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The University of Cincinnati has an abbreviation referring it as Cincinnati or more commonly UC, is a all-inclusive public research university of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. and a vital part of education of the University System in Ohio. It was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College and is the oldest college of higher education in Cincinnati and it also has an annual admission of students of over 40,000, which made it the second largest university of Ohio and one of the famous universities in US. According to 2010 survey of education by Times Higher Education, UC was ranked on the top 100 universities in NA. And it was enlisted in top 200 universities all around the world. In 2011 edition, US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the UC have been ranked a Tier One university. UC was also enlisted in the Top 3 universities and was ranked number 3 best university in the country. In the academic year 2011-2012 the ranking of Leiden University kept UC at the 93rd place around the world and in the North America it was ranked in 63rd place according to the evaluation of top-cited publications.

UC garners about $500 million p.a. in research funding. It was rank 22nd among all civic universities in the United States. Many programs of the university are nationally ranked. And it includes architecture, anthropology classics, conducting, criminal justice, environmental science, composition, medicine, music, musical theater, neurology, opera, design, law, aerospace engineering, paleontology, pediatrics, cooperative education, pharmacy, and otolaryngology.

The college offers more than 100 bachelor degrees, more than 300 degree conceding programs, and also more than 600 total programs of study, which ranges from certificate level of doctorate and also the professional education. UC is the one of the largest single firm of Cincinnati, with an economic investment of about $3.5 billion every year. Cincinnati College and Medical College in Ohio was founded in Cincinnati in 1819. Local patron Dr. Drake funded and founded the Medical College of Ohio. William Lytle donated the land, and funded the Law College and Cincinnati College, and assisted as first president. The college endured only 6 years before monetary difficulties and was compelled to close. Daniel Drake re-established the college, which eventually joined with Cincinnati Law School, in 1835. Then in 1858, Charles McMicken died because of pneumonia and in his wish he had allocated $1 million for City of Cincinnati to found university. Then the board of directors changed the name of the institution changed to University of Cincinnati.


The university has many highly ranked programs. Princeton Review has enlisted UC in "Best 373 Colleges" since 2008 and London (UK) Times also ranked UC in 190th position among all the universities around the globe. UC was also ranked 69th best universities in United States. And in 2011, it was ranked 28th best public universities of U.S. Moreover, the persuasive “Academic Ranking of World Universities”, printed by “Shanghai Jiaotong University”, ranked UC in top 300 of more than 2,500 ranked worldwide and in the top 100 of American universities.

According to 2014 World Report and US News, University of Cincinnati was ranked 135th best university in US and it was also the 68th best public institute. UC was also listed in third among 23 “Up-and-Coming Schools” well-known as "National Universities" by US News. Administrators across the country were asked to nominate universities that recently made innovative and promising changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities, according to the college guide. Out of the following University of Cincinnati colleges and programs that are currently nationally ranked, 34th in the top 50.

The university also has a diverse, large international student body, with an approximation of 2,500 students are chosen from all over 110 countries. The largest no. of foreign students are from China and India also from France. Most international scholars study at graduate level, although the university is now aggressively enrolling more talented students in undergraduate fields. To this end, University of Cincinnati is now generating a network of authorized representatives to support interested scholars through the world.

A number of new international accomplishments are placing UC as a leading international pacesetter among US universities. UC is the first American university to scale its international student services, using an apparatus called as International Student Barometer (ISB). In the Fall 2006 survey, UC benchmarked with the highest overall international student satisfaction score among the 40 participating institutions. UC is also among the first universities to preliminary the new Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, shaped by the Forum on education abroad.

UC recently introduced a strategy "comprehensive engagement" with leading foreign institutions. The first of these with which a formal agreement was signed was Shandong University, of Jinan, China. In addition to developing a range of activities across their many colleges, the two universities have agreed to create a Joint Center for Urban Research, with offices on both campuses. UC's new COSMIC database (Cincinnati Online System for Managing International Collaboration) provides a view of its international relationships.

More information about the university is found in wiki and college own site. The official site of the college is www.uc.edu. UC has been provided with a whopping endowment of $1.01 billion as earned of start of the year November 2013. The total student enrolled in present is 42,656 including 31985 undergraduates and 10673 postgraduates. The university has 5928 academic staffs and 3889 administrative staffs.