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UC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
You can apply to UC online at: admissions.uc.edu/apply.html
Admission Requirements for UC
High School GPA
High School Rank
considered but not required
High School Transcript
College Prep Program
SAT or ACT Scores
How Hard Is It To Get Into UC?
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 )
SAT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus ( 560 to 680 )
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 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus ( 23 to 28 )
Can I Afford University of Cincinnati - Main Campus?
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
There are 26,762 undergraduate students at UC, with 22,990 being full-time and 3,772 being part-time.
There are also 11,124 graduate students at the school.
Of the 22,990 full-time undergraduates at UC, 53% are male and 47% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Cincinnati - Main Campus students is as follows.
Number of Grads
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
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
6,280Took All Classes Online
16,800Took 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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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