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The University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s premier urban research university, has gained a reputation as the #HottestCollegeinAmerica, serving a diverse community of 42,000 students through a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. Ranked by the National Science Foundation among the top 25 public research universities in the United States, UC boasts a faculty who have distinguished themselves worldwide for creative teaching and research. UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 Billion.

The University of Cincinnati is ranked among the Top Tier of the country's "Best National Universities" according to U.S. News. UC rose to 139th in the latest ranking – up from 156th in 2010. The 17-point move in two years puts UC's ranking at the same level as Arizona State, George Mason and Oregon State. UC has numerous programs ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation. Of the UC programs that are nationally ranked, 34place in the top 50.

The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavy weight.” Forbes magazine, Delta Sky and Travel+Liesure magazine have named UC one of the world’s most beautiful campuses. UC has been named a “green university” by Princeton Review, which also ranked UC among the top 20 universities in the nation for the diversity of the student population. G.I. Jobs lists UC among America’s “military-friendly” campuses for its efforts on behalf of veterans.

In 2013, UC and its affiliates earned more than $400 million in grants and contracts. UC’s 2013 endowment of $1 Billion ranks 73rd in the United States among all colleges and universities, and 28th in the United States among public institutions.

The University of Cincinnati earned an A+ from Intead, an international student marketing company that conducted a “secret shopper” test, posing as an international student seeking information to begin fall 2014studies. In this responsiveness test, which included universities from the United States, Canada and Australia, UC was rated No. 1 for its impressive response.

In the International Student Barometer survey of 193 universities, UC ranked eighth in the world. The survey asks student opinion about their experiences in categories ranging from student learning to student life and social activities; support services (career advising, counseling, IT support); and experience on arrival (orientation services, registration).

The University of Cincinnati leads the world in Cooperative Education, which for more than 100 years has provided students with the opportunity to alternate full-time terms of school and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development. In recent years, UC launched the Academic Internship Program, which provides access to opportunities for part-time internships and the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement to supporting campus-community connections. Germany and Japan have been the traditional international co-op destinations since international co-op began as a formal offering in 1990, and those placements have held steady in recent years. However, recently, co-op placements in China have been increasing dramatically. China is now the second-largest international destination for UC co-op students. InFY13, UC began the Singapore Experience, allowing UC co-op and internship students to live and work in Singapore to gain experience in and exposure to Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population.

The University of Cincinnati traces its origins to 1819when, due to the tireless energy of Daniel Drake – physician, scholar, teacher, and lecturer – the State of Ohio chartered both the Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio. These pioneer institutions endure today as UC’s colleges of law and medicine.

Despite ambitious beginnings, scarce funds and internal friction handicapped both institutions and they fell into inactivity. In 1835, the Cincinnati College was revived under President William Holmes McGuffey, author of the famous McGuffey Readers. Again, financial trouble and the effects of the Civil War prevented the institution from achieving success. Only the college’s Law School survived.

In 1858, a wealthy merchant and landowner named Charles McMicken bequeathed his estate to Cincinnati for the creation of a municipal university. This gift provided the foundation of the University of Cincinnati, chartered in 1870 by the Ohio General Assembly.

During the next century, a number of Cincinnati educational institutions were merged with the University of Cincinnati, including the colleges of medicine, law and pharmacy. Also merging were the esteemed College-Conservatory of Music, the Ohio Mechanics Institute, and the Cincinnati Observatory. Over the course of its first century, UC founded colleges of engineering, business, education, nursing, and art. The university has awarded graduate degrees since 1878.

By the mid 1960s, it was apparent that the resources of the City of Cincinnati could not be stretched to accommodate the rapidly growing student body and an aging physical plant. The citizens of Cincinnati voted overwhelmingly to convert their university to full state status, and UC was named Ohio's 12th state university on July 1, 1977.

The University of Cincinnati has established a continuing reputation for academic accomplishment and innovative ideas. Since its founding, UC has been the source of many contributions to society, including the oral polio vaccine, the first program of cooperative education, the first electronic organ, the first safe anti-knock gasoline, and the first antihistamine.

