University of Cincinnati

3,197 reviews
  1. Cincinnati, OH
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
University of Cincinnati is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Website

University of Cincinnati Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1040-1290
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,739/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,089/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,072/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,088/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,415/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,762/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.206 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,682Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Dedicated and diverse
    35%
  • There is no "typical student" on any campus
    25%
  • Either painfully average or insanely smart
    14%
  • Motivated
    12%
  • Basic.
    6%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Close minded but still nice
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.277 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.303 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 143 responses
Report
  • Hottest College In America
    45%
  • Amazing!
    17%
  • Improving
    15%
  • Looking to better themselves
    11%
  • Facing some difficult and very public challenges
    3%
  • Eh.
    2%
  • Aweful administration
    1%

After University of Cincinnati

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.142 responses

Reviews

3,197 reviews
  • Excellent
    537
  • Very Good
    1174
  • Average
    1201
  • Poor
    192
  • Terrible
    93
Cincinnati has a beautiful campus and a great academic intensity. There is a lively energy on campus that makes it much more bearable to go to a boring class. My peers and professors are very helpful and make it a much better experience. On a different note, the dorms are awful and overpriced. Would not recommend. Having a meal plan is very convenient, but also there are limited choices of where you can use your meal plan on campus. Personally, I have had some problems with the admissions office after being accepted and starting my classes, but it's all sorted out now. All in all, it's been a good college experience so far!
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Freshman year, it seems many students feel they can only go to fraternity parties. These parties tend to be the biggest and craziest ones. Freshman and Sophomores may also go to larger house parties that they hear about. However, upperclassmen tend to avoid frat life and prefer to go out to bars with friends or have smaller house parties. I wouldn't really say the party scene at frats have the best impact on students. They can be a little wild and overwhelming - but some people are looking for that kind of an expereience. However this and the random large house parties tend to be where the most drama, or scarily drunk or alcohol poisoning takes place.The smaller house parties, I think, have a much more positive impact on student experience!
  • College Student
  • Mar 17 2015
Greek life is not huge at the University of Cincinnati, but it's becoming bigger each year. Greeks are very active and involved on campus both as individuals and as whole chapters. Many members of Greek life hold leadership positions in various campus organizations. Chapters will occasionally hold events on campus that are open for everyone to come to, which are usually pretty fun and help raise money for their philanthropy. Many fraternities have parties on the weekend that everyone, both Greek and non-Greek, can come to.

As a new member of the Greek community, I'm not entirely sure how non-Greeks view Greeks. At UC, whether you are a part of Greek life or not doesn't really affect how you're treated - in fact, the percentage of Greeks on campus is so small that a majority of people are non-Greeks. In general, I think everyone gets along pretty well. There's no clique-like, outsider attitude that Greeks have towards non-Greeks. Whether it's something you're into or not, it really makes no difference! Greek housing can vary. Fraternity houses are typically very nice, as well as sorority houses. Frats usually have their own, non-university affiliated housing, whereas there are a few sorority houses that are associated with university housing, since they are within Stratford Heights. All of the sorority houses are extremely nice and well-cared for, including those associated with Stratford Heights. There isn't a sorority house that isn't nice!

As someone who never thought she would go greek, I recommend to everyone to at least try it out and see if it's for you or not! The Greek community is great to be involved in, but whether or not you choose to get involved doesn't change how you're treated. I highly suggest to at least look into Greek life at UC! :)
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 25 2013