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The University of Findlay Reviews

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  • 09/08/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 out of 21 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Be heart-felt when writing your essay, colleges love when students are honest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep taking the ACT until you get to about a 28-30. Also, be sure to take the writing ACT or the SAT.

    Bang for the buck

    The best education demands the most money.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are tons of fun things to do, even if you're not into clubs. They have broom-stick hockey!

    Will learn a lot

    Findlay is a small liberal arts college and specializes in only a few majors.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Equestrian and Pre-vet majors are very strong programs. Students looking into a pharmacy program as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard in high school and do the ACTs and/or SATs. Make sure you are ready to be in college. Check into the size of school you want. Findlay is a small private school.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive but if you want the best education....you got to be willing to pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are TONS of clubs to be apart of and there is always something to do on campus. There are intramural sports you and friends can be apart of...there's broom hockey, soccer, football, volleyball, and a bunch more I can't think of right now.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are really small for the most part. I am a Pre-vet student, it's a popular major here so the classes get filled up quickly and are really full. They almost always open up another class to choose. The professors care about the students and usually have one-on-one sessions to help the students out to make sure they're getting the most out of their classes. The professors are passionate about their subjects and really know what they are talking about.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Prospective pre-vet students, pharmacy students, and equestrian students will be treated to the amazing and strong programs the University of Findlay has going.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get a high GPA in high school and do well on the ACT and SAT. Be prepared for some intense learning and a lot of studying. But also be prepared for such a fun atmosphere and an all around awesome school!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for here. The tuition is high because it is a private school. But with that tuition comes some of the best learning you will receive from any school around.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel so welcome in the small, school atmosphere. With only around 5000 students total, you get a nice close to home feel. The people here are so friendly and you almost don't miss home at all!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors want you to learn all that you can. They are always helpful and provide a lot of help for you when you need it. The classes are challenging which makes learning the more fun. The programs this school has are top notch.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who really like having a connection with their teacher, and feel it is necessary to succeed in school. Also people who aren't afraid to be friendly. Since Findlay is a small school, you tend to know almost everyone here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that Findlay has a major you're interested in because there aren't a vast amount of different majors here!

    Bang for the buck

    Since Findlay is a private school, it will be more expensive than most schools. Although, what most people don't realize when seeing such a big number is that there are copious amounts of scholarships awarded to almost everyone on the campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment and atmosphere is so student friendly. Findlay is a definite college town which makes being here so much more enjoyable. There are always campus events going on which makes for a fun time!

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Findlay has very specialized majors with professors that know exactly how to teach these different focuses. The class sizes are relatively small which means that as a student, you can get to know your professor more intimately and really get some one-on-one help when needed.

  • 12/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are there to help you with any type of problems you may have. I believe that if you are looking to learn more about the career that you are going into then you should really consider applying for The University of Findlay.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, I really enjoyed being at this college.

    Am learning a lot

    Ever since I started attending this college I have learned a lot. This college is a college that will help you when you need help.

  • 04/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Horse/Animal Lovers. Their basketball team is pretty good too. It is also a good school for students who want to start off in a small university and not be overwhelmed by the vastness of a big time University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus and talk to students on the University. Ask as many questions as you can and if you feel like Findlay is the place for you, apply for as many scholarships as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    It is really expensive. However, it is worth it to me for the equestrian program but if I wasn't majoring in Western Equestrian Studies or Animal Sciences I would not choose this school simply because its cost is too high for me and my family.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am in the Equestrian program and I love it. If you love horses or animals, this school is the one for you. The equestrian program is one of the best. I am in the Western Equestrian program and we ride everyday. The professors at the barn are some of the best and even in the hall of fame. You develop good friendships and interact with people who share your passion.

    Am learning a lot

    For the most part, the teachers here will help you in any way you need. However, there are some who make you question taking their class. Nonetheless, every school has a teacher like that and overall Findlay does a good job in their professor selection. Most teachers here are enthusiastic about their jobs and are concerned about helping their students.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Farm-raised kids, students who don't want to go to a huge university, students who want a personalized education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit campus, it really sells you on if you want to attend or not!

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition cost is somewhat high, I think it'll be worth the expense. They offer a lot of things to do for free it seems. Everyone is always willing to help, so you won't have to pay to go tutor somewhere else.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are a lot of things to do related to horses and animals in general, and I love animals so I'll be joining quite a few of these clubs. The town is smaller, but still has everything you need without needing to go to a bigger city.

    Will learn a lot

    The classes I signed up for interest me a lot, so I know I'll pay attention in class and learn. The professors seemed really friendly, down to earth, and honest about what they told you. They didn't sugar-coat things at all.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Shy students who want to thoroughly know their future field of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really consider the size of school you want to attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is not a wide variety of on-campus activities. In addition, the student body size is extremely small. Everyone knows everyone which gets to be annoying.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes are small allowing for the professor's full attention.

  • 12/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school or people going into pharmacy, pre-vet, equestrian, and anyone willing to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and do not slack on your work. Get involved with organizations, and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    This school does cost some money, but it is private and has very good education

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being at Findlay. A lot of activities to do and organizations to join.

    Am learning a lot

    the classes are small from 10-30 the most in lectures. very good at teacher to student basis

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Shy, quiet students who want to broaden their self-esteem.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Findlay is big enough that you will make plenty of friends and will never be bored, yet is small enough that you're not just another face in the crowd.

    Bang for the buck

    Like everyone said, UF is expensive! But with an excellent staff and plenty of activities, the pay is well worth the great education I'll be getting.

    Will enjoy being here

    It sounds like there is SO much to do! I plan on being involved in a lot of the intramurral sports and possibly a few of the clubs.

    Will learn a lot

    When I visited UF, the professors seemed very interested in wanting to teach you everything they possibly could. They also seem willing to help you one-on-one if you need it. The classrooms are the perfect size and you don't feel like just another number.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Equine and pre-vet are very popular majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard in high school and don't slack off if you think something is hard, keep at it!

    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely get what you paid for at Findlay!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everybody is so friendly! When I visited and went for registration, all of the staff and students there were wanting to help anybody who needed it.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are really down to earth and actually want to help you excel!

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so friendly and I really felt at home here

  • 08/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships, visit campus, and talk to the head of your major.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but it is a private college so you have to be willing to pay for it, however many scholarships are available.

    Will enjoy being here

    It is small but so friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    All the professors that I have talked to know what they are teaching and talking about.

  • 08/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Like the suburban kind of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    private schools give you things other schools can't.

    Will enjoy being here

    Amazing campus and good sized.

    Will learn a lot

    Great learning programs

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 69

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    movies, on campus events, exercise, art museum, friends

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a great school not a party school but great for a good future education.

    In three sentences

    it is a great university i really like the physical therapy program that it offers. the tuition is a little high but that is to be expected from a private institution. i love that its a smaller campus and i know most people within my year and major.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is equipped with blue call towers if for whatever reason you feel threatened or need help with anything including your car or an injury. they go out extremely early on snowy days and do an amazing job clearing the snow and laying down salt.

    Greek Life

    there is a multitude of greek life organizations both social and professional.

    Clubs and Activities

    findlay offers over one hundred organizations to be involved in. it is extremely easy to get involved and leadership opportunities are everywhere.

    Great for these types of students

    hands-on learners and those willing to get involved and make friends will do the best at this institution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the university of findlay has an arch that is only to be passed through on the first day of freshman year and on graduation day. if you go under the arch at any other time you will either not graduate or not graduate in your major. there are also red dots on campus in the sidewalks. if you step on one of these, you will fail a test. to compensate for this, the shaffer library has a globe on the 2nd floor. you rub findlay, ohio for good luck. the globe is actually indented and findlay rubbed off from so many people rubbing it.

    Bang for the buck

    findlay offers my ideal college experience. there is a plethora of things to do on and off campus. everyone is friendly and willing to make new friends. the classes offer plenty of diversity and each teacher adds their own flair to the class.

    What to do for fun

    findlay offers lots of things to do. there are theaters, stores, restaurants, etc. on campus, there are events going on all of the time. headlining groups are often brought in and several organizations on campus offer several diverse activities. you should never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    for the most part, there are lots of different options. the food is good and the dining hall tries to add in advice from students occasionally through surveys.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are awesome. you can make lots of friends and meet new people every day.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be easy or can be challenging. a lot depends on the teacher, the course, and your efforts and input.

