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.
The University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 10 master’s degrees, and four doctorate-level degree programs.
Nearly 4,200 students from approximately 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.
The University of Findlay encompasses more than 388 acres, including its 73-acre main campus and six off-campus facilities.
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.
The University of Findlay participates in 24 intercollegiate sports: 10 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling); 12 women’s (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance team, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball); and two mixed sports, western and English equestrian riding.
UF is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). In July 2017 UF will be joining the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) . Both equestrian teams are members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
The 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. 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.
UF is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the national accrediting organizations for athletic training, environmental health science and protection, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, social work and teacher education. UF’s programs are also authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education .