University of Cincinnati Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (55)
This college is ideal because of its location near an active and booming city, and its diversity of programs. If you need to do internships or co-ops for graduation, or solely because you have interest, the surrounding city has plenty of opportunities, and many of these businesses have experience taking on interns/co-ops. While the university itself may seem like it isn't a stand-out, it has many nationally-recognized schools and programs, such as the Conservatory of Music and the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning--among others. Hands down, the best part of my experience and education at the University of Cincinnati was the co-operative program. U.C. was one of the pioneers of this program, and many universities still don't have such a program in place. Its in-state tuition also can't be beat. Due to its plentiful and reasonable off-campus and on-campus housing, as well its beautiful, expansive campus, U.C. should not be overlooked.
The online distance learning program is amazing. It is a wonderful option for the nontraditional student. The professors are experts in their area and encourage/facilitate online learning and dialogue. Professors get back to you quickly and are easy to with. It is easy to post and submit assigments through the Blackboard feature on the UC website. Group work is even completed online with other students in your class.
The Social Work program at UC was poorly run, did not challenge students, and did not adequately teach students to prepare for the job field.
Come to class prepared, if you have any questions go directly to the professor as soon as possible. Go to the professor's office hour(s), they like to know that you care enough to make an effort to seek help/bounce ideas off of them. Stay on your professor's good side, they can write you recommendation letters and if they remember you as a good student they will write you a recommendation that will help you tremendously. Find a good internship/co-op! Ask your professor's in your major classes where they recommend you go for an internship.
It's a fun and diverse college experience. You can really pick what you want to get involved in and there are lots of different communities (athletics, honors, Greek life, arts, etc.)
Beautiful campus, wonderful school, great experience.
The IT degree program I went into was rather light on theoretical knowledge that would help in the long term; it focused mostly on short-term practical skills.
I loved my degree program and the university as a whole. UC has many students attend, yet, our campus is very condensed so you still get that home-like feeling of knowing the people you pass by even though there are so many students. I absolutely loved my program because the civil engineers were all very friendly. We were more like family than classmates and helped each other through school. It was a great experience. But don't get me wrong, you do have to work very very hard for your degree in engineering at UC. The first year is basically the testing period. We were given a lot of work and responsibility, but if you are motivated and determined, you will get by fine. You have to work hard, but you'll definitely enjoy the ride at UC.
Overall, extremely organized program that was straight forward with high expectation from instructors. Surprisingly, I learned not only about criminal justice, but how to become a much better writer. This program is all writing and that comes with preparation and the willingness to learn. The program requires experience in the field instead of a GRE. Students need to submit a resume in order to get accepted. It is a wonderful online experience.
My degree allowed me to pursue a career in city planning. In addition to our classroom studies, we were required to take four quarter of internships (paid or unpaid) to help gain experience in our field of study prior to graduating. This added one year to our studies so the undergraduate program was five years, not four. I believe the added internship experience gave me an edge competing against others for job interviews when I was a senior. i also felt it helped me find practical solutions in class projects which often dealt with problem solving in the real community situations. Internships exposed me to jobs in my field and I was confident when I graduated that city planning was what I wanted to do.