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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Overview

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a public institution located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Known For?

6,808 Undergraduate Awards
$34,867 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UC makes roughly $42,300 a year. This is 4% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Rankings

UC is ranked #23 out of 119 schools in Ohio.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Architecture & Related Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Historic Preservation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best International Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Museum Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Engineering Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Urban & Regional Planning Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#87 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus?

Location of University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Contact details for UC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
Phone: 513-556-6000
Website: www.uc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofcincinnati
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofCincy

How Do I Get Into UC?

You can apply to UC online at: admissions.uc.edu/apply.html

Admission Requirements for UC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UC?

76% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to UC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 660 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 680 )
200
800
UC received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Cincinnati - Main Campus?

$34,867 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UC is $34,867. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UC, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,293 a year. That adds up to $29,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

23,712 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,376 undergraduate students at UC, with 23,712 being full-time and 4,664 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UC

There are also 10,887 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,712 full-time undergraduates at UC, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Cincinnati - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,052
Black or African American 1,398
Hispanic or Latino 802
White 18,105
International Students 1,061
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,294

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at UC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

6,280 Took All Classes Online
16,800 Took At Least One Class Online
2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at UC. In 2017-2018, 16,800 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus was 2.2%. This is the #1,887 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 26%
Communication Sciences 5%
Computer & Information Sciences 11%
Computer Information Systems 8%
Education 2%
Educational Administration 46%
Engineering 2%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 16%
Health & Physical Education 7%
Health Professions 9%
Information Science 41%
Instructional Media Design 40%
Mental & Social Health Services 12%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 9%
Nursing 14%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 38%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 7%
Special Education 16%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Science #4
Taxation #10
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #14
Medical Illustration & Informatics #25
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #31
Fire Protection #43
Information Science #47
Teaching English or French #47
Mental & Social Health Services #57
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #67
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #93
Engineering #100
Marketing #115
Curriculum & Instruction #117
General Business/Commerce #156
Special Education #171
Teacher Education Subject Specific #175
Psychology #182
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #192
Educational Administration #224
Teacher Education Grade Specific #247
Health & Medical Administrative Services #289
Computer & Information Sciences #352
Criminal Justice & Corrections #361
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #410
Nursing #416

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 484 184 483 48 1,199
Marketing 0 0 0 442 19 35 0 496
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 54 199 0 144 19 416
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 169 5 240 0 414
Business Administration & Management 0 0 3 180 4 190 4 381
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 206 0 89 11 306
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 3 0 32 242 2 279
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 270 0 0 0 270
Communication & Media Studies 7 0 20 229 0 9 0 265
General Biology 0 0 0 235 0 9 5 249
General Psychology 0 0 0 227 0 16 5 248
Accounting 0 0 0 197 0 44 0 241
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 213 0 19 0 232
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 44 0 186 0 0 0 230
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 70 23 119 0 212
Music 0 0 0 52 0 121 35 208
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 12 111 83 1 207
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 129 0 48 9 186
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 184 184
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 60 1 104 18 183
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 3 158 0 0 0 161
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 16 28 107 151
Special Education 0 0 68 29 28 14 2 141
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 128 0 9 1 138
Public Health 0 0 0 74 0 43 19 136
Social Work 0 0 0 65 0 71 0 136
Allied Health Professions 1 0 0 125 0 0 0 126
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 41 74 7 0 0 122
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 121
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 121
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 96 0 25 0 121
Human Resource Management 2 0 12 69 3 15 0 101
Writing Studies 0 0 17 57 0 11 15 100
Information Technology 0 0 7 91 1 0 0 99
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 52 0 38 7 97
Economics 0 0 0 67 0 27 0 94
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 16 74 2 92
Computer Engineering 0 0 1 61 0 25 5 92
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 66 0 18 5 89
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 81 0 0 5 86
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 69 0 8 4 81
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 3 75 0 0 0 78
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 21 0 56 1 78
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 24 43 0 8 0 75
General Architecture 0 0 0 62 0 5 7 74
International Business 0 0 0 65 6 0 0 71
Chemistry 0 0 1 47 0 8 14 70
Political Science & Government 0 0 16 51 0 1 1 69
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 12 26 26 2 66
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 24 20 1 21 0 66
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 64 0 0 0 0 64
Information Science 0 0 0 0 10 49 0 59
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 54 0 1 0 55
Romance Languages 0 0 8 31 0 9 3 51
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 8 43 0 0 0 51
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 11 37 2 50
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 27 23 0 50
Journalism 0 0 7 40 0 0 0 47
Computer Programming 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 47
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 44
History 0 0 0 31 0 11 0 42
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 1 24 0 14 0 39
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 1 37 0 38
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 6 0 0 0 31 37
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Real Estate 0 0 0 27 6 0 0 33
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 31
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 27 3 30
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 18 0 7 5 30
Physics 0 0 0 7 0 12 10 29
Sociology 0 0 0 25 0 1 3 29
Mathematics 0 0 1 15 0 11 1 28
Geography & Cartography 0 0 11 8 1 3 5 28
Architectural Engineering 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 27
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 3 16 6 0 0 25
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 17 0 2 4 23
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 11 0 10 2 23
Anthropology 0 0 0 13 0 10 0 23
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 3 19 0 0 0 22
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 21
Legal Support Services 0 0 8 13 0 0 0 21
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 20
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 9 10 19
Plant Sciences 0 0 8 10 0 0 0 18
Insurance 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 6 2 10 0 18
Taxation 0 0 0 0 6 11 0 17
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 14 3 17
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 1 16 0 17
Nutrition Science 0 0 1 0 0 16 0 17
Landscape Architecture 0 0 14 0 0 2 0 16
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 8 0 5 3 16
Dance 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 6 0 7 1 14
Historic Preservation 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 14
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 13
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 12
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 10
Instructional Media Design 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 10
Other Education 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Area Studies 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 10
East Asian Languages 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
Philosophy 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 10
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 9
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 9
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 9
Fire Protection 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 9
Archeology 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5
Religious Studies 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 5
Urban Studies 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4
Museum Studies 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 45 575 6,175 619 3,029 787 11,243

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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