Among the historic faculty or alumni of the University of Cincinnati are found President and later Chief Justice William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Nobel Peace Prize winner and U.S. Vice President Charles G. Dawes; Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman; Doris Twitchell Allen, founder of Children's International Summer Village; Astronaut Neil Armstrong; soprano Kathleen Battle; Cleveland Abbe, whose work at UC led to the National Weather Service; Eula Bingham, environmental scientist and head of OSHA; Marilyn Gaston, assistant surgeon general; Broadway producer Kevin McCollum (“Rent”), author Thomas Berger (Little Big Man, Neighbors); prima ballerina Suzanne Farrell; sports greats Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman and Tony Trabert; architect Michael Graves; artists Tom Wesselmann and Gilbert Young; and Tony Award winner Faith Prince. The number of living alumni of the University is counted at 260,421.
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Found Date : 1819
Motto : “Juncta Juvant and Alta Petit”
Website :
Address : 2600 Clifton Ave
Status Public
Research Output Very High
Student/Faculty Ratio 11
Scholarships Yes
International Students 2,800
Size XL
Total Faculty 2,756

Proportion of Student (9%)

  • Total of Student (43,692)
  • Local Student (39,759)
  • Intl Student (3,933)
  • Data Source(ARWU)

Proportion of Intl Undergrad (/)

  • Total of Student (30,173)
  • Local Student (30,173)
  • Intl Student (0)
  • Data Source(ARWU)

Proportion of Intl Postgrad (/)

  • Total of Student (13,519)
  • Local Student (13,519)
  • Intl Student (0)
  • Data Source(ARWU)

Undergrad vs Postgrad

Undergrad vs Postgrad (Intl)

Total Faculty (2,756)

