University of Cincinnati – Main Campus
2624 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
(513) 556-1100
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The University of Cincinnati is a public four-year research institution. Originally established in 1819 as Cincinnati College, the school is part of the University System of Ohio and serves more than 33,000 students. The university is the oldest institution of higher learning in the city and the second largest college in the state. In2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Cincinnati number 70 on their list of the top public schools in the nation. Additionally, the school’s online bachelor’s and graduate-level education and nursing programs earned recognition in categories such as student engagement and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Regardless of their professional goals or academic interests, students enrolling at the University of Cincinnati are likely to find a program that suits them. Certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs are available across twelve academic colleges. Available areas of study include allied health sciences, arts and sciences, business, music, design, architecture, education, criminal justice, human services, engineering and applied science, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Students interested in the flexibility online learning provides can also find program options in areas like nursing, psychology, and education. These types of programs allow students to access the virtual classroom 24/7, an ideal learning platform for working adults and non-traditional students, as well as military families.


The University of Cincinnati’s main campus has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for programs in areas such as law, dietetics, physical therapy, psychology, pharmacy, nursing, speech-language pathology, audiology, medicine, art and design, music, and teacher education.


Prospective UC students can submit their application online or, if they prefer, via mail. There is a $50 non-refundable fee required to process the application. Students should also be prepared to request their official high school transcripts, admissions test scores, and immunization records. And while it is not required, the school also encourages students to include letters of recommendation in their application. For the fall 2011 semester, 65% of applicants were accepted and 39% enrolled at UC. International, graduate, and transfer students can research the admissions process further through the school’s website or by contacting the admissions office directly.

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