The University of Cincinnati is an open research university that was established in 1819. One of the oldest institutions of higher education in Cincinnati and the second largest in the state of Ohio, the University has played a significant role in several key science and health discoveries. Spanning over 300 years of history as a research pioneer, the University of Cincinnati is responsible for several key inventions, including the electronic organ, antihistamine, the heart-lung machine, and the oral polio vaccine.
The total enrolment at the University of Cincinnati for the year 2019-20 saw a new all-time record of 46, 338 students, of which 3,518 were from international countries. To promote education for all, the university also provides a variety of scholarships and grants ranging from $1,500 to full tuition coverage.
The University of Cincinnati maintains three campuses namely, West Campus, Medical Campus, and Victory Parkway Campus. The West Campus is the main campus of the university and houses 62 buildings. The second campus, Medical Campus, is home to about 19 buildings. It houses the College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Medicine, and Winkle College of Pharmacy. Few hospitals are also located at this campus, which includes Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati VA Medical Centre, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The third campus is Victory Parkway Campus which is home to the College of Applied Sciences.
The university has a number of departments that provide a wide range of subjects to the students, giving them a huge scope to choose the subjects according to their field of interest. A few of the departments are the Department of Art and Sciences, Department of Business, Department of Design, Art, and Architecture, Department of Medicine and Nursing, Department of Pharmacy, and the Department of Performing Arts. In addition, the University of Cincinnati is home to the Institute for Policy Research.
The University of Cincinnati hosts various club sports which include the Bearcat hockey team and the club rowing team among several others. The University also has 14 libraries, which are housed in 11 different facilities and is home to over 4 million volumes and 70,000 periodicals. The Walter C. Langsam Library is the main library of the University of Cincinnati.
The university boasts more than 300,000 active alumni worldwide and has a remarkable list of alumni that includes, Ashley Nkadi – Miss Black Ohio, 2017, Al Hirt – Winner of 20 Grammy Awards and known as the King of Trumpet, Tennessee Ernie – Marked his name on the Hall of Fame list, Evelyn Venable – First Model for Columbia Pictures, Hugh O’Brian – Golden Globe-winning actor and Earl Hamner – Emmy-winning producer, among several others.