The University of Cincinnati (UC) was founded 1819 and today has a total enrollment of 40,000 making it one of largest universities in the United States. You will find many nationally ranked degree programs at UC including aerospace engineering, anthropology, architecture, composition, cooperative education, criminal justice, design, environmental science, law, medicine, musical theater. On a more vain note Cincinnati was recognized as 13 of one of “The World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” in 2010 by Forbes Magazine.
The co-operative education model originated at UC.The concept dates back to 1906 and was started by the Dean of the College of Engineering, Herman Schneider. Sudents alternate course work on campus and off campus at a host firm giving them relevant work experience before they graduate. Certain degree programs including the College of Engineering and Applied Science, along with Architecture and design programs require co-operative education experience to graduate. There are also programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and other colleges which offer optional co-op opportunities. Currently this system known as the “Cincinnati Plan” is the largest co-op program at a public university in the United States with more that 3000 participating students and over 1500 companies.
In addition to the co-operative education program, UC is know for many additional significant firsts. Some of which include the first oral polio vaccine, the first observations leading to the National Weather Service and the first antihistamine (Benadryl) and the first electronic organ. US President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft also attended UC. If you are an orange juice fan you will be interested to know that the first frozen orange juice made from concentrate was discovered at UC.
Prior to joining the Big East Conference in July 2005, UC was the founding member of Conference USA. Cincinnati won two back to back Division I men’s basketball championships in 1961 and 1962. Notable athlete alumni include baseball hall of famers Sandy Koufax and Miller Huggins; New York Yankees first baseman Kevin Youkilis; basketball hall of famers Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman; Houston forward Omar Cummings; New York Yankees forward Kenyon Martin; Olympic gold medalist Mary Wineberg; and tennis great Tony Trabert. UC’s Athletic Director, Thomas introduced his vision for Bearcat Athletics called CATAPULT in May 2006. The plan focuses on three initiatives over the next five years; win a Big East team championship in every sport, high-level academic achievement setting the bar for the general student population, and a comprehensive integration with the Cincinnati community through community service.
With having so many degree programs offering co-op education opportunities the need for affordable storage options near the University of Cincinnati may become necessary. You can find a 5’x5′ unit for about $60 per month and a larger 10’x10′ unit for about $100 per month within 5 miles of campus. There are more self storage options near 45221 that are 10-15 miles away from campus that can be rented for about $20 cheaper each month for each size.