Tiffin University

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155 Miami Street

Tiffin, OH 44883

Phone: (800) 968-6446
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Tiffin University is a private institution that was founded in 1888. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,728, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tiffin University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $20,700 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):


Since its founding in 1888, Tiffin University has successfully educated students for productive and satisfying lives of leadership, excellence, and service. Generations of Tiffin graduates have made positive contributions to their families, communities, and professions. Tiffin University has an excellent reputation, a variety of strong academic programs and co-curricular activities, attractive facilities, caring and competent faculty and staff members, outstanding students, and a friendly, personal environment where students come first.

We invite you to examine our programs to determine whether we offer what you want. If so, please visit the campus and talk with our students and faculty and staff members so that you may decide whether Tiffin is the right place to continue your education. I assure you that we will do everything possible to help you achieve your educational goals


Tiffin University was established in 1888 and now offers nationally accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, top-notch bachelor's and master's degrees in Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, and distinctive degrees in the Arts and Sciences. All through our history, the University has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. Tiffin University has always believed in offering the highest quality education.

Tiffin University represents a new kind of institution in the United States.
TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

There are no ivory towers at Tiffin University. Almost all of our faculty have spent time working in the field and bring to the classroom real, first-hand knowledge about the subjects they are teaching. They also bring with them valuable, real-world connections to enable and empower our students to find the best internships and other experiences that will transform their future.


The basic rationale manifested by the existence of Tiffin University is that of the American dream. Tiffin is a place where the work ethic of the American heartland is evident and where there is truly value added for students, many of whom are among the first generation in their families to attend college. Tiffin provides access and opportunity for individuals and facilitates their preparation for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives.

Tiffin University represents a new kind of institution, the professional university, where the career objectives of traditional college-age students and adult students are optimized through professionally-focused undergraduate and graduate programs that have a broad general education foundation. This fundamental institutional strategy appropriately positions Tiffin for the 21st century.


The mission of Tiffin University is to:

*offer quality, professionally focused, learning-centered undergraduate and graduate degree programs and life-long learning opportunities to prepare traditional college-age students and adult students for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service.

*work with employers and specific professions to anticipate, design, and deliver effective academic programs that reflect evolving professional needs and intellectual requirements of the future.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1888
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $7,092,014


When applying to Tiffin University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Tiffin University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 38.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 38.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Tiffin University is 19:1, and the school has 60.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tiffin University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Psychology, General; General Studies; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 45%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 34%
Psychology, General 7%
General Studies 4%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 4%

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Student Life

Tiffin University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,728, with a gender distribution of 36.7 percent male students and 63.3 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. Tiffin University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,920
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Tiffin University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Tiffin University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tiffin University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Tiffin University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Tiffin University, 75.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,363.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $20,700 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,573 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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