University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

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The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as UC, Cincinnati, or Cincy) is a comprehensive public
Public university
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions...

 research university in Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio. Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located to north of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana. The population within city limits is 296,943 according to the 2010 census, making it Ohio's...

, and a part of the University System of Ohio
University System of Ohio
The University System of Ohio is the public university system of the state of Ohio. Legally unified under Governor Ted Strickland in 2007, the University System of Ohio is governed by the Ohio Board of Regents....

.

UC was founded in 1819, and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it one of the largest universities in the U.S. In the 2010 survey by Times Higher Education (UK), the university was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world.
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The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as UC, Cincinnati, or Cincy) is a comprehensive public
Public university
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions...

 research university in Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio. Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located to north of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana. The population within city limits is 296,943 according to the 2010 census, making it Ohio's...

, and a part of the University System of Ohio
University System of Ohio
The University System of Ohio is the public university system of the state of Ohio. Legally unified under Governor Ted Strickland in 2007, the University System of Ohio is governed by the Ohio Board of Regents....

.

UC was founded in 1819, and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it one of the largest universities in the U.S. In the 2010 survey by Times Higher Education (UK), the university was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world. In the 2012 edition of US News and World Report, the University of Cincinnati was ranked as a Tier One university.

The university garners nearly $500 million per annum in research funding, ranking 22nd among public universities in the US. Numerous programs across the university are nationally ranked, including: aerospace engineering, anthropology, architecture, classics, composition, conducting, cooperative education, criminal justice, design, environmental science, law, medicine, music, musical theater, neurology, opera, otolaryngology, paleontology, pediatrics and pharmacy.

The school offers over 100 bachelor degrees, over 300 degree granting programs, and over 600 total programs of study, ranging from certificates to doctoral and first professional education. With an economic impact of over $3.5 billion per year, it is the largest single employer in Greater Cincinnati. After extensive renovations through the implementation of the 1989 Master Plan, the university has been recognized by campus planners and architects as one of the most distinguished campus settings in the world.

Cincinnati College


In 1819, Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were founded in Cincinnati. Local benefactor Dr. Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake was an American physician, writer. He was born in Plainfield, N. J. to Isaac Drake and Elizabeth Shotwell, and elder brother of Benjamin Drake author of Life of Tecumseh...


founded and funded the Medical College of Ohio. William Lytle of the Lytle family
Lytle family
The Lytle family of Cincinnati is considered to be Cincinnati's first family and the founders of Cincinnati.-Captain William Lytle:Captain William Lytle , was deeded of land for service as one of General Washington's elite corps of officers in the Revolutionary War . He solicited settlers to...

 donated the land, funded the Cincinnati College and Law College, and served as its first president. The college survived only six years before financial difficulties forced it to close. In 1835, Daniel Drake reestablished the institution, which eventually joined with the Cincinnati Law School.

McMicken University


In 1858 Charles McMicken died of pneumonia and in his will he allocated $1 million to the City of Cincinnati to found a university, and after several controversies and delays, the University of Cincinnati was officially chartered by the Ohio legislature in 1870. Originally known as McMicken University, a month after the college's founding, the university's board of directors changed the institution's name to the University of Cincinnati.

Move up the hill



By 1893 the University had outgrown its old home on Clifton Ave. and moved to its current location in the Heights neighborhood, which was formally part Burnet Woods
Burnet Woods
Burnet Woods, owned and operated by the Cincinnati Park Board, is an city park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The neighborhoods of Clifton and University Heights bound the park on three sides, while the University of Cincinnati west campus forms the souther border...

. As the university continued to grow it merged with the Cincinnati Law School which become the University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law
The University of Cincinnati College of Law is the fourth oldest continually running law school in the United States and a founding member of the Association of American Law Schools. It was started in 1833 as the Cincinnati Law School...

 in 1896 and while the Medical College of Ohio was loosely affiliated with UC from about 1896, it joined with a splinter medical school, Miami Medical College, to form the Ohio-Miami Medical Department of the University of Cincinnati in 1909. As the need for higher education grew, the university also created colleges such as a Teacher's College in 1905 and a Graduate School in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1906. In 1962 the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music is the performing arts college of the University of Cincinnati and is one of the nation's leading music conservatories. In its most recent rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati sixth nationally among university programs...

 joined the university as well. UC became a "municipally-sponsored, state-affiliated" institution in 1968. During this time, UC was the second oldest and second-largest municipal university in the country. It became one of Ohio's state universities in 1977.

Campus Master Plan and UC|21


In 1989 university president Joseph A. Steger
Joseph A. Steger
Joseph A. Steger was president of the University of Cincinnati from 1984 to 2003. He was succeeded by Nancy L. Zimpher.He has PhD and MS degrees from Kansas State University in Psychophysics and Statistics, and a BA from Gettysburg College in Experimental Psychology.-External links:*...

 and Hargreaves Associates unveiled a Master Plan for the university. Over this time the university invested nearly $2 billion in campus construction, renovation, and expansion ranging from the student union to a new recreation center to the medical school. This has been amended in both 2000 and 2005 but has helped create one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world. It included renovation and construction of multiple buildings, adding dozens of acres of green-space to the campus, and adding MainStreet, which is a central path through campus highlighting all of the most frequented buildings on campus. After becoming president of the university in 2005, Nancy L. Zimpher implemented a plan named UC|21. This was designed to help redefine UC as the "new urban research university" for the 21st century. This included putting students at the center, increasing research funding, expanded involvement in the surrounding city, and making UC the "premier" urban research university.

UC2019


As the university approaches its bicentennial
Anniversary
An anniversary is a day that commemorates or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event. For example, the first event is the initial occurrence or, if planned, the inaugural of the event. One year later would be the first anniversary of that event...

 and after Dr. Zimpher left in 2009, Gregory H. Williams
Gregory H. Williams
Gregory Howard Williams is the 27th President of the University of Cincinnati. He assumed his current role on November 1, 2009.President Williams previously served as the 11th President of the City College of New York whose term started in August 2001. He earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from George...

 was named the 27th president of the University of Cincinnati. He has begun an aggressive plan to increase outside validation of the university. The plan was designed to catapult UC into its bicentennial and continue increasing academic profile and the size and academic quality of the university. He and Provost Santa J. Ono
Santa J. Ono
Santa J. Ono is a Canadian-American biologist and university administrator. He is currently Senior Vice President and University Provost at the University of Cincinnati.-Biography:...

 are focusing on the academic master plan for the university, placing the academic programs of UC at the core of the strategic plan. They have invested in scholarships, funding for study abroad experiences, the university's highly regarded Honors Program and the advising program. Additionally, the university has begun work on an academic master plan slated for completion in fall of 2011 that will outline the next generation of programs at UC.

