doing exactly what they need to do to get where they want to go. They assign each student an adviser who helps them sign up for classes and keeps them updated on the curriculum guide.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fairly safe. If anything bad happens I get an email and a text. There are help buttons all over campus including the parking garages. UC has the third largest police force in Southeastern Ohio.

    Great for these types of students

    Partying, outgoing students who do not have to work while they are in school and they do not have to commute.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education but UC's services are not that special. Housing is very over priced.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games. The rec center is amazing! There is plenty of open space to toss a frisbee or pass a soccer ball in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food is all the same in the halls. Not a very large selection. There is not a wide variety of places to eat around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but I have friends in dorms. I know that two of the buildings tend to have gas leaks and I also know that there is only one newer building. I have heard good and bad things.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very rigorous. Just school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything in way before you need it. Join study groups and don't expect professors to be very free.

    In three sentences

    UC is very research oriented and is not as student oriented as it should be. The administration is horrible at dealing with anything in a timely manner. The co-op program is great.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends outside and on the football field. Everything on campus is available to every student. Also I like to go to our amazing RecCenter for some work outs!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for food all around campus! From dine in to fast food! Whatever you are craving that day, you will surely find it!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but my friends love it. That is one of the ways they met new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very engaged and the classes are designed to help students learn easier. If you have a problem with the class, the professors are always available to talk and they also have specific office hours for just students to come in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students...Get involved inside your major. The University of Cincinnati has connections with many businesses and can help get you a job after graduation.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is an amazing school! The campus is beautiful and there are many activities and groups you can join. The professors work with you and the classes are designed around the best ways of learning!

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I think UC is at the top of my list for many reasons. I'm interested in Engineering and love the co-op program as a great way to gain experience as well as help pay for college. The campus has really come to life in the last several years and the school spirit right along with it!

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Cincinnati offers many different opportunities to increase your safety on and off campus. NightRide is an excellent way to get home safe. A student (who has gone through many different applications and requires multiple interviews) is hired to drive students around campus and escort them to their destination as safely as possible. There are always security guards and police walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    Hundreds of men and women graduate from UC each year with a richer experience as a result of the Greek life on campus. For many students, the fraternity and sorority community is their home away from home. The organizations build lifelong friendships, and instills a sense of pride and commitment to the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UC is great for all types of students. There are many different types of students on campus which is what makes UC great. You're guaranteed to make friends!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati was also ranked #1 Bang-for-your-buck school in the nation (http://www.policymic.com/articles/60823/12-top-colleges-where-students-get-the-best-bang-for-their-buck).

    What to do for fun

    UC is very involved with the students who attend it. Our recreation center was ranked #1 in the nation (http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/the-25-most-amazing-campus-student-recreation-centers/) and the center certainly lives up to this name. Every day offers something new to do. If there's a chance you don't find something you like then it's very extremely easy to start your own club/team. All over campus you'll find various sports being played - and you don't have to be a pro either!

    Food and Dining

    The University of Cincinnati offers many different varieties of food. We have Center Court, which is a delicious buffet-style court that's very popular and the selection changes every day. There are various fast food restaurants around campus for a quick snack in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Cincinnati contains many different opportunities for dorm life to fit every individual's needs. The RA's are very down-to-earth and helpful to everyone. Every dorm at UC will not fail to give you a beautiful view every morning.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UC will challenge you, but in the best way possible. The classes aren't meant to be hard but they open your eyes to an entirely new way of thinking. When you finish a class you won't just walk away with a knowledge of the course material but other strategies to help you succeed in your future classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Cincinnati has a very safe campus and surrounding areas. Every student and instructor here has a friendly face and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is always ahead of the game when it comes to advancements in technology and education. We live up to our promises and will pursue any idea that comes our way. Thy loyal children we will be.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students UC is a very diverse campus, and many courses for different for all majors.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is very safe. Most of the crimes occur after midnight and before 5 am.... but it is an urban university. The UC police work closely with the Cincinnati PD, so I have never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Pretty active. I have met some really cool people that are in fraternities and sororities, and they do some awesome work on and off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every sport and group I could think of already had a UC-funded club or organization! Its wonderful.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, all types. Jocks, greek life enthusiasts, hard-core academics - UC has so many options, everyone can find a home here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nearly Naked Mile - Every fall, UC hosts a mile run around campus. The catch -everyone is nearly naked. Speedos and sports bras are a common sight on that day. Holi festival - UC's huge Indian population throws a free Holi celebration, full of delicious Indian food and a color war with colored powder. Crazy but fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Rated the #1 best value in 2013 for a reason!

    What to do for fun

    Explore the city! UC is right in the heart of the city. Great restaurants and bars are 5 minutes away, and UC runs free shuttle buses to the big entertainment district (Newport).

