Frequently Asked Questions

​Where is The University of Findlay located?​​

The University of Findlay is located in Findlay, Ohio which is also known as "Flag City, USA". The city  has a population of about 41,000 people. It is conveniently located in Northwestern Ohio with a short drive to major cities such as Toledo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit and even the Canadian border! If you want to experience what traditional America is all about then Findlay, Ohio is the place to find it. You can learn more about Findlay here​.

Is The University of Findlay a reputable university?

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The University of Findlay has come a long way since its founding in 1882.  In recent years, enrollment has grown to more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students.  A physical plant encompassing 248 acres provides facilities to serve more than 60 majors, eight graduate degrees and a doctor of pharmacy and physical therapy.

Is the campus and community safe?

Ask any student why they would recommend The University of Findlay and one of the top answers is that they feel safe at the university and the community is warm and friendly.

The University of Findlay is patrolled 24 hours a day ​by University Security Personnel. The Security officers’ regular duties include monitoring parking lots and campus walkways, locking doors, providing a escort services for students who need to walk through campus alone and responding to emergency situations when they occur. Campus Security at The University of Findlay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

How big are the class sizes?

Because our class sizes are small every student is able to receive a personal level of instruction you can't find on a large campus. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 fosters a warm, personal atmosphere and individual attention. Our classes are taught by professors and not Teacher Assistants.

The people at Findlay are friendly, and the faculty members take an interest in students’ successes, says Doris Chang. Recalling an instance that occurred last year, “I was very touched by how much the University cares about students and offers as much as it can do for students,” said Doris Chang who is a university alumni.

What are the rankings for the university?

The University of Findlay has been ranked as one of the best colleges by U.S. News and World Report and "A Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review. You can see all of our rankings here.

Do you offer conditional admission?​

​Undergraduate  students are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS test score as part of your application to the University of Findlay. We strongly encourage our graduate students to take either the TOEFL or IELTS test to assist with appropriate placement. Please consult your admissions counselor to see what score requirements are for direct entry to your chosen program. Your score will determine if you "test out" of IELP (Intensive English Language Program) and can be directly admitted into your undergraduate or graduate program. If your score is not high enough for a direct admit, you can use this chart to help you determine at what level of IELP you will need to take. Note that each "level" of IELP is equal to one semester.IELP Placements.png

Please note that due to new USCIS government regulations, students will no longer receive a "Conditional Admission" I-20. If you are required to take IELP, you will receive an IELP only I-20. Once you complete the IELP requirement, you will then be issued an I-20 that reflects your new program of study.

Is the University accredited? 

An important factor in realizing a successful career is choosing a reputable college. Colleges that have been through the accreditation process are more likely to offer degrees that employers and recruiters recognize. Companies want to know that you have a quality education and that you will have something to bring to the table when you join their team. For this purpose, accreditation enables companies to filter those individuals who have obtained a degree from an accredited institution from those who have Financial Aid not. The accreditation process also offers students a better chance of having their credits transferred to other reputable institutions should they decide to obtain a graduate or doctoral level education.

The University of Findlay is accredited by the Ohio Higher Learning Commission and by NCATE.

“I found the Univers​ity had a distinguished MBA program accredited by recognized institutions, their tuition was reasonable and I had a very good feeling about the people in the University and the city,” said Maria Eugenia who is a university alum.

Are there scholarships available? 

The University of Findlay offers a private school education with a public school cost. In other words, it's affordable.​ You can learn more about the scholarships her​e​.

What kind of academic support does the university offer?

Having trouble in a particular class? Our Academic Support Center is here to provide opportunities through classes, free tutoring, mentoring, advising, and specialized programs for students to be academically successful at The University of Findlay.​