Uptown campus


The Uptown campus includes the West (main), Medical, and Victory Parkway campuses.
  • West (main) Campus: This campus includes 62 buildings on 137 acre (0.55441982 km²). The university moved to this location in 1893. Most of the undergraduate colleges at the university are located on main campus. The exceptions are part of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research...

     on the Medical campus. In spring of 2010 the University of Cincinnati was honored by being one of only 13 colleges and universities named by Forbes
    Forbes
    Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

     as one of "The World's Most Beautiful College Campuses".
  • Medical Campus: this campus contains nineteen buildings on 57 acres (230,671 m²). It is caddy corner to West campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The undergraduate colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing and graduate colleges of Medicine and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy are located there. The hospitals located there include University Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a 523-bed pediatric hospital located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is currently ranked the third-best pediatric medical center in the United States by US News and World Report...

    , Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children.
  • Victory Parkway Campus: this campus was formally home to the College of Applied Science
    University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science
    The University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science is an applied science college at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Organized as the Ohio Mechanics Institute in 1828, it merged with UC in 1969 and was renamed the OMI College of Applied Science in 1978...

    . It is roughly 3 miles (4.8 km) from main campus in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati and overlooks the Ohio River
    Ohio River
    The Ohio River is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River. At the confluence, the Ohio is even bigger than the Mississippi and, thus, is hydrologically the main stream of the whole river system, including the Allegheny River further upstream...

    . When it merged with the College of Engineering to become the College of Engineering and Applied Science many of the classes were moved to main campus, however limited courses are still taught there. There is a shuttle that runs between this and main campus throughout the day.

Branch campuses

  • Blue Ash College (UCBA) (regional campus, located in Blue Ash, Ohio
    Blue Ash, Ohio
    Blue Ash is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, and an inner suburb of Cincinnati, which is located just to the south. The population was 12,513 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Blue Ash is located at ....

    )
  • Clermont College
    University of Cincinnati Clermont College
    The University of Cincinnati Clermont College, also known as UC Clermont, is a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati. UC Clermont is situated on in Batavia, Ohio....

     (CLER)
    (regional campus, located in Batavia, Ohio
    Batavia, Ohio
    Batavia is a village in and the county seat of Clermont County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,617 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Batavia is located at ....

    )
  • UC East (located in a renovated Ford plant in Batavia, OH, this facility serves as expansion space for Clermont College and select programs in the College of Nursing and the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services)

Research facilities

  • Center Hill Research Facility
  • UC Reading Campus & UC Metabolic Diseases Institute
  • Cincinnati Center for Field Studies
  • Cincinnati Observatory (university owns the facility and the nonprofit Cincinnati Observatory
    Cincinnati Observatory
    The Cincinnati Observatory, located in Cincinnati, Ohio on top of Mt. Lookout. It consists of two observatory buildings housing an 11 inch and 16 inch aperture refracting telescope. It is the oldest professional observatory in the United States...

     Center operates it)

Architecture


The university has had a strategic plan for the last decade for new architecture to be built by "signature architects." UC itself has an outstanding architecture and design program, and the efforts to have these famous architects design new campus buildings have encouraged students to attend the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, commonly referred to as DAAP, is a college of the University of Cincinnati. Located in the university's main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, DAAP is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious design schools in the...

 (DAAP). In recent years, the university has received attention from architects and campus planners as one of the most beautiful in the world.
  • Engineering Research Center, Michael Graves
    Michael Graves
    Michael Graves is an American architect. Identified as one of The New York Five, Graves has become a household name with his designs for domestic products sold at Target stores in the United States....

     (UC alumnus) (1994)
  • Aronoff Center for Art and Design, Peter Eisenman
    Peter Eisenman
    Peter Eisenman is an American architect. Eisenman's professional work is often referred to as formalist, deconstructive, late avant-garde, late or high modernist, etc...

     (1996)
  • College-Conservatory of Music, Pei Cobb Freed and Partners (Henry Cobb)
    Henry N. Cobb
    Henry N. Cobb is an American architect and founding partner with I.M. Pei of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, an international architectural firm based in New York City....

     (1999)
  • Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Frank O. Gehry (1999)
  • Tangeman University Center, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects LLC is a New York City-based architectural firm founded in 1967 by architects Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel. The firm's work ranges from art and educational facilities and major corporate buildings to furniture systems and decorative art objects...

     (2004)
  • Steger Student Life Center, Moore Ruble Yudell
    Charles Willard Moore
    Charles Willard Moore was an American architect, educator, writer, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and winner of the AIA Gold Medal in 1991.-Life and career:...

     (2005)
  • Campus Recreation Center, Morphosis (Thom Mayne
    Thom Mayne
    Thom Mayne is a Los Angeles-based architect. Educated at University of Southern California and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978, Mayne helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1972, where he is a trustee...

    ) (2006)
  • Lindner Athletic Center, Bernard Tschumi
    Bernard Tschumi
    Bernard Tschumi is an architect, writer, and educator, commonly associated with deconstructivism. Born of French and Swiss parentage, he works and lives in New York and Paris. He studied in Paris and at ETH in Zurich, where he received his degree in architecture in 1969...

     (2006)
  • Care/Crawley Building, STUDIOS Architecture (2008)

Sustainability


In recent years the University of Cincinnati has made significant strides to include more green initiatives and encourage sustainability among students, faculty, and staff. In autumn of 2010 the University of Cincinnati maintained its position in green and sustainability initiatives by being named one of only 286 "Green Colleges" by The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is an American-based standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company. The Princeton Review operates in 41 states and 22 countries across the globe. It offers test preparation for standardized aptitude tests such as the SAT and advice regarding college...

. UC was the only public university in Ohio and the only university in the Southern Ohio region included on this list. Some of the programs that helped achieve this distinction include a bike share program where UC students can rent bikes from the university, an expanded recycling program, improved and expanded campus transportation options, greatly decreased energy and water use throughout campus, and the addition of 6 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods....

 (LEED) certified buildings since 2005. In 2007, former university president Nancy Zimpher signed the The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment which confirms the university's dedication to reducing its environmental impact and take the necessary steps to become climate neutral.

