Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to Tiffin University?
When can I apply to Tiffin University?
When can I visit Tiffin University?
Where is Tiffin University located?
What degrees are offered at Tiffin University?
Who are my professors?
What is the cost?
How can I afford to attend Tiffin University?
Are students required to live on campus?
What type of housing is available on campus?
Who will I room with?
What regulations are placed on campus residents?
Can I have a car on campus?
Where will I eat?
Where can I study?
What kind of academic assistance is available?
How big are classes?
What sports are offered?
What kind of activities are there?
What kind of job placement and career development services are offered?

How do I apply to Tiffin University? 
To request an application for admission or if you have questions about the application, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (419) 448-3423. 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 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 students the opportunity to explore the possibilities and opportunities of Tiffin University, as well as talk with professors, financial aid counselors, and students. Individual visitations can be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 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, which is a city of approximately 18,000 people in North Central Ohio. Tiffin is proximate to several of Ohio's major cities, located 50 miles south 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 Sciences in Business Technology degree, the Associate of Criminal Justice degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor or Business Administration degree, the Bachelor or Criminal Justice degree, the Masters of Business Administration degree, the Masters of Criminal Justice Degree, and the Masters of Humanities.

Who are my professors?
Tiffin University classes are taught by a staff of 50 full-time faculty and 100 adjunct professors. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate or teaching assistants. 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 costs for 2012-2013 can be viewed by clicking here. Room and board costs average $6,775 depending on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $400 per semester.

How can I afford to attend Tiffin University?
The prospect of paying for a college education, when first considered, is a frightening one. The cost of college is high, but the value of a college education 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 grantsloans and scholarships. For specific information and/or qualifications, contact your admissions representative or the Office of Financial Aid. During the 2005-2006 academic year,  more than 90% of Tiffin University students received some financial assistance. The average award was $ 14,286.

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 forty-five 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, six houses and apartment building on campus. All on campus facilities are non-smoking. The facilities are coed, 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-serve 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 who 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 can not 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 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 Office of Student Life. 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-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, as well as another study area option. Study tables are also a stipulation placed on many student athletes that provide for a designated time and place for studying with tutoring services available.

What kind of academic assistance is available?
Tiffin University students 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. The  Student Success Center, located in Friedley Hall, is staffed by upper-level students that have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas. 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) as well as a full member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC). Tiffin University participates in intercollegiate athletics for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women's intercollegiate athletics are available in the sports of basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Equestrian is available for both as a co-ed team sport. As a TU student, you will have the opportunity to participate in club and recreational sports such as bowling, marital arts, outdoor adventure, equestrian and cheerleading.

What kind of activities are there?
Tiffin University students are strongly encouraged to get involved in a complete education - both in and out of the classroom. As a graduate of Tiffin University, 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, University Bands, Vocal Music Groups, Accounting Club, Hospitality Management Club, and Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity.

What kind of job placement and career development services are offered?
The Office of Career Development provides a variety of services for students as they prepare for their careers. These services 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. The students are also served by a career library containing contacts, job leads, resource information on career requirements, trends, and graduate schools.