Seniors choose colleges: Top three schools Class of 2020 will be attending

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, the Class of 2020 prepares for the future. McNicholas students will be attending a variety of different schools, but the three schools with where the most students from McNick will be attending are the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, and Northern Kentucky University.

UCThe University of Cincinnati is located in Clifton, Ohio approximately ten miles from McNick. In-state tuition for UC is approximately $11,000 per year, not including housing and other fees. UC was founded in 1819 and has evolved into a university that has an enrollment of over 46,000 students across all majors and degree types. They offer over 400 degree programs, and have a student teacher ratio of 16 to one. The UC mascot is the bearcat, and the Cincinnati Zoo even brings a live bearcat to some of the sporting events to cheer on the teams. Senior Nicholas Russell who plans on majoring in medical sciences said, “I chose UC due to the large number of hospitals and clinics in its area and the opportunities that provided me, along with UC’s co-op program.”

Senior Elise Nyktas who will also be attending the University of Cincinnati stated, “I chose UC because of the opportunities found in an urban environment. The co-op option offered in my major provides me with real world experience and an opportunity to gain connections in my field.”  Nyktas plans on majoring in visual communication design through UC’s DAAP program. To learn more about the University of Cincinnati, click here.

Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio approximately 146 miles (2.5 hours) from OUMcNick. Ohio University was founded in 1804 with the first class being comprised of three students. It has since evolved to include 250 degree programs with over 40,000 students with a 17 to one student teacher ratio. In-state tuition for OU is approximately $12,000 per year not including housing and other fees. Senior Eloise Coyne who plans on studying early childhood education said, “I chose OU because I fell in love with the campus and I felt that OU was most fitting for my personality.”

Also planning to attend Ohio University and study creative writing and psychology, senior Katie McManus said, “Part of why I chose OU is because I was impressed by their writing and psychology programs. I also found the campus to be really beautiful and it was within my price and distance range.” To learn more about Ohio University, click here.

NKUNorthern Kentucky University is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky approximately ten miles from McNick. NKU currently has over 14,500 students with a 19 to one student to teacher ratio. Out of state tuition is around $20,000 a year, not including housing and other fees; however, many southern Ohio counties receive a special rate of approximately $15,000 a year, not including housing and other fees. NKU offers over 70 majors and has over 20 master’s programs. Planning to major in journalism, Andrew Bellamah said, “It was the school I knew I was going to go to even before I visited there.” To learn more about Northern Kentucky University, click here.


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