University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC)

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus can be found in Cincinnati, OH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UC has approximately 40,000 students enrolled yearly.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1120 (25th percentile) - 1350 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to UC. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. 77% of all students that apply are granted admission to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, from which 30 percent choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Cincinnati-Main Campus was reported as 76.7% in Fall 2020 with over 23,600 applications submitted to UC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UC ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • UC Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Cincinnati-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UC has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.4%
  • 2017-2018: 76.5%
  • 2018-2019: 73.1%
  • 2019-2020: 76.7%
  • Projected UC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.3%

How Does University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UC is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northern Kentucky University90.2%
Miami University-Oxford80.4%
University of Dayton72.0%
University of Kentucky95.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math560 - 690
Total Score1120 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math23 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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