At a Glance
“An Education For Life:” Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions
Tiffin University offers you an education for life. We provide you with a real value for your collegiate experience. Our goal is the same as yours. We want you to achieve your potential and find success! We realize that you still may have some questions about TU, so we gathered the most frequently asked questions and supplied the answers below for your convenience. At Tiffin University, it’s all relevant!
Some Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to Tiffin University?
To request an application for admission or if you have questions about the application, contact the Admissions Office at (419) 448-3423 / (800) 968-6446. An application for admission can also be completed online. It is important to request that official high school transcripts and standardized test scores be sent directly to Tiffin University.
When can I apply to Tiffin University?
Tiffin University operates with an open enrollment policy. Applications for Fall admission are accepted from September until the first day of class for the semester.
When can I visit Tiffin University?
Open Houses are held in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, giving you the opportunity to explore the real possibilities and real opportunities at Tiffin University, as well as talk with professors, financial aid counselors, and current students. Individual visits can be arranged through the Admissions Office by calling (419) 448-3423, or online. Visitations can be scheduled Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, throughout the year.
Where is Tiffin University located?
Tiffin University is located in Tiffin, Ohio – a city of approximately 19,000 people in North Central Ohio. Tiffin is close to several of Ohio's major cities, located just 50 miles southeast of Toledo, 90 miles southwest of Cleveland, and 90 miles north of Columbus.
What degrees are offered at Tiffin University?
Further specialized by major and concentration, Tiffin University grants the Associate of Business Administration degree, the Associate of Business Administration in Computer & InformationTechnology degree, the Associate of Criminal Justice degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Master of Business Administration degree, the Master of Criminal Justice degree, and the Master of Humanities degree.
Who are my professors?
A staff of 50 full-time faculty and 100 adjunct professors teach at Tiffin University. Professors, not graduate or teaching assistants, teach all classes. All professors at Tiffin University possess a minimum of a master's degree, and bring a great deal of experience and insight to the classroom.
What is the cost?
Tuition for the 2013-14 school year is $20,700. Room and board costs average $9,573 depending on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $1,000 per semester.
How can I afford to attend Tiffin University?
The prospect of paying for a college education, when first considered, can be daunting. The cost of college is high, but the real value of a college education at TU is even greater. Careful planning and financial aid help to close the gap between the cost of an education and need. You can start the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Tiffin University also awards numerous grants, loans and scholarships. For specific information, contact your admissions representative or the Financial Aid Office. During the 2012-13 academic year, more than 90% of Tiffin University students received some financial assistance. The average award was $14,000.
Are students required to live on campus?
All first, second, and third-year students are required to live on campus unless permanent residence is within a 45 mile commuting distance. Upperclassmen may choose to live on campus or reside in a house or apartment. Real estate in Tiffin is very reasonable and rental properties are available in close proximity to the campus.
What type of housing is available on campus?
Single and double occupancy rooms are available in our six residence halls, houses and apartment buildings on campus. All on campus facilities are non-smoking. The facilities are co-ed, generally housing men and women on separate floors. Units are equipped with cable, telephone, and computer network access. Units are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who will I room with?
The residential facilities are fully integrated (students are not separated on the basis of class standing, athletic participation, etc.). If you know whom you would like to room with, you can request a specific roommate on your housing contract. You may also make more general requests – for example, to room with someone in your major, sport, or activity. (Our residence life staff makes every attempt to honor requests, but cannot make any guarantees.)
What regulations are placed on campus residents?
The campus observes a 24-hour visitation policy with no curfew. In the residential facilities, quiet hours are observed from 10:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. throughout the semester with extended quiet hours during finals. Students having visitors on campus overnight are required to sign them in with the resident assistant.
Can I have a car on campus?
All Tiffin University students are permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Parking passes are issued for a minimal fee through the Student Affairs Office. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.
Where will I eat?
All campus residents are required to have a meal plan in the campus dining hall. Meals are served three times a day, Monday through Friday, with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday. Dining service is buffet style with numerous choices and accommodations for any dietary needs. Residents have a choice of two meal plans (14 or 19 meals per week). Meal plans are also available for commuter students.
Where can I study?
There is a study lounge in each of the residential facilities. Study areas are also available in the library. The Student Success Center is an on-campus facility that offers free tutoring and study-aid services. Study tables are also available, and are a stipulation placed on many student athletes. Study tables provide for a designated time and place for studying with tutoring services available.
What kind of academic assistance is available?
Tiffin University students will find the faculty accessible and willing to help. All full-time faculty carry at least 10 office hours per week and are available by individual appointment. Students are encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the professor. An alternative supplement to classroom study is tutoring provided by upper level students in the Student Success Center. Upper-level students that have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas staff the Student Success Center, located in Friedley Hall. Tutoring and review sessions are available by appointment or walk-in, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - Noon on Friday.
How big are classes?
The average class size at Tiffin University is 25. Your largest class will be no more than 40 students. In upper-level classes, it is not unusual for classes to be 12 or 15 students. This small class size allows for more personalized attention and the development of a repertoire between the students and the professor.
What sports are offered?
Tiffin University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, Division II) and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Tiffin University participates in intercollegiate athletics for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Women's intercollegiate athletics are available in the sports of basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. The university also offers a co-ed equestrian team and club and recreational sports such as bowling, martial arts, outdoor adventure, and cheerleading.
What kind of activities are there?
Tiffin University students are strongly encouraged to get involved in campus activities. As a graduate of Tiffin University, we recognize that you will need to have more than an excellent academic program in order to be successful. Involvement in college student organizations will help you gain human relation skills and practical experiences that will give you the advantage of a successful future. Some of the organizations and activities that are available to TU students are Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, GLASS, Chamber of Fools, Campus Crusade for Christ, Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, Accounting Club, Hospitality Management Club, Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity, University Bands and Vocal Music Groups.
What kind of job placement and career development services are offered?
The Career Development Office provides a variety of real resources for students as they prepare for their careers. These resources include leads to internships, part-time, summer, and full-time employment opportunities, one-on-one career counseling, workshops and sessions on jobs and job search, assistance with resume writing, and assistance in preparation for interviews. You are also served by a career library containing contacts, job leads, and resource information on career requirements, trends, and graduate schools.