About u​​f

The University of Findlay is a flexible, forward-looking institution that is constantly seeking ways to better serve students and ​the community.  In today's fast-paced world, Findlay is continually adapting programs and teaching methods to meet the needs of current students who are preparing for tomorrow's careers. 

Education at The University of Findlay is offered in formats that accommodate students of all ages and their time-pressured lifestyles.  In addition to traditional weekday classes, Findlay offers courses at night, on weekends and over the Internet. The University of Findlay offers nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers seven master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy (candidate status) and a doctor of physical therapy.

Points of Distinction

Unusual and well-recognized programs include equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant, as well as environmental, safety and occupational health management.  Forensic science and animal science are the newest majors.

Another point of distinction for the University is its Center for Terrorism Preparedness (CTP), which is recognized by the Center for Disease Control as one of 14 national public health centers for bioterrorism preparedness. 

Graduate programs offered include a master of arts in education, a master of arts in teaching English as a second language (TESOL) and bilingual education, a master of business administration, a master of athletic training, a master of physician assistant, a master of occupational therapy, and a master of science in environmental, safety and health management. 

Professional degrees include a doctor of pharmacy and a doctor of physical therapy. 

Two degree completion programs leading to bachelor of science degrees are offered entirely online:  business management and environmental, safety and health management.  

The MBA and the master of science in environmental, safety and health management also are offered entirely online in addition to classes held on campus.

More than 4,000 students are enrolled at Findlay, with nearly 3,000 undergraduate and more than 1,200 graduate students. Approximately 1,300 students live in University housing. 

Leadership Opportunities and Athletics

Opportunities abound for learning leadership and interpersonal skills outside the classroom. Students may participate in any of more than 60 organizations, including special interest clubs, student media, student government, performing arts groups service clubs, academic honorary organizations, spiritual life groups and Greek sororities and fraternities. 

Club sports and 20 intramural sports keep the competitive spirit alive on campus. The fine arts flourish on campus with a variety of theatre productions, art exhibits and vocal and instrumental music concerts that offer creative outlets and training for students, as well as serve as a source of cultural enrichment for the community. 

The University of Findlay participates in 23 intercollegiate sports: 11 men's (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling) and 10 women's (basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball).  The newest varsity sports are western and English equestrian riding, which are mixed sports, although they have predominantly female participants. 

A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, The University of Findlay competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Both equestrian teams are members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.

City of Findlay

The University of Findlay is located in a small city that is pleasant and progressive.  Findlay, Ohio, is a midwestern city that has been designated as a “dreamtown” by Demographics Daily, and has been named one of the top 100 small towns in the United States by Site Selection magazine.  Findlay is the only community in Ohio to have been recognized three consecutive times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, which was founded by Colin L. Powell.


UF is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the national accrediting organizations for athletic training, environmental health science and protection, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, social work and teacher education. Its pharmacy program holds candidate status with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. UF’s programs are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.


UF ranks in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” in the Midwest and was named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review for the past four years. It 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.