University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Founded in 1919, the University of Cincinnati is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in the state of Ohio. UC is home to 14 colleges and schools conferring degrees and is renowned as the first school to offer a co-op program that allows students to gain professional experience along with classroom learning. For history-minded students, Cincinnati is also known as the site of the invention of the electronic organ and the discovery of Benadryl. The university is also a sports mecca, fielding 15 men’s and women’s teams including a basketball squad that frequently advances to the NCAA Tournament.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019 December 1, 2019
Other March 1, 2020 April 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
91%
Submitting ACT
19%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1230
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
37,155
Total Number of Undergrads
26,559
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
37%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,828
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,000
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,334
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,340
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
44%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,045
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,503
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,474

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,436
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$239
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
542
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
24%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcat
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
American Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Cincinnati
Columbus
Cleveland
Dayton
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
the university if cincinnati is absolutely amazing- the campus is beautiful, teachers are so well fit for their position and helpful, there are endless amounts of resources for truly anything you need, and the education you receive is at the utmost high. i love attending uc and feel like college would have been much harder and there would have been a huge lack in motivation had i gone elsewhere.
sydney from covington, ky
University of Cincinnati is a big school that offers a copious amount of sports and organizations. The professors are kind, open and willing to help. The main campus offers beautiful scenery, modern to historic architecture, and various stores/businesses.
Naira from Mason, OH
Lots of walking.Great scenery. Many fun extracurricular and exciting course opportunities.
Arlandra from Cincinnati, OH
The University of Cincinnati is an amazing campus located in the beautiful city of Cincinnati, OH. There are so many things to do on and off campus, you will never get bored. There is also so many ways to get involved, frim Greek life to atheletics.
Josh from Zanesville, OH