national rankings and recognitions

  • UF ranks consistently in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” in the Midwest. 


  • UF also is consistently recognized as a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.  


  • UF 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.    

  • Victory Media Inc. named the University to its Military Friendly Schools(R) list for 2013, 2011 and 2010. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus.


  • In 2013 The University of Findlay received two top honors from America in Bloom for campus beauty: Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Efforts and special mention for Community’s Overall Impression.

  • In 2012, UF was recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The results are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. The University of Findlay won honors in the Facilities, Workspace and Security category.  


  • The city of Findlay was chosen as one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns for 2012-2013 by the editors of Ohio Magazine.