In 2010 UC opened up a new $14 million privately funded athletic practice facility and Women's Lacrosse stadium named the Sheakley Athletic Complex. As a continued effort to go green, a chilled water thermal energy storage
Thermal energy storage
Thermal energy storage comprises a number of technologies that store thermal energy in energy storage reservoirs for later use. They can be employed to balance energy demand between day time and night time. The thermal reservoir may be maintained at a temperature above or below that of the...

 tank will be placed under the fields and at night the water will be chilled and then used to air-condition buildings on campus. The storage tank will help the university to reach annual energy savings of about $1 million. Also, in Autumn of 2010, the university began placing All Recycling containers throughout campus. This expansion of recycling efforts and receptacles provides a greater opportunity for students, staff, and visitors to participate in recycling a broader range of materials. In 2010 UC recycled just over 4,600 tons of material, which was a 23 percent increase over the previous year.

Professional Practice Program


UC is the originator of the co-operative education (co-op) model. The concept was invented at UC in 1906 by Herman Schneider
Herman Schneider
Herman Schneider , engineer, architect, and educator, was the main founder of cooperative education in the USA.-Framework:While at Lehigh University at the beginning of the 20th Century, he concluded that the traditional classroom was insufficient for technical students...

, Dean of the College of Engineering at the time. The program generally consists of alternating quarters of coursework on campus and outside work at a host firm, giving students over one year of relevant work experience by the time they graduate. All programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as Architecture and all design programs in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, require co-operative education experience to graduate. Programs in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and other colleges offer optional co-op opportunities. For a number of years, this system was referred to as "The Cincinnati Plan." Ranked fourth in the U.S., UC's Professional Practice (Co-op) Program is the largest co-op program at a public institution in the United States with over 3,000 participating students at over 1,500 companies in 25 countries. The office of Professional Practice is housed in the Steger Student Life Center. The Division of Professional Practice is broken up into three units:

Cooperative Education Program


For over 100 years the Division lead has provided students with the opportunity to alternate full-time classroom time and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development. This unit is the largest and modern successor of the original "Cincinnati Plan".

Academic Internship Program


In 2010, the Division launched the Academic Internship Program, which provides access to opportunities for part time internships to students.

The Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation


This unit seeks to drive the development and implementation of cooperative education at UC as well as serve as an incubator for research and new thinking about approaches to experiential education. An example of this in action is the "Live Well Collaborative". Formed in 2008, this is a collaborative effort between private companies such as Procter & Gamble, Boeing, General Mills, LG Electronics, and Kraft and the colleges of Business, DAAP, and Engineering and Applied Science at UC to help create living solutions for the U.S.'s aging population.

Academic profile



The University of Cincinnati aims to be the premier urban research university, and currently offers 304 programs of study which include 49 Associate, 103 Baccalaureate, 85 Master's, 67 Doctoral, and 4 First Professional (MD, JD, etc.) degrees. The university is divided into 13 colleges.

Rankings


The university has dozens of highly ranked programs. The Princeton Review listed the university in its "Best 373 Colleges" in 2011 and the London (UK) Times ranked the University of Cincinnati 190th among all the universities in the world, 69th among United States universities and 28th among public U.S. universities in 2011. Additionally, the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities, published by Shanghai Jiaotong University, ranks the University of Cincinnati in the top 300 of more than 2,500 ranked worldwide and the top 100 of American universities. In the 2012 US News and World Report, UC was ranked as the 143rd best university in the US and as the 73rd best public institution.

Colleges:
  • Cooperative Education
    Cooperative education
    Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", provides academic credit for structured job experience...

    , 4th in the U.S.
  • College of Pharmacy, 32nd in the U.S.
  • College of Medicine 42nd in the U.S.
  • College of Nursing (Undergraduate), 48th in the U.S
  • College of Law, 61st in the U.S.
  • College of Business, 71st in the U.S.
  • College of Nursing (Graduate), 72nd in the U.S.
  • College of Engineering
    College Of Engineering
    A college of engineering generally refers to an institute which offers engineering course at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. Either these institutes are part of a university or are affiliated to some university. The duration of the undergraduate course is four to five years depending...

    , 78th in the U.S.
  • School of Education
    School of education
    In the United States and Canada, a school of education is a division within a university that is devoted to scholarship in the field of education, which is an interdisciplinary branch of the social sciences encompassing sociology, psychology, linguistics, economics, political science, public...

     (CECH), 55th in the U.S.
  • School of Criminal Justice (CECH), 3rd in the U.S.

Music and Arts Programs:
  • Musical Theatre, 1st in the U.S.
  • Opera/Voice, 3rd in the U.S
  • Interior Design
    Interior design
    Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an effective setting for the range of human activities are to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects...

    , 3rd in the U.S.
  • Musical Conducting, 5th in the U.S.
  • Masters of Architecture, 6th in the U.S.
  • Industrial Design
    Industrial design
    Industrial design is the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and production...

    , 6th in the U.S.
  • Music, 6th in the U.S.
  • Music Composition, 9th in the U.S.
  • Orchestra/Symphony, 9th in the U.S.
  • Drama
    Drama
    Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action" , which is derived from "to do","to act" . The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a...

    , Top 10 in the U.S.
  • Master of fine arts, 45th in the U.S.
  • Creative Writing 46th in the U.S.

Science, Engineering, and Business Programs:
  • Paleontology
    Paleontology
    Paleontology "old, ancient", ὄν, ὀντ- "being, creature", and λόγος "speech, thought") is the study of prehistoric life. It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments...

    , 6th in the U.S.
  • Environmental Engineering
    Environmental engineering
    Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment , to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites...

    , 20th in the U.S.
  • Aerospace Engineering
    Aerospace engineering
    Aerospace engineering is the primary branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. It is divided into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering...

    , 31st in the U.S.
  • Industrial Engineering
    Industrial engineering
    Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis...

    , 37th in the U.S.
  • Civil Engineering
    Civil engineering
    Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings...

    , 48th in the U.S.
  • Materials Engineering, 50th in the U.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

    , 60th in the U.S.
  • Masters of Business Administration (Full-time), 75th in the U.S.
  • Masters of Business Administration (Part-time), 93rd in the U.S.
  • Accounting (undergraduate), 10th in the U.S.

Medical and Human Service Programs:
  • Pediatrics
    Pediatrics
    Pediatrics or paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician or paediatrician...

    , 3rd in the U.S.
  • Nursing, Anesthesia, 11th in the U.S.
  • Otolaryngology
    Otolaryngology
    Otolaryngology or ENT is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders....

    , 18th in the U.S.
  • AIDS Center, 26th in the U.S.
  • Neurology
    Neurology
    Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue,...

    , 28th in the U.S.
  • Geriatrics
    Geriatrics
    Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician, or...

    , 29th in the U.S.
  • Pulmonary Disease, 32nd in the U.S.
  • Cancer Center, 33rd in the U.S.
  • Rheumatology
    Rheumatology
    Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists...

