Universities in Cincinnati, USA
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Cincinnati
  • 13 May, 2024: Latest CWUR Center for World University Rankings from CWUR Center for World University Rankings. University of Cincinnati in position #235.
  • 10 Apr, 2024: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies) updated with University of Cincinnati ranked highest among 14 listed universities in Cincinnati.
  • 06 Mar, 2024: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings. Includes 2 universities from Cincinnati.
  • 19 Dec, 2023: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Cincinnati ranked #235.

Cincinnati, Ohio is a city that’s known for its abundant Italianate architecture, its historic Over-the-Rhine neighbourhood, and great costs of living.

The city also hosts the annual Flying Pig Marathon for the athletes among us, and the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich.

For the students, there are 8 higher education institutions to choose from, meaning there’s likely an option that suits the needs of any student.


Rankings of universities in Cincinnati, USA 2024

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (based on 1166 student ratings)
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  • #288 
  • #290 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #106 
  • #691 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #72 
  • #233 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
Show 19 more rankings of University of Cincinnati and subject specific rankings for 10 subjects

  • #1085 
  • #1132 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #373 
  • #376 
US News Best National Universities
[Published 17 September, 2023]
  • #304 
  • #308 
Washington Monthly - National Universities
[Published 28 August, 2022]
Show 1 more rankings of Mount St. Joseph University and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

#3
USA

Union Institute & University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (based on 42 student ratings)
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  • #1292 
  • #1355 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1344 
  • #1417 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1408 
  • #8657 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]


#4
USA

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (based on 72 student ratings)
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  • #1336 
  • #1404 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1384 
  • #1458 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1551 
  • #9812 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#5
USA

God's Bible School and College

  • #1647 
  • #11539 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (based on 1043 student ratings)
  • #355 
  • #356 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #452 
  • #3520 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #481 
  • #499 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
Show 8 more rankings of Xavier University and subject specific rankings for 2 subjects

#7
USA

Cincinnati Christian University

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#8
USA

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

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Highest subject rankings of universities in Cincinnati

Law GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#28 
University of Cincinnati
Chemical Engineering NTU Rankings by Subject
#28 
University of Cincinnati
Education GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#51 
University of Cincinnati
Business US News: Best Online MBA Programs (US)
#78 
University of Cincinnati
Dentistry URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#106 
University of Cincinnati
Computer Science Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#125 
Xavier University
Psychology URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#148 
University of Cincinnati
Chemistry NTU Rankings by Subject
#159 
University of Cincinnati
Mathematics NTU Rankings by Subject
#292 
University of Cincinnati
Agriculture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#668 
University of Cincinnati

Student Opinions About Studying in Cincinnati

“Cincinnati is a great city by itself, but it’s also a nice place to live for having access to surrounding cities. Here in Cincinnati, you get the best aspects of a big city, while getting the living costs of a much smaller city.”

“I’ve lived all over the U.S but I always end up coming back to Cincinnati. It’s a city full of charm, with plenty to do throughout the year.”

“I would recommend those new to the city to try living near the Downtown area, so that they can be within walking distance of all the best shopping venues, and dining and entertainment options”

Cincinnati Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • The average rental prices in Cincinnati are very affordable compared to many other cities, at just $1,125 for a 2-bedroom apartment. Low rent prices free up disposable income for Cincinnati locals, improving their quality of life.

  • Employment opportunities are reasonably good in this city as a number of important multinational corporations operate here, such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger, and General Electric.

  • The neighbourhood known as Over-the-Rhine is known for its great selection of restaurants and nightlife venues, as in the main hangout of young people and students in Cincinnati.

CONS

  • There is a lack of options for public transportation. The city does have a city bus system, and a streetcar, but it only has 80 stops which is not enough in such a large city. Those living out in the suburbs will definitely need access to a car if they intend to be commuting into the city on the regular. Be warned however, that street parking is extremely limited, and the parking fees in garages are very pricey.

  • Residents often joke that the weather shows all four seasons every day. The weather can change dramatically with little to no warning in Cincinnati, which means that anybody making outdoor plans should also have a plan B.


6 out of 8 Universities in Cincinnati Ranked in at least one ranking

23 Different Rankings list Universities in Cincinnati (15 institution and 8 subject rankings)

8 Global Rankings rank Universities in Cincinnati Among TOP 200

Population: 310000

Elevation: 191 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: Ohio, Hamilton County

Living costs for students in Cincinnati:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 79* (21% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 63* (37% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 67* (33% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.15 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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University of Cincinnati ranks #1 in Cincinnati in our meta ranking composed of 112 university rankings.

Among all universities in Cincinnati University of Cincinnati is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where University of Cincinnati is listed.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Business (Business). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

Xavier University is ranked best in Cincinnati for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Xavier University.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

University of Cincinnati is ranked best in Cincinnati for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Cincinnati.

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4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:

Employer reputation 30% Alumni outcomes 25% Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25% Employer/Student Connections 10% Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:

Academic reputation 30% Employer reputation 20% Faculty/student ratio 10% International research network 10% Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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Forbes

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:

Quality Criteria 55% Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges in America, ranked by value:

Quality of education 33.33% Affordability 33.33% Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):

Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:

Outcomes 40% (employability) Resources 30% Engagement 20% (teaching) Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:

Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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