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are always open when I'm hungry, and the made-to-order stir fry cant be beat.

    Dorm Life

    UC has been building new dorms and revamping old ones in recent years. Some of them are just incredibly nice for on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the professor, but the vast majority of professors want you to understand the topic instead of just memorizing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Challenge yourself by following your interests and trying new things. There is a club or organization for everything on campus, and any topic you want to learn about is available to you regardless of your major. Oh, and travel abroad, even if only for a week. UC is very suportive of this, and will provide grants to help you with the expense.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is going nowhere but up! I have met some fantastic students, professors, and faculty here, and have grown tremendously as a person. And we have the best college president of all time in Santa Ono!

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since UC is located in a not that great of an area, safety is a big deal. UC has shuttles, police officers, and alarm systems 24/7 to help ensure the safety of its students.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities available at UC! They are always doing something to give back to the community or even have the rest of the school population join them at a fun party.

    Clubs and Activities

    The student life and involvement opportunities is phenomenal. There are over 400 clubs and organizations available for students to join and get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    ANY. Outgoing, shy, loud, quiet, really smart, not so smart, any race or religion. This is a great school that any one can find something that interests them.

    Bang for the buck

    The Bearcat is sometimes spotted walking around campus-he is always down to take pictures with his fellow Bearcats! :)

    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do! Student organizations, clubs, concerts, hanging out with friends, going to Newport, the aquarium, the Cincinnati zoo, and lots more!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining halls aren't that great, in my opinion. Some things were good, like the unlimited amount of cereal you could get! But there isn't a lot of healthy, nutritious items.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Calhoun and actually really enjoyed it. I met a lot of new people and it was great being right on campus-didn't have to walk far to get anywhere! A lot of my friends liked their dorms as well. They are a great way to meet people your age

    Academic Rigor

    We have some of the best programs in the area from Creative Arts all the way to Engineering, and everything in between! There are also a lot of tutors and academic centers to help students out in almost every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour. You will get to see first-hand how beautiful the campus is and how different it is from other campuses. Also, ask any student that attends UC what they like about it; I guarantee you'll always get a positive answer.

    In three sentences

    THE University of Cincinnati gets a 5-star rating from me. It's vast variety of student involvement opportunities, it's beautiful, architectural campus, and it's fun, friendly environment make it the best school in the Cincinnati area. I could not picture myself attending, and loving, a different school.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different restaurants and dining choices at UC and all are reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm, I've lived at home my whole college career.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that the classes I took were he perfect amount of work for my college experience. At times it was hard but it really was worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Uc has a lot to offer, I would try and get involved in a few different things. I wish I would have gotten more involved in my college experience. They have so many different activities and different groups that you are sure to find something that you love.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and well taken care of. I for the most part liked all the teachers I had. Uc really cares about involving all students.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't let people's outside opinions of Cincinnati effect what you think of the safety. Inside of campus is extremely safe and there is rarely anyone on campus that isn't a student or family member. I now live on the outskirts of campus so it's a little more active but it really isn't bad. There are constantly UC police officers and Cincinnati police officers patrolling outside of campus especially on the weekends. The biggest problem we have are the Hughes High school students being rowdy but I mean, they're kids. There are a select few homeless people that just hang out around University Park Apartments but they are harmless. It is really not bad here and whenever something happens, UC will send an email to you about it and the area where whatever happened. Just be smart and don't walk around Clifton at 2 am with a bookbag full of electronics by yourself.

    What to do for fun

    The school and dorms are always holding some kind of events if that's your thing. Fraternity row has parties just about every weekend if that's what your into and there are plenty of clubs off campus that the UC shuttle can take you to. House parties a few blocks from campus are also a big thing. Newport on the Levy in Kentucky is also a great place to go when it's a bit warmer that you can also go to via the UC shuttle. It's only about 10 minutes away. There are movies and restaurants and tons of fun outdoor activities when it's warmer.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many food places off campus and the food places on campus are just as good. We have three different dining halls that change their menus depending on time of day and have specialties each day.

    Dorm Life

    There are great options for dorms and the dorms that are a little older are being torn down and revitalized. All of the dormitories are close to classes and food places so the convenience is awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    The class offerings are diverse and have the perfect level of challenge but don't overwhelm you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come to UC, expect a great social life AND a great education. UC is definitely coming up and will soon be a huge university so get in on it now!