    , 35th in the U.S.
  • Speech and Language Pathology, 38th in the U.S.
  • Endocrinology
    Endocrinology
    Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions called hormones, the integration of developmental events such as proliferation, growth, and differentiation and the coordination of...

    , 39th in the U.S.
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
    Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart . The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology...

    , 43rd in the U.S.
  • Audiology
    Audiology
    Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. Its practitioners, who treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent related damage are audiologists. Employing various testing strategies Audiology (from Latin , "to hear"; and from Greek , -logia) is...

    , 44th in the U.S.

Colleges and schools


The university is broken-up into the 13 colleges and schools listed below.
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
    University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research...

     (CAHS)
    • School of Social Work (Part of the College of Allied Health Sciences as of Autumn 2010)
  • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
    McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
    The McMicken College of Arts and Sciences is a liberal arts college of the University of Cincinnati. Located in the university's main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, the college is commonly referred to as simply McMicken, Arts and Sciences, or A&S...

     (A&S)
    , as the largest and most diverse college, A&S is the academic heart of UC and is home to twenty-one departments, eight co-op programs, and several interdisciplinary programs. The Classics Department is one of the most active centers for the study of Bronze Age
    Bronze Age
    The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze as the chief hard materials in the manufacture of some implements and weapons. Chronologically, it stands between the Stone Age and Iron Age...

     and Classical antiquity
    Classical antiquity
    Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world...

     in the United States. UC's Creative Writing PhD program was ranked 6th in the nation by Poets and Writers' magazine. McMicken's paleontology program is ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Carl H. Lindner College of Business
    Carl H. Lindner College of Business
    The Carl H. Lindner College of Business, also referred to as the "LCB", is a college of the University of Cincinnati. The college is located in Carl Lindner Hall, named in honor of local businessman Carl H. Lindner Jr.. As of June 21st, 2011 the college has been named after Lindner in honor of the...

     (LCB)
    , one of the top business schools in southern Ohio, particularly known for its programs in operations management
    Operations management
    Operations management is an area of management concerned with overseeing, designing, and redesigning business operations in the production of goods and/or services. It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient in terms of using as little resources as needed, and...

    , accounting, information systems and marketing
    Marketing
    Marketing is the process used to determine what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development. It generates the strategy that underlies sales techniques, business communication, and business developments...

     as well as the prestigious Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS and the Kolodzik Business Scholars programs which consist of some of the top future business professionals in the country. UC is the fifth most influential real estate research institution in the U.S., based on the quality of faculty research and literary citations in journals and has tenth ranked undergraduate accounting program in the U.S.
  • Clermont College
    University of Cincinnati Clermont College
    The University of Cincinnati Clermont College, also known as UC Clermont, is a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati. UC Clermont is situated on in Batavia, Ohio....

     (CLER)
    (regional campus)
  • College-Conservatory of Music
    University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
    The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music is the performing arts college of the University of Cincinnati and is one of the nation's leading music conservatories. In its most recent rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati sixth nationally among university programs...

     (CCM)
    , a prestigious performing arts school, ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News and World Report and particularly renowned for its voice, composition, piano, musical theater, orchestra, wind studies, drama, and Theater Design departments.

  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
    University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
    The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, commonly referred to as DAAP, is a college of the University of Cincinnati. Located in the university's main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, DAAP is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious design schools in the...

     (DAAP)
    , a highly internationally-ranked design school, particularly known for its programs in interior design
    Interior design
    Interior design describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an effective setting for the range of human activities are to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects...

     (ranked best in the nation), architecture
    Architecture
    Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

    , and industrial design
    Industrial design
    Industrial design is the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and production...

     (both ranked second), as well as graphic design
    Graphic design
    Graphic design is a creative process – most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form – undertaken in order to convey a specific message to a targeted audience...

     and urban planning
    Urban planning
    Urban planning incorporates areas such as economics, design, ecology, sociology, geography, law, political science, and statistics to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities....

     (both ranked in the top 20).
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
    University of Cincinnati College of Education Criminal Justice and Human Services
    The University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services is a college of the University of Cincinnati and is located in Teachers College and Dyer Hall on the university's main campus in Cincinnati, Ohio...

     (CECH)
    , its criminal justice program is ranked 3rd nationally by U.S. News and World Report
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), as of June 2009, the College of Applied Science and the College of Engineering officially merged to form the new college. The college is regularly ranked as one of the top 75 engineering colleges in the country.
    • College of Engineering (ENGR), recognized as having the first co-operative education program in the United States. Winston Koch invented the first electronic organ
      Electronic organ
      An electronic organ is an electronic keyboard instrument which was derived from the harmonium, pipe organ and theatre organ. Originally, it was designed to imitate the sound of pipe organs, theatre organs, band sounds, or orchestral sounds....

       here.
    • College of Applied Science (CAS), organized as the Ohio Mechanics Institute (OMI) in 1828, it merged with UC in 1969 and was renamed the OMI College of Applied Science in 1979. Referred to as the College of Applied Science, CAS offered programs in the engineering technologies and related areas.
  • The Graduate School, a collaborative unit of all the university's colleges responsible for providing centralized administrative services for all postgraduate programs.
  • College of Law
    University of Cincinnati College of Law
    The University of Cincinnati College of Law is the fourth oldest continually running law school in the United States and a founding member of the Association of American Law Schools. It was started in 1833 as the Cincinnati Law School...

    , the fourth oldest continually running law school in the country and alma mater of William Howard Taft
    William Howard Taft
    William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States...

    , the only person to serve both as U.S. President and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Taft also served as the college's dean when it integrated with the University of Cincinnati in 1896. Cincinnati is one of only six law schools in America to have matriculated a U.S. President and a Supreme Court justice. A statue of the former president stands near the campus law building.
  • College of Medicine
    University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research...

    , ranked among the best 40 medical schools by U.S. News and World Report, it includes both a leading teaching hospital
    Teaching hospital
    A teaching hospital is a hospital that provides clinical education and training to future and current doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, in addition to delivering medical care to patients...

     and several biomedical research laboratories. In the 1950s Albert Sabin
    Albert Sabin
    Albert Bruce Sabin was an American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine.-Life:...

     developed the live polio vaccine
    Vaccine
    A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe or its toxins...

     at the College of Medicine. Diphenhydramine
    Diphenhydramine
    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is a first-generation antihistamine possessing anticholinergic, antitussive, antiemetic, and sedative properties which is mainly used to treat allergies. Like most other first-generation antihistamines, the drug also has a powerful hypnotic effect, and for this reason...

     (Benadryl
    Benadryl
    Benadryl is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare...

