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 2012-13:
Tuition - $28,080
Room & Board - $9,166
Student Fees - $834
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Eighty-five % of UF students receive some type of financial aid.
Students received approximately $36 million in institutional financial aid from UF in 2011-12.
The average financial package for entering freshmen with financial need in fall 2011 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 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 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
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.
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.
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
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
UF also has an intramural program with 20 activities, including flag football, basketball, co-ed volleyball, billiards, bowling and more.