#18 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

The University of Findlay

Findlay, Ohio

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The University of Findlay overview
Location Findlay, Ohio
Online findlay.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Church of God
The University of Findlay overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio, is an independent institution established in 1882. The university boasts a semi-urban campus characterized by modern facilities juxtaposed with historic architecture, providing a blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. UF is situated approximately 40 miles south of Toledo, allowing students access to urban amenities while maintaining a small-town collegiate environment. The academic profile of Findlay encompasses a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, with notable programs in equestrian studies, animal science, and pharmacy that attract students nationally. While the university maintains an inclusive admissions policy, it preserves a commitment to academic quality. Student housing is available on campus, offering a range of living options for undergraduates. While The University of Findlay competes in NCAA Division II athletics, it is particularly recognized for its equestrian team, which has garnered attention and honors in the equestrian field.

In the most recent statistical year 3,609 prospective students applied, and 3,103 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 672 enrolled in the school.  2,973 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,896 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,236 plus fees of $1,385. The University of Findlay is ranked 520 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












The University of Findlay is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

The University of Findlay overview
SAT 1010/1213
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for The University of Findlay
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,385
Room and Board $10,720
Budget for Other Expenses$2,504
Total One Year Cost$52,845

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The University of Findlay students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Health Professions 20%
Agriculture 19%
Biology 10%
Education 7%

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