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Location
Cincinnati, OH
Undergrads
19,667
Tuition (in-state)
$25,816 ($10,784)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You have to work really hard but the reward is substantial.

4 College Junior

Academics: Overall a wide variety of great classes. There are option for all kinds of learners with different interests.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The communication sciences and disorders program at UC is great. Although we can't co-op we are given shadowing and observing opportunities. Some classes are harder than others, but the professors are great and very helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: This school is great. Teachers care and are willing to go the extra mile for students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the distance learning options available at UC. It makes taking classes much more convenient and easier to take over the summer. The curriculum is typical of a masters program, highly competitive, but definitely doable.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 60th
    Best Course Variety
  • 184th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 222nd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 254th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 442nd
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Kellerman
Hometown
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major
Journalism/Spanish minor
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Although the University is known for its athletics, it also has a great reputation for academics. The faculty and staff truly care about students succeeding, and that's exactly why UC is home to some of the best programs in the world. And, each year, the programs and colleges continue to get even better. Across the board, faculty and staff are willing to help students obtain the best education possible. It's hard to find a professor who isn't willing to meet with students outside class. Whether they are holding group review sessions for exams or one-on-one conferences during their office hours, professors generally make themselves available for students who need guidance and advice. At UC, professors are students' biggest supporters and truly want them to succeed.

Workload varies based on a student's major. Students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning are notorious for being swamped with classwork, but for other students, it depends on the class and professor. After your first few classes, you'll get an idea of how much time needs to be put into each class and which professors work best with your learning needs. There are many different courses with plenty of different time commitments and professors, so do your research and feel free to ask around about them before you finalize your schedule. Most students will give you the scoop about a professor or a class.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,211
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
1,257
Total FT Faculty
1,980
Faculty with Terminal Degree
76%
Average Faculty Salary
$82,133
Full-Time Retention Rate
86%
Part-Time Retention Rate
46%
Transfer-Out Rate
18%
Graduation Rate
55%
Programs/Majors Offered
182
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 41%
  • 20 to 49 students: 50%
  • 50 or more students: 9%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • UC Blue Ash College
  • UC Clermont College
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 3%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Weekend college
Best Places to Study
  • Green spaces around campus when it's warm
  • Langsam Library
  • Tangeman University Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Always carry an umbrella with you.
  • Buy a winter coat. Or two. Maybe three. You'll need warm clothes for winter.
  • Get as much experience as possible during your tenure at UC. The internship and co-op programs at UC are strong and continue to grow, so it would be silly not to get involved as soon as possible. The more experience a student can get working in the field, the better. Plus, with Cincinnati being such a diverse town, there is surely an opportunity for almost any student.
  • Get involved on campus! It sounds cliché and you'll hear it a hundred times, but it's important to get involved early to build relationships, connections, and make new friends. The people you meet by being involved in student and professional organizations can help you with references and jobs in the future, so it's a great way to network. The faculty and staff advisers of student organizations are helpful and willing to aid students who are looking for advice or references. Plus, you'll meet other students who you can study with or just hang with.
  • Have an open mind about everything.
  • If you aren't living on campus, it may be harder to meet people. Find at least one organization to get involved with so you can begin networking early and start to form relationships with other students.
  • Live near or on campus. Students say they feel more connected to the UC community when they live in the Clifton area because they get the full college experience. The University has a majority of commuter students who may be missing out on the atmosphere that makes UC so great.
  • Use the resources the University provides. UC offers tutoring services, counseling services, technology resources, and so much more. The administration has taken an active role in ensuring that students get the help they need, whether academically or in their personal lives. In many cases, the services are free or come at a low cost to students. It's also convenient because these services are right on campus.
Did You Know?
  • The University of Cincinnati's interior design program was named No. 1 in the U.S. for nine straight years.
  • The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning is one of only four schools in the world to receive a "gold standard" and be awarded with the International Design Excellence Award, sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine.
  • The 2008 NFL Super Bowl graphics placed around Phoenix and in the stadium were designed by UC students. The 2008 game marked the fourth consecutive time UC students were chosen to design the graphics.
  • UC was the first university to develop a cooperative education program (co-op). The program was founded by Herman Schneider in 1906 and continues to be an important asset to the University today.
  • UC has 16 libraries, including University libraries, the law library, the medicine library, and ones at branch campuses.

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Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 29% William Howard Taft (LLB) - 27th U.S. president
  • 27% Oscar Robertson - NBA player
  • 16% George Rieveschl - developer of Benadryl
  • 14% Cris Collinsworth - former NFL player, TV analyst
  • 10% Joseph Strauss - Golden Gate Bridge designer
  • 2% John Lutz - creator of the FedEx logo
  • 2% Kevin Youkilis - MLB player

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