​​​​​​​​​​National Reputation​


The University of Findlay has a national reputation for providing quality, distinctive academic programs and student experiences. Honors like these highlight the tremendous team effort our faculty and staff put forth each day. In the end, it's the opinions of our current students, alumni, parents and our community that are of highest importance to Findlay.

Our Rankings:


U.S. News & World Report

The University of Findlay has earned top rankings in U.S. News & World Report 's annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges” for 13 consecutive years.  UF rose to No. 38 on the 2018 list. The latest rankings also name UF as one of the "Best Value Schools" within the regional Midwest universities category.  


Princeton Review

The  Princeton Review recognized  the University of Findlay as one of the best four-year institutions in the Midwest for 2019. Its annual rankings, based on student surveys and data, recognize "academically outstanding" schools.


Money Magazine

Money Magazine listed UF as one of the best colleges in America for 2018. A total of 727 made the list, with the University of Findlay placing 338.



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Wall Street Journal

The University of Findlay was named to the Wall Street Journal’s 2017 College Rankings. We are particularly proud of this honor because it is a  result  of  surveys designed to answer questions that matter most to students and families including: Does the college have plenty of resources to teach  me properly? Will I get enough access to my teacher? And How likely an I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?




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Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

UF is named to Phi Theta Kappa's Community College Transfer Honor Roll for providing students from those institutions with exceptional pathways to four-year degrees. UF is one of 40 named to the inaugural list compiled by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students by providing leadership and service opportunities. 




Military Friendly

Victory Media Inc. 

Victory Media Inc. named the University to its Military Friendly Schools(R) list for 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2017. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools the at are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus. 




​Collegechoice.net

College Choice, an online publication that helps students select colleges to attend, listed Findlay on its 2016 Ranking of Best Midwestern Universities.


Bestvaluesschools.com

UF is ranked as one of the best value schools in Ohio by bestvalueschools.com


Best online colleges

Affordable Colleges Online

Rated as one of the best online colleges in Ohio by AfforableCollegesOnline.com. UF's online masters in environmental has been ranked one of the best online colleges for environmental science by Affordable Colleges Online.




Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

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.

America in Bloom

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


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Chronicle of Higher Education

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.