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UC, founded in 1819, offers success by providing a balance of academic excellence, real-world (co-op) experience and collaborative research. The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 43,000 students. The University of Cincinnati attracts students from all 50 of the United States and from 100 countries outside the U.S.
The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.
We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.
Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.
History In Brief
The University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s premier urban research university, traces its origins to 1819. In that year both Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were chartered.
- 1870: the City of Cincinnati established the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed the two predecessor institutions.
- 1906: the University of Cincinnati created the first cooperative education program in the world. For many years, the University of Cincinnati was the second oldest and second largest municipal university in the country.
- 1968: UC became a “municipally sponsored, state affiliated” institution, entering a transitional period culminating on July 1, 1977 when UC joined the university system of Ohio.
- Today, UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission, and is ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities by the National Science Foundation.
43,691 Total Enrollment
372 Programs of study.
16 to 1 Student/faculty ratio.
The number of living alumni of the University (2012) is counted at 260,421 with approximately half (131,185) residing in the greater Cincinnati area.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by:
- The Higher Learning Commission
Organizations which accredit programs within the university include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
- American Bar Association
- American Board of Genetic Counseling
- American Chemical Society
- American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
- American Council for Construction Engineering
- American Dental Association
- American Dietetic Association
- American Physical Therapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Speech - Language - Hearing Association
- Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
- Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
- Association of American Law Schools
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
- Commission on Accreditation for Health Infomatics and Information Management Education
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation
- Council on Social Work Education
- Joint Commission on Education Programs in Nuclear Medical Technology
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- Liaison Committee on Medical Education
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- National Architecture Accrediting Board
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Association of Schools of Dance
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Theatre
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- National League for Nursing
- Planning Accreditation Board
Campuses include the West (main), Medical, and Victory Parkway campuses.
West (Main) Campus: This campus includes 62 buildings on 137 acres . The university moved to this location in 1893. Most of the undergraduate colleges at the university are located on main campus. The exceptions are part of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center on the Medical campus. In spring of 2010 the University of Cincinnati was honored by being one of only 13 colleges and universities named by Forbes as one of "The World's Most Beautiful College Campuses".
Medical Campus: This campus contains nineteen buildings on 57 acres. It is caddy corner to West campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The undergraduate colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing and graduate colleges of Medicine and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy are located there. The hospitals located there include University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Victory Parkway Campus: This campus was formally home to the College of Applied Science. It is roughly 3 miles from main campus in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati and overlooks the Ohio River. When it merged with the College of Engineering to become the College of Engineering and Applied Science many of the classes were moved to main campus, however limited courses are still taught there. There is a shuttle that runs between this and main campus throughout the day.
- Blue Ash College (UCBA) (regional campus, located in Blue Ash, Ohio)
- Clermont College (CLER) (regional campus, located in Batavia, Ohio)
- UC East (located in a renovated Ford plant in Batavia, OH)
Off-campus research facilities
- Center Hill Research Facility
- UC Reading Campus & UC Metabolic Diseases Institute
- Cincinnati Center for Field Studies
- Cincinnati Observatory (university owns the facility and the nonprofit Cincinnati Observatory Center operates it)
Athletics & Recreation
Students participate in club, intramural and recreational sports using UC's outstanding facilities, including the 200,000 square-foot Recreation Center.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.
- 11 Library locations
- Holdings: 4.4 million volumes; 70,000 periodicals.
- Ranked 71st among the Association of Research Libraries
- Use: 451,815 items circulated; 116,532 reference transactions
List of Departments
/ Schools / Faculty / College
- McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Allied Health Sciences
- Carl H. Lindner College of Business
- UC Clermont College
- College-Conservatory of Music
- College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
- College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
- College of Engineering & Applied Science
- College of Law
- College of Medicine
- College of Nursing
- James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
- UC Blue Ash College
- Graduate School
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
- Architecture, Construction & Building Trades
- Behavioral & Social Sciences
- Computers & Technology
- Culture & Languages
- Medicine & Health
- Natural Science & Math
- Performing Arts & Music
- Politics, Law & Social Justice
- Social Service
The University of Cincinnati provides over $20 million in scholarships annually to students who have demonstrated impressive academic talents and achievements. Nearly 100 financial aid opportunities available to international students at UC. Scholarships & Aid the University of Cincinnati is excited to provide scholarship opportunities that reward your achievements and assist you in meeting your college costs.
- Cincinnatus Scholarship Program
- Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program
- Cincinnatus Excellence Scholarship for National Merit Finalists
- Alumni Legacy & Network Scholarships
- UC Global Scholarship
- Fall: Major Intake
- Spring: Not all programs offer admission in the spring term
- Summer: Not all programs offer admission in the summer term
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