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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?

2022 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 517 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is creative writing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UC as #531 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

UC is also ranked #16 out of 108 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 21% 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 650. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 650 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 560 to 680 )
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800
UC received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Cincinnati - Main Campus  ( 23 to 29 )
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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100
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100

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 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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100

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 29,933 undergraduates at UC with 24,301 being full-time and 5,632 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UC is $21,843. 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 +
$15,078 $18,106 $20,312 $23,366 $24,825

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UC, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,793 a year. That adds up to $35,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UC is 7.2%. 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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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 126 majors graduated from University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Of these students, 6,136 received undergraduate degrees and 3,949 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
Marketing 434 $45,316
Nursing 416 $58,486
General Psychology 249 $31,983
Finance & Financial Management 239 $52,221
Mechanical Engineering 238 $69,442
General Biology 221 $32,035
Criminal Justice & Corrections 205 $34,679
Design & Applied Arts 205 $48,539
Communication & Media Studies 202 $36,793
Business Administration & Management 193 $57,017

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 36,603 students took at least one online class at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 19,270 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 36,603 16,165
2018-2019 19,270 6,186
2017-2018 16,800 6,280
2016-2017 15,358 5,285
2015-2016 14,491 5,295

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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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