I had a wonderful visit to the University of Cincinnati last week. It was the final week of March 2017, and the weather was great, the campus was beautiful, and the programs were impressive. I think some of our students do not always venture out of state due to the cost of tuition and the fact that we have some pretty impressive schools right here in Michigan. I agree with both of these facts, but after visiting the University of Cincinnati I believe it is worth a look as there are scholarships to make it affordable and some great opportunities that may make it just the right fit for some of our students. There are great academics, but also lots of sports and organizations for students to get involved in.
Another interesting fact I found while visiting UC was how students could work toward a degree in a few different formats. They have a number of programs that are 3 year BAs or BSs, bachelor degrees and masters degrees in 5 years, Pre-Professional tracks, a very competitve 4 + 4 dual BS/MD program, and a 3+3 law school track. All of these options are appealing as they may lead students to saving quite a bit of money if they know what program they are going to enter into. I did ask how hard it was to change majors when there are so many options to fast track and directly admit students. I was told that if a student enters into the right college, and switches majors in that college they can stay on track, but switching from college to college may add some additional time on to a program.
There is a lot to offer on this campus. Please be sure to check their website for all of the up to date information on admissions. Please feel free to stop by my office to learn more about the programs and opportunities at UC.