University of Cincinnati Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinatti
McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinatti. Richie Diesterheft / Flickr

The University of Cincinnati has somewhat selective admissions, but the school usually admits about three-quarters of those who apply each year. To apply, prospective students need to complete an application (found on the school's website or through the Common Application), and then submit test scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.

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Admissions Data (2015)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

University of Cincinnati Description

With 16 different colleges and 167 Bachelors programs, the University of Cincinnati offers diverse educational opportunities ranging from music and art to medicine and engineering. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, 14 libraries, and numerous high-ranking academic programs. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Cincinnati was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. On the athletic front, the Cincinnati Bearcats compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.

Popular sports include football, golf, soccer, track and field, swimming, and basketball.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 36,042 (25,009 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,000 (in-state); $26,334 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,928
  • Other Expenses: $4,538
  • Total Cost: $27,966 (in-state); $43,300 (out-of-state)

University of Cincinnati Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,876
    • Loans: $7,200

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Cincinnati and the Common Application

The University of Cincinnati uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: