Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Cincinnati and College of Engineering and Applied Science are at the forefront of innovation in the 21st century. With the nation’s oldest cooperative education program, world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities and a challenging, well-rounded curriculum, CEAS’s undergraduate program gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in the engineering and technology field. 

We review all information on your Common Application. However, at minimum, reviewers are looking for:

  • Three credits of Science with Chemistry and Physics included
  • Four credits of Math with Pre-Calculus included at a minimum
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a math, science, or engineering teacher

  • Average admitted student has a 3.7 GPA (unweighted)
  • ACT: middle 50% of admitted Engineering & Applied Science students: 26-31
  • SAT: middle 50% of admitted Engineering & Applied Science students: 1160-1370

  • Admission priority and scholarship consideration based on strict December 1 deadline

  • Additional preferred qualifications though not required:
    • STEM and non-STEM based organizational involvement
    • Advanced, honors, Advanced Placement classes
    • Part-time job experiences, leadership positions, community service, demonstration of interest in engineering

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

Additional questions? Please visit UC Admissions.

As a student in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, you could …

  • Earn a bachelor's degree (and possibly a master's).
  • Gain over a year of professional, paid experience.
  • Conduct research with world renowned engineers.
  • Receive multiple permanent job offers.
  • Be on track toward a lifetime of success.

Apply directly to one of our undergraduate degree programs


Undecided? Choose the “Freshman Engineering Program.”


Start planning now to accelerate your degree via ACCEND to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree. You will have the opportunity to apply for ACCEND at the end of your freshman year.
Questions? Contact us at ceas.ug@uc.edu or 513-556-5417.

Congratulations on confirming your admission to the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science!

You may be wondering what to do next or where to find all of that important information to prepare you for the first day of class this fall. Well, you are in luck because we have done all of the searching for you and placed it on this page!

Whether you are looking to see if your AP credit will transfer, where to live, what to eat, how to pay or check your bill, computer requirements, what classes to take, or orientation we have it here, just for you!

Check out the different residence halls and dining options on campus.NOTE: Housing is limited. Apply immediately to secure your spot!

Need to check your bill or confirm your financial aid?

Have you taken an Advanced Placement (AP) test? Check the Awards links to use that credit at UC.

Buying or receiving a new computer? You might want to check out the minimum computer requirements.

Orientation will be held in the summer and you will need to register once it becomes available. During orientation you will meet your advisor, register for classes, reserve your books, arrange for parking (if needed) and waive health insurance (if applicable).

You will also need to sign up to take the English (if applicable) and the Math placement tests as well before orientation.

You must complete placement testing before you can attend orientation!

During orientation you will register for classes so you might want to check out the classes you should be taking the first year. Each program is listed, so just click on the appropriate program:

If there is something else you need help finding or just have questions, the Undergraduate Student Enrollment Office is happy to help! Please feel free to contact us at 513-556-5417 or ceas.ug@uc.edu.