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The University of Findlay

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College students looking for a small, private university in northwestern Ohio, Findlay University provides quality educational programs, particularly in the areas of health and veterinary practices.

Located in Findlay, Ohio, a small Ohio city, the University of Findlay is associated with the Churches of God, General Conference and provides a variety of programs aimed at creating well-rounded students. The university is located in the city of Findlay, which has been designated by several publications as one of the top cities in the nation to live in.


The University of Findlay offers a variety of academic programs for students to chose from as they pursue their higher education.

The college offers associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees in more than 65 areas of study. Included in the university’s graduate degree programs are master’s degrees in education, athletic training, liberal arts, bilingual education, business administration, occupational therapy, environmental, safety and health management, physician assisting, health informatics and doctoral degrees in pharmacy and physical therapy.

The most popular majors at the University of Findlay include:

  • Health professions: 25 percent of enrollment
  • Business and Marketing: 20 percent of enrollment
  • Agriculture: 13 percent of enrollment
  • Education: 12 percent of enrollment

The school has a low faculty to student ratio, 15-to-one, giving students lots of opportunities to receive individualized instruction from professors. Findlay is primarily a teaching school, so faculty are more involved with educating students than they are pursuing research projects.

The university recently added a considerable amount of property to its campus with the acquisition of the old Owens Community College campus and the Winebrenner Nursing Home.

Findlay also has premier equestrian and veterinary programs and facilities. The university owns 32-acre and 152-acre facilities dedicated to equestrian and veterinary studies.

The university’s Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books is a teaching museum dedicated to children’s books with more than 7,700 exhibits.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Findlay as the No. 53 regional university in the Midwest and also gives praise to the college’s pharmacy and occupational therapy programs.

The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which accredits schools in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The association also accredits schools for the Navajo Nation.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The University of Findlay has an selective admissions policy, and about 67.4 percent of all applicants to the university are accepted.

Students applying to the university are required to submit high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, documentation of civic or community involvement, character references, class rank, extracurriculars and an essay.

Most University of Findlay students have SAT scores of 960 or higher or ACT scores of 20 or higher. Most students have high school GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

The school has an admissions deadline of July 1. Students should complete the FAFSA and turn in high school transcripts as well as test score and other relevant information.

As of Sept. 2011, the university has no application fee.

Financial Aid

Students applying to the University of Findlay are eligible for federal grants and student loans. There are also a number of grants and scholarships offered by the state of Ohio, the university and other organizations that students may be eligible for.

For example, students at the University of Findlay may qualify for Dean’s, President’s, and Trustee’s Scholarships, as well as the Findlay Award, which range from $9,500 to $14,500 and are awarded based on students’ academic performance and test score results.

The college’s website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and other programs, such as loans, students can use to attend class at the University of Findlay.

The university’s office of financial stands ready to help students find other grants and scholarships they may be eligible for. About 71 percent of University of Findlay students receive financial aid of some type.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1038th for the average student loan amount.
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The University of Findlay has an enrollment of more than 4,200 and its student body is predominately female and majority white (92 percent). About 45 percent of Findlay students live in on-campus housing.

The University has a variety of activities and organizations to choose from. Altogether, the university offers more than 80 organizations, including professional and academic groups, religious organizations, political groups and recreational organizations.

The college has Greek fraternities and sororities and about 2 percent of all Findlay students participate in Greek life.

The college offers health, counseling and academic support for students and also provides security, including 24-hour police protection for the campus.

The city of Findlay also has some activities that students at the university may want to participate in, including the ArtWalk, RibOff, Riverside Wine Festival and Findlay’s annual hot air balloon festival.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The University of Findlay has a strong athletic tradition and fields many intercollegiate sports teams. The University of Findlay is a member of the NCAA Division II and plays in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Findlay offers men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, western equestrian, English equestrian, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and wrestling; and women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, western equestrian, English equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, track and field and volleyball.

The university has won several championships, including NAIA championships in football in 1979, 1992 and 1995,1997, wrestling in 1995, IHSA championships in equestrian sports five times in the 2000s and a 2009 men’s basketball championship in NCAA Division II.

The college also offers 28 intramural sports for students.

Findlay teams are known as the Oilers. School colors are orange and black.


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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest 2 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 33 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 23 0.06
Robbery 22 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 349 0.85
Larceny 1,607 3.90
Vehicle theft 37 0.09

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Findlay, OH 45840-3653
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population51,753 (45,003 urban / 6,750 rural)
Households20,580 (2.44 people per house)
Median Household Income$43,768
Families13,589 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationChurch of God
Congressional District3905

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 584th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $28,894 $28,894 $28,894
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $904 $904 $904
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $641 $641 $641
FT Graduate Tuition $12,586 $12,586 $12,586
FT Graduate Required Fees $774 $774 $774
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $741 $741 $741
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $41,306 $41,306 $41,306
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $37,293 $37,293 $37,293
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $31,973 $31,973 $31,973

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $37,562 $37,562
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $741 $741

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $28,104 $28,914 $28,104 $28,914 $28,104 $28,914
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,050 $1,075
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,074 $9,166
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,050 $1,075
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,000 $5,150
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,075 $1,090
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,000 $1,025

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application Fee$25
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 2,260 (709 male / 1,551 female)
Admitted 1,544 (446 male / 1,098 female)
Admission rate 68%
First-time Enrollment 581 (184 male / 397 female)
FT Enrollment 581 (184 male / 397 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment4,880

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Basketball Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

592nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 94%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26

SAT Test Admission

654th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 23%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 570
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 960 / 1150

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,400
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,620
Board Fee$4,638

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 63 24 24 7 1 631 8 767
Accounting 2 9 11
Animal Sciences, General 34 34
Applied Mathematics, General 4 4
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General 6 6
Athletic Training/Trainer 8 8
Bible/Biblical Studies 4 4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 25 25
Broadcast Journalism 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 29 2 5 4 87 129
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
Computer Science 1 6 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1 2
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 2 3 5
Creative Writing 3 3
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 2 1 15 18
Design and Applied Arts, Other 1 1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 2 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 2
Economics, General
Education, General 6 3 4 2 65 80
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 12 13
English Language and Literature, General 1 1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 8 2 1 1 20 32
Equestrian/Equine Studies 1 61 63
Finance, General 1 7 8
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology 1 1 4 6
General Literature 1 1
Graphic Communications, General 4 4
Health Communication
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education 1 1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 8 12
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 6 6
History, General 2 2
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 2 3
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 3 4
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 2
Japanese Language and Literature 1 1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 12 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1 1 2
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 6 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 3 3
Mathematics, General 1 1
Medical Informatics 3 3
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1 7 9
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 1 1 48 1 52
Philosophy 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Fitness Technician 2 5 8
Physician Assistant
Political Science and Government, General 3 3
Pre-Law Studies 1 4 5
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 1
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 2 22 25
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 1 23 2 26
Pre-Veterinary Studies 1 28 1 30
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General 1 9 10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 4 1 5
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education 1 1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 2 3
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 5 6
Social Work 1 10 11
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature 2 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 16 17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 13 1 1 1 1 17
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2 2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1
Writing, General

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1161st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,514 ($73,297 male / $60,897 female)
Number of FT Faculty 209 (111 male / 98 female)
Number of PT Faculty 278
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $5,000,346

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