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University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1819, Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were founded in Cincinnati. In 1870, the City of Cincinnati established the University of Cincinnati, absorbing Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio. University of Cincinnati became a "municipally-sponsored, state-affiliated" institution in 1968. During this time, the University of Cincinnati was the second-oldest and second-largest municipal university in the country. It became one of Ohio's state universities in 1977.
It now has an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students.
The school's sports teams are known as Bearcats. Cincinnati competes in NCAA Division I sports (I-A for football) as a member of Conference USA, but will move to the Big East Conference in fall 2005. The school's best-known athletic alumni are Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax and all-time basketball great Oscar Robertson. Entertainer Nick Lachey is reportedly an extremely passionate fan of the Bearcats.
The College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (also known as DAAP) is one of the most highly-ranked design schools in the United States. For 2004, the undergraduate architecture program was ranked second in the nation, and the interior design program was ranked first in the nation in the annual survey of professionals conducted by DesignIntelligence.
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