From the School

Findlay cultivates the potential within each student through academic excellence, transformative experiences and a supportive community that is grounded in Christian faith.

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Conference and the city of Findlay, the University is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom.

University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 10 master’s degrees and four doctorate degrees including: Doctor of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy.

Nearly 4,200 students from approximately than 40 countries are enrolled at Findlay. Approximately 1,250 students live on campus in University housing. With an international student population of nearly 600, Findlay's campus offers global experiences to students from all over the world. In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

University of Findlay encompasses more than 388 acres, including a 72-acre main campus and six off-campus facilities.

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From The School


Many kinds of students come to the University of Findlay to earn their bachelor's degree. Some come directly from high school, but others have started their education at other colleges and universities. Others come to earn a few credits over the summer or even while still in high school to get ahead before officially entering college.

Regardless of where our students come from, they all find an education based on science, arts and technology. It may seem challenging, but everything you need is here. Start with our free application, submit your requirements, and make sure you pay attention to your deadlines!

We look forward to learning about your achievements, talents and goals. We approach the admission process with genuine respect for you. We will give your application serious consideration. Thank you for your interest in University of Findlay. We wish you all the best!


Overview

Applicants
3,081
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 590

ACT Composite
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

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Programs
  • Majors/Bachelor's Degrees
  • Associate Degrees and Minors 
  • Undergraduate-Level Certificates and Endorsements
  • Online Degree Completion Program

Graduate and Professional Programs
  • Master's Degree Programs
  • Doctoral/Professional Programs
  • Graduate-Level Certificates, Endorsements and Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Programs
  • Teacher Education
  • All Hazards Training Center Courses

Majors and Degrees Offered


University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 10 master’s degrees and four doctorate degrees including: Doctor of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
330
with Terminal Degree
160

168
Women
162
Men
26
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Animal Sciences
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Japanese Studies

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Education, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

  • History

  • History

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Theatre/Theater

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Graphic Design


Students Say

From the moment you set foot on University of Findlay’s campus, it’s hard not to be struck by the school’s “homey” vibe. Indeed, the university manages to foster that “small town feel of knowing everyone you walk past.” This sense of warmth and community extends to both interactions with the administration as well as within the classroom as undergrads here are never “just another nameless person sitting lost in a large lecture hall.” Academically, students at Findlay like to emphasize the stellar physical therapy, occupational therapy, pre-veterinary, pharmacy and equestrian programs. In addition, they note that their professors are “passionate, educated, and very much concerned about your learning experience.” Importantly, they “take time to make sure you understand the material” and they “are more than willing to help you outside of class.” And one impressed undergrad swiftly adds, “We even have a system that notifies students when an instructor is concerned about their performance.” Finally, a delighted peer concludes, “The University of Findlay is about providing a personal learning experience for each and every student, and providing them with the knowledge and experiences they will need in order to have a successful career.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
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


Harold Jones-Quartay
Chicago Bears starting defensive back

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


Regular Academic Program 2016-2017
Tuition $16,165
Room (Residence Hall, double occupancy) $2,425
Board $2,425
Student Activity Fee (non-refundable) $100
General Service Fee (non-refundable) $395
Total per semester $21,520

Financial Aid


At Findlay, our college investment plan is designed to make investing in your future more affordable. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help you and your family determine the best approach to cover the cost of your education. We work with each student every step of the way to develop a customized, financial aid plan that meets your financial needs to help you reach your educational goals.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Sep 1
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,654

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,065

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,562

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,249

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,320
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$0
Transportation for Commuters
$500

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,720
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 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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School


Approximately 1,250 students live on campus in University housing. With an international student population of nearly 600, Findlay's campus offers global experiences to students from all over the world. In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

Opportunities abound for learning leadership and interpersonal skills outside the classroom. Students may participate in any of nearly 100 student organizations, including special interest clubs, student media, student government, performing arts groups, service clubs, academic honorary organizations, spiritual life groups and Greek sororities and fraternities. Club sports and 18 intramural sports keep the competitive spirit alive on campus.

The fine arts flourish on campus with a variety of theatre productions, art exhibits and vocal and instrumental music concerts that offer creative outlets and training for students, as well as serve as a source of cultural enrichment for the community.