    In three sentences

    I have absolutely fallen in love with the University of Cincinnati since I've been here. There is literally a niche for everyone and once you find it, you'll have the time of your life! The professors are great and helpful, the classes are diverse, and the students are great.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The area surrounding campus may not be ideal, but there are many programs in place at UC to ensure student safety. NightRide is a free nighttime transportation service that provides a reliable transportation to and from locations within a one mile radius around the UC campus. The infamous emails from Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief of UC Police keeps students updated and aware of activities around campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not major at UC, but definitely can be found in many places on campus. Greek houses line Clifton Avenue which is directly across from UC and the hold a huge parade during Homecoming week.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you can think of can be found on UC's campus and if it's not there already, they are very open and encourage creating new organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    UC is so diverse that I can honestly say it is a great school for all students from the United States and International.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each year in football, UC faces up against Miami University for the Victory Bell in the Battle for the Bell in one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Additionally, UC battles Big East nemesis Louisville in the annual Keg of Nails game. Mick and Mack, two stone lions that protect the entrance of McMicken Hall, have been painted by students from rival universities before athletic events and are also targets of campus pranks. They often sport red lipstick as many people kiss them for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    In its ranking of universities that provide students the most bang for their buck, PolicyMic named the University of Cincinnati as No. 1 in the nation for return on educational investment. The site based that No. 1 ranking on UC's graduation rate, the starting salaries of students after graduation, debt at time of graduation and percentage of low-income undergraduates.

    What to do for fun

    Any athletic events with the sea of red and black are the place to be on the weekends. The student recreation center also has a variety of classes offered to students such as hip hop hustle, belly dancing, spinning, boxing, and even rock wall climbing. UC also hold a spring concert every year for students that headline artists such as Juicy J, T-Pain, Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi and many others.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 dining halls on campus that have delicious food for any time of the day or night. The kitchen staff is always jammin, especially late night, and they cook up great personalized meals for all types of students. Taco Tuesday is on point!

    Dorm Life

    Many dorm halls are available all over campus and provide a great way to meet new friends if you are from out of town. They also provide some of the best views of campus if you live on the upper floors. They range from residence halls, to small loft type suites.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many majors one can indulge in at UC. The professors know their material and hold students to a high academic rigor. They only want the best students to work in the field with them and push students to do their best and truly comprehend the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take advantage of the many clubs and events going on around campus. No matter what you are interested in, UC has something up your alley.

    In three sentences

    In the words of UC's President Santa Ono, UC is most definitely the Hottest College in America. UC provides a renowned staff that aims to educate students to a high standard. Outside of the classroom, UC has endless possibilities to create a memorable college experience that is worth the cost.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University of Cincinnati has their own police department. They are very present on campus as well as through digital media. If there is an safety issue/concern the UCPD will immediately send a text message to all UC Students and staff. I think this is an efficient way to keep the campus safe while not being able to be everywhere all the time.

    Greek Life

    I'm not apart of Greek life, but I have friends that are and they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many programs to be apart of! (i.e)Frats and Sororities, tutoring programs,Multicultural and different Ethnic organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    U of C is perfect for anyone who is willing to challenge themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is a spot on campus called Echo Point, where you stand in the middle of a circle and talk or yell anything and it will echo back to you and you are the only person who can hear the echo. Really Cool! The fun part is, is that it's not easy to find.

    Bang for the buck

    It is college, so it can be a bit pricey, but it is a public university so you are getting the quality of private college for a better price!

    What to do for fun

    Depending on your major, there are quite a few things to do with students who share your interest. Dorm Hall have programs weekly like pizza party, midnight pancakes, and volleyball tournaments. Since the campus isn't far from downtown and other entertainment centers, there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is good, it does get tiring after a while but there are a lot of other places to eat on an around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is so much fun. You do become close friends with the people who you have to live with for 9 months. Hall governments put on cool programs that help interact with the dorm staff and other dorm mates. I think everyone should live on campus at least for a semester.

    Academic Rigor

    College is like high school with more reading. It's not harder or easier, just more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start Early! You will here this time and time again to learn how to manage your time. If you start anything early, it really makes a difference. It's great to meet new people in college who could potentially be your lifelong friends, but don't get caught in it. You have many years ahead of you to meet people. Your first year, you should try everything! Make yourself known. Talk to your professor and build a relationship with them, because when its time to recommend an internship or scholarship, they will recommend the students they know.

    In three sentences

    This is a great place to meet a diverse group of students. There are so many people who are willing to do what it takes to all the students succeed. It is truly a time and place to really mature and figure out who you are.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good

    Greek Life

    Very good

    Clubs and Activities

    Very good

    Great for these types of students

    Very good

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Very good

    Bang for the buck

    Very good

    What to do for fun

    Very good

    Food and Dining

    Very good

    Dorm Life

    Very good

    Academic Rigor

    Very good

    Tips for prospective students

    Very good

    In three sentences

    Very good

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I do not eat good on this campus.

    Dorm Life

    I hear dorm life is great although I am not currently in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academics is pretty high and there is a significant amount of work for each of my classes. There are many quizzes as well as midterms and finals.

