Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the University of Findlay located?​​

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.


Is the University of Findlay a reputable university?

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.


Is the University of Findlay accredited?

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.


What are the national rankings for the university?

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. You can find out more information about our national rankings from sources such as U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Reivew and more here.


What programs of study are offered by the University of Findlay?

The University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 10  master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a doctor of education and a doctor of physical therapy. A full list of programs of study may be accessed by clicking here.


What is the size of the university?

Nearly 4,200 students from approximately than 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.  Class sizes are, on average, at a ratio of 16:1. 

 

The University of Findlay encompasses more than 388 acres, including its 73-acre main campus and six off-campus facilities. For a full list of facilities, click here.


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 on campus and that the surrounding 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.


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 here​.


Does the university offer conditional admission?​

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.


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

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Hear what our Graduate Assistants have to say as they answer common student questions about UF on our International Chat page.


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