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Located in the micropolitan Ohio city of Findlay, University of Findlay is a small Christian college with just 2,600 students but an impressive eighty-plus majors, including notable programs in equestrian studies and health professions. “Not many colleges can simultaneously create future doctors and professional horse trainers,” says a student. The school’s focus on experiential learning and an education grounded in Christian values incorporate “interactive labs,” “terrific study abroad programs,” and “lectures that invite you to speak your mind.” Class assignments “allow critical thinking outside of papers and tests,” and the school has three barns for pre-vet students to practice, as well as a school health clinic that “always has a few nursing or PT students shadowing the nurses.”

The faculty here “have incredible experience in their field” and are “willing to help you inside and outside the classroom to grow to your full potential.” Many “go out of their way to help students get into graduate programs and full-time jobs.” “You can walk into their offices at any time with any problem,” and “the majority of them bond with their students to really improve their experience and ability to understand the information given to them.” The small classes tend to follow “more of a discussion base versus a lecture base,” which creates a “fun and exciting environment” that allows students to get their ideas out in the open “all the while actually learning.”

Student Body

This group is very close: “Everyone knows everyone and it is like a great big family on campus.” While most are from Ohio, there is a large international contingent, and with the wide range of programs a variety of people are drawn to Findlay—it’s not unusual for students “to sit in a class filled with barn kids, future physical therapists, veterinarians, and educators.” The school is “a culture all its own,” and a meeting place where someone who grew up in a small town on a farm “can be best friends with someone who grew up in the cities of New Jersey and has never seen a pig in person.” There is harmony among all groups, and students encourage each other via “peer-to-peer tutoring and other services on campus,” as well as student organizations. Everyone at the University of Findlay is interested in the goals of others, and school “is never a competition, but instead a support system.”

Campus Life

The “absolutely beautiful” 350-acre campus always has events happening (with free food and shirts!) in the residence halls or through the various campus clubs, including “live music on campus, community service projects, bingo, club sports, and a variety of intramural leagues.” “A lot of people leave campus on the weekends,” but there’s “plenty of things to do downtown” and students will often go out to “local restaurants” and other places where they can use their “bonus bucks.” The university gives out tickets to the local movie theater once a month, and bowling is quite a popular hobby. The campus farm is a popular place to visit, and “there is a lot of fitness promotion on campus,” so recreational exercise is a big pastime. Many students are employed on campus, and a lot of students are “athletes that have obligations to their athletics practices and games.”

Overview

Applicants
3,336
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 642.5
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
393
with Terminal Degree
172

225
Women
168
Men
26
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • General Literature.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Religious Education.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Dr. Louis Stulman
Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies

Dr. Linda Peck
Director of Pre-Veterinary Studies and Professor of Animal Science and Biology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Marc Sweeney
Associate Professor Pharmacy, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Practice, The School of Pharmacy

Dr. Melissa Cain
Dean of the College of Education, The College of Education

Dr. Jerry Mallett
Director of the Mazza Museum and Professor of Education, The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books

Prominent Alumni


Pam Beall
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Dan Huss
Owner and head trainer of Huss Performance Horses, Individual Silver Medalist and member of the Gold Medal Team USA in reining at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC

Bill Landes
Head of Global Investment Solutions, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Sep 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,602

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,689

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,161

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,200
Required Fees
$1,210
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,375

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$950

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,200
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,524
Foreign Countries Represented
42

Demographics

1.49%
Asian
3.69%
African-American
3.38%
Hispanic
78.17%
Caucasian
5.14%
Unknown
5.58%
International

65% female
35% male
62% are full time
38% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
90
Number of Honor Societies
28

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
3

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

14% participate in intramural sports
18% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Oilers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Oilers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union Indian Student Association (EKTA) Spanish Club Findlay African Student Association Saudi Student Union Nepalese Student Association

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bowling Green State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bowling Green State University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dee Dee Spraw
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Phone
4194344180

Email
spraw@findlay.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Student Life and College of Business
Griffith Memorial Arch
Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building
Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Mazza Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Findlay
Riverside Park
Dietsch Bros. Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream
Hancock Historical Museum
Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
Daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@findlay.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
We have scheduled dates

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving Directions: From Toledo, Michigan, Canada (Approximately one hour from Toledo) I-75 South to Findlay, Exit 159 Left (east) on US 224 (toward McDonald's) Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile) From Cleveland, Northern Pennsylvania, New York (Approximately 2.5 hours from Cleveland) Ohio Turnpike West to Toledo, Exit/Mile marker 64 (formerly known as Exit 4A) I-75 South to Findlay, Exit 159 Left (east) on US 224 (toward McDonald's) Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile) From Akron, Youngstown, Pennsylvania (Approximately 2.5 hours from Akron) US 224 West into Findlay Right (north) on N. Main St. UF is located on the left side of the street (approximately one mile) From Columbus, Southern Pennsylvania, West Virginia (Approximately 2 hours from Columbus) US 23 North to SR 15 West (to Toledo) SR 15 West to I-75 North I-75 North to Findlay, Exit 159 Right (east) on US 224 (toward McDonald's) Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile) From Dayton, Cincinnati, Kentucky (Approximately 3.5 hours from Cincinnati) I-75 North to Findlay, Exit 159 Right (east) on US 224 (toward McDonald's) Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile) From Fort Wayne, Ind. (Approximately 2 hours from Fort Wayne) SR 30 East to US 224 East (Ohio) into Findlay Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile) From Northern Indiana, Chicago (Approximately 5 hours from Chicago) Indiana Toll Road (I-80, I-90 East) to Ohio Turnpike East to I-75 South at Toledo I-75 South to Findlay, Exit 159 Left (east) on US 224 (toward McDonald's) Right on N. Main St. UF is located on the right (approximately one-half mile)


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