About University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Founded in 1819, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 25,820 full time undergraduate students, and 10,776 full time graduate students.

The University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 1350 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1030-1290
ACT Range23-28

Admissions at UC are considered Less Selective, with ,142% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
14%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
31%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
44%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
72%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
43%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
14%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
31%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
22%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
44%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
72%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
43%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
30%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    283 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    232 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    332 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    340 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    340 Students rated class size 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    339 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    341 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    343 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Cincinnati-Main Campus?

141 Students rated University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Lily - 02/13/2024

University of Cincinnati is a strong state school however could improve on safety, housing options, food options. Overall the campus is super walkable but one must be careful at night and. by themselves. There are many clubs and organizations that one can easily be involved in

Raven - 10/25/2023

In my opinion the University of Cincinnati is a nice place full of study abroad and co-op opportunities. They house some of the top programs in the nation and the campus environment is safe feeling and the facility is very welcoming. There's always an event to go to on campus and that student and faculty hold. There's always great resources available such as academic tutoring, Career studios where you get help with interviewing skills and resumes, and opportunities to give back and volunteer.

Veronica - 12/01/2021

Overall UC is a beautiful campus with an endless amount of opportunities to make friends, get involved and obtain a well-rounded education! My only advice is to travel in groups if you are leaving campus, It is not in the best area and out of the other universities in OH, we are at the butt end of every joke about possibly getting robbed on the way to class.

Josef - 10/17/2021

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Looking back at my college experience, if I could give myself a piece of advice as a high school senior I would have stressed the importance in obtaining scholarships. I have graduated and entered the workforce but my income isn’t as high as I expected an individual that possess a bachelors degree to be. I have discovered what my student loan monthly payments will be and it has made me realize that I don’t generate enough income to pay for my student loan debt. Scholarships are out here for a reason, to help. I wish that I could go back and stress how important it was to help myself in the present because it would help me in the future. If I could give a piece of advice to a high school senior today, I’d tell them that sacrificing your time and energy seeking and applying for various grants and scholarships is 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} worth it because it will only help you in the long run.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates in CCM are already my family after only six weeks, and I've never met more adventurous, artistic, curious, friendly and vivacious people; the general UC population is also an incredibly diverse, talented and amazing group of people.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is that I believe there is no scholarships geared towards student who is not in financial need and came from a upper middle class family. These types of families are expected to pay for their children's college no matter what the circumstances are. I feel like I struggle more with paying for school than actually the work I do in school. I wanted to become more responsible so I took on all the loans for my schooling so I could be in charge of it.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UC is very friendly and the perfect size.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I like how the teachers are engaged with the research. They seem to know a lot about what they're talking about and they are excited about it too.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    IT'S SMALL AND COMFY.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Students that are nto used to diversity would most likely not feel confortable here.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Only a person who is prepared to be getting overcharged and go on wild goose chases for his or her degree should attend this school.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing would have to be not enough one on one time with your teachers. It is a very large university, with 200 in one of my classes, and I would love more time to talk with and get to know my professors.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how much more money you spend outside of what is covered under tuition such as books, housing repairs, etc.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their campus is one of the U.S's best!!

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The football team even though I've never been to a game or have ever watched them play. I just hear about it often.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I honestly can't think about what the stereotypes are of UC students. Though the diversity here is low compared to some schools (and I may be biased coming from an extremely diverse high school), there are people from many walks of life and I don't think it's very easy to generalize about UC students.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Overall, I think the University of Cincinnati is a good school. The best thing about the school would be the school spirit that everyone has. You generally don't run into anyone that doesn't have some pride in being a UC student. The one thing I might change about UC is the food courts, I'd like if they'd have healthier foods or change the way they use "swipes." The size of the school is perfect though. All the buildings are close together and there aren't any major roads running through it making it just for students only. When people tell me that they go to UC, I get excited because that's where I go as well. If they are going for a different major than me, I'm able to learn more about the school through them. Most of my time on campus is spent at the library. The main library is big enough that you can find your own area to study and there are other smaller libraries throughout the campus. The only issue that I have with UC actually isn't the school itself, but the area around the school. If you go off campus, you're not in a safe area, but if you're on campus, they make sure that you feel safe. Living off campus without a car is difficult sometimes during the winter or when it gets dark out, but they have enough shuttles running around that you generally don't have to worry about that. The University of Cincinnati is a great school though with students who show a lot of pride. There are a lot of fun little traditions that you learn year by year and the football and basketball games are always tons of fun and there are always so many students showing their support.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at the University of Cincinnati aren't bad. Depending on the size of your class will determine whether the professor knows your name. If it's a big lecture hall with tons of students, unless you really interact with the professor, they won't know your name. If it's a smaller classroom though with about 15 or 20 students, the professors usually try to learn your name. My favorite class right now would be Musculoskeletal anatomy. Although it can be a difficult class because of everything you have to memorize, learning to palpate the muscles and what each do is very cool. My least favorite is physics because it's so hard for me to grasp what's going on sometimes.The amount of time that each student spends studying differs with the person, but you will always see students in the library at any time of the day studying. The class participation again depends on the size of the class. Usually in a larger class, the same students answer the professors questions, but in a smaller classroom, more students speak up. My major is Health Science/Pre-med so I take some difficult classes and some not so difficult classes and some classes that are very interesting and some that aren't so much. I know that everything I am taking and am going to take is important in my future and trying to get into medical school. They make sure that I take the classes where it is necessary for me to learn the material for the MCATs.

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  17. What's the Greek scene like?

    Around 10{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of University of Cincinnati students join a fraternity or sorority, so it's fairly popular, but not necessary for social survival. Frat parties are already going on before the first week of school, and are a great opportunity to get to know another side to your new friends.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular student groups include Fraternities and sororities, the RAAP program which I described in the last question, or Religious organizations. Another popular organization is the RallyCats. This is an organization that goes to all the sporting events and “superfans” for the players. They cheer the loudest, are the most spirited, and paint up the most. The organization I am involved in is called the Navigators. I feel so at home with the Navs Community. The majority of my friends come from this organization. And as a result of the organization I have grown so much as a person. I have learned more from this organization than I have from my classes at UC.

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  19. When you step off campus what do you see?

    One block south of campus is a retail/dining strip. Lots of ethnic restaurants, services, bars, etc. North is Burnett Woods park. Don't go there after dark, but beautiful during the day. Greek life is directly to the West (not my scene), and housing is everywhere.

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  20. What are your classes like?

    My classes are pretty interesting because we deal with current issues (many of which are in Cincinnati). My studio class is pretty hands on, and the professors treat us as intellectual equals. The general intro level classes (sociology, econ, etc.) are pretty easy to skate by, but if you really apply yourself when putting together your schedule, you will actually enjoy class. Crazy I know- there are just so many options. For example, right now I am taking "Music of the Beatles" for a Fine Arts credit.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Football seems to be the big deal around here, but the soccer games are fun too. The tailgating is all I'm ever in it for. Everyone is very generous while tailgating on the south side of campus. TONS of food, beer, etc. I've never made it into one game...

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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

25,820

Total Undergrad Enrollment

10,776

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

300

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

12%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending University of Cincinnati-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 23% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,334

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$10,928

Room and Board

38,762

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,768
$30 - $48K
$18,178
$48 - $75K
$21,751
$75 - $110K
$24,572
$110K & UP
$24,998

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