The University of Findlay: Narrative Description

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1000 North Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840-3653
Tel: (419)422-8313
Free: 800-548-0932
Admissions: (419)434-4732
Fax: (419)424-4822
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $18.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $245,379. Educational spending 2003-04: $6294 per student. Total enrollment: 4,654. Faculty: 356 (168 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,779 applied, 69% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 55 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,622 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 838 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 34 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 24% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. 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, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $28,188 includes full-time tuition ($19,996), mandatory fees ($918), and college room and board ($7274). College room only: $3646. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $440 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Program Board, Pre-Vet Club, Horse Club, Circle K, International Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Bash. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,215 college housing spaces available; 1,146 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Shafer Library with 132,052 books, 11,589 microform titles, 23,128 serials, 4,780 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $848,206. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Findlay is located in the northwestern part of Ohio, which is both a rich agricultural and manufacturing region. Excellent internship and employment opportunities are available. Recreational activities include swimming, golf, boating, and fishing.

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