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University of Findlay

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.



The first graduating class of Findlay College, one man and one woman, received their diplomas in June 1889, just three years after beginning their studies in Old Main. Their graduation represented the culminating step of a process that started in 1881 when the Churches of God, General Conference, conceived of establishing a college in northwest Ohio. 


The University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, and four doctorate-level degree programs.  


One-on-one research appointments allow you to sit down with a librarian to get help:

  • Finding high quality sources for a research assignment
  • Selecting an appropriate topic and building a research strategy
  • Learning to navigate the library’s databases


Our experienced staff offers a variety of services and resources to connect students, alumni and employers through mentoring, on-campus events, internships and full-time placement. To actively engage the University of Findlay students and alumni by guiding, educating, and empowering them through experiential learning and professional development opportunities.  

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Student services

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating a positive student experience. If you explore each of our areas below, you will see that we provide a wide array of programs and services intended to promote our core values, and support our commitment to developing the whole person.  

Housing services

On campus you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with students from across the United States and around the world.  You'll have easy access to Shafer Library, the Alumni Memorial Union, the cardio and recreation centers, and many other campus resources.  The hundreds of programs we offer will be available in your own backyard!  In your room, you will find access to wireless Internet and have cable hook-up. You'll also have access to lounges, print stations, game equipment, vending machines, and laundry facilities. 

Student Life

Campus life

Students at all levels (freshmen, sophomores, etc.) enjoy living in one of the University's eight residence halls.  The residence halls are a great way for students to build communities, become comfortable with living away from home and be close to campus activities and their classes.

Sports facilities

The University of Findlay athletic department is excited to announce that Croy Gymnasium, built on campus in 1969, will receive another upgrade this summer. This portion of the gym's renovation involves a complete redesign of the court to match last year's project which introduced grey on the gym walls as well as black bleachers, with a bright orange reserve section, and new signage. The new court installation will begin on May 16 and is scheduled to be completed in June.

Student clubs

A well balanced college career includes extracurricular involvement as well as classroom and laboratory work. You will have many opportunities to join social and honorary fraternities, sororities and clubs; participate in intercollegiate and recreational sports; the Findlay bands and musical organizations; and a number of honorary societies.


The University of Findlay's College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) consolidated to form CAEP.  The mission of both NCATE and CAEP is accountability and improvement of educator preparation.  The accreditation process ensures rigorous standards for educator preparation programs have been met and that the institution is accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm now about to enter this university for my master degree

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I used the application Quizlet regularly to make flashcards and have them on my phone. I studied with friends in the library, using whiteboards to write out notes and made studying into a fun game. I took diligent notes in class to make sure that I always paid attention and reviewed sections of those notes each night so that I didn't have to cram for hours the night before...

Findlay, Ohio, United States

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