The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a comprehensive, public institution. Its 137-acre campus is located two miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Website: www.uc.edu/

Public
Co-ed
26,608
Undergraduate
Students
(49.5%) 13,167 Women
(50.5%) 13,441 Men
10,596
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 21,161 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
613 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,476
Out-of-state: $42,810
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,000
Out-of-state: $26,334
Room and Board
$11,340
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Freshman Award
$8,688
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,877
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,212
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.6% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
4.3% from 138 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 210063
City, State, Zip
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone
(513) 556-1100
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@uc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins May 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for performing arts majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 21,161 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 11,046 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 10,115 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,519 (39%) of 16,517 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,066 (37%) of 8,349 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,453 (42%) of 8,168 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
613 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
18%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
30%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,476
Out-of-state: $42,810
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,000
Out-of-state: $26,334
Room and Board
$11,340
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,936
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financeaid@uc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003125
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,175 (83.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,977 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,766 (92.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
189 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$8,688
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,059 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,413
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,045 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,222
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,519 (54.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
906 (18.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,172

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
14,728 (68.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
11,674 (79.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,063 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
520 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
39%
Average Award
$8,514
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,805 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,116
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,418 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,741
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,847 (43.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,018 (18.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,549

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,877
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Archeology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Support Services, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,212
Part-Time Faculty
1,299
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,470,451
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
499
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • Law
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Special Education
  • Women's Health Nursing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Experimental Psychology
  • French
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Law
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Psychology--General
  • Special Education
  • Women's Health Nursing

Location and Setting


Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Campus Size
137 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Cincinnati
Nearest Train Station
Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
74%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bearcat
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, serve beyond cincinnati, university of cincinnati mountaineering club, rally cats, engineers without borders, uc league of legends
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
26,608
Women
13,167 (49.5%)
Men
13,441 (50.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
22,671
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.6% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.3% from 138 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
10,596

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
64.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
69.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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