University of Cincinnati: Narrative Description

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2624 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Tel: (513)556-6000
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Cincinnati System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1819. Setting: 137-acre urban campus. Endowment: $870.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $119.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,360 per student. Total enrollment: 27,178. Faculty: 1,193 (1,151 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 11,430 applied, 88% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 15,858 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 3,270 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 123 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 14% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 17% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; visual/performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 11/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $7005 full-time, $233 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,977 full-time, $594 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1374 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $8004. College room only: $5142. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 3,134 students; 3,257 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Langsam Library plus 7 others with 2.4 million microform titles, 16,560 serials, 51,224 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $21.1 million. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Called by Longfellow, "The Queen City of the West," Cincinnati was founded in 1788 and was named Losantiville. The following year the name was changed to Cincinnati, after the Society of Cincinnati. The city is the third largest in Ohio and is situated on a series of plateaus above the Ohio River surrounded by hills. The altitude varies from 435 to 938 feet. Some of the industries located here are Proctor & Gamble Co., General Electric Co., Ford Motor Co., and the Kroger Co. The Cincinnati Convention-Exposition Center provides facilities for meetings as well as 95,000 square feet of exhibition space. Cultural facilities include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; Cincinnati is famous as a center of music and art. Recreational facilities are numerous. Among the points of interest are the Carew Tower Observatory, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, King's Island which is a recreational facility, Hebrew Union College Museum, Mount Airy Forest, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Stowe House, and Taft Museum.