    In three sentences

    I am enrolled in University of Cincinnati's distance learning program and I am having a great experience. The professors are all kind, and very clear in their courses and requirements. I would recommend the distance learning program.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus appeared to be safe, for there were security throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    There are several different faternity and sorority organizations on campus for a student to choose from. The student can choose one to where he or she fits great.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were many clubs and activities for students to participate in as many as they like.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Cincinnati is great for any type of student. There is no set base for the student, all fit right in. For there is something for all to do both on and off campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When I went to the campus I was able to tour the entire campus and dorm. Which I chose to live in when I arrive in the fall of 2014. an unusual location on campus to me was how the dorms are right by the class building their not set apart. So making a choice of living is easy for the students.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati is where I chose and with my grades and the help from the admissions department , I was able to make this happen. I want to finish out my education years at this University. I plan to go through the Master's Program after I complete my undergraduate studies.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are so many different activiities for a person to choose from on campus. You can leave the campus to go have fun, if you just need to get away for a moment.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dininig when I visited was great All types of food for you tho choose from. You can have breakfast for dinner or lunch for breakfast. There are so many different types of foods. If the student does not want to eat cafe food he or she can dine out for there are place on campus for you to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life appeared to be great. Meeting people is important in life and there are many from all cultural background.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic aspect if an experience all students should be able to experience for the University is in the top 10 in most Academic majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for a prospecitve student, one you need to be focused on your career, go to class, study, and find a group to study with. Treat your education as a job.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, I would like to rate the University of Cincinnati a 4.5 on its overall all coprehensive touring they do to capture the sudent(s) attention. The facilities were all beautiful and clean. The people on the campus were friendly and made me feel at home, and now this willl be my home: 1. I would like to rate safety as a four. 2. I would like to rate students as a four. 3. I would like to rate campus as a five.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always a lot going on with such a big campus, but I felt safe in general.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined two

    Bang for the buck

    I cannot comment as I did not pay. I was blessed with scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to grad food including: market on main, Starbucks, and a few restaurant son campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a UC dorm. I had my own apartment off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    College level work was given and expected in return

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Take advantage of resources offered for assistance if needed 2. build bonds with classmates and professors 3. Experience all the UC has to offer

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is an abundantly large school with many offerings for many students. The University provides the tools necessary to succeed including 24 hour computer lab use, tutors, and extracurricular activities to join. The University of Cincinnati is a great college of choice.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    recreation, cinema, international office will offer international student some good trip during weekend. main campus located in Uptown, it will be easier to enjoy these if you have a car, so good clothes store near the campus, and good chinese-food, korean-food, indian-food, Vietnam-food restaurant, Tai-food is so good, but too spicy, and sushi store.

    Food and Dining

    always fresh and clean, you will enjoy the meal when you just arrived here, but, as time goes by, you will sick of eating the food here, because they just don't change the pattern of the food.

    Dorm Life

    I think UPA is a good place to stay, but they only offer this to second year student or above. However, i am happen to be the first year student and they let me to move-in as a freshman, i am guessing they happen to have some place for me, anyway, i am so lucky. Besides that, other resident hall, like Denial is too old, there is always some party there, not a place for student like being quite... Turnnel and Schneider are both new building, but i still prefer the floor plan at UPA<

    Academic Rigor

    i am in arts major, i don't know exactly about others, i think it's depend on the professor or instructor you meet with. for my major, there are super harsh, they will offer you some advice that make you change your project over and over again, sometimes, it does drag me crazy, but the important is, you can earn a lot !

    Tips for prospective students

    1. you need to work hard, and try to find solution for your answer so matte how hard it is. 2. be nice, be calm, wait and see, you will meet good people here, since i am international student, we have bearchat( our mascot is a bear), people in here love to make friends. 3.you also need to pay attention to your weight no matter how you concentrate on your school work, people usually get first-year 15 ponds, because freshmen hold their unlimited meal plan and go through 3 dinning hall which located at different place on campus. No one wants to get fat! 4. library is a good place to study, every hall on campus owns a small library, and the main library located at the center of the campus

    In three sentences

    1.good program in DAAP, you will have professional experience with your instructor and your classmates. 2.cool building: TUC(Tangement University Center) cinema, fast-food, Clinique is always cheap here, and you can get free samples to try 3.great recreation center: seldom you can see fat people on campus, even there is some, you will see them at gym, everybody in here loves sports, our baseball team is famous.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They offer night ride and the cops are super friendly. But always use the buddy system.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, mall, food and parks.

    Food and Dining

    The food is repetitive every week they offer the same things in the dining hall. But a lot of restaurants are near by.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Stratford Heights. Definitely recommended because you get your own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the work load can be unbearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look up the professors because there are some pretty bad teachers. Make sure you like the city and aren't afraid of the crime rates.

