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Undergraduate Admissions

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One of the Best Public Universities in the USA

The University of Cincinnati is one of the best public universities in the USA. According to the US News and World Report, UC is “among the top tier of the Best National Universities.” This makes UC a great choice for your education—you’ll receive a respected degree at a leading university.  Learn more about why international students choose UC.

About UC

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is Ohio’s premier urban research university. Ranked among the top 25 public research universities in the United States, UC has over 250 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs, many of which are nationally ranked.

Serving a diverse enrollment of over 37,000 students including 2,000 international students from 100 different countries, the university is a global destination for students.  With its metropolitan population of approximately two million people, Cincinnati provides the perfect location for students to receive an education that is an effective balance of academic excellence and real-world experience.

Cooperative Education (“co-op”)

Many UC undergraduate programs, such as those in Business, Design, Engineering and Technology, participate in the university’s cooperative education program (or “co-op”).  UC invented co-op over 100 years ago and U.S. News and World Report ranks our co-op program in the top five in the U.S.

Co-op allows students, including international students on student visas, the ability combine their academic studies with periods of paid, professional, work related to their academic program. These positions are available in local, national, or even international locations and often are with industry-leading, world-renowned companies.  Student do not pay tuition when they co-op and are paid professional wages for their work. These wages can substantially assist students with financing their education.

Scholarship Assistance

The University of Cincinnati also offers the UC Global Scholarship for qualified international undergraduate students. The awards range from $1,000 to $12,000 per year and are renewable for up to 4 years. Students must meet academic credentials in order to qualify for the UC Global Scholarship.

ELS program

The Cincinnati ELS Center is located on UC’s campus. The Cincinnati ELS Center provides full-time intensive English training to international students with all levels of language capabilities. UC is able to provide Conditional Letters of Admissions to most undergraduate programs – and a growing number of postgraduate programs – for students who meet our academic requirements but need intensive English training before entering the university. UC Global Scholarships are available to undergraduate students who complete ELS level 112 and meet the academic requirements of the scholarship.

In-Country Assistance for Students and Families

UC has a growing network of Official Representatives throughout the world to assist students interested in studying at UC. These representatives can answer all of your questions and help you complete the undergraduate admissions process quickly. Undergraduate students who apply through our representatives receive discounted application fees. You can find your local representative at: http://www.uc.edu/webapps/ucosmic/reps/.

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