    Tips for prospective students

    tips for prospective students are the same at any institution. you should talk to different people, be open-minded, always ask questions and go see your teachers. it's okay to form relationships and get involved on campus. you can get yourself out there and network with all kinds of people.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of findlay because of the small campus atmosphere. teachers and staff are always willing to talk to and help you with whatever you may need. classes are exciting and fun because the small class sizes allow for hands-on interaction and extra teacher attention.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security is always around.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs, i don't even know them all.

    Great for these types of students

    ones who do well under pressure. you are able to take up to 18 credit hours, so if you like work this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the main gate. it's tradition to only walk under it twice. towards old main as a freshman and away from it for graduation. otherwise the suspicion is that you won't graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    it's a lot, and you have to be involved in a lot to feel like you are getting your bang.

    What to do for fun

    they have a lot of on campus activities, like dances, speakers, bbqs.

    Food and Dining

    lots of selection, but it rotates and you get tired of it fast. the best thing is the bonus bucks that you can spend at several resturants around campus, like pizza and sub places.

    Dorm Life

    some dorms are nice, some not so much. but all ra's in the buildings plan something twice a month to bring residents together, so you really get to know your dormmates.

    Academic Rigor

    the upper-level classes are more on your own. they give you a sylabus at the beginning of the year, and expect you to remember. the lower level classes have more busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    know what you are going for, and make sure they are the best in that field and they feel right.

    In three sentences

    a very large but close campus. a great equine program. not a bad cafeteria.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus security buttons placed all around campus. There is at least 2 campus security officers wondering the campus at all time. The University of Findlay's campus always feels secure at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of activities to join within any interest that you have.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Findlay is a great college but is very expensive. The University of Findlay is also a private school and college students do not get the full college experience for the money that we pay.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining halls hours are not long and fit around many peoples schedules. The variety of food at the dining hall is very little.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are spacious and are very local to the campus. Several events are planned through the semester to keep students entertained.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Findlay academic program is one of the best you can receive. The professors care for your future and go great lengths to help you individually, you are not just a number such as at large schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Findlay is a great college for academics. If you are willing to put in the work to be at the University of Findlay, they will provide you with one of the best educations you can receive.

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Findlay for two full years, I have learned more than many would in a four year college career. At the University of Findlay, we are not just a number. The president and staff actually cares for the students and attends to our greatest needs.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge part of the campus, they do not fail at securing and maintaining the welfare of the students in the campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is close knit every fraternity is like a family and they all welcome new people, I am apart of greek life and I enjoy every moment of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stepping on red squares that are scattered around campus believes to be a bad omen and you will be at risk of failing an up coming test. There is an arch that you walk under you're first day attending the university of Findlay, and you must not walk under it till you graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Three words pricey, pricey and pricey

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do around the town except the bowling alley and a local night club.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining here is okay, It's the smae thing day after day and a bit repetitive, the food is good none the less but lacks variety

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is amazing, I became friends with alot of the males living on my floor and we were close with the RA. The RA try to intermingle with the residents and try to make living in the dorm as pleasurable as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is intense in the college but at the same time they are able to get one on one with students and help indivuals gget through tough situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise you to attend if you like a medium sized campus in a small town scene, If not you may need some time to adjust.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Located in the middle of campus. 24/7. blue lights scattered around campus as well.

    Greek Life

    2 fraternities and 2 sororities. Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Kappa, Theta Chi, and Alpha Sigma Phi.

    Clubs and Activities

    70+ clubs. Basically one for everything. Also easy to start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As a freshman, you walk on the outside of campus and then you walk in through the arch. Professors and alumni line the sidewalks and welcome you to the campus and then you walk around Old Main and there is a huge picnic that takes place through the middle of campus. Then when you graduate you do the opposite and walk one last time through campus with your graduating class and then out of the arch and into the world. With that tradition, we do have a superstition, and that is that you can't walk back under the arch within those two times or you won't graduate from Findlay. Another superstition on campus concerns the big red dots located outside of Fox Hall. With those it is said that if you step on them before an exam, you will fail that test.

    Bang for the buck

    I think for as much as tuition is, more could be offered.

    What to do for fun

    Well, I'm from the city so compared to back home there isn't as much in my case. But I know plenty of people that come from smaller towns and find Findlay to be very entertaining. There's plenty of on campus activities planned throughout the year. Also, there is a bowling alley, ice ring, movie theater, and a dance club (Yukatan) that many people go to for fun. There's also parks around town as well if that fits your fancy.

    Food and Dining

    It's better than most but if you always eat in the dining hall, it can get repetitive and tiring. Bonus bucks are a great help too since you can go elsewhere and eat.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are much better than others. Definitely look at all of the options before deciding which one you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into a lot of scholarships and grants; being a private university, it is pretty pricey.

    In three sentences

    I love the hands-on learning at UF. All of the professors are helpful and most will go out of their way to help you when you need it. Everyone also makes you feel like an individual instead of just another number.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus security is incredible. They are extremely reliable and trustworthy. They monitor campus successfully and have the best interest of all students in mind.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everybody with any interest or major. And if a student has a special interest that does not yet have a club, they can request to establish a club themselves and start one on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has an arch at the very front of campus. As a freshman, you enter the arch from the outside and walk onto campus. It is believed that if you go under the arch anytime before graduation you will not graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the University of Findlay is expensive, the educational programs provided at the university are highly credible and therefore makes tuition more reasonable. The University of Findlay provides special degrees and educational programs, such as equestrian and physical therapy, that can allow for a high tuition because the programs are so rare and at UF the programs are very respected. Fortunately, UF also gives gracious scholarships to students every year to help with tuition costs.

    What to do for fun

    Student Rec Center, Intramural Sports, Club meetings/events, Sorority meetings/events, Worship Services, Theater events, bowling, movie theater, skating.

    Food and Dining

    At Henderson Dining hall there is a great variety of food options for everyone. The food is fresh daily and is served by cheerful, friendly employees. The atmosphere is welcoming and clean and most importantly the food is satisfactory.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life gives students an opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends. At the University of Findlay, the dorms were not only pleasant to live in because of the friendships that you can make, but the furniture in each room is nice and the buildings are kept clean everyday which is very much appreciated.

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor is highly experienced and knowledgeable in their subject and most importantly they are available to help students and are willing to help. Each professor is flexible and understanding when it comes to academic performance/attendance, etc. Their goal is to successfully teach every student and teach in such a way that each student is capable of succeeding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider every opportunity on campus. Do not hesitate to get involved, make new friends, and strive to be an active student on campus and in the classroom. Put your best effort forth everyday, academically, physically, and relationally.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is an incredible school that offers programs, classes, clubs, and activities for every individual. The campus is beautiful, safe, and accessible. Each graduate is garaunteed to have incredible experience, skills, and knowledge in their field.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    22 of 69

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sounds like there are a lot of clubs and activities to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Got to eat in the main cafeteria, and it was AWESOME. There were all different places to get all types of food. The stir-fry was the best I have ever had.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look so comfy, especially the freshman dorms. You can put so much stuff in them and still have plenty of room.

    Academic Rigor

    Sat in on a class there, looked easy enough. But I'm sure it was an intro class I saw.

    In three sentences

    The campus looks amazing, the students are friendly. University of Findlay is definitely my top choice.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive school. I would not go there for an undecided major.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better. There is only one dining hall, so it gets old having the same food over and over. However, Bonus Bucks are helpful for getting pizza and spending otherwise.

    Dorm Life

    After just finishing my freshman year at The University of Findlay, I can say that my dorm experience was amazing. I made my closest and best friends in my dorm. My roommate became my best friend!

    Academic Rigor

    I am majoring in Nuclear Medicine Technology. I had a brain tumor when I was twelve, so I feel like I was led to this major. The University of Findlay will help me reach my goal of working with people like me.

    In three sentences

    I love being at the University of Findlay. I feel like I fit in with my group of friends. The education I am receiving is also much more than I would have expected anywhere else.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is the one thing that is excellent about Findlay. It is so small that everyone knows each other or has been in class with each other so not alot of arrests or danger from the surrounding community. You still need to travel and groups for the girls or small guys just to be safe. If you are a large individual nobody is going to mess with you. No real crime rate or robberies around the university or in the town for that manner the police are very good at patrolling the city streets and keeping everybody safe. Even so if you are going to college you need to pay attention and realize when a situation is not safe.

