Cincinnati, OH
Tuition (in-state)
$25,816 ($10,784)
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3 College Freshman

Facilities: We have a lot of green space. The only issue is the crime around the campus

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I like the way it was set and the closeness of everything.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: The student life center always has something going on. There has been an ongoing sustainability campaign, led by concerned students and organizations. Lots of green space on campus for when the weather is nice, and four libraries to study at in the winter. Online library resources are beyond amazing. UC's athletics are second to none from what I've heard (I only have experience as a fan). There is a secure wireless connection for students and UCiT can help you set it up. I have never used a computer lab, but they seem to have multiple in every building. parking can be a pain, so I strongly suggest purchasing a parking pass if you plan to drive to campus (city of Cincinnati WILL ticket you at the meters...) and be mindful of where your classes are on campus when selecting a parking facility.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Our new President, Santa Ono, was our former provost, and is an amazing motivator of students. The vast majority of the professors genuinely care about the well being and success of their students. Online and hybrid courses offer variety to traditional classroom courses and specific distance learning courses but require you to be extremely organized and highly self motivated. Being a non-traditional student can take done getting used to, as most of the student body is straight out of high school, but the community campuses (UCBA and Cleremont) have an older average age of the student body for those concerned about a generational gap. Technology is okay, but you now have to pay to print on all campuses, but at least Microsoft software is inexpensive ($8-10 for windows or office). There is a large variety of academic programs, of varying difficulty and competiveness for admissions to choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have four libraries, a large green space with fountains and walkways so you can take a leisurely stroll or play Frisbee or nap in the sun, our rec center is the most amazing thing I've ever been able to experience. Whatever fitness class you could want, we have and we have every piece of fitness equipment you could imagine and then we have about six of each, we also have a lap pool and a leisure pool, a rock climbing wall and basketball courts. We constantly have events going on around campus whether it's held by the University, a specific college or a student group. There are too many things about my University that I can't possibly write about everything.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 19th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 29th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 151st
    Best Student Centers
  • 198th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 360th
    Best Library

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Kellerman
Cincinnati, Ohio
Journalism/Spanish minor
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Campus used to be ugly, and for years, the University went through a period of massive construction. Now, students have nothing but positive things to say after big changes have been made in some of the most popular facilities. The Campus Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center. It's ideal for students looking to work out between classes, and there's so much to do, you can't possibly get bored. The facilities are extremely clean, even down to the locker rooms and the pool. The fitness level is exceptional, with more than 22,000 pounds of free weights and more than 220 machines, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Best of all, the Rec is free for full-time students, so it's silly not to take advantage of what it has to offer.

The Tangeman University Center has undergone changes, making progress on choices in the food court and hangout areas throughout the building. TUC is a great place to meet friends, grab a bite to eat, and kill time between classes. It's not an ideal place for studying because this is a popular spot on campus to socialize, but it's great for meeting new people or meeting up with good friends. The facilities are clean, despite the fact that things get busy during the day. The bookstore is also in the TUC, and it is massive. You can find almost anything you need for school here and then some.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
473 acres
Student Centers
  • Steger Student Life Center
  • Tangeman University Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Archives and Rare Books Library
  • Chemistry-Biology Library
  • Classics Library
  • College-Conservatory of Music Library
  • DAAP Library
  • Engineering and Applied Science Library
  • Geo-Math-Physics Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Langsam Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Campus Recreation Center
  • Langsam Library
  • Starbucks
  • Tangeman University Center
Bar on Campus
Catskeller game room and sports lounge in the Tangeman University Center
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Starbucks on Level 4 of the Steger Student Life Center. The Starbucks consists of two levels. The upstairs has chairs, couches, and tables where students can hang out, study, and enjoy their coffee.
Movie Theater on Campus
MainStreet Cinema. All movies are $2 with a UC student ID.
"Green" Initiatives
All new constructions and major renovations, whenever possible, will be LEED Silver certified or higher. In 2008, UC implemented trayless dining to reduce wasted food.
School Slang
  • A&S: McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • CCM: College-Conservatory of Music
  • CoB: College of Business
  • DAAP: College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Students who spend a great deal of time in the studio are referred to as "DAAPers."
  • TUC: Tangeman University Center. TUC is the essentially the University's student center.
  • MainStreet Stride Parade : Each spring, student organizations and University officials wear red and black and walk in a parade to kick off alumni weekend.
  • Spring Concert : During spring quarter, the Program and Activities Council holds a concert that brings a national musical act to campus. The event is free for students and the community, and has included country artists, rock acts, and hip-hop artists in the past.
  • Welcome Week : This is an annual week-long event designed to help new students become familiar with UC life. There are special activities like ice cream socials, games, free movies, and concerts that students can take part in to ease the transition into fall quarter.
Urban Legends
Legend has it that there is a body of a construction worker in Crosley Tower. Supposedly when the concrete was being poured, he fell in, leaving his body in the hardened foundation of the building. However, it's all just hearsay.
Favorite Things To Do
Many UC students hang out off campus, but when the weather is warm, students spend a lot of time on the green space on campus. It's common to see students playing football or Frisbee, sunbathing, or having lunch with friends. The student center is also a popular hangout year-round. Many times there are guest speakers, group meetings, and movie screenings there. In general, students tend to go off campus for entertainment, especially since more restaurants, bars, and hangouts are making their way into the Clifton area. Work out at the Campus Recreation Center, grab a bite to eat or play games at the Catskeller, play football or Frisbee on the green space during warm weather, play intramural sports, or get a group of friends together to play basketball at the Rec.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The News Record
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 87 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 9 responses

  • 40% Welcome Week
  • 27% Sports games
  • 20% Spring Concert
  • 7% MainStreet Stride Parade
  • 7% Cincinnati Dance Marathon

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 8 responses

  • 42% Sigma Sigma Commons
  • 25% Starbucks
  • 17% Campus Recreation Center
  • 8% Tangeman University Center
  • 8% Langsam Library

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 96 responses

  • 1% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 18% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 33% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 48% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 96 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 3% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 49% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 6 responses

  • 40% Office of Admissions
  • 20% Go to oakley or hyde park to look for one
  • 20% Tutoring
  • 20% On-campus eateries/stores

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Oscar Robinson statue


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