    In three sentences

    You can have the college life while being able to study. It's easy to make friends and a lot of different majors are offered. Definitely a college worth looking at.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never walked around on campus and felt unsafe. There are safety phones all over for your safety and convenience. You also have your Bearcat card as your check in to buildings and dorms so you know not just anyone can come in.

    Greek Life

    I'm involved with Greek Life and love it. Every chapter is there for each other making the 10 sorority houses and 22 frat houses all very close.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everyone on this campus! If you can't find one you like, you didn't look. Check out one stop for a list of all the clubs and activities campus has to offer!

    What to do for fun

    You can explore downtown, walk to the zoo, take the bus to Kenwood mall, explore Ludlow St., shop and eat on Calhoun, many night activities on the daily

    Food and Dining

    With Calhoun St. right next to the university there are a lot of going out food options. There are also three meal swipe dining centers that offer a variety of food, there's something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. If you wanna be social I recomend the traditional style dorms. If you want your own space and choose to not live in a social setting there are places here for you too.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect high academic quality from their students, but if you study, go to class, listen while your teachers are talking, and use the university studying resources you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend visiting before you come. You may think UC is or isn't for you but you won't truly know until you're here. Maybe a visit could help you on this though. I would also recommend getting involved. It's a school with around 40,000 undergrads, so you're not going to know everybody. Joining a club allows you an easier way to meet people who are like you. Even joining your majors club could be an easier way of meeting people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati main campus is a very fun, outgoing, and lively place to be at all times of the year. It's a nationally ranked university just minutes away from downtown. There's something for everybody at the University of Cincinnati.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the local area! If you live within walking distance of Main Campus, there is a LOT of stuff (shopping, dining) to check out near the W.E.B. DuBois bookstore. Otherwise, feel free to check out any of the stuff Greater Cincinnati has to offer: Union Terminal, Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Cyclones Hockey/Reds Baseball/Bengals Football, Bogarts for up-and-coming bands (and some established ones, also)... and of course, root for our Bearcats!

    Food and Dining

    I can only comment about the dining options available to commuter students. While the restaurants offer their chain-standard quality products, the menus are streamlined away from the full offering versions off campus. Also, be sure to plan ahead regarding who's fare you plan to eat and when, because the business hours fluctuate with the semester schedule, and TUC's food court closes shortly after 6pm. That's a real bummer if you wanted to get something during your night class' 7pm-ish break. TUC's food court has Taco Bell, Papa John's, Chik-Fil-A and Burger King, plus some sushi place (reminds me of the sushi kiosk at Kroger). There is also a restaurant with bar downstairs. Outside of TUC, there is a Subway and a Starbucks, plus a few other options elsewhere on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    While a few of the courses I have taken have been relatively easy for me, I believe that is largely due to my non-traditional status. I have significant work experience from which to draw for assignments and class discussions. However, most of my classes have been challenging, and I have set an incredibly high performance standard for myself. As with most things, how rigorously you choose to study will depend on your personal commitment, subject aptitude, and school and career goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to go in with a general career field (and related major) in mind. Then, meet with a guidance counselor associated with that field's college. Ask them for two things: 1) The general/core requirements (especially the Breadth of Knowledge benchmarks) for any major's degree; 2; The degree course requirements of your chosen major(s). If they don't automatically mention it, ask about recommended minors and/or certificate programs that apply to your major(s). All of this planning will help you to plan out your 4-year course map (and future career opportunities) far more effectively!

    In three sentences

    UC has an abundance of options, in a broad range of areas, from which you may craft your future career path. Cross-college major/minor options - that are streamlined to eliminate course redundancy - are a major plus (e.g. Org. Lead. majors can add the Bus. Admin. minor out of Lindner with only 3 extra courses). UC is a great hometown-choice, with the added value of career-centric development.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be careful walking outside of campus. There are quite a few robberies. Just pay attention, don't walk around drunk and keep your headphones out of your ears. Cincinnati and UC have a lot of officers and clean up around UC.

    Bang for the buck

    I find UC a little expensive for instate tuition. But I also believe it's a great school and a lot of people enjoy it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton of bars and quite a few concerts. There are a lot of casinos within 20 miles and one directly downtown Cincinnati.

    Food and Dining

    There is so much food around campus and on campus. Since UC in an urban area there is plenty to choose from; from Indian to soups and salads.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus. Seen the freshmen dorms, they're quite small.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my curriculum follows my major and teaches me need to know knowledge that will be useful after college. I don't find UC being an extremely easy college, it certainly gives me enough struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have someone show you around. Everywhere. Also when trying to find an elevator follow the handicap signs.