    Greek Life

    Almost non existant, not like the big schools, no crazy parties or anything like that. Maybe three total on campus and not very big. I don't really know anybody in the greek life so not a lot i can share.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some clubs but they are not big deals like at larger universitys, our fraternities sororities I think we only have three or four total. The activities though are limitless, if you just put out some effort you can do so many things on campus and always have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for kids that don't need to party all the time, more small town folks that are used to smaller crowds. Great for anybody who likes one on one action with the professor more like a high school than it is a university, some teachers though are difficult to work with but i feel like you have that at any university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have two unusual traditions. The number one big guy is after you walk thru the arch at freshman induction dont walk back under it until you graduate because anyone who has done so has never finished their college career at this University and I mean nobody has. This is completely true, I have seen it with my own two eyes. The other is that if you walk thru any of these four reds circles by the oil rig fountain on campus the next test or quiz you take you will do poorly on it.

    Bang for the buck

    It could be better but for my career path and what i want to do with my life this college works out well. Excellent in terms of the program and campus is beautiful as well as living space is really nice here. The food and working with the staff of the school is not quality but both can be worked around.

    What to do for fun

    The school itself has a beautiful workout area and indoor basketball facilities as well as intramural fields. The school has many events that are small but quite entertaing. In the city itself there is one or two movie theatres, a mall, parks, golf course just outside of town, driving range, of course house parties. The two clubs have thursday nght college night and if you are 21 or older there are some really nice bars on main street.

    Food and Dining

    One star would have been my high school lunchroom, this place has more choices and every once in a while has really good food but most of the time the food and ingredients really do suck.

    Dorm Life

    This could be anywhere from four to two stars here. I feel it has the right amount of studying, fun and social interaction. Some of my hall mates have said not enough partying for them or its too loud here. its all about your perspective here and what you choose to do with your time.

    Academic Rigor

    Decently tough but it is not Stanford or Harvard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure it really is worth the price tag. My major and career I am working on is what I love doing and lucrative so paying loans off will be manageable for me. Make sure you are ready for the debt you take on.

    In three sentences

    Over priced for the food and faculty cooperation. Hard to get questions answered by people who work desk jobs. Great for my major not so for very many others.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always riding around on bicycles or golf carts. There are blue light phones everywhere on campus and if you feel there is an area that needs one all you have to do is request one. Most of campus is very well light.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Incoming students walk through into the arch out in front of Old Main the first weekend they are here and outgoing graduate students walk out of the arch after graduating. You are not to walk through the arch any other time or it is said you will fail out of school. There are red brick circles randomly throughout campus and it is said if you step on one you will fail your next test.

    What to do for fun

    There is one bowling alley off campus that every now will have a free bowling night. There is a movie theater in Findlay. Try to keep an eye out for campus events because they usually are entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    Although not terrible, there is definitely room for improvement. There is only one dining hall on campus so if they don't have something you like you don't have much of an option. The highlight of each month though is steak night.

    Dorm Life

    Being a small campus where you dorm will greatly affect your experience. Both years at Findlay so far I have lived in the all girls building. I have had few problems with anyone. Most people are considerate. All you have to watch out for is the cleaning ladies, they tend to like to talk and talk and talk.

    Academic Rigor

    How hard your classes are will depend on your major. As a Pharmacy major myself almost all of my classes are hard. The Equestrian majors have a hard major more in the fact of the physical work they have to put into their barn work. However, there are also majors like Art and English that sure have to spend a bit of time on their work, do not have what I consider to be a hard course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not buy books from the campus bookstore. Make sure to tour the campus because if you are looking for somewhere big with a lot of variety, Findlay is not the place for you. Don't worry about getting lost on campus, all you have to do is ask someone around you. Everyone is super nice and you shouldn't have a hard time making friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay has everything you could want out of the college experience with the advantage of a small town. We have every kind of major from Equestrian to Pharmacy to Theater. Although it has it's downfalls I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cameras in the dorms and throughout the buildings on campus. Many blue light safety poles are placed in various locations as well. Security Officers travel by vehicle, golf carts, bikes, and by foot. Dorms are locked for the safety of residents.

    Greek Life

    There are two sororities and two fraternities on UF Campus. They are actively involved in community service and in campus activities. The bonds made between sisters and brothers is a special one and last for years and years.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities on campus, from Casino Night to Black Tie Affair you will have more than one activity you will find yourself looking forward to the next year. The clubs offered at UF are student ran and can be a professional setting or relaxed, if you can't find the club you want to be in you are always encouraged to start a new one!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a professional professor-student relationship should definitely attend UF. With small classes, professors will actually know your name. There are many international students on campus as well, which is my favorite part of UF. Learning outside of the classroom happens when you make international friends. There are many opportunities to be involved on campus and you are more well known on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At your first orientation you walk through the Arch in front of the oldest building on campus, Old Main. The only time you are to walk through the arch is after graduating...if you walk through it again before graduating, you will flunk out!

    Bang for the buck

    While many are discouraged when they first see the cost of living at UF there are so many benefits. There is a lot of financial aid and scholarships offered for students. Almost every major at UF offers first hand experience within the first year of studies!

    What to do for fun

    There is a club or campus activity almost every night. UF is a dry campus, which means no alcohol for anyone. There is a lot of 'night life' in Findlay with the bars and clubs though. There is a new recreation center on campus open until the late evening and the student union is open 24/7 for you and your friends to study or hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson Dining Hall is the only dining hall in which meal swipes can be used, but it is buffet and has many options. From my years at UF I think the food gets better each year. There is also the Cave in the student union which has a cafe and grill available during select hours.

    Dorm Life

    I love the way the dorms are set up on UF campus. There are traditional residence halls, school apartments, and actual group houses. There are no co-ed floors, but there are co-ed buildings. As well as female-only dorms. Each living space provides a different experience so I definitely recommend checking out more than one of these living spaces while at UF.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes are small at UF so you will have the opportunity to really get involved in in-class discussion; it makes it difficult to slack off in class, which is a good thing. Most professors take attendance, because they want you to pass the course. You are more than a number at the University of Findlay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a lot of interaction with students and faculty members. To be a complete hermit at UF is difficult to do. Be willing to get involved on campus and in the community, it is a completely awesome experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay provides students with professional experiences from the very moment they enter the school. It has a small, unique, campus that blends in with the community. Interacting with a variety of students is fun and common at the University of Findlay.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, if there's ever a problem they have these blue poles that have a 911 button and a button for the security service on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a few Greek houses. It's not my thing though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of different groups to be a part of. I'm excited to check them out.

    What to do for fun

    There's a bunch of things on campus to do. There's also a mall and movie theater like 10-15 minutes from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Henderson dining hall has a good assortment of food. My favorite station in it is the wrap station. They make the BEST wraps ever.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are fairly small, storage and orginization is key! Keep everything clean and simple.

    Academic Rigor

    Heard that the academics are somewhat of a challenge sometimes but all the teachers are willing to work one-on-one with you. Plus there are numerous tutor services on campus!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a lot of work and learn good study and organizational skills!!

    In three sentences

    Such a beautiful campus, it feels just like home. I'd definitely tell other peopl to go here if they want that aspect. The atmosphere is great, everybody is social and caring, especially their staff.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    tons of intramural sports. Free swimming hours at the pool. pool and ping pong tables in residents halls. campus activities planned most weekends

    Food and Dining

    dinning hall has 3 meals a day with at least 3 options for your main course. also includes a dessert and salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    biggest dorm rooms I've ever seen. many options on how to arrange furniture. both co-ed and all female or male residents halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Free tutoring for each class offered at the university. No lie.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a visit. It is very easy to set up an appointment with the head of your intended majors department. Every tour is private with a free meal in their amazing dinning hall.

    In three sentences

    This university is very personal. You are not just a number thrown into the computer and expected to fend for yourself. It is a very close knit school with lots of community support.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security works 24/7. There are also emergency poles everywhere on campus. If you are standing at one emergency pole you can see at least two more. You can call the security for an escort back to your dorm or house at night if you need it.

    Greek Life

    There are only four Greek houses on campus. This school does not have a big Greek Life but they do host a number of activities and help create that same bond you would get anywhere else.

