University of Cincinnati : One of the Best Public Universities in the USA

University of Cincinnati is a public institution that was founded in 1819. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,598 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Cincinnati's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 135. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,784 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,816 (2013-14).

A public research university that attracts students from all 50 states and 100 countries

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Cincinnati is 16:1, and the school has 43.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Cincinnati include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Engineering; Visual and Performing Arts; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.3 percent.

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Criminal Justice Studies, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Nursing, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies


When applying to University of Cincinnati, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Cincinnati is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.1 percent.

Cincinnatus Scholarship Program

The cornerstone University of Cincinnati freshman scholarship program continues to be Cincinnatus, a program that awards more than $22 million in UC four-year scholarships. Awards are made at multiple levels to the brightest and most promising prospective freshmen in academic disciplines throughout all of the undergraduate colleges.

For Cincinnatus scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen must have their complete admission application (to include transcript and official test scores) at UC by December 1st of their senior year.

Scholarships are renewable for up to 8 full-time, in-class semesters subject to completing the annual 30-hour community service requirement and maintaining a minimum 3.2 grade point average.