    ) was developed here by George Rieveschl
    George Rieveschl
    Dr. George Rieveschl was an American chemist and professor. He was the inventor of the popular antihistamine diphenhydramine , which he first made during a search for synthetic alternatives to scopolamine....

     in 1946. UC also established the first emergency medicine
    Emergency medicine
    Emergency medicine is a medical specialty in which physicians care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries which require immediate medical attention. While not usually providing long-term or continuing care, emergency medicine physicians diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake acute...

     residency program. UC offers a dual-admissions program known as Connections to high school students applying for undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati.
  • College of Nursing
    University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research...

    , recognized as having the first bachelor’s degree program in nursing.
  • James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
    University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
    The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center is a healthcare center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a major source of education, medical care, and research in Greater Cincinnati and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research...

    , is one of the most prestigious and competitive pharmacy programs in the US and is ranked 32rd nationally by U.S. News and World Report. It was founded in 1850 as the first pharmacy school west of the Alleghenies, and its graduates have a 100% placement rate prior to graduation.
  • Blue Ash College (UCBA) (regional campus, located in Blue Ash, Ohio
    Blue Ash, Ohio
    Blue Ash is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, and an inner suburb of Cincinnati, which is located just to the south. The population was 12,513 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Blue Ash is located at ....

    )


UC is also the home of the Institute for Policy Research, a multidisciplinary research organization which opened in 1971. The center performs a variety of surveys and polls
Opinion poll
An opinion poll, sometimes simply referred to as a poll is a survey of public opinion from a particular sample. Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by conducting a series of questions and then extrapolating generalities in ratio or within confidence...

 on public opinion throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, primarily through telephone surveys.

Honors program


Each year UC brings in roughly 300 students to the University Honors Program and usually includes the top 5%-8% of students that apply to UC each year. The average credentials for an UC Honors students is an ACT score of 32 or higher, an SAT score of 1400 or higher (critical reading and math combined), a class rank in the top 10%, and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.8. The program emphasizes experiential learning and engages students in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities. The program enriches the UC experience of academically talented and motivated students through coursework and out-of-class experiences. The Honors Program focuses on the four pillars of honors:
  • Community Engagement
  • Global studies
  • Leadership
  • Research & Creative Arts


Curriculum & Seminars
  • Honors courses mesh with major and general education requirements so students can graduate from University Honors without completing extra courses and provide students with priority registration, smaller class sizes, and more academically strenuous expectations from professors. Honors seminars allow honors students to broaden their intellectual horizons regardless of the discipline in which they are majoring. Students may also fulfill honors requirements through experiential learning.


Housing
  • On-campus Honors housing provides honors students with a close-knit environment of like minded students. Honors housing provides students a network of students taking similar classes and begins fostering long-term relationships.


Organizations and activities
  • The UC LeaderShape Institute is an opportunity for new honors students to spend six days creating a comprehensive and powerful vision for the future that defines a bold change for your community, group, cause, or organization and prepares them for their time at UC. Other ways to get involved in the Honors Program are the University Honors Association (UHA), Honor Societies, Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA), and the National Collegiate Honors Council
    National Collegiate Honors Council
    The National Collegiate Honors Council is the United States non-profit professional association of undergraduate honors programs, colleges, directors, deans, faculty, staff, and students...

    .

International activities


The university has a large, diverse international student body, with approximately 2,500 students drawn from over 110 countries. The largest number of foreign students are from India and China with a significant number from France as well. Most international students study at the graduate level, although the university is now aggressively recruiting more talented students into undergraduate fields. To this end, UC is now creating a network of official representatives to assist interested students throughout the world.

A number of new international activities are positioning UC as a leading international innovator among US universities. UC is the first American university to benchmark its international student services, using an instrument known as the International Student Barometer (ISB). In the Fall 2006 survey, UC benchmarked with the highest overall international student satisfaction score among the 40 participating institutions. UC is also among the first universities to pilot the new Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, created by the Forum on education abroad
Forum on education abroad
The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501 non-profit association recognized by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the standard-developing organization for the field of education abroad. It is located on the campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania...

.

International collaboration


UC recently initiated a strategy of "comprehensive engagement" with key foreign institutions. The first of these with which a formal agreement was signed was Shandong University, of Jinan, China. In addition to developing a range of activities across their many colleges, the two universities have agreed to create a Joint Center for Urban Research, with offices on both campuses. UC's new COSMIC database (Cincinnati Online System for Managing International Collaboration) provides a view of its international relationships.

Study and co-op abroad


UC has offered the opportunity to study or work abroad in over 80 countries since 2003. There are four types of study abroad opportunities at UC:
  • Exchange programs: These are run in collaboration with UC's partner institutions. They offer short-term and long-term options and they cost the same amount of tuition as UC.
  • External programs: These offer packaged costs, meaning students pay a general fee that typically includes; housing, tuition, meals, excursions, books, health insurance, on-site advising, and a host of other services.
  • UC Faculty-Led programs: These are organized and led by the university's very own professors.
  • College-specific programs: These offer students the opportunity to study abroad with their cohort. For example, the College of Business has a program in Nantes, France and the College of Nursing has a clinical program in Honduras.


The university offers additional opportunities such as international co-op, internships, research, and service learning abroad and can last anywhere from a week over spring break to a full academic year spent abroad. UC International is the office that oversees these programs and offers several scholarships and grants to help fund international experience as well. The programs offered can be program or college specific and apply directly towards degree completion, or used to satisfy area studies or minors.

Research


The University of Cincinnati has a long history of both undergraduate and graduate research and in 2010 received the most research funding in the history of the university at more than $443 million, which is a 17% percent increase over 2009. Additionally, corporate research topped $15.2 million, an increase of 21% over the previous year. The university was first classified by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying, or grouping, colleges and universities in the United States. The primary purpose of the framework is for educational research and analysis, where it is often important to identify groups of roughly...

 as a "Research 1" university, since renamed "RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)". Recently, The Center at Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a public research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona...

 placed the University of Cincinnati as a "Public University Ranking in the Top 20 public research universities in the United States and The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty, staff members and administrators....

 named UC as a "Research Heavyweight".

Research at the University of Cincinnati is not just limited to labs. Students have the opportunity to take part in opportunities from medical research, to engineering labs, to creating sustainable technologies and designing buildings. UC has dozens of research centers across all 13 colleges at UC and offers research opportunities in more than 250 programs while faculty and students are awarded an average of 11 patents each year. As recently as April 2010, the University of Cincinnati has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the prestigious Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities
The Association of American Universities is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education...

 and has secured more research funding in recent years than several current members.

