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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus was awarded 150 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

UC landed the #341 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UC is also ranked #17 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UC is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to UC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 660 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 680 )
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UC received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 23 to 28 )
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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Cincinnati - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UC have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at UC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,762 undergraduates at UC with 22,990 being full-time and 3,772 being part-time.

UC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UC is 81.04 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.04 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UC is $22,682. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,081 $18,044 $21,729 $25,164 $25,534

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UC, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,293 a year. That adds up to $29,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UC make about $42,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Contact details for UC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
Phone: 513-556-6000
Website: www.uc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofcincinnati
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofCincy

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 124 majors graduated from University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Of these students, 6,220 received undergraduate degrees and 3,816 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 484 $56,200
Marketing 442 $42,300
Finance & Financial Management 270 $47,600
General Biology 235 $32,300
Communication & Media Studies 229 $34,500
General Psychology 227 $32,700
Design & Applied Arts 213 $44,300
Mechanical Engineering 206 $67,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 199 $32,400
Accounting 197 $49,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 16,800 students took at least one online class at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 15,358 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 16,800 6,280
2016-2017 15,358 5,285
2015-2016 14,491 5,295
2014-2015 13,992 6,150
2013-2014 13,131 5,921

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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