    In three sentences

    UC is a great college and has a beautiful campus. I give it a 8.5/10 because there are a few tweaks they need to work on. UC has fantastic athletic teams, great school spirit, and does a lot for their students that is appreciated.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you stay on the campus area, you will never feel unsafe, there is always something going on that you would never be alone or left without help.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Cincinnati will offer you every single resource needed for you to come out with a great career after school. It is up to you to utilize those resources but if you do use them to your advantage, great things will come from it.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of groups to join on campus that will never leave you bored. I enjoy working out at the rec center frequently and love that it is free to students. Sports games are also a great way to enjoy the campus life.

    Food and Dining

    Exceptional food, I eat very healthy and the university has a great variety of foods from all different countries while also offering lots of healthy options!

    Dorm Life

    Didn't ever live on campus, commuted so no comment, my brother who attendsuc loves dorm life however.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors give you enough class work to learn what is necessary and are there to help you when needed. I've never felt too burdened by the material I've been required to learn and apply to the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Uc will help build your self confidence and help you find what your passion is in life and offer the resources that will get you to where you want to be after college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati offers a wide variety of great academic majors. They offer many resources I didn't know colleges offered. Being a part of this university gives me the confidence that I will do great things after I complete my degree.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional learners

    Food and Dining

    I can't speak to this as I live off campus

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak to this as I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but with the online format you can pause the lectures and take notes as needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize your life and make specific time to study. It is very easy to fall behind if you do not discipline yourself to set aside study time.

    In three sentences

    The advisers are very pro-active in making sure that I am successful. The online distance learning allows me to work full time and study at my convenience. I like the flexibility of picking my clinical sites.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like any city, campus is not as safe as some other universities that are not in a city setting. This year especially though, there has been a great amount of effort put into making our campus safer. Now at night, I constantly see police and campus watch walking/driving around. The university also provides transportation called Night Ride that will drive students anywhere for free within a few mile radius. This comes in handy on weekend nights when students are out and do not want to walk home at late hours of the night.

    Greek Life

    I was on the Women's Soccer team at UC and was involved with the athletic department so I do not know a lot about the greek life, but it is definitely growing and I have heard nothing but great things from my friends who have been apart of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports, intramurals, MANY different clubs (knitting club, art club, red cross club, etc.)

    Great for these types of students

    There is literally something to do for every type of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many different traditions for students on campus. For example we have our yearly intramural tournaments (including soccer, basketball, softball, etc.), the nearly naked mile where students run around in a group, relay for life where students pitch tents and raise money for cancer, our Spring concert where we have one or two performers come, Spring carnival where game booths are set up with a mechanical bull, and many other fun activities. Not to mention our athletic games (especially football and basketball) are SO MUCH FUN to watch and go to.

    Bang for the buck

    The Millennial Generation Site just rated University of Cincinnati #1 in the nation for best bang for your buck. I truly believe that I have gotten so much more than I have paid for for college. I am not only 100% prepared for what is in the future, but I strongly believe that this University has shaped me into the woman I am now.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Cincinnati has a HUGE advantage since it is in the city. There are many different places to go have fun. For example: - ON CAMPUS: There are many different activities that go on on campus such as movie night at TUC, Spring Carnival and the Spring concert (just to name a few) - CLIFTON: Throughout the last few years, Clifton has really been developing. There are many different restaurants and a few bars that are always full of UC students. The Cincinnati Zoo is also within walking distance of campus. - DOWNTOWN: Downtown Cincinnati has a great amount of restaurants, bars and clubs, not to mention the Cincinnati Bengals stadium, Reds Stadium and US Bank Arena (where the Cyclones hockey team plays and many concerts are held) - NEWPORT: Newport on the Levee is about 5 minutes from campus and sits on the river between Kentucky and Ohio. There are many restaurants and bars, the aquarium, a movie theater and events on the River. Riverbend is also close to here which is where many concerts are held. - MT. ADAMS: Mount Adams is a hill overlooking the city which is full of AMAZING hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars. Not to mention there is an unbelievable view of the city.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are pretty good and there are always many different options. From asian stir fry, a salad bar, a sandwich station, Italian station, and a few stations that vary from day to day, there was never a time when I couldn't find something good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Most can agree that Freshman year is one of the best years of college. I had an amazing dorm experience. They were very nice and well kept and that is where I met many of my friends that I will now have for life. I highly suggest that all freshman stay in the dorms during their freshman year. It is truly an experience that you do not want to pass up.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always been challenged in my classes, but have also had all of the support that I have ever needed to be successful. The faculty strives to help each student succeed in whatever they would like and there are numerous resources available to students for FREE. For example, the career services center has mock interviews, will revise resumes, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have an idea of what career path you would like to take, I highly suggest getting in contact with that department to get a tour/meet faculty. At Cincinnati, this is a fairly easy process and the faculty is always very kind and supportive.