    Clubs and Activities

    This university has many clubs to participate in. There are a lot of activities done by these clubs throughout the year and plenty of opportunities through these clubs. The clubs are a great way to get involved and make new friends and meet the faculty and upperclassmen.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Findlay is great for students who come from smaller cities or towns. It is not overwhelmingly big. It is also a great place for future equestrian and pre-verterinary majors. The equestrian program is nationally known and the pre-veterinary medicine program has a 66% placement into veterinary school and has had students accepted to all 28 veterinary schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you come to orientation weekend, incoming freshmen do the arch ceremony. This is where all of the new students walk under the arch in front of the school. The next time that student will walk under that arch is when they graduate. It has been said that if a student walks under the arch before they graduate they will never graduate. There are also these red circles by the fountain. It has been said that if you walk through those circles you will fail your next big exam.

    Bang for the buck

    At The University of Findlay, professors know your name and are willing to help you succeed in the classroom and out. Numerous scholarships are given out and many opportunities are available. Findlay is a great place to stay focused on your studies but also have the fun college experience.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Findlay has numerous clubs you can become a member of. Most clubs are major specific, but there are others that are there based on interest. The University of Findlay has one of the only Collegiate FFA programs in Ohio. There are always events going on campus and the FRC has a rock climbing wall as well as a work out facility and gaming consoles. Intramural sports are a great way to have fun and bond with your new friends.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson Dining Hall has a lot of options for food like burgers, pizza, home cooking, and a wrap station. There are other options that you can get with your bonus bucks. The Cave and The Rig both have food you can get with bonus bucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. The Resident Assistants and Resident Directors plan events at least every month and you create a small family as a floor or house. There is a curfew at midnight from Sunday to Thursday and two in the morning from Friday to Saturday where men cannot be on the women's floor and women cannot be on the men's floor. There are twenty-four hour lobbies on every floor and in every house.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Findlay has one of the best chemistry programs. There is also a tutoring center and academic support center that can help you with anything you may need to make your academic standing better. Findlay students come out of college ready for the real world and have great success

    Tips for prospective students

    Buying text book at the bookstore is a waste of money. Buy your text books on line or try renting them. Take advantage of all of the clubs and activities offered on campus. The professors and staff members are always more than willing to help as well as the upperclassmen. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a small private school with small class sizes. The campus is relatively small and gives you at home feeling. This school has outstanding animal science, pre-veterinary, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and equestrian studies programs.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are dining places on/off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Amazing!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend students to come and vist the school first. If you become interested, be on top of your papers and application. Show that you want to be part of the school.

    In three sentences

    The University is amazing. It is small and quit. It feels like home.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security buttons all over campus and if you call security the will be there extremely quick.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Studio 4 is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Buy school books from online not the bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    Dancing, clubs, activities such as laser tag, and much much more.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and also able to take and go.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of fun living in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    One word EXCELLENT.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. Get yourself out there and join clubs and get to know your classmates. Don't but everything off to the last minute you never know what could go wrong better to have the time and not need it then not to have enough time to finish everything.

    In three sentences

    Many support systems to help with classes. Teachers are more than willing to take time outside of class to help you understand a topic. Lots of clubs to join from academic ones to just fun and games ones.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is AWESOME they give you rides on the golf carts to class and they learn your names. So so helpful all the time and they are always out patrolling. They keep us safe, no call is trivial. If you feel unsafe they come immediately.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for agricultural students or students used to rural life. It isn't city-ish and the people are down to earth. Great for people who need to create connections on campus and make a home away from home.

    Bang for the buck

    Findlay is REALLY well known in many industries and the experience is sooo worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    There are a couple of night clubs, bowling, movies, and a mall. The friendly people make up for the quietness of the town's nightlife. Everything is fun with fun people.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't home cooked, but there are lots of options with the deli, flash in the pan, hometown, grill, and salad bar. Very good about offering vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quaint and the RAs always plan alot of fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but since the class size is small it makes up for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come if you have a problem with agriculture, people wear their boots to class and alot of the people are either horse or cow people.

    In three sentences

    The class size is small, and the professors are knowledgable. The campus and surrounding community are safe and easy to get around. Everyone is really really friendly and close on campus, it is a family.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety in Findlay is generally a non-issue. Aside from the very rare car collision, there isn't much to worry about in concern to campus safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Short and simple, Findlay has a great variety of clubs and activities, with no shortage of volunteering and on-campus activities that benefit everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Equestrian majors, pharmacy majors, PT majors are the most popular, and thus fit these types of students, but UF is versatile enough to provide content for any student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is host to a couple of strange traditions, such as the superstition of walking through the front arch in front of the Old Main building; they say if you walk through it before your senior year, you won't graduate. Some of the dorms also have strange patterns where students may tell you to avoid.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition alone is steep, but accounting for dorms, food and other expenses, the bill might seem absurd. Thankfully, financial aid is always readily available in some way, from loans to scholarships, the latter of which the UF staff always inform the students. Still, it's worth the precaution of getting scholarships and grants, and if absolutely necessary, loans, from the University of Findlay.

    What to do for fun

    Just as in many other colleges and universities, the University of Findlay has Greek Life, specialty clubs like a writers' club, equestrian club, diversity groups, and so on. Also, UF has a recreation center that's free for students, allowing anyone to exercise for a little bit or just kick back with some games of basketball, ping-pong, etc. Theater and musical events on campus are also enjoyable, and as a bonus, are free for any students who want to attend such events. The specialty groups also do various activities such as campus-wide events, trips to museums, volunteering, and so forth.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Findlay has a meal plan, but due to its rather high price tag, it may turn away some of the students, given the abundance of nearby restaurants within the radius of campus, access to cheaper food from both within and outside campus still makes UF a good place in which to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Being a commuter, I am not in a position to judge what dorm life is like on campus, but for my classmates who do live on campus, they generally describe it as being either great or terrible, pending on what dorm hall they're assigned to. From the dorms I've visited, the hallways and lounges are clean and rather comfortable, though my status as a commuter doesn't make me a good judge on the rooms themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Aside from standard required classes for graduation, when you really explore the classes that fit your intended majors, you'll really get into the classes, as the lessons taught in UF are valuable both in your potential careers and in life. I say give the classes you sign up for a try, and you'll find out what you really like.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't go home after the first week of school. The semester gets better with time. 2. Explore campus and the nearby eateries and local shops. Findlay has more to offer to students than meets the eye. 3. Think about joining as many clubs as you possibly can. There is a wide array of student clubs on campus. 4. Don't be afraid to ask professors or offices for help. They will help you with assignments or to plan ahead for any potential careers.

    In three sentences

    Expensive, but worth the price. Great student diversity. Challenging yet fair classes.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pathways and parking lots are very well lit. Security is just a phone call away and is more than willing to give you a ride if you think you need one.

    Greek Life

    There are two sororities and two fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide variety of clubs available, from Chemistry to FFA, and because Findlay's pretty small, there's usually quite a few opportunities for leadership positions.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone that wants a closer knit community, smaller classes, etc. Findlay's pretty small compared to other colleges, especially state schools. I didn't want to go to a huge school. I used to be quite withdrawn and shy, and was worried that I'd get lost among all the other students. Findlay's great about that. The advisers for the pre-vet program are amazing, and make sure you know exactly what you need to do before applying to vet school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In front of the first building used when the school was a college, there's an archway that you walk through during the freshman welcome days. If you walk back through that arch before the graduation ceremony, it is said that you will not graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition's pretty costly. The campus is beautiful, and the dorms are nice, but be prepared to apply for a LOT of scholarships or loans.

    What to do for fun

    There's quite a few on campus events (which frequently include free t-shirts, sweatpants, etc). Recently, the rec center was modified and there's now a track, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a rock wall, video game consoles, and a racket ball court in addition to the cardio center and weight room. There's also quite a few restaurants, which occasionally have live music, and a couple clubs and bars.

    Food and Dining

    More variety would be nice. The Cave has decent food, but is a little pricey, and Henderson varies. Sometimes the food's great, other times it's awful. Make sure to check what they're having before you actually use your card. Though it is nice that once you're in, you can stay however long you want and eat as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    The only thing I didn't like about the dorms was that there was no kitchen available for use. I love that there's the option to live in a house or townhouse and still remain on-campus. However, please note that you won't be able to live off campus until you have senior standing.

