​​​​​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 12 consecutive years.  UF jumped to No. 38 on the list, from No. 56 last year. The University was among only 80 colleges and universities in the country evaluated by U.S. News and World report to increase 10 or more spots in this annual ranking. The 2018 rankings also name UF as one of its 13 best Midwest universities for most international diversity. ​

Princeton Review

Princeton Review Badge 2016.pngThe University of Findlay is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends the school as one of 159 institutions in twelve Midwestern states it names to its “Be st in the Midwest” list for 2016.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

transfer honor roll seal.pngUF 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.

Victory Media Inc.

MFS17_Designation.jpgVictory 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. 


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


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

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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.

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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.  

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. 

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