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The University of Cincinnati is named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 48,000 students. Our campus boasts award winning architecture and is located in close vicinity to collaborative resources including the UC Medical campus, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, located 30 min west of campus, is a regional center for environmental research.

The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. UC is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive institution, and, accordingly, we offer the disciplinary breadth necessary for undergraduate education and the disciplinary specialization necessary for comprehensive graduate education and training. Our faculty and students conduct cutting-edge research to further our understanding of the natural world and seek applications in fields spanning all of biology, from molecular and cell to animal behavior and conservation.


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Cincinnati is a vibrant, medium sized city on the banks of the Ohio River. The region is home to year-round cultural and entertainment opportunities such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, as well as numerous annual music and cultural festivals. Cincinnati is also home to three major professional sports teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and FC Cincinnati. The Hamilton County Parks system in Cincinnati provides extensive opportunities for outdoor activities.

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