    Academic Rigor

    In the pre-vet program, the academics are definitely tough once you get to sophomore year and up, particularly the higher level chemistry and biology courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to on campus events, join clubs, etc. Findlay's pretty small, so unless you go out and make friends

    In three sentences

    I love attending Findlay; the people are great and the campus is beautiful. I feel that I'm getting an excellent education and that it's preparing me well for entrance into vet school. However, the price is certainly a bit prohibitive, though there are quite a few scholarships available.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is a very safe campus, there are blue lights everywhere, and you always see security somewhere on campus. As a female I feel very safe on this campus walking alone around campus. If you would need security they are only a phone call way and respond very quickly to your needs!!

    Greek Life

    They only offer a few Greek life opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here, from clubs for your majors to clubs for fun and interests. Plus you can always find many volunteer opportunities to boost your resume !!

    Great for these types of students

    They have Great health care programs from a Master's in Occupational Therapy, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Nuclear Medicine and Physician Assistant programs. Also they offer two different equestrian degrees both Western and English.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an Arch at the campus entrance that as a Freshman you will walk through marking your coming to college and the adventures you will be taking, and no one walks back through the Arch until their Graduation Day marking you going out into the world on our own.

    Bang for the buck

    You may spend a little more coming here but you get the education and technology to match it. This University is updating their technology everyday as well as adding new majors and making sure the majors they offer are staying competitive with other Colleges and Universities.

    What to do for fun

    Findlay has lots of sporting events through out the years to go enjoy or take part in, as well as many volunteer opportunities to help build your resume. Findlay has many local shops, a mall, ice skating, new workout facility, and much more...and it's less than 30 min from Bowling Green and Toledo where you can go to the zoo, concerts, lots of shopping and many restaurants as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for dining here for both on-campus and commuter students; from the normal cafeteria to wraps, fast food, bakery items, and coffee options. Plus there are plenty of restaurants around the campus for a nice change.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty have a high standards here, but they help you achieve your dreams and reach your full potential. They know when to give you that extra push to reach your dreams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come tour the campus and see all The University of Findlay has to offer you and I bet you fall in love with this campus!! Plus they offer a bunch of free services from tutoring, writing lab, and counseling services to all their students. So don't be afraid to use them because they work and again they are FREE!!!

    In three sentences

    This is a Great University, with caring Faculty that go above and beyond to help their students reach their dreams and accomplish their goals towards obtaining their degrees. Plus it is a Beautiful campus with a lot to offer everyone and a variety of interests and majors. They also work very well with transfer students and make your transition as easy as possible.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. I never had any problems going anywhere on campus. Whether it was 8pm or 2am that I was walking somewhere at.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is good, but small. there are only 2 fraternities and 2 sororities on campus. However all of them are very nice and friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of clubs and activities on campus. There is something for everyone

    Bang for the buck

    I like Findlay I just don't feel like I get my moneys worth. For how much it costs to go to school there I don't know what the perks we get are.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling, a mall, movie theater, and clubs. On campus there are clubs you can join, sororities, fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good when you first start but it gets old fast and you won't want to eat there. The only good nights are the themed ones or steak night.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my first year in the dorms and all of the people in my hall as well as building. The dorms are nice, better if you have a bathroom like the Haven and village do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range from easy to very difficult. It depends on the teacher and the class. English and general education courses are easier, where as the science courses are more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn what your professor is like and what they expect out of your for the class. This way you will do good in the class. Always study hard for exams.

    In three sentences

    The classes, professors, and academic help you can get for school are excellent. However the food gets old fast, and by second semester you will not want it. I give Findlay a 7/10

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security and light poles for emergencies are EVERYWHERE! Very safe!

    Greek Life

    2 sororities and 2 fraternities on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't want to go to a big party school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch Ceremony- walk through the arch during orientation, don't walk back through until graduation or the superstition holds you won't graduate

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, the $40,000 tuition is a little high but you get what you pay for!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities on campus. Outside campus, Walmart.

    Food and Dining

    Food is all-you-care-to-eat but sometimes is that stereotypical cafeteria food. Sunday brunch is pretty decent though!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are average sized...freshman dorms do not have bathrooms in the rooms so you have to walk down the hall for that midnight bathroom break.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes and professors are somewhat difficult but manageable

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care in writing your essay, get a decent ACT (scholarships!!!!)

    In three sentences

    Everyone at this college is friendly. Most professors are very willing to help. Small campus and small enrollment make it easier to get around.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have the blue towers to call even if you want someone to walk you across campus at night.

    Greek Life

    Not that popular yet, but I am a Phi Sigma Sigma and I love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything you can possibly think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Pre-Vet Pharmacy Education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a complete skeleton of a horse in one of their lecture halls!!

    Bang for the buck

    Hands on learning is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    They always have activites planned around campus!

    Food and Dining

    Selections tend to get old sometimes but everything is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Not a fan of community bathrooms, but hey everything has to have its good and its bad.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging and yet I actually remember what I learn. Unlike high school where you forget it all over the summer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you fill out your FAFSA and apply and do all of your paper work as soon as you can. That way if you have problems you can fix them quickly.

    In three sentences

    There hands-on program is amazing. The teachers are very respectful and helpful. The faculty and staff are all extremely caring.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel 100% safe walking around, even at night.

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends and explore the town!

    Food and Dining

    Decent food. It is rather repetitive though.

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms, however, you bond with your fellow dorm livers.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are small, so it is easy to get to know teachers and ask questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in doubles dorms. They are much more fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a 10 out of 10. It is perfect size, not too small, not too big. The people here are wonderful.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Equestrian majors. Health Science majors, especially Occupational Therapy. Students who want smaller class sizes and more personal attention with and help from the professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are large red dots on the pavement around the oiler rig fountain there and the tradition is that if you step on the dot you will fail your next exam.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is very nice and the class to teacher ratio in classes are great. However, some professors are not what I would necessarily consider worth all of the money I will have to pay. There are many many services available that come free as a students though so there are pros and cons.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and events going on, for almost every interest out there. Sports games are a great way to have fun and get a little socializing in while supporting the Oilers.

    Food and Dining

    I have only eaten at two of the dining halls/restaurants. It was somewhat the same food at both places. It was not great, but it was good. My favorite is getting a deli sandwich or wrap at either place (Henderson Dining Hall and the Cave). The residential students are required to buy a meal plan if they live on campus, though, and it is very expensive, especially for the kids who do not eat much and still have the same price for the meal plan as the kids who eat a lot.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter; therefore, I do not live in the dorms or on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor increases gradually at a steady pace. I like that a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do your work. Don't procrastinate on your work. Study as much as you can. Don't be afraid to ask questions to the staff or upperclassmen. Be social and don't be afraid to make friends.

    In three sentences

    UF is a welcoming, comfortable environment. The education is of high quality. The programs (e.g. equestrian, occupational therapy, etc.) are top-notch on a national level.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe. Night gets a little sketchy since there's not a lot of lights.

    Greek Life

    There's a Greek house and once I saw a Greek poster.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not many clubs nor activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Equestrian, pre-vet, pharmacy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on orange dots, don't walk under bridge.

    What to do for fun

    Study, go to Walmart, party?

    Food and Dining

    Not much healthy options. Same food rotated through.

    Dorm Life

    Showers and bathrooms are shared by the entire floor. Some floors are loud. Cleaning ladies may be loud in the morning. The train might be annoying.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like mild summers, cold winters, small town, small classes, equestrian, pre-vet or pharmacy then this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Good if you're in equestrian, pre-vet or pharmacy.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. One could walk to somewhere on campus late at night and feel very safe. Also, if you have to go somewhere at night but are too afraid to walk there, you can call security to pick you up and take you there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities going on. It seems like there is never a quiet day.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Findlay is a good place for every kind of student. It has challenging classes for the more advanced students, but also has plenty of tutoring options to the people who need it.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Findlay has a fitness center where you can work out, play basketball, raquet ball, rock climb or just hang out and play pool. Also, if you want to go somewhere, there is a mall and a movie theater in Findlay.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is really good. There are a lot of on campus dining options, and the University of Findlay has something called bonus bucks where you can go to places like JimiJohn's, Marcos pizza and things like that and pay with your bonus bucks instead of money.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is nice at Findlay. Every one is nice to each other, and your Residence assistant plans fun activities your floor does together, like watching movies, playing games, and going out to eat. Also, the dorm rooms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Findlay has many hands on classes, such as animal handling classes that teach you how to properly handle food animals, like pigs, cows, and goats, as well as horses. Also, you get to feed the food animals and help take care of them your sophomore year when you get barn duty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to study. College is nothing like High school, it is more challenging. If you study though, you will have no problem passing your classes.

