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University of the Month - June 2012
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This months featured University of the Month voted for by FirstPoint USA, is the University of Cincinnati. This is the University that FirstPoint USA founder and Chief Executive, Andrew Kean attended on a soccer scholarship. His experiences at this University is what inspired him to start up our company, so it is fitting that we feature The University of Cincinnati as our University of the Month! The University of Cincinnati is the second largest university in the U.S state of Ohio with an enrolment of over 40,000 students. In 2010, a survey by Times Higher Education (UK) ranked this university in the top 100 universities in North America, and as one of the top 200 in the world! The school offers over 100 bachelor degrees, over 300 degree granting programs, and over 600 total programs of study ranging from certificates to doctoral and first professional education. The University has a large and diverse International student body, with approximately 2,500 students drawn from over 110 countries. UC is the first American University to benchmark its International Student Services. In the Fall 2006 survey, UC benchmarked with the highest overall international student satisfaction score amongst the 40 participating institutions. UC is also among the first universities to pilot the new Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, created by the Forum on education abroad. The University competes in 18 Division 1 sports, and in black and red, its athletics teams are known as the 'Bearcats'. Since 2005, they have been members of the Big East Conference. They were previously members of Conference USA, of which they were a founding member, the Great Midwest Conference, the Metro Conference, and the Mid-American Conference, among others. Check out this great video of all of the Sports played at the University of Cincinnati :