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University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio

Come see the beautiful main campus nestled in downtown Cincinnati. The 2007 rankings from The Center at Arizona State University place the University of Cincinnati as a "Public University Ranking in the Top 25 among Publics. UC has an annual enrollment of approximately 35,000 students — thus making it one of the 100 largest universities in the U.S. It offers nearly 600 programs of study, ranging from 2-year Associate's Degrees to Doctoral and post-doctorate education. With an economic impact of over $3 billion per year, it is the largest single employer in Greater Cincinnati.

Looking to do a little research? The University of Cincinnati is your place. It has received $330 million for such purposes. Or you can put on your detective cap and join a criminal justice program is that is ranked 3rd nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

If you’re looking for something a bit less scientific try the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. It is a highly internationally-ranked design school, particularly known for its programs in interior design (ranked best in the nation), architecture, and industrial design (both ranked second), as well as graphic design and urban planning (both ranked in the top 20). And whether you play an instrument or not, be prepared to experience some breathtaking music performed by the College-Conservatory of Music that’s ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News and World Report and particularly renowned for its voice, composition, piano, musical theater, and drama departments.

To experience all the diverse opportunities of the University of Cincinnati it is very reasonably priced at $9,600 for in-state yearly tuition and $23,900 for out-of-state. Expect room and board to be about another $9,000.

Popular Off-Campus Housing for UC Students

The most popular areas for University of Cincinnati students are mostly areas north of campus, the Clifton area being one of the most popular. The median sales price for homes in this area is about $100,000, but even in this small area, 3 bedroom homes range from $60,000 to $400,000. Continue a little farther to the northwest, and you come to Northside, another popular area for students. Still a great neighborhood, but a little less expensive.

Bright Spots in the Cincinnati Real Estate Landscape

There are many other real estate bright spots surrounding the university as well. In Avondale, just to the northeast of campus, price per square foot has appreciated 33% in the last five years. Most 3 bedroom homes here fall between the $40,000 and $120,000 range.

Hyde Park, one of the nicest and most popular areas in Cincinnati, is only a couple miles to the west. Here the median sales price of homes has increased nearly 17% in the last five years. Expect to spend a little more in Hyde Park.

Leasing in Downtown Cincinnati

Start shopping early. Everyone wants an apartment north of campus, so these go quickly.

A one bedroom will set you back about $450 to $650 generally depending on how close you are to campus. For two bedrooms expect to pay between $675 and $900.