A research powerhouse, the University of Cincinnati (UC) garners about a half billion dollars in research funding per annum, and uses it to fuel the educational fires of the nearly 32,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate students partaking in its 300+ degree programs. The largest employer in greater Cincinnati, OH, its main campus has sprawled across 137 beautiful acres since 1893. Among many medical innovations, the first oral polio vaccine and the first heart-lung machine were developed on the UC campus in the mid-twentieth century. Life as a Bearcat today, however, wouldn’t be as rich without UC’s huge, modern 200,000 square-foot recreation center, a multitude of opportunities to study abroad in places as exotic as Hong Kong and sub-Saharan Africa, or more than 500 student-run organizations to join. And on top of it all, while UC’s impact on the generations that shape our future may be massive, its class sizes aren’t: it maintains a distinctively low 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The University of Cincinnati is truly a life-changing place to be!