If you are thinking about applying to University of Cincinnati, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the application fee costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to University of Cincinnati for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than .
Here is an overiew of some of University of Cincinnati's admissions stats.
|University of Cincinnati 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Mean SAT Score||1223|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||48%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Cincinnati.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of Cincinnati may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Cincinnati directly for more information about early applications.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Cincinnati has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does University of Cincinnati consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Cincinnati for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Cincinnati, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Cincinnati's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||audition for performing arts majors|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Cincinnati have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At University of Cincinnati 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
At University of Cincinnati, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.26%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.73%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6.15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.53%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Cincinnati directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Cincinnati looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Cincinnati is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 10% of University of Cincinnati's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Cincinnati applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Cincinnati 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Cincinnati student is 1223.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Cincinnati students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Cincinnati students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Cincinnati, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Cincinnati's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Cincinnati students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Cincinnati.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Cincinnati during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Cincinnati?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Cincinnati.
Does University of Cincinnati accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Cincinnati accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Cincinnati accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does University of Cincinnati accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Cincinnati accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Cincinnati?
❌ No, University of Cincinnati is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of Cincinnati's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Cincinnati is 85%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Cincinnati?
🟨 University of Cincinnati may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into University of Cincinnati? University of Cincinnati is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Cincinnati acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Cincinnati is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1160 to 1340
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Cincinnati students is 1223. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Cincinnati, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Cincinnati.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Cincinnati, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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