Accounting Option
Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
Ancient Greek
Applied Administration
Arabic Language and Culture
Archaeology (Geoarchaeology)
Archaeology (Landscape Archaeology)
Archaeology (Social Complexity)
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Aviation Technology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences (Biology of Animals)
Biological Sciences (Biomedical Studies)
Biological Sciences (Cell & Molecular Biology)
Biological Sciences (Ecology & Evolution)
Biomedical Engineering
Business Economics
Business French
Business Information Technology
Business Management Technology
Business Management Technology: Gen Business
Business Spanish
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classical Guitar
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Aided Design Program
Computer Engineering
Computer Networking Systems
Computer Science
Computer Systems Support
Computerized Accounting
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Tech: Corrections
Criminal Justice Tech: Forensics
Criminal Justice Tech: Law Enf W/Police Acdy
Criminal Justice Tech: Law Enforcement
Critical Visions
Diversity Studies
Double Bass
Early Childhood Care & Education
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electronic Media
Emergency Medical Services
English Literature
English Literature - Creative Writing
English Literature - Literary & Cultural Studies
English Literature - Rhetoric & Professional Writi
Environmental Analysis & Policy
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Fashion Design
Fine Arts - Art
Fire Science
Food and Nutrition
French Horn
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography (Environmental Emphasis)
Geography (Gis Emphasis)
Geography (Human Emphasis)
Geography (Remote Sensing)
Geography (Urban Economic Emphasis)
German Studies
German-American Studies
Graphic Communication Design
Health Education (Exercise & Fitness)
Health Education (Public & Community Health)
Health Information Management Administration
Health Sciences
Heritage Studies
Historic Preservation
Human Social Services Technology
Industrial Design
Industrial Management
Information Systems
Information Tech - Networking/Systems
Information Tech - Software App Devel
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Affairs
International Business
International Human Rights
Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language & Culture
Jazz Studies
Journalism - Magazine
Journalism - News
Journalism - Photojournalism
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Marketing Management Technology
Mathematics (Mathematics)
Mathematics (Statistics/Actuarial Sciences)
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology (Bacc)
Medical Assistant
Medical Assisting Services
Medical Biller/Coder
Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Middle Eastern Studies
Middle School Education Lang Arts & Nat Science
Middle School Education Lang Arts & Soc Studies
Middle School Education Language Arts & Mathematic
Middle School Education Math & Nat Science
Middle School Education Soc Studies & Math
Middle School Education Soc Studies & Nat Sci
Modern Hebrew
Music Education
Music History
Musical Theater
Neuroscience (Brain, Mind, Behavior)
Neuroscience (Neurobiology)
Neuroscience (Neuropsychology)
Nursing Technology
Operations Management
Organizational Leadership
Paralegal Studies
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physics (Astrophysics Concentration)
Political Science
Pre-Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
Pre-Business Administration
Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders
Pre-Criminal Justice
Pre-Early Childhood Education
Pre-Elementary Education
Pre-Health Sciences
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Lang Arts/Math
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Lang Arts/Nat Sci
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Lang Arts/Soc Stu
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Math/Nat Sci
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Soc Stu/Math
Pre-Middle Childhood Education - Soc Stu/Nat Sci
Pre-Organizational Leadership
Pre-Secondary Education
Pre-Secondary Education - Chemistry
Pre-Secondary Education - Life Sciences
Pre-Secondary Education: Language Arts
Pre-Secondary Education: Math
Pre-Social Work
Pre-Special Education: Lang Arts & Math
Pre-Special Education: Lang Arts & Nat Science
Pre-Sport Administration
Presecondary Educ - Social Studies - History
Public Relations
Radiation Science
Radiation Therapy Technology
Radiologic Technology
Real Estate
Respiratory Care
Secondary Education - Chemistry
Secondary Education - Earth Science
Secondary Education - Engl Lang Arts
Secondary Education - Life Sciences
Secondary Education - Mathematics
Secondary Education - Physics
Secondary Education - Social Studies - Geography
Secondary Education - Social Studies - History
Secondary Education - Social Studies - Poli Sci
Social Work
Software Productivity Ii
Special Education - Lang Arts & Mathematics
Special Education - Lang Arts & Nat Sci
Special Education-Interpreting
Sport Administration
Substance Abuse Counseling
Surgical Assisting
Surgical Technology
Technical Studies
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
Veterinary Technology
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Adult/International Tesl
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Applied Economics
Art Education
Art History
Artist Diploma in Brass
Artist Diploma in Percussion
Artist Diploma in Piano Performance
Artist Diploma in Strings
Artist Diploma in Woodwinds
Arts Administration
Asian Studies
Assessment and Evaluation
Behavior Analysis
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Cancer and Cell Biology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Classical Guitar
Clinical and Translational Research
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Collaborative Piano
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Community Planning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science and Engineering
Conducting, Choral Emphasis
Conducting, Orchestral Emphasis
Conducting, Wind Emphasis
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Curatorial Practice
Curriculum and Instruction
Double Bass
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
English and Comparative Literature
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health: Biostatistics
Environmental Health: Epidemiology
Environmental Health: Industrial Hygiene
Family Nurse Practitioner
Fine Arts - Art
French Horn
Genetic Counseling
Health Administration
Health Education
Health Education/Health Promotion
Historic Preservation
Human Resources
Interdisciplinary - Neuroscience
International Business
Leadership, Management and Policy
Literacy & Second Language Studies
Materials Science
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Education (Curr & Instruction)
Mental Health Counseling
Metallurgical Engineering
Molecular and Developmental Biology
Molecular Gen, Biochem, Microbiology
Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology
Museum Studies
Music (Musicology)
Music Education
Music History
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Midwifery
Nursing Administration
Nursing Practice
Nursing Research
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Health Nursing
Occupational Medicine
Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Operations Excellence
Paralegal Studies
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
Peace Education
Pediatric Nursing Practitioner
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences/Biopharmaceutics
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Postsecondary Literacy Instruction
Preparing Future Faculty
Prof Cert Pgm in Accountancy
Professional Writing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Public Opinion and Survey Research
Regional Development Planning
Romance Languages and Literatures
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Work
Special Education
Stem Teaching and Learning
Systems Biology & Physiology
Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences
Urban Educational Leadership
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies
Women's Health

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