Tiffin University: Narrative Description

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155 Miami St.
Tiffin, OH 44883-2161
Tel: (419)447-6442
Free: 800-968-6446
Admissions: (419)448-3368
Fax: (419)447-9605
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tiffin.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 110-acre small town campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $2.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4872 per student. Total enrollment: 1,407. Faculty: 147 (49 full-time, 98 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1,000 applied, 91% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 870 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 156 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 10 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.00 high school GPA, interview, 19 on ACT or 890 on SAT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,430 includes full-time tuition ($14,280) and college room and board ($6150). College room only: $3200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $476 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, coed fraternity; 16% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black United Students, International Student Association, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters (GLASS). Major annual events: homecoming, Springfest, faculty vs. student basketball game. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 422 college housing spaces available; 401 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Pfeiffer Library with 29,779 books, 33,250 microform titles, 250 serials, 544 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $249,239. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Heidelberg College.

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