Ohio Centers of Excellence



The Ohio Centers of Excellence were designed to recognize the extensive research at universities in Ohio and encourage the development of new technologies and techniques to help retain and create Ohio jobs. Most recently the College-Conservatory of Music was honored for its excellence in Cultural & Societal Transformation and is the only performing arts program in Ohio to earn the designation:
  • Advanced Energy: Sustaining the Urban Environment
  • Advanced Transportation and Aerospace: Intelligent Air & Space Vehicle Energy Systems
  • Biomedicine and Health Care: Transforming Health Care in the 21st Century
  • Cultural & Societal Transformation: Music and Theater Arts
  • Cultural & Societal Transformation: Center for Design and Innovation
  • Enabling Technologies: Materials and Sensors, Nanoscale Sensor Technology

Discoveries


There have been several discoveries, inventions, accomplishments, and "firsts" at the University of Cincinnati and by its graduates.
  • First co-operative education programHerman Schneider
    Herman Schneider
    Herman Schneider , engineer, architect, and educator, was the main founder of cooperative education in the USA.-Framework:While at Lehigh University at the beginning of the 20th Century, he concluded that the traditional classroom was insufficient for technical students...

  • First oral polio vaccine
    Polio vaccine
    Two polio vaccines are used throughout the world to combat poliomyelitis . The first was developed by Jonas Salk and first tested in 1952. Announced to the world by Salk on April 12, 1955, it consists of an injected dose of inactivated poliovirus. An oral vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin...

    Albert Sabin
    Albert Sabin
    Albert Bruce Sabin was an American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine.-Life:...

  • First observations leading to the National Weather ServiceCleveland Abbe
    Cleveland Abbe
    Cleveland Abbe was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps, and weather forecasts. Congress in 1870 established the U.S. Weather Bureau and...

  • First antihistamine (Benadryl
    Benadryl
    Benadryl is a brand name allergy medicine marketed over-the-counter by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Prior to 2007, Benadryl was marketed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare...

    )
    George Rieveschl
    George Rieveschl
    Dr. George Rieveschl was an American chemist and professor. He was the inventor of the popular antihistamine diphenhydramine , which he first made during a search for synthetic alternatives to scopolamine....

  • Designer of the Golden Gate Bridge
    Golden Gate Bridge
    The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to...

    - Joseph B. Strauss
  • First electronic organ – Winston Kock
  • First use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor
  • First bachelor’s degree program in nursing
    Nursing
    Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death....

  • First emergency medicine residency program
  • First degree program offered via satellite

  • Libraries


    The University of Cincinnati has 14 libraries, which are housed in 11 different facilities. This also includes the Digital Projects Department. The university library system has holdings of over 4 million volumes and 70,000 periodicals. The average circulation is around 451,815 items and 116,532 reference transactions. The University of Cincinnati is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
    Association of Research Libraries
    The Association of Research Libraries is an organization of the leading research libraries in North America. As of October 2006, it comprises 123 libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar missions, aspirations, and achievements...

    . This is a collection of 123 libraries at research-intensive institutions in the US and Canada. UC is also part of OhioLINK
    OhioLINK
    The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff at 88 institutions, OhioLINK’s membership includes 16 public universities, 23 community/technical...

     which gives students access to libraries across 16 public universities, 23 community/technical colleges, and 49 private colleges with tens of millions of volumes at their fingertips.
    • Walter C. Langsam Library (main library)
      • Named after a former president of the university, Langsam Library is the main and largest library on campus. It offers a 24/7 computer lab named UCIT@Langsam which is available to students for computer, printing, copying and study use. It is also a Federal Depository Library Program, allowing students free access to thousands of federal publications.
    • Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (formerly AIT&L)
    • Archives and Rare Books Library
    • Business & Economics Library (Langsam)
    • Ralph E. Oesper Chemistry-Biology Library
    • John Miller Burnam Classical Library
    • Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library
    • Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
    • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
    • College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library
    • Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library
    • Robert S. Marx Law Library
    • Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
    • Clermont College Library
    • Raymond Walters College Library

    Athletics




    The university competes in 18 Division I (NCAA) sports and its athletics teams are known as the "Bearcat
    Binturong
    The Binturong , also known as the Asian Bearcat, the Palawan Bearcat, or simply the Bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is the only member of its genus...

    s". Since July 1, 2005, they have been members of the Big East Conference
    Big East Conference
    The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of sixteen universities in the eastern half of the United States. The conference's 17 members participate in 24 NCAA sports...

    . They were previously members of Conference USA
    Conference USA
    Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I in all sports...

    , of which they were a founding member, the Great Midwest Conference
    Great Midwest Conference
    The Great Midwest Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference which existed from 1991 to 1995.It was formed in 1990 with six members--Cincinnati and Memphis State from the Metro Conference; UAB from the Sun Belt Conference; Marquette and Saint Louis from the Midwestern Collegiate...

    , the Metro Conference, and the Mid-American Conference
    Mid-American Conference
    The Mid-American Conference is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college athletic conference with a membership base in the Great Lakes region that stretches from Western New York to Illinois. Nine of the twelve full member schools are in Ohio and Michigan, with single members...

    , among others.

    The university's most well-known rivalries are with Miami University
    Miami RedHawks
    Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, features 18 different varsity level sports teams for men and women, all of which are known as the Miami RedHawks...

    , the University of Louisville
    Louisville Cardinals
    The Louisville Cardinals are the athletic teams representing the University of Louisville. A member of the Big East Conference since 2005, they are known nationally as traditional powers in men's basketball, women's volleyball, and dance team...

     and Xavier University. The Bearcats lost to their arch rival, the Musketeers, in 2010 but defeated them in 2011 and now hold a 48 to 30 lead in their annual contest, the Crosstown Shootout
    Crosstown Shootout
    The Crosstown shootout is an annual men's college basketball game played between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. The two schools are separated by in Cincinnati, making the archrivalry the closest major rivalry in the country. The game has been played since 1927. In recent...

    . UC is known for its rich tradition in basketball, but have enjoyed recent a successful decade in football which is the fifth oldest program in college football, having started collegiate play in 1885 in the first collegiate football game in the State of Ohio. Besides its varsity sports, the university also has a diverse number of intercollegiate club sports teams and has recently passed legislation to distinguish some clubs as Club Varsity. Some include the Wrestling club and the club Rowing team, which produced 2004 Olympian Kelly Salchow.

    National championships



    The university has four individual and six team championships. The Bearcats won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
    NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
    The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single-elimination tournament held each spring in the United States, featuring 68 college basketball teams, to determine the national championship in the top tier of college basketball...

     in 1961 and 1962, both times against Ohio State
    Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
    The Lucas Sapp men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes won their only National Championship in 1960 and have made a total of 21 NCAA Tournament appearances...

