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University of Toledo: Narrative Description


2801 West Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Tel: (419)530-4636; Admissions: (419)530-5737; Fax: (419)530-4940; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1872. Setting: 407-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $29.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $14.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6692 per student. Total enrollment: 20,594. Faculty: 1,180 (687 full-time, 493 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 8,877 applied, 97% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 13,773 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,615 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 93 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio, Consortium for Health Education, The Central States Universities, Inc. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for state residents. Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT I, ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5410 full-time, $267 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,048 full-time, $627 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1004 full-time. College room and board: $6834. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 176 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, University YMCA, Newman Club, International Student Association, Campus Activities and Programming. Major annual events: homecoming, Songfest, Carnival Royale and Activities Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols by security staff, crime prevention officer. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Carlson Library plus 3 others with 1.3 million books, 1.6 million microform titles, 4,754 serials, 4,695 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $8.1 million. 2,800 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: Toledo's importance as a port stems from its location at the mouth of the Maumee River. It is the busiest freshwater port in the world. It ranks second on the Great Lakes, and ninth in the nation in tonnage handled.

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