​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers.


Our Vision

The University of Findlay will become a leading Midwestern university characterized by these core values (Watch Phrases):

Heartland Community

In a university founded on the principles of personal faith, civic-mindedness and scholarly achievement, we will advance our commitment to the personal attention essential to the development of our students as whole persons--knowledgeable, creative, ethical and compassionate leaders.

International Night at FindlayDiverse Perspectives

We will achieve a productive balance between innovative and time-tested approaches and programs in professional preparation, the liberal arts, and the natural sciences. We will embrace the professional, cultural and intellectual diversity that will distinguish our programs from those of other comprehensive institutions of higher education. We will model civil discourse.

Transformative Experiences

We will leverage our location, size, and values to provide experiential learning for students in every program of study.


Why We Are Different

The University of Findlay offers experiential learning in all of our academic programs – including internships, research, service projects and study abroad opportunities.

What We Are Known For:

The University of Findlay cultivates the potential within each student through academic excellence, transformative experiences and a supportive community that is grounded in faith.

Academic Excellence

As a private university, our focus in challenging our students through a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience that is structured on both preparing them for their chosen career and developing skills that will help them exceed wherever their path in life takes them.

Transformative Experiences

At Findlay, the experiences outside of the classroom are as important as what they learn inside. With real-world experience built into all of our academic programs, a strong study abroad program, our Center for Career and Professional Development and a focus on community service, UF graduates are knowledgeable, confident, service-oriented and informed individuals.

Supportive Community

The caring, family environment has been a constant of the student experience at Findlay, regardless of if they attended here in ​the 1950s or if they are sitting in classrooms today. Our faculty and staff are focused on helping students find their passions in life and excel at them. Our alumni say that their faculty have become their life-long mentors and friends because of the personal relationships they developed as a student.

Grounded in Christian Faith

The University was founded in 1882 through a partnership with the City of Findlay and the Churches of God because both entities believed the community needed a place where individuals could find their calling in life through scholarship, faith, service and the sharing of ideas. These values are still true today at UF. The University of Findlay is a place where individuals from all faiths are welcomed and guided to excel at their chosen vocation.