University of Toledo in Ohio

Learn about the University of Toledo in Ohio. Read about its admission info, financial aid and degree programs to make an informed education decision.

About the University of Toledo in Ohio

The University of Toledo (UT) was founded in its original form in 1872. Today, it's part of Ohio's 14-member state university system and has the third-largest budget of all public universities in Ohio. The university was consolidated with the Medical University of Ohio in 2006. In addition to its main campus, UT has a health science campus with graduate study facilities and a Level 1 trauma center.

Research at UT has contributed to 125 patents. As of 2012, the university had received approximately $60 million in research grants. The university is also home to several research institutes, including the Biomarker Research and Individualized Medicine Center.


Undergraduate and graduate students have more than 300 degree programs to choose from through UT's 13 colleges. The university has one of the largest distance learning programs in the U.S., with more than 1,300 online courses.

The College of Business and Innovation (COBI) is the university's largest college, enrolling more than 3,000 students. Undergraduate programs award associate's degrees and certificates, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 13 fields, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and a Bachelor of Applied Organizational Technology (BAOT). Three master's programs, a doctorate in manufacturing technology and a post-doctoral bridge program are available.

With a campus dedicated to health science, UT that offer studies in medicine and other health-related areas through several colleges. Both undergraduate and graduate programs can be found at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, the College of Nursing and the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service. The College of Medicine and Life Sciences offers only graduate-level programs.

Other programs of study at UT are available through the colleges of Visual and Performing Arts, Adult and Lifelong Learning, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Honors, Law, and Languages, Literature and Social Sciences. In addition to the 5-floor William S. Carlson Library, the university has libraries dedicated to health science, law, engineering and special collections.


Prospective students can complete an online application on the university's website or print and mail in a paper form. Required materials include official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a $40 nonrefundable application fee. The university has an open and rolling admission policy, though prospective students should apply by March 1 for maximum scholarship consideration for the Fall semester.

UT enrolled an equal percentage of female and male students in 2011, and 81% of undergraduates attended on a full-time basis. The majority of undergraduates were residents of Ohio.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The 2012-2013 UT tuition rate for a full-time (12-16 credit hours) undergraduate Ohio resident was $3,931.92 per semester. Non-resident undergraduates could expect to pay a higher base tuition rate of $8,491.92 per semester. Campus housing fees ranged from $2,823-$4,387 per semester, and fees for dining services ranged from $935-$1,650 per semester.

During the 2010-2011 academic year, 99% of students received some form of financial aid. Students can apply for grants, loans, scholarships and work-study programs to help manage tuition costs.

School Type Public, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Undergraduate certificates, associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, postbaccalaureate certificates, master's degrees, post-master's certificates, doctorates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 17,844 undergraduates and 4,766 graduate students in 2011**
Student Housing 8 residence halls; first-year students required to live on campus unless exemption is approved*
Schools and Programs 13 colleges, more than 300 degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associate's: Health professions and related (89)
Bachelor's: Business, management, marketing and related (477)
Master's: Business, management, marketing and related (221)
Doctorate: Health professions and related (324)
Certificate: Multi/interdisciplinary studies (29)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates For students beginning in 2003:
23% in 4 years
45% in 6 years
46% in 8 years**
Admission Rate Open admission policy**
First-Year Retention Rates For 2010-2011:
65% (full-time students)
36% (part-time students)**
Average ACT Score of Admitted Students 21.5 average ACT in 2012*
Application Due Date March 1 for maximum admission scholarship consideration*
Tuition (2012-13) Undergraduate tuition for 2012-2013 was $3,931.92 per semester for OH residents, $8,491.92 per semester for non-residents*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (52%), Pell grants (52%), other federal grants (42%), state and local grants/scholarships (37%), institutional grants/scholarships (87%), federal loans (68%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 99% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *University of Toledo in Ohio, **IES Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, University of Toledo, Rocket Hall, Suite 1300, Mail Stop 338, Toledo, OH 43606
  • Phone: (419) 530-8888
  • Website:
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