Points of Pride

Bearcats are always Game Day ready.

The top-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and their pursuit of a historic football season take center stage, hosting ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time ever. New eyes are on Cincinnati, but Cincinnati isn’t new to rising to the occasion.

Here, in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, nearly 47,000 students – and 320,000 alumni across the world – know that Bearcats have been pursuing limitless opportunities since 1819. From creating the world’s first oral polio vaccine to inventing cooperative education, our unstoppable commitment to innovation and experience knows no limits. Our top-ranked co-op program prepares all Bearcats to take the field­–in their industry–ready to rise to the occasion and conquer whatever comes Next.

We invented cooperative education more than 100 years ago. So it only makes sense that we continue to innovate all aspects of experience-based learning—from internships and service spring breaks, to virtual co-ops and undergraduate research projects.

  • Top 5 for co-ops and internships -U.S. News & World Report
  • Co-op earnings: collective $65M per year, working in 22 countries and 44 states for more than 1,300 employers.
  • Average earnings: $10,500 per semester
  • Average student loan debt 12.2% lower than at peer institutions
  • 100% student participation in experience-based learning

Vibrant, big-city opportunity. Midwest hospitality. Rising tides raise all ships, and just like Bearcats, our city is on a rise to new heights. Cincinnati is more than part of our name. It’s our gateway to professional growth and our source for inspiration. No matter who you are, or what you’re passionate about, there is something here for everyone.


University of Cincinnati is the leading Research 1 university in the region. And our commitment to innovation is reflected in the heart of Cincinnati’s innovation district, at the 1819 Innovation Hub, our 100,000 square-foot facility dedicated to collaborative discovery. Through inclusion, innovation, and impact, we’re solving problems that matter.

  • Top 3 % in research expenditures
  • Research 2030: our 10-year plan to invest and grow our research focus
  • Makerspace: 12,000 square-foot makerspace and microfactory
  • Venture Lab: rapidly curated startup opportunities, connecting UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni to talent and funding 
  • Corporate Innovation Spaces: shared facilities and front-door service to UC’s resources, research and talent.