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati has given me all of the skills that I need to be prepared for future employment. The resources and opportunities that have been presented to me have been endless and I cannot even express how thankful I am to be able to attend such a university. I highly recommend ANYONE who is currently on their college search to consider looking at Cincinnati because it truly has something to offer everyone.

  • 03/22/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Night Walk program Shuttle Bus Services around the campus Parking available

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus Recreation Center

    Great for these types of students

    Massive Library resources on campus 24/7

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming Events Alumni Association

    What to do for fun

    I have a part time job working about 15 hours a week. Enjoy watching football with my friends, play video games. I work out at a local Recreation Center 3 days a week.

    Food and Dining

    Good restaurants on and off campus. I usually eat breakfast and dinner at home to save on costs.

    Dorm Life

    To save on cost, I live with my parents.

    Academic Rigor

    I study about 3 hours per day, attend at least 15 credit hours of courses per week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your faculty and staff members daily and continue to improve your education at UC. Go Bearcats!

    In three sentences

    I am excited about attending the Main Campus the next two years. UC's College of Education is highly rated in the State of Ohio. They have an excellent Faculty Staff and plan on continuing my education with a Masters Degree at UC.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, visit a field and join a pick up game, take a stroll down the party streets on the weekends

    Food and Dining

    I think it's pretty good, nothing fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    Can't really say since I never dormed but my friends that did definitely got a lot out of it.

    Academic Rigor

    I definitely feel challenged but also professors are there to help

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a visit and see what you think.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is great. For students looking for the small or large school atmosphere you'll find a little of both. Most classes are small and personal but the school is still big enough to host large concerts and huge auditorium classes. The campus has a bunch of accessible green space.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Cincinnati has a reputation for being dangerous, that is not the case on campus. I've always felt completely safe on campus, even at night. The UCPD has done an excellent job of keeping an eye out, but students have to be smart too. You shouldn't go wandering about on Jefferson by yourself carrying all of your valuables at 3:00 in the morning. Be smart, and stay on campus when in doubt, and you will be very safe!

    Greek Life

    I didn't think I was cut out for Greek Life at first and I heard so many vicious rumors about Greek Life. But, now that I am in it, going Greek was one of the best decisions I ever made! I met so many cool people and now I always have something to do. The people are so nice and it's something more people should consider. However, I also have a lot of friends who are not Greek. Greek Life is there if you want to go after it, and Cincinnati has some pretty well-known fraternities and sororities, but you can also just as easily ignore everything having to do with it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus. There's a huge section of Greek Life by Clifton Avenue for parties, there are nice common areas in dorms to just hang out with friends, there's a ton of nice restaurants and bars on Calhoun Street, and when UC is playing, the basketball, baseball, and football stadiums are all located on campus!!! This is a huge plus for UC since most schools do not offer this!

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and with one swipe, you can have unlimited food, but the choices get boring after a while. There are only two main dining courts on campus that you can use your swipes at (there is an additional place in DAAP and Stadium View, but DAAP is really inconvenient unless you are a DAAP student and Stadium View has limited hours and food). The food will fill you up and once in a while they will have the food you really had a craving for and it is delicious, but the meal plans are extremely expensive and the options are very limited.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen dorms are freshmen dorms, but if you get into the Honors Program at UC, the dorms are a lot nicer. There's carpet, your own bathroom, a ton of room, and more. Honors dorms are the way to go, but they also can be kind of quiet. This is nice for studying, but you kind of miss out on the whole freshmen experience that you would get in the more traditional freshmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the types of classes you take, this can obviously be different. I like to take challenging courses, so I took ones that were upper level and seemed harder and I enjoyed it. However, there are also the blow-off classes that everyone knows about if you want to guarantee yourself A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away! You won't regret meeting too many people in the beginning, but you will regret not going out. Sure, in high school, you had time to laze around and hang out with friends, but in college, you have to work on making them first before lazing around. Another tip, if you are undecided, DO NOT GO IN UNDECIDED! Even if you are just the slightest bit interested by anything, major in that! Especially if you are in engineering. Rather than join the Freshman Engineer Program, declare a major! Everyone is taking basic classes the first year anyway! It is much easier to switch out of a major into another one than it is to transfer from undecided to a hard-to-get-into major. Finally, live with a random roommate! It's a great way to meet somebody new and have an instant friend, but if you don't like him/her (like I certainly didn't my freshman year), you can always get involved and make friends that way. Do not confine yourself to only hanging out with the same people you did in high school!

    In three sentences

    The University of Cincinnati is a beautiful place with top-tier programs and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. There's something here for everyone and I can't imagine college anywhere else. I know I made the right decision by going to the #hottestcollegeinamerica and I know I am Cincinnati Smart!