    . Charles Keating
    Charles Keating
    Charles Humphrey Keating Jr. is an American athlete, lawyer, real estate developer, banker, and financier, most known for his role in the savings and loan scandal of the late 1980s....

     won the 1946 200m butterfly national title for UC as a member of the men's swimming team and most recently, Josh Schneider
    Josh Schneider
    Josh Schneider is an American swimmer. He is a two-time medallist at the Short Course Worlds and currently holds the American record in the 50 m freestyle .-Swimming career:...

     did the same in the 50 yards (45.7 m) freestyle in 2010. In women's diving, Pat Evans (3 m Dive – 1989) and Becky Ruehl (10 m dive – 1996) have brought home titles for the Bearcats. The UC Dance Team has won 4 National Championships from 2004 through 2006 and again in 2009. They are the first team in UC history to ever capture three consecutive national titles. They remain one of the top dance programs in the country and are the winningest team in University of Cincinnati history. In 2009 the dance team was also selected to represent the United States of America in the first ever world dance championships where they won the gold medal in all three dance categories.

    Notable athletics alumni include: Baseball
    Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

     Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax
    Sandy Koufax
    Sanford "Sandy" Koufax is a former left-handed baseball pitcher who played his entire 12-year Major League Baseball career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers...

     and Miller Huggins
    Miller Huggins
    Miller James Huggins , nicknamed "Mighty Mite", was a baseball player and manager. He managed the powerhouse New York Yankee teams of the 1920s and won six American League pennants and three World Series championships....

    ; Basketball Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson
    Oscar Robertson
    Oscar Palmer Robertson , nicknamed "The Big O", is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks...

     and Jack Twyman
    Jack Twyman
    John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman is an American former professional basketball player and sports broadcaster.-Playing career:...

    ; Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

     first baseman Kevin Youkilis
    Kevin Youkilis
    Kevin Edmund Youkilis , also known as "Youk" , is an American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball...

    ; Colorado Rapids
    Colorado Rapids
    The Colorado Rapids are an American professional soccer club based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado which competes in Major League Soccer , the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league...

     forward Omar Cummings
    Omar Cummings
    Omar Cummings is a Jamaican international footballer who plays professionally for the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer, as a forward.-Youth and amateur:...

    ; Denver Nuggets
    Denver Nuggets
    The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. They play in the National Basketball Association . They were founded as the Denver Rockets in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association, and became one of that league's more successful teams...

     forward Kenyon Martin
    Kenyon Martin
    Kenyon Lee Martin is an American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "K-Mart", he plays for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China. He was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft, and has played in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets...

    ; and tennis great Tony Trabert
    Tony Trabert
    Marion Anthony Trabert is a retired American tennis champion and long-time tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivational speaker...

    .

    Student athletes


    In May 2006, Athletic Director (AD) Thomas introduced his vision for Bearcat Athletics, aptly titled CATAPULT. Thomas's five-year vision for UC's 18-sport intercollegiate program was launched six months after his hiring as AD. The plan focuses on three main initiatives: winning BIG EAST team championships, high-level academic achievement, and a comprehensive integration with the greater Cincinnati community. This action initiative tracks UC's 18 teams towards BIG EAST Championships in every sport within the next five years, encourages continued leadership by UC student-athletes in academics, and stresses community engagement. CATAPULT —an acronym for Championships, Academics, and Together— sets the goal that in the next five years UC will win a BIG EAST championship in every sport; UC's student-athletes will lead the general student body in graduation rate and grade point average; and UC's student-athletes and coaches will engage the Cincinnati community in service.
    During the 2006 Fall Quarter, the first under the CATAPULT plan, UC's sports teams made major improvements in academics, achieving an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.938. Additionally, 11 of the 17 squads posted team GPAs higher than the general UC student body GPA of 2.965.
    • The Bearcat men's basketball team made the greatest improvement in the classroom, as its 2.875 team GPA a half a grade point better than that of last year's squad for Fall Quarter. Five Bearcats had GPAs of 3.0 or above with two student-athletes making the Dean's List.
    • The Bearcat women's soccer team also earned a national Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for having a team GPA of at least 3.2 for the 2005–06 school year.
    • A total of 247 student-athletes from UC's athletic squads were named to either the Bearcat or the Topcat Honor Roll. To qualify for the Bearcat Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49 for the quarter, while Topcat honorees must maintain between a 3.5 and a 4.0 GPA.


    In 2006, four of the six UC fall sports teams improved their finish in the final BIG EAST conference standings over that of Fall 2005. The Bearcat teams collectively posted an improvement of three places. UC's men's soccer team became the first Bearcat squad to claim a BIG EAST title, winning the Red Division of the league's regular season race. Most recently, football won the Big East Championship in 2008 and 2009 and women's volleyball won the Big East regular season title in 2010.

    In December 2007 ESPN
    ESPN
    Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming....

     stated that if academics and athletics Achievement were factored in, that Cincinnati team would be playing in the BCS Championship game. UC finished the season with a 10–3 record and a #17 national ranking.

    Athletic facilities


    All of the athletic facilities (with the exception of Fifth Third Arena and Marge Schott Stadium) are open 24/7 for student use.
    • Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village
      • Commissioned as part of UC's entrance into the Big East and serves as the centerpiece of UC's athletic facilities. It opened in 2006 and includes the Richard E. Lindner Center, which provides training, meeting, studying, and classroom space, as well as the George and Helen Smith Athletics Museum. Also located here is the Sheakley Lawn, which is reserved for students and club sports.
    • Marge Schott Stadium
      Marge Schott Stadium
      Marge Schott Stadium is a baseball stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the home field of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats college baseball team. The stadium holds 3,085 people and opened for baseball in 2004. It is named after former Cincinnati reds owner Marge Schott, who willed $2,000,000...

      • Home to the UC Baseball team. It is named for the former owner of the Cincinnati Reds
        Cincinnati Reds
        The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are members of the National League Central Division. The club was established in 1882 as a charter member of the American Association and joined the National League in 1890....

        , Marge Schott
        Marge Schott
        Margaret Unnewehr Schott was the managing general partner, president and CEO of the National League's Cincinnati Reds franchise from 1984 to 1999...

        , and replaced Johnny Bench Field. Shortly after this facility opened in 2006, it was named by Big East coaches and players as the best baseball facility in the conference.
    • Armory Fieldhouse
      Armory Fieldhouse
      Armory Fieldhouse is an on-campus facility located at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was built in 1954 to replace the old Schmidlapp Gymnasium, and originally was used as the home for the Bearcats men's basketball team, who opened the building with a 97-65 win over Indiana on...


