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FAQs about TU

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.

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 your official high school transcripts and standardized test scores be sent directly to Tiffin University.

Tiffin University operates with an rolling admissions policy. Applications for fall admission are accepted from September until the first day of class for the semester.

Open Houses are held in the fall, winter, and spring.  By visiting Tiffin University, you will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and facilities 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.

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.

Tiffin University grants the following degrees:

Associate of Criminal JusticeBachelor of ArtsMaster of Business AdministrationPh.D.
Bachelor of Business AdministrationMaster of Education
Bachelor of Criminal JusticeMaster of Humanities
Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Science

More than 50 majors and concentrations 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.

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A staff of 75+ full-time faculty and 280+ adjunct professors teach 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.

Visit the Tuition, room and board page for current costs. The cost of books varies but averages $1,000 per semester.

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 more than 90% of Tiffin University students received some financial assistance.

All first, second, and third-year students are required to live on campus unless permanent residence is within a 45 mile commuting distance. Real estate in Tiffin is very reasonable and rental properties are available in close proximity to the campus.

Single, double, triple, and quad-occupancy rooms are available in our seven 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 and computer network access. Please note that campus housing is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 preference form. 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. Questions about housing visit the Residence Life page or email

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.

All Tiffin University students are permitted to have a vehicle on campus. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.

All students, faculty, staff and guests are welcome to dine at the Cole Dining Hall. Meals are served three times a day Monday-Friday, with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday. The Cole Dining Hall 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 several meal plans. Meal plans are also available for commuter students.

Study areas are available in the library and the Murphy Academic Support Center.

The Murphy Academic Support Center provides free tutoring services for on-campus and online students. If you are a student-athlete, your coach may require you to attend athletic study tables which are held in the Murphy Academic Support Center or in the Library.

As a 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.

The average class size 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. We believe in connections between students and faculty, as well as your fellow classmates!

Tiffin University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, Division II) as well as a full member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). Tiffin University participates in men’s intercollegiate athletics and women’s intercollegiate athletics.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in club and recreational sports such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or club sports such as bowling and martial arts.

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 clubs and 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: Criminal Justice Club, National Honor Society, Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, GLASS, Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, University Bands, Vocal Music Groups, Hospitality Club, WTUD (Dragon Radio), Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Sigma.

The Career Services Office provides a variety of services as you prepare for your career. These services that are included can lead 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.

  • Personal Attention – The professors will know you by name since the average class size is 25-30. You will never be just another number at TU!
  • Reputation – TU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and, through its School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
  • Course Availability – Classes are offered day and evening to work around your schedule!

Tiffin University’s featured graduation rate on Google (4%) refers to first-time, PART-TIME undergraduate students who graduated within six years (emphasis on PART-TIME). While this information is accurate, (according to the 2018–19 College Scorecard data,) it includes a time-period in which Tiffin University was in a joint venture that was coming to an end, impacting the graduation rate. Google features this percentage rate because first-time, part-time students were largest group of students at the time.

TU’s current first-time, full-time undergraduate rate is 45%.

Tiffin University is laser focused on student success. We define student success as students continuing to stay enrolled in classes from semester to semester and ultimately graduating. This is such an important initiative for the institution that it is in our strategic plan as a key focus area over the next five years.

We continue to work with Google to get the first-time, full-time undergraduate percentage as the featured rate.

Need more information? We are here to help.

Contact our Admissions Office at (800) 968-6446, ext 3423, or email

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