    In three sentences

    I am in the University's pre-vet program, and it is by far the best school for a pre-vet major. The hands on experience is amazing, you work with horses and all the food animals, like cows, pigs, and goats. I would not pick any other school for pre-vet.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who come from a small town. Students who want to have an actual relationship with their peers and professors.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a private school, so it is more expensive. However, the quality of the education offered is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall right down the road and tons of restaurants. Just the sort of thing a college kid loves.

    Food and Dining

    Dining area is small, but the food is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best in high school. The higher your GPA and standardized test scores, the more afforable college will be for you. Make sure you choose to go where it seems most comfortable for you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is like a small town. Everyone I met seemed willing to make my experience there the best it could be. Even the professors were genuine and wanted to know about my life.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 69

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, clubs, organizations

    Food and Dining

    Food is HORRIBLE. I dread going to the Dining hall, the Cave is a good place, good wraps.

    Dorm Life

    Wish there were more opportunities to live on-campus apartment housing without a specific GPA.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are helpful, at least some are. They are there to make sure you pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY!

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is good school for learning. People here are so nice and sincere. I would recommend this college.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great!

    Greek Life

    AWESOME

    Clubs and Activities

    PLENTY!!

    Great for these types of students

    Business, accounting, Vet Tech, Pre-Vet, Phys therapy, Art, Pharmacy.....every major they offer is awesome!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I will not share my secret study nooks!! :)) You will find cool ones quick!..

    Bang for the buck

    Definatly pricey but its worth it!!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities to do that are both fun and safe!!

    Food and Dining

    Henderson dining hall can get old so there are plenty of places to eat off campus that take dining dollars.

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus but I hear its great.

    Academic Rigor

    cool.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afaid to ask questions! Everyone is really nice!

    In three sentences

    A small intimate college. Kinda like family you learn who everyine is and know if a face is not familiar. A great place to learn.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The campus is secure and easily accessible. The professors pay attention to the students. Everyone is very friendly.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. It would almost impossible for anything to happen to you on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do on campus. I am in Habitate for humanity, American Sign Language club, Pre-vet club, and Chemistry club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DON'T STEP ON THE RED DOTS IN BY THE FOUNTAIN. You will not pass your next exam. The main on is DO NOT GO THROUGH THE ARCH YOU WILL NEVER GRADUATE!!!

    What to do for fun

    I go out clubbing at night on the weekends and go to the mall during the day. Other then that there is not much to do

    Food and Dining

    It is good at first but after a semester it is not as exciting. Don't get me wrong most of the food is good but is the same thing every week. They also don't flavor any of the food. Very blan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are for the most part are really nice. Yes some of them are old but they seem nice. The only problem is that the walls are thin so if you have loud neighbors, then you're going to hear them

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty hard, depending on the classes that you choose. Some days you will just be studying and do homework. Then on others you can study a little and be with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be a prospective student you just need to remember one simple thing, to make sure you have you study time and friend time separated.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a wonderful school in every way. Everyone including the students here are very friendly. This is defiantly one of the best places to study at.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a special campus for those coming from small high schools or small areas who don't want to be lost in a crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the Arch of you'll mysteriously drop out! Also, don't step on the cirlce in the sidewalk or you'll fail your next quiz!

    Bang for the buck

    My program is super expensive. Although tuition is high, a lot of thins are free. For example: laundry and parking.

    What to do for fun

    We have movie night every weekend and intramural sports year round. In Findlay, there is a movie theatre and The Cube, along with a mall down the road.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are few choices, Henderson food is not too shabby. For being the only cafeteria, it is rarely repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    The university even has all girls' dorms. The dorms are conviently located and the rooms are decent sizes. You get free laundry!

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the 0-6 Pharmacy Program and there is no time for play. This program is strict and difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come see us at the University of Findlay! Sign up for extra-curriculars and Greek life. Go in to visit your professors during office hours, they want you to stop in!

    In three sentences

    I feel at home in the quaint town of Findlay. The campus is perfectly located and easily accessible. The faculty and staff is beyond friendly and helpful.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an arch out front of Old Main, the oldest building on campus. You are only supposed to walk through this arch twice in your life. Once walking towards the university during your first weekend at the school. The second time is during graduation when you walk away from the school. If you walk through the arch at any other time it is rumored that you will soon fail out of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive school, but totally worth it if you are in a major that is not offered at many other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are two clubs in Findlay, along with a movie theater and a bowling alley. Different organizations put on events so you may be able to find something to do on campus also.

    Food and Dining

    Only one dining hall on campus, but bonus bucks can be used at a variety of off campus restaurants. The dining hall does have different food everyday, but if you are a picky eater you may end up eating cereal for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice to live in as a freshman or sophomore. You meet other people in your year and make lots of friends. The campus is completely dry so don't expect any parties in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This definitely depends on your major. Pharmacy and pre-vet majors have work loads that are enormous. There are other majors, however, that have it easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit campus. If a small college where you know everyone and so do the professors and the longest walk you have is 7 minutes doesn't sound pleasing to you, this may not be the college for you.

    In three sentences

    Small college with a lot of opportunities. Great teachers and great students. You can find anything you want to do here.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    50 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I love the cafeteria food. Many options and everything I've had is good.

    Dorm Life

    They are typical college dorms, but the college has also bought up houses and renovated them into apartments which seem very cool :)

    In three sentences

    I love Findlay. It is small, friendly, and I felt at home as soon as I stepped on campus. Everyone seems super friendly, and I am very excited about coming.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to be as involved as you want to be. There is always an event happening on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at the graduate level up-to date with current practices. As an individual you are challenged to be the best you can be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a great school to attend. The professors are concerned about you as an individual and want to see you succeed. The support staff is kind and always helpful.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always around. Keyed entry to all dorms. I feel very safe

    Greek Life

    Available

    Clubs and Activities

    I play varsity soccer which takes up alot of my time, but there seems to be alot of clubs and activities to get involved in

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a smaller campus and smaller class sizes

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, great recreation facilities, sports events on campus, and University offerings

    Food and Dining

    Having Findlay Bucks is great as they allow you to eat other places, but the dining hall food gets old.

    Tips for prospective students

    Books are expensive so be prepared. There is alot on campus to help you with classes, get a job, and stay in shape so take advantage of it

    In three sentences

    I have met great people. I feel like I am getting a good education and am getting to play varsity soccer. The food in the dining hall could be better.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    53 of 69

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Iceskating!

    Food and Dining

    The university of Findlay has a good variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are available to continuing students.

    Academic Rigor

    The PA program is pretty rigors, but it is the same at any other program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Practice your PA school interviews skills beforehand!

    In three sentences

    I like the staff at Findlay. The University is beautiful. I am looking forward to their PA program curriculum.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Different ethnic groups and outgoing people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walking under the bell after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of schools clubs, groups, and sports teams to join. It always seems like there is something going on according to the amount of emails I get about events for the week.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult classes however helpful instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find as many scholarships and grants and possible as I mentioned before it is very expensive and interest rates are high. Very nice campus overall with a lot to offer.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a small town university with a lot to offer. Tuition is pretty expensive compared to state schools but seems to have good programs and helpful instructors. The town of Findlay has a lot to offer for students who intend to live on campus.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a water fountain shaped like an oil rig; around this fountain are four red circles; don't ever step on them!! There's a curse to be dealt with if anyone dares.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends and there will always be something fun to do. Findlay is not much of a lively city, but it's quaintness is what makes it so peaceful. The fun is where your bring it in most places. I suggest Coffee Amichi on a Friday night, they have amazing coffee and even better live music.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson is the dining hall, and I would not go so far as to say it's delicious, but considering you have to eat there as a freshman, make it worth your buck! Take the bananas after your meal and don't always get the pizza! If you watch, you'll learn the tricks of the trade, just be careful not too eat too much first.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rules are not always enforced, and that has its ups and downs. Never think an RA is too much of a prude to be your friend, because if you know the right people, you'll find all the best secrets of the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As an undergrad, I took several master courses, and everyday I was reminded of that. Not a lot of the classes here are easy, so be prepared, but they are making your brain grow, think in ways you never imagined before. You might get that easy A once a semester, but why not aim for the class that has you doing your hardest?