University of Findlay participates in 24 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports: 10 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling); 10 women’s (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance team, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball); and two men’s and women’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) sports, western and English equestrian riding teams.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,712
Foreign Countries Represented
28

Demographics

1.01%
Asian
3.64%
African-American
1.84%
Hispanic
80.67%
Caucasian
10.41%
International

62% female
38% male
73% are full time
27% are part time

Students Say

Students here define their peers as “driven and goal-oriented individuals” who are “easy to get along with and helpful when you are in need.” Many undergrads hail “from Ohio or the Midwest” and are “very rooted in family and religious values.” However, that being said, Findlay also manages to attract “many international students which helps to enrich the student body and provides…the opportunity to interact with [peers] from other counties.” Moreover, Findlay undergrads readily assert that people “fit in very well here because most everyone is open to… meeting new people.” Finally, as one happy student confirms, “I think one of the coolest things about UF is that regardless of who you are, there really is a place for each and every student.”

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Location


University of Findlay is located in Findlay, Ohio, a small city that is pleasant and progressive. Findlay has been designated a “dream town” by Demographics Daily, and it has been repeatedly named one of the top 10 “micropolitan” areas (small cities) in the U.S. by Site Selection magazine three years in a row. Findlay is the only city in Ohio to have been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, an organization founded by Colin Powell.

University of Findlay encompasses more than 388 acres, including a 72-acre main campus and six off-campus facilities. Students may participate in any of more than 100 organizations, including special interest clubs, student media, student government, music and theater groups, service clubs, academic honorary organizations, spiritual life groups, and Greek sororities and fraternities.

Findlay also has an intramural program with 25 activities, including flag football, basketball, co-ed volleyball, billiards, bowling and more.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


University of Findlay participates in 24 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports: 10 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling); 10 women’s (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance team, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball); and two men’s and women’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) sports, western and English equestrian riding teams.

The Findlay campus has been expanded dramatically in the last two decades with the inclusion of five significant new buildings and the acquisition of the former Owens Community College Findlay-branch campus. A significant 42,000 square-foot addition to the Davis Street Building greatly enhancing the environment for science education at Findlay.

In addition to the main campus resources, the University operates a 42-acre facility on the east side of town, the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex, containing the English equestrian studies program and University Equine Veterinary Services, Inc. Just south of campus is a University-owned 72-acre farm housing the western riding and pre-veterinary medicine programs. In 2009, the University dedicated the Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building on this site, an impressive $3.7 million facility that has allowed room for growth of its premier animal science programs.

The five-acre All Hazards Training Center provides hands-on simulations for students, industry and government agencies involving emergency planning and response. The 30-acre Olive Street Wilderness Area is a well-utilized nature preserve, and the 54-acre Rieck Center for Habitat Studies serves as a biology field station.

Findlay’s newest build is an $18 million 72,000 square foot multi-purpose Center For Student Life and College of Business building. Plans are to open this new building in August 2017. In addition, the University plans to renovate the first floor of Old Main and make some other facility improvements.

Off-Campus Opportunities


Opportunities abound for learning leadership and interpersonal skills outside the classroom. Students may participate in any of nearly 100 student organizations, including special interest clubs, student media, student government, performing arts groups, service clubs, academic honorary organizations, spiritual life groups and Greek sororities and fraternities. Club sports and 18 intramural sports keep the competitive spirit alive.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other

Students Say

Undergrads at University of Findlay are quick to admit that life frequently “involves [a lot of] studying.” And though “a large majority of students go home [on weekends],” undergrads insist that there’s “always something going on.” An active campus, when many students want to unwind they “go to the rec center to exercise or play intramural sports.” In addition, “the school hosts many different activities from watching movies, to bowling for breast cancer awareness, to hosting "midnight munchies" the weekend before finals.” A handful of undergrads also appreciate the myriad of “opportunities for students to learn about different cultures by attending events that allow them to taste the different foods, different music, and to get a feel for the different cultures.” Findlay is “technically a dry campus” so if students are interested in drinking they typically head “off campus to one of the clubs in the city.” Finally though reviews on hometown Findlay are decidedly mixed, the town does offer “lots of good dining [options]” along with “bowling, shopping and movie theaters near campus."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
83
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
1

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Oilers)
13 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
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 EKTA Indian 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

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Angela Oestreich
Campus Visit Coordinator

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

Phone
4194344161

Email
oestreich@findlay.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Student Life and College of Business
Griffith Memorial Arch
Dr. C. Ricahrd 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: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
jbrown@findlay.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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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