      • Home of UC indoor Track and Field teams and former home of the men's and women's Basketball teams
    • Fifth Third Arena
      Fifth Third Arena
      Fifth Third Arena is a 13,176-seat multi-purpose arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, named for Fifth Third Bank. The arena opened in 1989. It is home to the University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team. It is located in the Myrl H. Shoemaker Center, which was the name of the arena as...

      • Home to UC Men's and Women's Basketball teams
    • Nippert Stadium
      Nippert Stadium
      Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio is the University of Cincinnati's football stadium, home to their Bearcats football team in rudimentary form since 1901, and as a complete stadium since 1924, making it the fourth oldest playing site and fifth oldest stadium in college football.In 1895, the...

      • Home to UC's Football and Women's Lacrosse teams
    • Ben and Dee Gettler Stadium
      • Home to UC Men's and Women's Soccer and Track and Field teams
    • Trabert-Talbert Tennis Center
      • Home to UC Women's Tennis teams
    • Keating Aquatics Center
      • Home to UC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams
    • Sheakley Athletic Complex
      • New facility constructed in 2010 that provides one full and one half football field field for varsity teams to practice on and after phase two finishes, a permanent home for the Women's Lacrosse team. From November to February a temporary bubble is inflated over the facility to provide teams practice space during cold months.

    Center for First Year Experience



    The Center for First-Year Experience provides leadership for each student's first-year experience and related academic program. The center serves as a resource for all the university’s undergraduate colleges and programs. This collaboration between UC colleges, academic programs, and students groups allow freshman to continue the transition from high school to college. The program is designed to help freshmen and their faculty to develop relationships that will continue and grow throughout their time at the University of Cincinnati.

    Learning communities


    Many students at the University of Cincinnati have the opportunity to participate in learning communities. These are diverse groups of students and faculty in which 20–25 students have at least two classes together throughout their first year on campus. Students have the opportunity to join these based on their major or area of study. There are nearly 120 learning communities to chose from. They are offered in the following colleges: College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, College of Nursing, and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Many of these groups have specialized courses taught by their academic adviser.

    Organizations


    Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD) oversees over 300 registered student organizations ranging from student government to religious organizations to student government. Housed in the Steger Student Life Center, the divisions overseeing these groups include Club Sports Board, Diversity Education, Greek Life, Leadership Development, Programming, RAPP, and Student Government. Additionally, there are several other Student Life Offices on campus, such as the African American Cultural & Resource Center, Bearcat Bands (the largest and oldest student group at UC), Early Learning Center, Ethnic Programs & Services, University Judicial Affairs, Resident Education & Development, Wellness Center, and the Women's Center.

    Service learning


    Each year students at the University of Cincinnati log tens thousands of hours of community service on campus and in the surrounding city and communities. The University of Cincinnati was one of the first universities in the country to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement
    Community engagement
    Community engagement refers to the process by which community benefit organizations and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community...

     focused university and was one of only 35 research universities on this list. Among the hundreds of events that take place annually, two of the largest and most successful student run community service events are the 18-hour Relay for Life and the 24-hour Cincinnati Dance Marathon. In support of the American Cancer Society’s education, advocacy and research programs, UC’s Relay for Life raised more than $126,000 in 2010 when over 1,800 students and 170+ teams participated by collecting pledges and walking the relay route through McMicken Commons on main campus. The event was recognized as one of the top 10 collegiate Relay for Life events in the nation and the largest Relay for Life in their region, which includes Ohio and Pennsylvania. Although the Cincinnati Dance Marathon at UC has only been taking place in the Campus Recreation Center for a few years, in 2010 500 students danced all night to raise $13,500 in donations and then in 2011 raised nearly $24,000 for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Fraternity and sorority life


    Fraternities and Sororities have been a part of the university since 1870. Currently, there are over 1,400 students participating in fraternities and sororities, which represents approximately 6% of the undergraduate population. 50 chapters have called UC home over the years, and currently includes 36 social fraternities and sororities: 19 Interfraternity Council fraternities, 8 Panhellenic Council sororities, 7 National Pan-Hellenic Council (3 fraternities and 4 sororities), and 2 non-affiliated (Delta Phi Lambda and Phi Sigma Rho) organizations.

    Student media


    There are several media outlets for university students. The student newspaper is The News Record and has been in production for more than 130 years, taking its current name in 1936. It is an independent, student run newspaper and not attached to any academic program and therefore any student, regardless of program, is able to apply and work for the newspaper. There is a student-run radio station, named Bearcast that is housed in the College-Conservatory of Music on campus. The programming streams online as opposed to a traditional radio station and, like the News Record, is open to any student attending the university. There is also a television station called UCast.

    Dining


    UC Housing & Food Services runs three award winning dining centers: Center Court, MarketPointe, and Stadium View Café. Meal plans are purchased at the beginning of each year and students living in residence halls are required to purchase one. There are also independent meal plans that students not living in residence halls may purchase. There is also a food court in the Tangeman University Center (student union) and many other restaurants and cafes are also available on campus.

    UC is regularly recognized for excellent dining centers and restaurants and they have been awarded multiple awards since 2005. CenterCourt has received the greatest acclaims for UC dining, winning for best concept in 2007 and Grand Prize in 2006 National Association of College and University Food Services' awards. CenterCourt and Market Pointe Dining Program received the honorable mention award in 2009 and Market Pointe@Siddal received an honorable mention in 2008 and a Silver Award in 2005. In 2011, UC's Mick and Mack's Contemporary Café, one of the full service restaurants on campus, received the bronze award with Brown University's Blue room. UC placed third in the category of 'Retail sales – Single concept'.

    Housing



    Nearly 4,000 students live on campus in eight residence halls that offer both traditional and suite style options. Students also have the option to live in themed housing which include (among others) honors, business, engineering, etc. specific floors. UC Housing & Food Services manages eight undergraduate residence halls:
    • Calhoun Hall
    • Campus Recreation Center Housing (CRC is only available to students who are sophomores or older)
    • Dabney Hall
    • Daniels Hall
    • Siddall Hall
    • Jefferson Complex which consists of Schneider Hall and Turner Hall. (JCSH, JSTH)
    • Stratford Heights (as of Summer 2009)
    • Morgens Hall (after renovation, re-opening as undergraduate housing in Autumn 2013)
    • Scioto Hall (scheduled to re-open in the future as undergraduate housing)


    Two off-campus university-affiliated (but not university-managed) housing options were introduced in 2005: Stratford Heights and University Park Apartments. All leases in the Stratford Heights housing area have been terminated, and control of the housing complex reverted to University control as residence hall in Summer 2009.

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