    Tips for prospective students

    As for any college, do not stay in your room: go out an mingle, keeping in mind that friends aren't made through judgments, they're made mostly by accidents. But as for UF, stay strong, when the hard Chem. classes knock you to your feet, grab a study buddy and prove yourself worthy, because everyone has the potential for greatness, it's just hiding under a few hundred pages.

    In three sentences

    Looking back on the choice now, there is a lot of speculation as to why I choose Findlay, but every class period I have, I am reminded as to why I did. Although some general education classes have 40 or so kids, my main classes have been pushing me harder and farther than I have ever wished I could go; mostly because of the teachers: a small school is only as good as its weakest teacher and Findlay has no such thing. With their help, I have seen the world, met dozens of people, and have tried food that was still moving, so because of their faith in me, I am turning into the person I have always wanted to be.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Findlay has security all over the place! It is such a small and safe school, I never hesitated about walking across campus at night.

    Greek Life

    UF has a great greek life. Both with social and professional fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs around Findlay. But not too many. Bowling Green isn't too far which has many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a small school where the professors want you to succeed. Also for students who want to get a good education without the party school atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Findlay has the ceremony of walking under the arch when you arrive as freshman and not walking under it again until graduation. Which I think is pretty awesome. Don't walk under in between though, otherwise you won't graduate!!

    Bang for the buck

    Findlay may be expensive when looking at the price tag, but they give out PLENTY of money in scholarships to bring it down to the price of a state or public college.

    What to do for fun

    UF always has a tons of stuff to do on campus, the rec center is very nice and there are some things to do in Findlay. A bowling alley, movies, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't terrible at UF. They have a fantastic salad bar! They have added a lot of dinning options that are off campus which is nice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the most up to date, but they are SUPER clean!

    Academic Rigor

    I graduated high school with a 4.0 and had never studied a day in my life. I can no longer say this. I had to learn to study when I came to UF, but it is possible to succeed. The professors are willing to help you if you ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for some tough classes, it isn't going to be an easy journey but you will enjoy every minute of it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is the best decision I have ever made. The class sizes are small, the professors are knowledgeable and care about their students! The campus is beautiful as well.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is coming along.

    What to do for fun

    Play basketball at the FRC or play flag football or frisbee on the quad

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is not very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Very great class size. Teachers are very approachable. Very hands on college.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They campus security is always driving around and will stop if you flag them down and try to help as much as possible. They are really nice and wave and will chat with you if you say hello. One even helped me dig in a dumpster for my car keys that got thrown in there (long story). They all have experience in law enforcement.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The red circle and the arch traditions. i didn't believe them at first but now i won't go near them. If your really interested in the school you should ask them about it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do on campus. There is the swimming pool, the cardio gym, rock climbing wall, they have speakers visit all the time and have various movie nights around campus by different organizations. There are so many clubs and groups to choose from you can find one that fits you. The campus also gives out free movie tickets twice a month for the movie theater in town which was always my favorite thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson is ok food wise and has a lot of choices to pick from but i loved going to the Cave or the place in Davis building. They are quicker so you can grab something and go. I loved the fruit and salads they have, their always fresh. Oh and if you have special food needs(allergies, vegetarian,gluten-free) they accommodate you as much as possible.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the all girl dorm and we all had a blast on my floor. I was the oldest one there so i looked out for the younger ones. We had dorm floor meetings and activities and even pizza parties. Don't be afraid to go introduce yourself to new people down the hall, they can easily become your best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    You must MUST be dedicated and love what you are learning. I went in for a different degree and it turned out to be a nightmare esp. in my higher chemistry classes. The degree i am in now fits me so much better and if it wasn't for the support of my adviser and my professors i wouldn't have made it this far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a campus tour and don't be afraid to ask any question. Use the tutoring and computer centers they are life and grade savers. Enjoy all the social life and events on campus I love going to all the movies and events.

    In three sentences

    This school was the best choice for me. The staff and professors are extremely helpful and want you to succeed. The curriculum is challenging though so make sure to have your A game.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch Ceremony is amazing. Incoming freshmen pass under it in orientation, and don't go near the arch again till graduation. It symbolizes comming in and leaving the Findlay family.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is never a small thing around here. The rec center always has groups planning activities, and the bulletin board is stock full of activities the college puts on just to chase the book blues away.

    Food and Dining

    Picky eater or just plain health freak, there's always plenty of choices for you to pick from in the dinning hall. Don't feel like going out? Jimmy Johns delivers right to your front door!

    Dorm Life

    Findlay has an amazing roommate program. they match you up to the perfect person to spend the year with. They keep the place warm and welcome, with plenty of smiling faces to greet you.

    Academic Rigor

    They don't mess around when it comes to class. Findlay knows how to get you to learn, and have fun all at the same time. Class is never boring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Jump right in and don't be afraid. Ask questions, and get everything you need to be prepared.

    In three sentences

    Findlay is a small open school. It makes you feel at home right away, and doesn't Just number you, it makes you part of a family.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do NOT Step on the Red circles around the Derrick Fountain. And Most importantly Do NOT Walk through the arch until graduation.

    What to do for fun

    Findlay has so many opportunities to get out and have fun. Whether it's rugby or Horse Club, you'll find something perfect for YOU.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson Dining Hall offers home-styled meals every night, as well as grilled food, Salad bar, or even the day's special. All in all great food.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are good. House keeping does a phenomenal job!

    Academic Rigor

    At Findlay, the programs are great. Professors strive to make your years here worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your placement exams seriously; they will help you get into the right classes. Also, don't be afraid to contact the school for questions. They love to hear from you!

    In three sentences

    The University offers a small-town feel with heart-warming people. I couldn't of found a better college. I'm loving every minute.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to go to veterinary school Findlay offers a great animal science/pre-vet option. Many of the classes are hands on where you can actually practice skills you will use later as a veterinarian, such as drawing blood and giving injections.

    Bang for the buck

    Well-qualified professors in a small classroom environment gets you what you need to know in order to succeed. Its worth the price.

    In three sentences

    I love the small class sizes at the University of Findlay- all the professors know my name! They are really dedicated to helping you figure out anything- and that goes for the staff too. Even though it is small, there is still plenty of people for everyone to find their own groove.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 69

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always clubs that hosts events every night. There is never a dull night at the University of Findlay. The University of Findlay is a fun place to be.

    Food and Dining

    The Henderson Dining hall has a variety of food they serve and is very delicious. If you don't want to eat there the University also has a restaurant called the Rig that serves sports bar food and is a popular place to eat at among students. There are also many fast food and pizza places close to campus that can deliver on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone at the University of Findlay is friendly. The dorms are homey and problems with roommates are very rare.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at the University of Findlay are very hands on and challenging. The professors are very friendly and are willing to help with homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Findlay challenges students to do their best in school. If you stay on track with studying and homework you'll have no problem doing well in college. Also get help from the tutoring centers early on if you are struggling, it'll help in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay has small class sizes and the teachers are very personal. The classes are very hands on. Overall the University of Findlay has a friendly environment.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security office is very reachable. Also, there are security poles all over campus that have flashing lights, alarms, and an emergency button that calls security and the police if pushed.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a small school and campus where all your professors know your name then this is your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All incoming freshmen walk through the Arch in front of the school as part of the incoming-freshmen ceremony. Then, after that, you are not supposed to walk through the Arch again until the day you graduate. If you walk through the Arch before then, you will not graduate from Findlay. Or so tradition says.

