The University of Cincinnati has moderately selective admissions -- about a third of applicants will not get in. Admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Successful applicants typically have high school averages of "B" or higher, combined SAT scores of 1500 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or better. Your chances are better if your numbers are a little above these lower ranges.
You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in all but the uppermost right corner of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for the University of Cincinnati did not win admission. On the other hand, some students were admitted with grades and test scores that were a bit below the norm. This is because UC's admissions process is about more than numbers. The university has holistic admissions and looks for evidence that students can succeed in college through application components such as a personal statement and extracurricular activities. Most important is evidence of success in college preparatory courses (rather than remedial courses that get you an easy "A").
To learn more about the University of Cincinnati, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- UC Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?