The Cincinnati Top Ten

Turner Fall Social

The University of Cincinnati is excited to participate in a program for students from Cincinnati Public Schools, Roger Bacon, Purcell Marian, and DePaul Cristo Rey for the 2017-2018 school year. Students who are ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class (at the time of application), and who historically would not have been offered admission via the regular holistic review process, will receive a specialized review for admission to a University of Cincinnati major. This review will happen automatically—students do not need to request it—and students will only receive one admission decision.

To meet the requirements for specialized review*, students must:

  • Attend a Cincinnati Public Schools high school or DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Purcell Marian High School, or Roger Bacon High School
  • Be ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class (at the time of application)
  • Submit a complete application, including official ACT or SAT test scores, to the University of Cincinnati for admission before the March 1 rolling admission deadline
  • Enroll at the University of Cincinnati no more than one year after graduating from high school, and not have enrolled at another 2-year or 4-year college/university after high school graduation


The University of Cincinnati is excited about this opportunity to continue to serve our community through the Cincinnati Top Ten Percent Program!


  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilization
  • Classics (Latin and Greek)
  • Communication
  • Digital Media Collaborative
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Education
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Sport Administration
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

*Applications will still be reviewed for disciplinary/criminal issues, and students may not be offered admission due to this review.