The dorms are full, the bookstores are packed and students are studying hard for their first quarter of classes at UC. It may be hard to believe, but this year’s total enrollment is the largest ever – with an estimated 41,250 students registered at UC for autumn quarter. The previous record was set in 1980 with 39,772 students – hard to believe that was 30 years ago already, huh?
UC’s incoming freshman class is breaking all sorts of other records as well. Consider this: the 3,900 freshman who will attend UC’s main (Clifton) campus are the most academically prepared ever – with an average ACT score of 25 and a GPA of 3.44. They also boast 58 valedictorians, 21 salutatorians, and a whopping 21.9% graduated in the top 10% of their high school class.
The branch campuses of Raymond Walters and Clermont College are setting new enrollment records as well, with more than 9,000 students projected to attend both regional campuses. So no matter where you look, Bearcats are taking over Cincinnati!
This year, Chicagoland shipped 96 students off to good 'ole University of Cincinnati. Last year, we sent 19 students to Cincy, with the College of Allied Health Sciences attracting seven, followed by Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with four and Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services with three.
Do you know anyone attending UC from Chicago this year? Do you have any first-week of class memories (or horror stories) you’d like to share? Weigh in below and let us know!