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 33,000 students enrolled yearly.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1490 (25th percentile) - 1860 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) - 28 (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 3.13 to 3.52 for accepted students. 73% of all students that apply are granted admission to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, from which 38 percent choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Cincinnati-Main Campus was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2013 with over 16,000 college 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 SAT Scores: 1490 - 1860
  • UC ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • UC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UC is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Cincinnati-Main Campus has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.4%
  • 2010-2011: 66.0%
  • 2011-2012: 64.7%
  • 2012-2013: 68.0%
  • 2013-2014: 73.2%
  • Projected UC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.7%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UC is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northern Kentucky University46.7%
Miami University-Oxford66.8%
University of Dayton53.0%
University of Kentucky68.6%
Morehead State University84.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 620
Math510 - 640
Writing490 - 600
Total Score1490 - 1860
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math23 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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