​Fast Facts​​​

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Findlay College was founded in 1882 by the citizens of the city of Findlay and the Churches of God, General Conference. The institution changed its name to The University of Findlay in 1989 to reflect the dynamic growth in enrollment and the diversity of academic offerings available, including the addition of graduate programs.

 

Enrollment for 2012-13: 

  • Total Enrollment - Nearly 3,600 

  • Undergraduate - More than 2,600 

  • Graduate - Nearly 1,000 

  • International students - More than 300 from 31 countries and territories


Students living on campus - approximately 1,300 

Student/Faculty Ratio - 15:1 

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for 2013-14: 

  • Tuition - $28,894

  • Room & Board - $9,258

  • Student Fees - $887


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Financial Aid: 

  • Eighty-five % of UF students receive some type of financial aid.

  • Students received approximately $36 million in institutional financial aid from UF in 2012-13. 

  • The average financial package for entering freshmen with financial need in fall 2012 was $21,050. 


Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded 

  • The University of Findlay offers nearly 60 areas of undergraduate study. 

  • The five most popular majors are animal science/pre-veterinary medicine, pharmacy, business, equestrian studies and education.


Graduate and Professional Degrees Awarded 

  • Master of Arts in Education 

  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education

  • Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing

  • Master of Athletic Training 

  • Master of Business Administration 

  • Master of Occupational Therapy 

  • Master of Physician Assistant 

  • Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management

  • Master of Science in Health Informatics

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy


Teaching students is the top priority for Findlay’s faculty members, although they also publish articles, do research, author textbooks and are leaders in their professional organizations. Most have worked in business, industry, education or service areas in their chosen professions, bringing a wealth of experience to the classroom. 


Recognition and Honors: 

  • UF ranks consistently in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” in the Midwest was also named to the "A+ Schools for B Students" list for the second year. UF was profiled as a "Best in the Midwest" college by the Princeton Review for the past six years, and it has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Private Colleges” by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc., an independent research organization specializing in higher education. 


  • The campus has grown through the 2006 acquisition the former Findlay campus of Owens Community College, which is now known as the Davis Street Building, creating more than 60,000 square feet of academic space. A 42,000-square-foot science addition opened in 2012. It was the first new construction to incorporate extensive green technologies. In 2011, the former Hubbard Press building was acquired and renovated to house diagnostic services programs.


  • The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books is the world’s first and largest teaching museum devoted to literacy and the art of children’s picture books. Founded in 1982, the Mazza Museum now contains more than 8,000 original artworks. A 2007 construction project added more than 9,000 square feet of additional space to serve students and the community.


  • The University offers a unique global perspective both academically and socially through its international student population, numbering more than 300 and hailing from 31 countries and territories around the world.


  • The City of Findlay is a flourishing Midwestern city that was ranked the second best micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities for 2012 by Site Selection magazine and has been designated a “dreamtown” by Demographics Daily. Findlay-Hancock County was selected four times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise. 


  • The University of Findlay has more than 78 acres at the main campus on North Main Street, which includes academic, administrative and athletic buildings, residence halls, townhouses, cottages, duplexes, apartments, Greek and special interest houses, and a number of facilities housing faculty and staff offices. 


  • The campus added five new buildings between 1989 and 1999. These include the Phil Gardner Fitness Center, the Kenneth L. Frost Science Center, the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, the Edward and Joyce Brewer Center for Health Sciences and the Ralph and Gladys Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. 


  • In addition, the University operates a 32-acre facility on the east side of Findlay, the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex, containing the English equestrian studies program and University Equine Veterinary Services Inc., and a 152-acre farm, the Animal Sciences Center, eight miles south of campus, housing the western riding, animal science and pre-veterinary medicine programs, where in 2009 it dedicated a 31,000-square-foot animal science building to allow room for growth of its premier animal science programs. 


  • A five-acre site on State Route 12 east of Findlay provides hands-on training simulations for the All Hazards Training Center. 


  • The Russ and Peg Armstrong Sports Complex, located a couple blocks north of campus, includes six professional-grade tennis courts and two football practice fields.  Plans for a baseball field, softball field and eight-lane track are under development at the 20-acre facility. 


Athletics 

  • The focus of the athletic program is on the student-athlete, with athletic scholarships available for qualified students. 


  • The University of Findlay participates in 24 intercollegiate sports: 11 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling); 11 women’s (basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball); and two mixed sports, western and English equestrian riding. 


  • The University of Findlay is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Its equestrian teams compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association(IHSA).


  • The men’s basketball team captured the NCAA Division II national championship in 2009, its first national title.  


  • In 2001, the UF equestrian teams won both the English and western IHSA national championships — making The University of Findlay the only institution to win both titles the same year. The western team also won IHSA national championships in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010, and a reserve championship in 2008. The English equestrian team won reserve national championship titles in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The dressage team, which competes in the Intercollegiate Dressage Association, was the reserve national champion in 2012.


  • The Oilers football teams won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II National Championship in 1979, 1992, 1995 and 1997, with the Roughneck wrestling team winning the NAIA national crown in 1995.


Campus Life 

  • 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. 


  • UF also has an intramural program with 20 activities, including flag football, basketball, co-ed volleyball, billiards, bowling and more. ​