About UC

A Historic University Committed to Educational Excellence

University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of academic rigor and real-world application. Each year, this public, research-focused university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 alumni living around the world. UC encompasses 4 campuses totaling 473 acres in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the largest employer in the region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has positioned itself as a leader in groundbreaking contributions to society. These honors and discoveries include the first antihistamine (Benadryl – George Rieveschl), co-op education, observations leading to the creation of the National Weather Service, the first electronic organ (Winston Kock), the first use of YAG laser to remove brain tumors, the first bachelor’s degree in nursing, the first degree program offered via satellite, and the oral polio vaccine.

The University is categorized at the highest level of higher education, as a Doctoral/Research University – Extensive by the Carnegie Commission. This organization recognizes the notable achievements of UC’s outstanding faculty, research, novel curriculum, and program accreditations.

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