University of Cincinnati Office of the President

University of Cincinnati Office of the President
Welcome from President Ono


Each week seems to bring us exciting news of more accolades for the University of Cincinnati. From our “world’s most amazing recreation center” and our acclaimed campus architecture to our national awards for economic development impact and students’ return on investment, we are gaining recognition as a great choice in higher education. Our marketing campaign sums it up with two words: “Cincinnati Smart.” It’s a succinct way of saying that UC offers our students a competitive edge by giving hands-on experience offered through the world’s first co-op program, internships, international study, research opportunities and studios that tackle real-world business projects as well as social issues. Augmenting the advantage that UC extends are our top-ranked programs in design, music, medicine and criminal justice, along with our No. 3 ranking as an “up-and-coming” university by U.S. News & World Report and our Bearcats success on the playing field.

Followers on social media know that I am so energized and inspired by what our university is accomplishing that I have dubbed UC the #HottestCollegeinAmerica. For me, this caption represents an institution that has no interest in resting on a ranking, no problem in pushing boundaries and reimagining what’s possible, and no doubt in its ability to transform lives via first-class teaching, research, health care, leadership and service. It speaks to the keen sense of purpose, pride and progress that emanates from every corner of our campus.

Take a look and I hope you will agree that UC is much more than a beautiful campus. It’s a smart choice, and it’s the place to be.

Go UC and go Bearcats!