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    very highly ranked university, but not too expensive

    What to do for fun

    sporting events, gym on campus, parties

    Food and Dining

    they have a subway & starbucks

    Academic Rigor

    I got a 4.0 during my 1st quarter in the college of business. Definitely had to study but not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you commute, give yourself extra time to find parking.

    In three sentences

    Big class sizes. Hard to find parking. Great professors.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is roughly $10,000 a year and definitely worth it when you consider the education you receive compared to other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. On campus, there are always events you can go to (concerts, gatherings, etc.). On the weekends, there are parties, etc. Cincinnati is a great city so you really do not need to hang around campus. It has everything a big city has, without the big city size.

    Food and Dining

    The food was just okay when I first began, but overtime became redundant and a little unappetizing. You should be fine as long as you steer clear of raw onions (they try to put raw onions in everything) and establish a safety net. Most of the stuff you try there will be nasty 7 times out of 10, so find one or two things that are consistent so that you won't starve (mine were lunch wraps and stir fry). Also, know the hours the food courts are open. They are not always open (or are open but don't have food) during regular meal times.

    Dorm Life

    UC has a variety of dorm options. So, that means you could live in anything from a luxurious studio apartment/dorm to a hovel--it's up to you. Each dorm has its own culture. The freshman dorms (not as nice, but cheaper) are usually the most social. The older the students become and the higher the cost is to live there, the less social the dorms become. However, regardless of where you live, the experience you have is dependent upon how social you are willing to be.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies based on program. UC has top ranks both nationally and internationally for its engineering and design, architecture, and art program (DAAP), so they may rank higher than other programs on the rigor scale.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early action for the best chance of receiving scholarships. Try to live on campus if you can, it is a nice place to live and experience being on your own for the first time. If you receive an offer to join the honors program, accept it, regardless of how you feel about your ability to complete the program; you were chosen for a reason.

    In three sentences

    UC really gives you the best bang for your buck. A top nationally ranked public research university, UC gives you the opportunity to achieve anything you want from the college experience. Great location, campus, student life, academics, and opportunities.

  • 05/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many university events that you could attend. There is always something going on so don;t be afraid to jump in. You could go see a movie in the theater on campus or just find different activities going on at different residence halls.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok and pretty bland. They try and make things seem a lot better during visitation and other events but it's not that great. There are other alternatives around campus like chinese food and chipotle.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a dorm my freshmen year and it was very fun. I met some great people. people often say keep your door open to meet more people and that could help but not in my case. You meet great people on the elevator too.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others and some require more work and energy than others. DO your work and stay focused and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs because that is how I made most of my friends. Don't be afraid to ask questions from professors and go to SI session for the classes that provide them because it will come in handy.

    In three sentences

    This college is great for everyone. I can honestly say I have found my home away from home here. Great place for learning and meeting new people.

  • 07/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UC is very involved in keeping the campus safe! Come on a tour to hear all about our safety programs!

    Bang for the buck

    UC was ranked 1 for best bang for a buck!

    What to do for fun

    This is the best part about UC. A small campus atmosphere in a big city. The UC campus is only a block yet, ten minutes from downtown. Students can go to Red's games or even better, UC games in the Bengal's stadium. Concerts, ice skating, movies, ect. You name it and Cincy has it. I cannot wait to meet you! I hope this has convinced you to become part of the beartcat family. GO UC!

    Food and Dining

    UC has three dining halls, multiple fast food places on campus and more places that you can count right off campus. Freshmen are required to have a meal plan. The meal plans include the unlimited option or a certain amount of meals per week. The bearcat card or student ID can have money added for on campus options or off campus dining. So if you enjoy unlimited desserts and pizza, UC is a good option.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the residence halls is awesome. Friendships, homework parties, game nights, ect. UC recently built a brand new dorm and is currently updating Slidell. Students can choose single rooms with a shared bathroom, suite style with a personal bathroom or apartment style. No worries, the bathrooms are cleaned every night!

    Academic Rigor

    UC takes academics very seriously. For every 1 credit hour, you will be expected to put in 3 hours of work. Do not worry though, the professors are great. If you need a little extra help, UC offers free tutoring as well as in class help. UC students can go to after class sessions hosted by older students that have taken that class already to help students understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The campus has over 400 clubs and organizations. This is the best way to meet new friends and find a place where you belong at any school. Secondly, don't be afraid to talk to someone new. Remember, most likely, that student is just as nervous as you are. If you get involved and create friendships, you will have the best college experience.

    In three sentences

    University of Cincinnati is a diverse mixture of old and new, large and small, and fun with academics. This college offers all the appeals of a big city while the college is contained in single block. Plus, UC students have the best, inviting, and loving community! Go UC!