Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions: So How Does It Work?
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, or toll-free at (800) 968-6446 ext 3423. An application for admission can also be completed online. It is important to request that your 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. By visiting Tiffin University, you will have the opportunity to explore the opportunities and see first-hand the advantages that TU offers. You will also be able to meet and speak with professors, financial aid counselors, and students. Individual visits can be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by calling (419) 448-3423, or toll-free at (800) 968-6446 ext. 3423. You can also Schedule A Visit online. Visits can be scheduled throughout the year, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.
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?
Tiffin University grants the Associate of Business Administration degree, the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Criminal Justice degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, the Master of Business Administration degree, the Master of Criminal Justice degree, Master of Education and the Master of Humanities degree. More than 25 majors are offered within these degree programs, and are designed for both your specific interest areas, and ultimately, to give you an education for real life that will bring you real-world success.
Who are my professors?
A staff of 50 full-time faculty and 100 adjunct professors teaches Tiffin University classes. At TU, you will never have a graduate or teaching assistant as your professor. All faculty members at Tiffin University possess a minimum of a Master's degree. These faculty members are experts in their field, and bring a great deal of practical experience and insight to the classroom.
What is the cost?
Tuition for the 2010-2011 school year is $18,390. Room and board costs average $8,340 depending on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $500 per semester.
How can I afford to attend Tiffin University?
At Tiffin University, we are confident that our students receive a real value for their educational expense. We also realize that the cost of any college education can seem significant. However, careful planning and financial aid help to close the gap between the cost of your college education and your financial needs. 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 and/or qualifications, contact your admissions representative or the Office of Financial Aid. To note, during the 2008-2009 academic year, more than 90% of Tiffin University students received some financial assistance. The average award was estimated at $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 forty-five mile commuting distance. 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, several houses and apartment buildings on campus. All on-campus facilities are non-smoking. The facilities are coed – generally housing men and women on separate floors. Campus housing is equipped with cable, telephone, and computer network access. Please note that campus housing is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who will I room with?
Our residential facilities are fully integrated. We do not separate students based on class standing, an athletic participation, and so forth. If you know the person 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, you can request 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, so it’s important that you make your special requests known early.
What regulations are placed on campus residents?
The campus observes a 24-hour visitation policy with no curfew. In our 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 Office of Student Affairs. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.
Where will I eat?
All campus residents residing in our residence halls and campus houses. 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. As a student living in university housing, you have a choice of two meal plans (either 14 or 19 meals per week). Meal plans are also available for commuter students.
Where can I study, and what kind of academic assistance is available?
We provide a study lounge in each of the residential facilities. Study areas are also available in the library.
An alternative to classroom study is available in the Student Success Center. Upper-level students who have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas staff the Learning Center, located in Friedley Hall. Free tutoring, study-aid services and review sessions are available to students by appointment or walk-in from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - Noon on Friday. If you are a student-athlete, your coach will often require you to attend special study sessions, with a designated time and place for studying.
As a Tiffin University student, you will find the faculty accessible and willing to help. All full-time faculty have at least 10 office hours per week, and are also available by individual appointment. You are encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the professor.
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 just 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 is populated with motivated students who want real-world experiences and, upon graduation, career success. Because of this, TU offers a wide array of activities that go beyond the excellent academic programs you will be part of in the classroom. 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. Just a few of the organizations and activities that are available to TU students are Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, GLASS, 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 as you prepare for your career. 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. As a TU student, you also have access to an extensive career library containing contacts, job leads, and resource information on career requirements, trends, and graduate programs.