    Bang for the buck

    It is totally worth the money as long as you 1) try your hardest, 2) actually show up to class, and 3) have fun and enjoy yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Findlay has a movie theater not too far from the university, though you do need to drive to it. There are plenty of places to eat, like Penn Station and Olive Garden, so that's always fun. The Campus Program Board also does a lot of fun stuff, such as stress reliever nights and bringing in guests entertainers.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good - the veggie lo mien and the meatloaf are the bomb. There are plenty of options for people of all diets. (If you have special dietary needs, the cafeteria staff will make you special food.) The cafeteria itself is nice, with plenty of tables and seating.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty good. The rooms are a decent size, and the furniture is good quality - you get a bed, dresser, chest of drawers, bookshelf, chair, and closet. The furniture is stackable and can be configured in thousands of ways. The closets are larger than you would think. Also, each dorm has its own personal heating/air conditioning unit, which is fantastic. The bathrooms are ok, but they could have more showers. Other than that they're all right.

    Academic Rigor

    The university had wonderful majors founded on wonderful classes. The class' materials are appropriate for what is being taught, and you really do learn from them. Also, the professors are great and always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. Don't slack. The teachers WILL come after you. Remain open-minded. Remember to have fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay is a place where you can learn to be who you want to be, both in your personal life and in your career. It is a very comfortable place filled with people who genuinely care about you. It is very welcoming and overall just a great place to be.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Very limited

    Great for these types of students

    Equestrian/pre-vet

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Arch

    What to do for fun

    Go to bigger schools on weekends

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live there

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard.

    In three sentences

    I like the school. It is close to home. I like the PT program

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 69

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones throughout campus and security can respond pretty quick on our small campus, although I've never seen them actually put to the test.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a lot of clubs that focus on majors, cultures and beliefs, and recreational activities.

    Food and Dining

    The main place where students eat is Henderson Dining Hall. There's also a small cafe for coffee and baked goods in the AMU, along with a little grill. There is a tiny takeout food area with things like wrapped sandwiches and drinks to go. The other two restaurants on campus are a further walk and aren't as popular. The university gives us bonus bucks though that you can use at some of the nearby local restaurants if you want or order to deliver to your dorm, which is nice for a late study session.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Findlay are nice. They have a variety from singles and doubles to large group rooms, cottages, and apartments or small houses off campus for specific major groups. You really can choose what sort of living area you want to be in and they're scattered all over so you can pick something near the dining hall or where most of your classes are, or if you prefer something more quiet you can live in one of the houses that are a block or less from main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be committed to your goals and work hard to reach them at Findlay. The teachers will be hard on you, but if you can dedicate yourself in their classes it will be well worth it when you reach grad school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Findlay offers great programs for majors that are harder to find a school for. The teachers and curriculum are tough; you have to study hard and commit yourself to do well. This is why my university is so great, because it prepares you so well to be keep up with the hardships of grad school and have a successful future.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am never worried about walking around campus at night, I feel very safe and security is usually out and about.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall offers a variety of choices. The Bonus Bucks are offered in many different places all over town.

    Dorm Life

    There are several residence halls to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The chemistry course are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your counselor, they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Classes are small and teachers are willing to help. The campus is pretty.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is incredibly safe with locations across campus for you to receive or call for emergency help, or campus security. Also at these locations are a button you can press to have a campus security officer come directly too you if you are uncomfortable walking alone for any reason. The campus is located in a safe location and has good relations with the local law enforcement.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fairly small but growing at the University of Findlay. I am not currently a member so I don't have much info on it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide range of existing clubs at the University of Findlay so make sure to get involved! There are typically activities going on across campus during the week that you will come across. If you are interested in starting a new student organization simply find some like minded students and start one.

    Great for these types of students

    Versatile and open minded students. Findlay has a unique dynamic too it and is attended by wildly different types of people. The equestrian, pre-vet, pharmacy, and science majors are what the school is most well known for, but it also boasts a strong criminal justice, forensic science, and an ever expanding business program. As such you will encounter a lot of different types of people so keep an open mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whatever you do DO NOT WALK UNDER THE ARCH. The only times you are to walk under the arch in front of Old Main is during your Freshman Orientation Program and during graduation. Superstition is if you walk under the arch between that time you will fail to graduate. Eerily there have been a few cases. Avoid stepping on the red circles around the oil rig fountain, superstition is if you step on one you will fail your next paper.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your moneys worth at the University of Findlay. There are no additional fees for any of the services offered by the university so make sure to utilize any and all of them as you need too. All school events are free for students with valid id's. Stop by the box office every so often to see what extra shows and events are coming to the university, and to pick up your free ticket.

    What to do for fun

    College is most defiantly what you make it, so keep that in mind. There are usually events going on all across campus with advertizing for the events located on boards in different locations. Feel free to pick and choose which events to go to. The weekends here can get a little boring at times with the majority of students leaving for the weekends. This can actually open up most of the campus without things getting crowded for groups of friends to have some really fun times. Weekend events are almost always really fun just slightly under attended.

    Food and Dining

    Henderson Dining Hall is where most students end up eating and utilizing their meal plans. There is generally a good selection of food with decent variety. If you have any food allergies simply talk to the staff and they are extremely helpful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty typical at Findlay. There really isn't anything extraordinary about most of the dorms, with each of the different dorms having their own pros and cons.

    Academic Rigor

    ATTEND CLASS! Seriously make sure you are attending your classes, as well as reading the book and taking notes. Classes can move at a good pace so preview materials beforehand. READ THE BOOK! Not all of the materials you will be tested on during exams will be found in lecture notes. If you notice you are starting to fall behind GET HELP! Ask other students, talk to your professor, or go to the Academic Support Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the initial price scare you. Freshman year is typically your most expensive year at UF as a large number of scholarship and grant opportunities open up as you prepare for sophomore year. Make sure to get involved on campus and you will almost never be bored and will have a fun time. Make sure to stay on campus over the weekends. For whatever reason a lot of students tend to leave on weekends, but if you stay there are opportunities for really fun times.

    In three sentences

    Academics are challenging, but you really do learn the material. Faculty and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Small college in Findlay, Ohio.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is amazing at findlay. There are safety towers all around campus and they are blue and if you are in trouble you hit the button and campus security if on their way. If you are out late, they will walk you back to your dorm. They are always walking around because they really care about the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    PRE-VET CLUB! My favorite.

    Bang for the buck

    BONUS BUCKS! With every meal plan at Findlay students get bonus bucks and this is money that is on your ID card that you can use at restaurants that are off campus. It's amazing. But it depends on the plan that you have. There's 4 diff. plans at the smallest one which is 10 days a week give you $215 bonus bucks each semester. I love it !

    What to do for fun

    For fun we usually go to the REC center which is where people go to work out or to play pool, racquet ball, and ping pong. There's a rock climbing wall. Two gyms and one is mainly used for track and events. But both can be used for any sport. What's cool about the Rec center is that there's a place called Derrick's and you can get smoothies after your workouts. They can be fat burning or muscling gaining...there's so many different kinds and they're really good !!

    Food and Dining

    Our only dining hall is Henderson which has buffet type dining. There's different stations with pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, fries, sandwiches, salad bar, pasta bar, and a standard lunch bar that changes everyday. The food is okay, but the best part is desert. Everyday there is home baked goods. There's also an ice cream machine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Findlay is pretty nice. There's FREE laundry and lobbies to study or hang out with friends. Each room has it's own ac/heating system. All of the furniture is stack able and the closet space is pretty decent. I like it here ! Not bad at all for the cheapest housing on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too bad, but since this school is private the academics are a little tougher. It is so easy to get tutoring here though. Honestly, if you study well and pay attention you will do just fine here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study really hard in high school and get good grades in those pre-req type classes. Create good study habits in high school because as soon as you get to college you'll want to hang out with friends and go to school events rather than studying. Don't procrastinate! When you get to college the professors expect that you are on top of everything(it's not like high school)!!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing and I couldn't have been asked to go anywhere else. There are so many opportunities. And the people are so helpful and the staff truly cares about YOU!

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I heard there are a ton of activities and clubs and I can't wait to find the ones that are a perfect fit for me. Maybe the gamers club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Remember not to walk under the arch unless you are graduating!!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a HUGE variety of choices and all that I've tried, tastes incredible. If it's your first time eating here, be sure to try the french fries and pizza!

    Dorm Life

    I am looking forward to dorm life and getting to know my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to begin classes, but have only heard positive things about the academics. The classes are challenging, but you definitely get a great education and come out prepared and ready for the workforce.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus, you will really get a feel for this university and you will be amazed.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus with an exceptionally friendly staff and students. It is the perfect size ---- makes you feel at home, without being overwhelmed. Let the learning and fun begin!