Admissions

Engineers create bold, new solutions that influence our everyday lives. From designing and constructing bridges to developing microchips in computers, engineers use their problem-solving skills and creative thinking to drive change in the 21st century. Students that graduate from the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) have the skills to turn ideas into reality, solving tomorrow’s problems today and adventurously seeking out new challenges.

Why CEAS?

The University of Cincinnati is a tier-one research institution and the College of Engineering and Applied Science is the original founder of cooperative education. Surrounded by a diverse student population and world-renowned faculty, engineering students at UC have a diverse range of opportunities to shape a unique college experience, one grounded in experiential learning, innovative research and a challenging, well-rounded curriculum. 

Engineering students at UC can take advantage of all of the following

  • The first-ever cooperative education (co-op) program; today, CEAS students spend their co-op rotations with over 1200 companies, spanning across the country and around the world.
  • Over 600 student organizations, allowing students to enter international competitions, host community-wide events and build a professional network through these campus-wide clubs.
  • Fourteen bachelor’s programs, 22 master’s programs, 10 doctoral degrees, nine minors and various post-baccalaureate certificates.
  • The Accelerated Engineering Degree (ACCEND), a program that lets engineering students earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in a shortened timeframe.
  • The new 1819 Innovation Hub, which fosters collaboration and communication, allowing students to engage with industry, non-profit organizations, faculty and peers to develop creative solutions to complex societal problems.
  • A full medical campus and eleven hospitals, all within a five-mile radius of uptown campus.
  • Significant research opportunities, ranging from intelligent maintenance systems to additive manufacturing to nanotechnology.
  • Strategic industry partnerships with companies like Siemens PLM Software, GE Aviation and Procter & Gamble.

Why Cincinnati?

Many know Cincinnati for its stunning German architecture, its beautiful riverfront and its famous chili. But as the city progresses through the 21st century, it has taken on a new reputation, one rooted in innovation, technology and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Explore all the Queen City has to offer

  • Nine Fortune-500 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s.
  • Three professional sports teams, in the Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB) and brand-new FC Cincinnati (MLS).
  • The vibrant, hip and artsy neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, home to start-up companies, boutiques and local eats.
  • Speaking of eats, local favorites like Taste of Belgium, the Montgomery Inn and, of course, the famous Cincinnati chili (Skyline of Gold Star? You be the judge).
  • The nation’s second-oldest zoo, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, which is walking distance from campus.
  • One of the best medical cities in the country, with UC Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
  • Smale Park, a beautiful riverfront park that overlooks downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky.
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which preserves the era of the Underground Railroad and reveals stories of freedom today. 

Important Admissions Information

CEAS has a direct admittance policy, which means that high school students apply directly to the program they are most interested in. If students are undecided, or have several preferences, they can indicate up to three choices on their college application; or, they can simply apply to the Freshman Engineering Program, an undecided engineering program that allows students to transition to a specific program after one or two semesters at CEAS.

CEAS reviews its applications holistically – applicants are reviewed based on grades, test scores, strength of schedule, extracurricular involvement and activities, letter of recommendation and essay. 

Admissions Timeline

Senior year can get hectic for many high school students, but it’s important to hit all the necessary steps in the college admissions process. Below outlines the CEAS admissions timeline:

Apply: August 1-November 30

Seniors in high school complete the Common Application for admission into CEAS.

Deadline: December 1

Applications into CEAS close. Seniors must submit a completed application (transcripts, test scores, etc.) by this date to ensure their application is reviewed for admission. Students that apply by this date are also automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships. 

Decision: January 18, 2019

Applicants are notified of their admissions decision.

Confirmation: May 1

Once students receive their acceptance, they have until May 1, the National Decision Day, to confirm their admission to CEAS. 

Apply online to the College of Engineering and Applied Science via the Common Application at commonapp.org.

Additional questions? Visit UC Admissions.