University of Cincinnati: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

The University of Cincinnati (UC or Cincinnati) is a public research university in CincinnatiOhio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 44,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio. It is part of the University System of Ohio. The university has four major campuses, with Cincinnati’s main uptown campus and medical campus in the Heights and Corryville neighborhoods, and branch campuses in Batavia and Blue Ash, Ohio.

The university has 14 constituent colleges, with programs in architecturebusinesseducationengineeringhumanities, the scienceslawmusic, and medicine. The medical college includes a leading teaching hospital and several biomedical research laboratories, with developments made including a live polio vaccine and diphenhydramine. UC was also the first university to implement a co-operative education (co-op) model.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is classified as “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. According to the National Science Foundation, UC spent $480 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 54th in the nation.

UC’s athletic teams are called the Cincinnati Bearcats and compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I as a member of the American Athletic Conference, although the university is switching to the Big 12 Conference in 2023.


Local tuition 12,598 USD, Domestic tuition 27,932 USD
2020 – 21
University of Cincinnati admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 85%. Half the applicants admitted to University of Cincinnati have an SAT score between 1150 and 1350 or an ACT score of 24 and 29.

University of Cincinnati is ranked #151 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.


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At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate
Areas of study2021 graduates
Marketing/marketing management6%
Registered nursing/registered nurse5.1%
Speech communication and rhetoric3.4%
Biology/biological sciences3.4%
Mechanical engineering3.2%
Criminal justice/safety studies2.6%
Clinical laboratory science/medical technology/technologist2.3%
Operations management and supervision2.1%
Electrical and electronics engineering1.9%
Multi-/interdisciplinary studies1.9%
Chemical engineering1.4%
Health professions and related clinical sciences1.4%
Information technology1.1%
Sport and fitness administration/management1.1%
Organizational behavior studies1.1%
Early childhood education and teaching1.1%
Political science and government1.1%
Civil engineering1%
Design and visual communications1%
Computer and information sciences1%
Computer and information systems security/information assurance1%
Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering1%
Industrial and product design0.9%
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering0.9%
Computer engineering0.9%
Computer programming/programmer0.8%
Health information/medical records administration/administrator0.8%
Social work0.8%
Fine/studio arts0.8%
Management science0.7%
Neurobiology and anatomy0.7%
Secondary education and teaching0.7%
Construction engineering0.7%
International business/trade/commerce0.7%
Environmental studies0.7%
Respiratory care therapy/therapist0.7%
Digital communication and media/multimedia0.7%
Biological and biomedical sciences0.7%
Audiology/audiologist and speech-language pathology/pathologist0.6%
Fashion/apparel design0.6%
Kindergarten/preschool education and teaching0.6%
Interior design0.6%
Music performance0.6%
Public health education and promotion0.6%
Real estate0.6%
Junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching0.6%
International relations and affairs0.6%
Radio and television0.5%
Technical theatre/theatre design and technology0.5%
Business administration and management0.5%
Engineering/industrial management0.4%
Special education and teaching0.4%
Architectural engineering0.4%
Financial mathematics0.4%
Environmental/environmental health engineering0.4%
Creative writing0.4%
Rhetoric and composition0.4%
System, networking, and lan/wan management/manager0.4%
Music teacher education0.3%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.3%
Legal assistant/paralegal0.2%
Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies0.2%
City/urban, community and regional planning0.2%
Geology/earth science0.2%
Substance abuse/addiction counseling0.2%
Fire services administration0.2%
Nuclear medical technology/technologist0.2%
Music theory and composition0.2%
Spanish language and literature0.1%
Pre-nursing studies0.1%
Women’s studies0.1%
Geographic information science and cartography0.1%
Urban studies/affairs0.1%
Film/cinema/video studies0.1%
Art history, criticism and conservation0.1%
Pre-pharmacy studies0.1%
Keyboard instruments0.1%
Voice and opera0.1%
Horticultural science

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