Admissions Requirements

​Entrance into the University of Findlay requires an earned diploma from an accredited high school in a college preparatory course of study or a GED certificate. The faculty recommends four units of English, three units of mathematics, three units of social studies (including one in history), two units of science, and two units of foreign language.

The following criteria are used as standards for first-time student admission as well as for students with fewer than 12 hours of post-secondary credit:
  • High school grades (minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average) and class rank;

  • American College Test (ACT) (minimum 20 composite ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (minimum 950 composite SAT) scores;
    • for those students unable to take the ACT or SAT due to COVID-19 closing testing centers, the following criteria will be used:
      • An Academic Letter of Recommendation;
      • A graded writing sample of previous academic work;
      • An interview with University Admissions personnel;

  • Academic Letter of Recommendation (only required for students seeking a major within the College of Education);

  • Other indicators of academic and personal success (character, study habits, personality, etc.);

  • International students entering the University of Findlay’s undergraduate program must submit a TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 61, an IELTS score of at least 6.0, a Pearson Test of English (academic) of at least 50, or an International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) of at least 3.5. International students whose medium of instruction was in English at the secondary and/or post-secondary levels may apply for exemption from this requirement. Students, who do meet these language requirements, may study in The University of Findlay's Intensive English Program (IELP) prior to beginning their academic studies. Successful completion of the IELP waives the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic), and/or iTEP requirement.
Certain programs (e.g., environmental, safety, and occupational health management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and majors within the Department of Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Studies) may require additional criteria.

Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at 419-434-4732 or [email protected].